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Snake ID #8672137 08/23/22 09:42 PM
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This guy was napping in a cedar tree I cut down a few days ago. I let him go about his day.

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Looks like an Indigo

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Racer or dark rat snake 🐍

Location?


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Re: Snake ID [Re: angus1956] #8672247 08/24/22 12:28 AM
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Going by the checkered tail wrapped underneath, I think it is a racer. Would have been a slope-shouldered rattle headed Texas heart attack death adder, if it fell on you, while cutting down the tree tho!!!

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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
Racer or dark rat snake 🐍

Location?

Bennington, OK

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Black Racer

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Originally Posted by Southtexas36
Looks like an Indigo



No Sir.

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Racer. Look at the smooth scales.

Dark versions of Rat Snake besides having weakly 'keeled' scales almost always display some red or orange speckling in a pattern on the sides if observed closely..

Dark Rat Snakes are always shiny (unless getting ready to shed) and racers will have a 'matte' appearance to their respective color.


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Why I asked location. Thought it could be an eastern rat, no red or orange like Texas rats….

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Originally Posted by Southtexas36
Looks like an Indigo

Way too far North for an indigo.



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Black Racer.. great snake to have around. up


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A Blue Racer got in my shop, while it was under construction. We went back and forth a bit, with me trying to get him to move somewhere else. On open ground I could not believe how fast he could travel! I know how they got the "racer" name. And he sure was purdy, but I wasn't going to share my shop with him.


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Black Mamba.

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Black Mamba.

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100% the only correct answer. rofl


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Dang. I am not a fan of any snakes, but that one is beautiful.

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Originally Posted by dkershen
Black Racer.. great snake to have around. up



Why? Do they eat other snakes?

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Originally Posted by RGG_123
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Black Racer.. great snake to have around. up



Why? Do they eat other snakes?


On occasion they will eat other snakes, but don't normally 'target' them. Racers will pretty much consume anything they can overpower....but a large part of their diets (depending on location) are mice, insects, frogs, lizards, etc.....


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They eat other snakes because they taste like chicken smile. I thought all black racers took off like a shot when you got near then. Hence the "racer" Rattlesnakes: hopefully they rattle so you know they're there. Rat snake - could be. The Texas Parks mag had a thing on a variant of coral- all black- I would never had know it was a coral but only around Houston I think. Indigo I thought had a slight blue/hence the name. They are more beautiful. If a snake can be beautiful. A few years back I was moving along a trail and there was this little rattlesnake, all curled up- didn't know I was there so I was watching it and it yawned. No kidding, and tucked it's little head under its body and went to sleep. First time I thought a rattlesnake was cute.

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Black Mambas aren’t black. Just inside of their mouths

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_mamba

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Originally Posted by MClark
Black Mambas aren’t black. Just inside of their mouths

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_mamba


They 'can' be black on occasion....but you are correct. They are 'named' for their interior mouth coloring.



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