Friday, October 28, 2016

This Week's Snake Identification Challenge: One Of These Baby Snakes Is Not Like The Other

Good afternoon

I am writing in regards to a species of snakes that I have noticed around my yard here in North Miami Florida. I have attached some pictures to see if maybe you can educate my family and myself on what species of snake this is. The pictures are of baby snakes I believe, but my mother states she has seen a much larger one that we think may be the mother. We would greatly appreciate any advice you have to offer along with any idea of what kind of species this might be.

Thank you,
Elizabeth C.


I live in Ft Lauderdale and found this guy in my driveway 
dead - I have to assume I ran over him. Although I am on a dry lot- I am 3 houses from the river. I'm thinking this maybe a young water snake based on color. Since I have dogs - I am concerned if this could be dangerous and need to keep a closer eye on my dogs when in the yard. Thank you for your assistance.

Brenda H.


Can you id this snake found in my garage in clermont fl



Please tell me what is the snake. I'm sure it's not poisonous but I still wanna be sure. Thank You.

Leon C.

What Are These Snakes?

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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