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Snake I found under a rock in CT

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by TurboTalon, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. TurboTalon

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    I was looking though phone pictures an remembered finding this snake under rock in last year. Now we only have 2 poisonous snakes here in Ct, copperheads and timber rattlesnakes which are both endangered. Im not sure what kind of snake this- maybe a Milk Snake?

    He was a mean little guy too.
     

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    tadbart duuuuude.

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    red and yellow kill a fellow, red and black, venom lack.

    my eyes suck, but it looks red-black.

    more likely a milk snake than a coral.

    let it chew on your pinky and get back with us. if we don't hear, guess it was a coral.
     

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    Ya I didn't want to get too close, plus I really couldn't because the drop off below.
     
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    i'd be VERY surprised if there was a coral way up there. they like it warmer. most likely a kingsnake/milksnake type thing. neat pic though. you can see how it could just disappear, even with those bright colors.
     
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    What county?
     
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    Looks like an eastern milk to me
     
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    * definitely no corals up in CT
     
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    i KNEW you'd be along here shortly, and dang if i could remember the GT resident snakecharmer's name.
     
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    I've seen some rat snakes in the garden that are black on top, with a yellow or creme underbelly. They're welcome there, they eat the pests...But last year, while stacking hay on our hay wagon, a juvenile made its way into a hay bale and decided to jump out after I picked the bale up. There was one less snake in the world that day lol.
     
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    I think you guys are right Milksnake it is. The iphone pictures actually come out pretty decent I was surprised.
     
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    Pretty cool picture...took me a while to find the snake in the photo.

    I've only seen one of those in Maine, mayeb 2 feet long. Saw it and caught it while it was crossing my driveway about 10 years ago. Took it back to the house to show the girl friend.:wow: ( she didn't really seem too enthused about the little guy:supergrin:)


    Took him back down the road and let him go in the grass close to where I found him. He didn't seem to mind being held. After I picked him up, he didn't struggle much at all. Early spring time and it was cool, so figure he was feeling sluggish.

    Figure there's a lot more of them around, but as you can see in the photo, they're pretty good at blending into the surroundings, so that's why you don't notice them often.
     
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    Where did you find him? In Ct.
     
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    What was a snake doing in Cop Talk?
     
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    Nevermind, just saw this was in CT. Too far north for a corn snake.
     
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    Happy seal it was in Southington CT up at cresant lake. It scared the crap out of me the way I found him. I was sitting on a rock ledge and noticed a piece of rock on the corner of the ledge which was loose. So curious me broke it off and there he was all curled up probably for the winter. No wonder why he wasn't to happy.

    I then read that milk snakes like to hide under rocks so it makes sense.
     
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    Ok, I'm down on the shoreline. Yup I woulda been running like Emmit Smith if I found it!:wow:
     
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    Dang, didn't hear about that.
    A shame, but probably a good thing that it was found DOR. Maine of all places!
     
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    My eye's must be getting bad all I see is some member of congress out for a slither......
     
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    It is the rare Hartford Anaconda. Ranges in length from 8 inches to 39 feet. This obviously one of the smaller ones. Don't go back there unless carrying nothing less than .45 ACP. 9 mm have been known to bounce off them. Caliber War, Caliber War.