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Mr Black Snake

Postby The Mad Duck » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:52 pm

Found this guy in my yard this afternoon. I took some photos,then moved him back into my barn. If mama had seen him...Lights Out!

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Re: Mr Black Snake

Postby Ryan Hill » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:08 am

Nice! I'm not too snake savvy, what kind is it?
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Re: Mr Black Snake

Postby derbyacresbob » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:49 am

Great pictures!
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Re: Mr Black Snake

Postby RustyGunz1960 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:47 am

Looks like a Black Rat Snake. Very docile snakes. If it was a Black Racer it would be hard to get such a nice pic without it attacking you unless using a high mag lens. They are one of the few of our snake species to regularly attack unprovoked. Nice to see someone taking photos of snakes instead of them on sight. Too many fools doing that.
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Re: Mr Black Snake

Postby The Mad Duck » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:23 am

Run of the mill Black Snake. Mama wants all snakes dead,but the black snakes get a pass from me. I have a couple that live in my wood shed and one that lives in my decoy barn. They get a pass because they keep the rodent population down and kill the poisonous snakes. He was almost 6 feet long.
I shot him with a 100-400 Canon lens. I actually had to move back so I could get the camera/lens to focus.
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Re: Mr Black Snake

Postby The Waterfowler » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:00 pm

Black Rat Snake Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta. A mouse and rat eating beneficial and totally harmless snake.
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