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RE: What is this?

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Posted by: DMK81 at Thu May 19 08:15:27 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by DMK81 ]  
   

When I first saw it, I thought it was another cottonmouth! I've seen nearly solid black ones in that area before, and I saw a cottonmouth for sure just minutes before this one, I just couldn't get my camera out in time to take pics, so this time I focused entirely on getting a pic before it got away! I'm not one of those that think EVERY snake I see is venomous, but everything I've seen good enough to ID there has been a cottonmouth...during the summer there's usually a new one dead on the road about each day, which is a shame! It wasn't until I got home and looked at the pic on the computer that I knew it wasn't a cottonmouth. My first thought was that it might be an Outer Banks kingsnake (which got me excited) but I knew it just didn't look right, so that's when I decided to post the picture here. Thanks for all your help with IDing it and everything! I was very hesitant to consider hognose because of how large it was (the picture really doesn't do it justice!)
Those kingsnakes of yours are beautiful!! I hope one day I might actually see one of those down there (fingers crossed!)


   

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