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#6537910 - 11/10/16 04:03 PM OK snake guys......I.D. this one.
flintknapper Offline
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Alright all you ‘snake guys’.

Let’s see who can I.D. this one correctly.

Snake: Approximately 3-1/2’ in length. Location: Deep East Texas

I was hand broadcasting some corn this afternoon in preparation for a Hog Hunt this evening.

I spotted this snake in the leaves, laying there completely motionless. Even as I got within a couple of feet of it, it never moved and had its head hidden.



I recognized the species of snake but wondered if it was alive or not.

So I tapped it with my foot….and immediately got my answer.




Beautifully marked specimen.




After taking a few pics I released it and it was on its way to do whatever snakes do.

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#6537912 - 11/10/16 04:06 PM Re: OK snake guys......I.D. this one. [Re: flintknapper]
JCB Offline
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I say speckled king
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#6537921 - 11/10/16 04:09 PM Re: OK snake guys......I.D. this one. [Re: flintknapper]
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#6537924 - 11/10/16 04:12 PM Re: OK snake guys......I.D. this one. [Re: flintknapper]
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I would have found a stick to poke it with up
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#6537934 - 11/10/16 04:19 PM Re: OK snake guys......I.D. this one. [Re: redchevy]
flintknapper Offline
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
I would have found a stick to poke it with up


I honestly wasn't expecting it to be alive. It NEVER moved. Just let me walk right up on it.

When I nudged it with my foot, BAM...it hit me and then just sat there looking at me.

Maybe it was sleeping, who knows.

One thing is for certain, it had a good 'reaction time', much better than mine.
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#6537941 - 11/10/16 04:24 PM Re: OK snake guys......I.D. this one. [Re: JCB]
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Originally Posted By: JCB
I say speckled king


Agree, that one is more speckled than any I have seen. Good snake to have around.
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#6537947 - 11/10/16 04:27 PM Re: OK snake guys......I.D. this one. [Re: flintknapper]
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I agree speckled king snake. Surprised it bit you, they are usually pretty docile unless your another snake.

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#6537956 - 11/10/16 04:31 PM Re: OK snake guys......I.D. this one. [Re: djs303]
East Offline
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Originally Posted By: djs303
I agree speckled king snake. Surprised it bit you, they are usually pretty docile unless your another snake.


what I thought, they have always be very docile
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#6537965 - 11/10/16 04:33 PM Re: OK snake guys......I.D. this one. [Re: JCB]
flintknapper Offline
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Originally Posted By: JCB
I say speckled king


Possibly, but this snake was white bellied.

Look closely at the fleck pattern. I can post some close up pics if necessary. The light color is not really a dot or speckle on this snake.

I'm torn between Speckled King and Buttermilk Racer but leaning toward the latter.

https://txsi.org/2016/03/09/snake-of-the-day-buttermilk-racer/

http://www.southwesternherp.com/snakes/anthicus.html



Two things I AM sure of: They can lay very still and they can strike really FAST if you nudge them. grin



Edited by flintknapper (11/11/16 10:21 AM)
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#6537994 - 11/10/16 04:45 PM Re: OK snake guys......I.D. this one. [Re: flintknapper]
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Why didn't you just throw a couple of pieces of corn at it?
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#6538009 - 11/10/16 04:55 PM Re: OK snake guys......I.D. this one. [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
flintknapper Offline
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Why didn't you just throw a couple of pieces of corn at it?



Because I'm 62 yrs. old and pretty sure I don't think logically any more. wink

Honestly, I don't know. I simply didn't expect it to have much of a reaction.

No big deal, been bitten many times by non-venomous snakes. Either while handling them or trying to catch them. I'm sure this is number one hundred and something.

Pretty snake. Hopefully a King-snake...since we have a LOT of Copperheads where this snake was found.


Edited by flintknapper (11/10/16 04:56 PM)
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#6538114 - 11/10/16 06:01 PM Re: OK snake guys......I.D. this one. [Re: flintknapper]
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It's not a speckled king. It's a buttermilk racer.
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#6538274 - 11/10/16 07:30 PM Re: OK snake guys......I.D. this one. [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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Originally Posted By: ImTheReasonDovesMourn
It's not a speckled king. It's a buttermilk racer.


I believe he's got it . I looked up a photo since I didn't recognize it and that looks right.
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#6538287 - 11/10/16 07:36 PM Re: OK snake guys......I.D. this one. [Re: flintknapper]
Pintail711 Offline
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Registered: 09/18/16
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Why would you tap a snake with your foot?

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#6538299 - 11/10/16 07:42 PM Re: OK snake guys......I.D. this one. [Re: Pintail711]
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Originally Posted By: Pintail711
Why would you tap a snake with your foot?
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