Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Readers Write In: What is this Colorful Washington Snake?

What kind of snake is this and is it dangerous? Do you know if it could hurt a 4 pound dog? That was my biggest fear, and why I killed it. Normally, I'd scream like a little girl and run the other way.

Thanks again for looking into it. I really appreciate your time and effort.


Wendy T.

Vancouver, Washington

I have to admit that my first thought upon on seeing this vivid and colorful snake was that it was an exotic species that had somehow stowed away on a ship that recently docked somewhere near Vancouver. But, a few moments of research convinced me otherwise.

Readers, A) what was your first thought upon seeing this snake and B) what is your final identification? All: guesses are welcome and keep these entertaining so have it.

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