Friday, December 9, 2016

The Week's Snake Identification Challenge (Dead Snake Warning): Closely Related Snakes Require Checking Details and Location - Good Luck!



Could you help identify this snake? See attached. It was 
found last week by Cook’s Pest Control at our gameday house in Auburn.

David J.
Alabama











Greetings,

This snake was going across the street when it was ran over.
 The street is close to my house and I have grandkids so I'm very concerned. Please help and identify this snake in TN.


Tina L.
Tennessee









Can you identify the attached snake?

Thank you

Janet B.
No Location











What kind of snake is this? I live in Oklahoma.

George S.
Oklahoma




What Are These Snakes?
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Snake Identification Post Ground Rules

-Guesses are welcome and encouraged. Don't worry if you're not an expert, wrong guesses allow us to talk about how to distinguish between the various species and that's why I run these posts.

-If you can't explain why you think a snake is a particular species, go ahead and just say what you think it is. But otherwise please do let us all know how you identified the animal. If you're wrong, we can explain why. If you're right, this helps everyone learn how to identify snakes, which is the point of these posts.

-This is not a pop quiz, any kind of research is encouraged and I hope you will engage with other commenters to try to figure these snakes out. I will eventually chime in with my thoughts.

-Assume I know what kind of snake is in the picture. I run these posts because they are outreach opportunities. Please don't send me private e-mails with your guesses, include them below.

-Remember, the person that sent me the picture is probably reading your comments. Although it is frustrating to know that many of these snakes have been killed, these people do want to learn more about them. More snake knowledge will lead to fewer snakes being killed. Don't hate, educate.

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