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Old 02-27-2011, 02:28 PM   #1
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It that time of year. The snakes are coming out. I saw two this morning while working in the yard.
Unfortunately, I accidentally killed this little guy when I was shoveling some dirt and gravel.

I know he's non-venomous because the pupils are round, and the scales behind the anus are two-by-two instead of a single scale across the body.

Total length was maybe 12 inches... more likely 11.

Anyone know what this one is?
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Old 02-27-2011, 02:35 PM   #2
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Coach whip?
http://www.google.com/images?q=coach...w=1366&bih=574

http://www.nwflec.com/northwestflori...art2/id17.html

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Ive never seen a juvi Coach Whip but the big ones are ill tempered.
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Poor lil' guy!
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:46 PM   #5
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Snake ID = Good snake.
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:04 AM   #6
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Pine woods snake. Found in Florida and coastal areas.
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:15 AM   #7
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Ive never seen a juvi Coach Whip but the big ones are ill tempered.
Yes they are... I had one that lived under my ground deck on Perdido Key. Faster then HECK and if you cornered one (he would hunt in my garage) they would strike like a cobra with his head held high though the bite wasn't bad, just a knock really, but scary.

It climbed a scrub oak one day and I swear birds have a specific call for "Snake in a tree". A Mockingbird and a Brown Thrasher were calling with a very particular hard bark while harassing the snake that I've never heard before or since.

But the snake is very cool.

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a dead snake!
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:31 AM   #9
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Pine woods snake. Found in Florida and coastal areas.
I believe you're right!! Thanks.

http://www.uga.edu/srelherp/snakes/rhafla.htm

I've seen a few of them around my place but never bothered to get a positive ID on them. Once I'd determined they were non-venomous, I didn't bother with them any more.
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