What kind of snake is this?

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  1. Owsley

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    Baby black racer. Cute lil fella.
     
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  2. herb.burdette

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    I’m 100% about to get bitten if I’m walking through the woods near that one.
     
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  3. DUCKMOUTH

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    Looks photo shopped. Massive looking Cotton Mouth

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  4. TDintheCorner

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    Ha that’s like a six inch wide garden tool. It’s probably around two feet long.
     
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  5. Jake Scott

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    I know it’s a cotton mouth but I still don’t like seeing them killed by some guy around a pond... where, ya know, snakes and other wildlife normally reside.
     
  6. DUCKMOUTH

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    Don’t disagree.
     
  7. dblplay1212

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    Depends on where that pond is. If its a remote fishing pond, I agree with you. If its in my backyard, I'm probably killing anything that can kill my kid.
     
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  8. bigred77

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    Saw this pretty sizeable guy already run over down the street just now
    Looks like someone stopped and cut off the rattles

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  9. Owsley

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    If your neighbor had a large dog, and it jumped the fence or got out and made its way into your backyard, would you kill it too? Because a dog is far more likely to kill you or your child than a snake is.
     
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  10. El Tiburon

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    I was sad to see a juvenile corn snake dead in the road in front of my driveway. At first I though a landscaper killed him but when I got closer it looks like he got run over. Really beautifully colored little guy, too.
     
  11. Gunners

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    Dude is batshit insane and gonna go out in the next 5 years but imagine having this kind of connection with one of the world's most dangerous animals

     
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  12. Imurhuckleberry

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  13. Imurhuckleberry

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  14. Jake Scott

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    He’s always coming across these

     
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  15. bertwing

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    Those things are invading my home golf course. They’re fucking assholes
     
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  17. burnttatertot

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    I'll never poop again
     
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  18. kennypowers

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    Are spiders allowed in here? Found this guy hanging out in the front of the house

     
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  19. Jake Scott

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  20. burnttatertot

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    I'll never sleep again
     
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  21. billdozer

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    Think about that snake the next time you walk through a spider web.
     
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  22. Jax Teller

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    Time to burn the house down
     
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  23. Jax Teller

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    Fuck this nightmare.
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  24. burnttatertot

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    Pic too blurry, but if it's one of these you don't harm a hair on its beautiful body.

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  25. bigred77

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  26. Jax Teller

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    Yea i couldn't get a good pic at night. But looking at it, it looks similar to that. Is that like a furrow orb weaver?

    I'm trying to figure out how to take the web down without hurting it if it is an orb weaver. When its time to cut the yard, its web is going across the walkway to go from the front yard to back yard.
     
  27. burnttatertot

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

    They're harmless and beneficial to have around. A few years back I had a wasp issue and these guys showed up and decimated them in one summer. I use to be able to count 100+ on my property, now it's closer to 20-25 since there's not as much food.

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  28. Jax Teller

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    It did look a bit like that. Spun a big spiral web. Wonder if it made it through the storm we had tonight.
     
  29. Degausser

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  30. Owsley

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    Eastern rat snake. Harmless, though slightly agitated.
     
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  32. Degausser

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    It had three dogs screaming in its face just before that. I would be too.
     
  33. electronic

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    Ok. This entire story left me dumbfounded.

    62(!!) year-old python lays eggs despite not being near a male snake for 2 decades(!). It's the second(!) time this has happened with this snake.

    Snakes can reproduce asexually (!)(?)(!)

    What the fuck.

    https://apnews.com/1b6262dfb39d2d7d7437534080b1748e

    St. Louis Zoo says python laid 7 eggs without male help

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Experts at the St. Louis Zoo are trying to figure out how a 62-year-old ball python laid seven eggs despite not being near a male python for at least two decades.

    Mark Wanner, manager of herpetology at the zoo, said it unusual but not rare for ball pythons to reproduce asexually. The snakes also sometimes store sperm for delayed fertilization.

    The birth also is unusual because ball pythons usually stop laying eggs long before they reach their 60s, Wanner said.

    “She’d definitely be the oldest snake we know of in history,” to lay eggs, Wanner said, noting the she is the oldest snake ever documented in a zoo.

    The python, which has not been given a name, laid the eggs July 23. Three of the eggs remain in an incubator, two were used for genetic sampling and snakes in the other two eggs did not survive, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The eggs that survive should hatch in about a month.

    The genetic sampling will show whether the eggs were reproduced sexually or asexually, called facultative parthenogenesis.


    The only other ball python in the zoo’s herpetarium is a male that’s about 31. The snakes aren’t on public view.

    The private owner gave the female to the zoo in 1961. She laid a clutch of eggs in 2009 that didn’t survive. Another clutch was born in 1990 but those eggs might have been conceived with the male because at the time, the snakes were put in buckets together while keepers cleaned their cages.
     
  34. Owsley

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    Parthenogenesis is super cool.
     
  35. Degausser

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    Damn, beat me to it.
     
  36. TheFreak55

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  37. Owsley

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    Neonate midland water snake
     
  38. gus_chiggins

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    Has a copperhead vibe going
     
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  39. UncleJesse

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  40. DelapThrows

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    It's messed up that they've had her for 59 years and never given her a name.
     
  41. TDintheCorner

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  42. Fargin' Icehole

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    Halp. I can I usually figure them out. Cousin sent this from NC and I don't know what it is.

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  43. electronic

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    Would guess some kind of rat snake?
     
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  44. electronic

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    This is probably my favorite thread on this board.
     
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  45. Owsley

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    Yep, eastern rat snake.
     
  46. Tiffin

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    Found a friend this morning. Glad he escaped the tiller.

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    Juvenile ring neck, in case that wasn't obvious.
     
  47. burnttatertot

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    You're tilling in flip flops?
     
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  48. Tiffin

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    I wasn't tilling, no.
     
  49. Jake Scott

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  50. stringmusic24

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    Rode up on a Timber Rattler while mountain biking at Oak Mountain State Park just outside Birmingham.