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C.J.L.

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C.J.L.

Without looking it up. One is sorta easy and one might throw ya off with the unusual pattern.

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Rockdoc

I'm not that knowledgeable about snakes but based on the shape of their heads neither one appears to be a pit viper. I'm guessing the top snakes a king snake and the bottom's a gopher snake.

 

Steve

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Birdcountry70

I only know Montana snakes but the top one looks like a blue racer and I have never seen the bottom one before.

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GSPpurist

Blue Racer and Western Hognose?

 

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Alaskan Swamp Collie

God am I glad where I live!!!

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QuailhunterNZ

Me too 🤗

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Brad Eden

Looks like a faded blue racer and no idea of bottom one. That one isn't found in the northeast I don't think. I have absolutely no aversion to snakes. Somehow that instinct was missing at birth. We don't have any venemous snakes where I live and have lived, maybe that's why. I've caught, handled and admired pretty much every species. 

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Crazy Horse

I wonder if either of those snakes taste like chicken???  ;~)

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Tim Frazier

Blue Racer and maybe a Bull Snake.  Racers are cool snakes but mean as hell, never had one that settled down like a Black Rat or Corn snake will.  They also do a great rattler imitation in the leaves!

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interlochen

That's a blue racer and an eastern hognose

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WPG Gizmo

Ones a belt the other a hat band 

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C.J.L.
44 minutes ago, Tim Frazier said:

They also do a great rattler imitation in the leaves!

 

They sure do.  That one was shaking his tail just like a rattler.  Beanie got a little snake aversion 101when that thing tried to bite his nose. Tob wanted nothing to do with it.

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C.J.L.
22 minutes ago, interlochen said:

That's a blue racer and an eastern hognose

 

Correct. Never seen a hognose with that pattern before.  Pretty snake.  Had a big garder snake getting his sun on in the road too last night.  It was a snakey day for sure.  

 

And no I didn't step on it's head.  They flare out their head to look bigger.  Play dead too.  

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OldSarge

Looks like a Black Mamba and Fer de Lance to me. Better leave them both alone. 

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Tim Frazier
5 minutes ago, C.J.L. said:

 

Correct. Never seen a hognose with that pattern before.  Pretty snake.  Had a big garder snake getting his sun on in the road too last night.  It was a snakey day for sure.  

 

And no I didn't step on it's head.  They flare out their head to look bigger.  Play dead too.  

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That's a great photo of a hognose flattening out.  As good as any I've seen.  I have kept snakes for years, since childhood, and I've never had the chance to see a Hognose in the wild.  Pretty cool.

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