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snake id?

Posted by dzejna z7/TX (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 27, 13 at 11:20

Can someone identify this baby? I am in North Texas.


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  • Posted by nelson 8 in Alabama (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 27, 13 at 13:04

Most likely a type of garter snake. We used to catch them by the dozens when I was a kid. It may be a little ill-tempered when first encountered but becomes docile very quickly.

Hope this helps!

Here is a link that might be useful: Common Garter Snake


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It looks way to big to be a garter snake! I used to catch them and they were no where near that big! Looks like a rattle snake to me.


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how about a texas brown snake?
appears to have the dark brown spots around the eyes.

Here is a link that might be useful: texas brown snake


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It's definitely not a rattlesnake. The head shape is all wrong.


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How big is that snake, Zackey....in your estimation?

Garter snakes in southern or warm climates grow to surprising sizes.


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This baby wasn't big at all, maybe 9-10 inches...


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It sure looks alot bigger than that! I used to catch them as a kid (in PA) and they were not much bigger around than a pencil and only about 6 inches long.


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western, terrestrial garter snake (Thamnophis elegans)

Here is a link that might be useful: western, Terrestrial Garter Snake


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Yeah I think that's the one. :) Thanks everyone you have been great help!


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