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Who knows their snakes...........? #8249228 04/26/21 11:23 PM
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Picked this guy up while mowing this afternoon.

It's a little darker than I usually find.

Let's hear your guesses.

I'll start with just one hint: They bite....they ALWAYS bite. Never picked up one of these that it didn't bite or try to.

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Re: Who knows their snakes...........? [Re: flintknapper] #8249234 04/26/21 11:25 PM
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You have a good example of a biter snake

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Black Mamba!

I have no idea. LOL

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Looks like a rat snake to me.


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Re: Who knows their snakes...........? [Re: flintknapper] #8249269 04/26/21 11:50 PM
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Black Racer?


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Re: Who knows their snakes...........? [Re: LFD2037] #8249273 04/26/21 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by LFD2037
Black Racer?


What he said. I'm going Black Racer as well. LOL @ always biting. Them and damn Brown Water Snakes or any water snake for that matter. Biters all day long!

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Originally Posted by LFD2037
Black Racer?


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Originally Posted by John2
Looks like a rat snake to me.


Nope


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Originally Posted by LFD2037
Black Racer?


Nope, but close.

It's a racer, just not a black racer.

Only found in East Texas (for this State).


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OK,it has to be a Speckled Kingsnake.


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Originally Posted by Hudbone
You have a good example of a biter snake


Yeah, he scored too. Had nothing to pin him down with and had to nab him before he made it to the thick grass. So ended up just grabbing what I could..knowing full well he would latch onto me.

This one is only about 2.5 feet long....little guy. They are usually closer to 4' (when mature). Fast buggers.


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Originally Posted by John2
OK,it has to be a Speckled Kingsnake.


Nope. But the 'flecks' are the key to what it is.


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Eastern racer perhaps. The speckles make it a juvenile one maybe.............? Speckled racers look a little brighter. Maybe thats it but junvenile

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Originally Posted by Murphscout
Eastern racer perhaps. The speckles make it a juvenile one maybe.............?


Nope.

Here is a more representative one.

This one should give it away.

Caught this one several years ago.....and probably close to 10 of them now over the years.

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That one is definitely a speckled racer

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Originally Posted by LFD2037
Black Racer?


This racer can have a background color that is Black, Blue, Gray, Greenish (most commonly a dark blueish- Gray in my area).

But that is not the distinguishing feature. Key in on the flecks (which vary widely in there number with this species).


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Originally Posted by Murphscout
That one is definitely a speckled racer


It is definitely not. A speckled racer has a uniform pattern.

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Originally Posted by Hudbone
You have a good example of a biter snake


Haha yep,

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Originally Posted by Biscuit
Originally Posted by Hudbone
You have a good example of a biter snake


Haha yep,



They will definitely bite.

Don't prod one with your foot.

This little guy didn't do this...but the larger one posted did.

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Ok, Buttermilk Racer.


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Originally Posted by John2
Ok, Buttermilk Racer.


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Here is an extreme example of one with a more 'flecks' than background color. Beautiful snake.

In my area....we don't see ones that brilliantly marked (buttermilk/white flecks).



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Dang, someone beat me to buttermilk racer!

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Either Coach whip or Buttermilk racer.


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Originally Posted by TCM3
Either Coach whip or Buttermilk racer.


Well....yeah, now that its been correctly ID'd 3 times before your post! roflmao


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