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Old 10-31-2006, 09:42 PM   #1
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Does this look like a grey plains rat snake (Elaphe emoryi)?

http://www.zo.utexas.edu/research/tx...he.emoryi.html

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Old 10-31-2006, 09:44 PM   #2
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it looks like it has sunglasses on

but thats all I know
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I hada grey rat snake several years ago. It had the exact same colors and pattern, but I don't remember the "sunglasses"

Edit: I just looked at your link, mine looked exactly like the first pic.
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Old 11-01-2006, 12:35 AM   #4
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I would say that you have a grey plains rat snake on your hands there buddy.... I've had rat snakes before.... feisty little buggers they are!
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I have a story about one biting my dog that would be too long to type here.... but it ends with the snake latched to his nose and the 85lb golden retriever freakin out like a prissy little poodle....
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I hada grey rat snake several years ago. It had the exact same colors and pattern, but I don't remember the "sunglasses"

Edit: I just looked at your link, mine looked exactly like the first pic.
Finally identified it, it was a Texas Rat Snake, close to the gray but slightly different markings. Caught the bugger outside tonight.

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it looks like it has sunglasses on

but thats all I know



Yeah, it sure does. First thing I saw.
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Caught the bugger outside tonight.
Marks gonna get stung by a Sting Ray now.
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I was kind of scared to look at this thread, thought I was clicking into a thread about STDs seeing how it was for herpes-tologists. I always wanted a snake as a pet, being from AK I never had any exposure to them. Ran into a corn snake last year thats the extent of my snake encounters.
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Marks gonna get stung by a Sting Ray now.
By Crikie, look at this little fella... He rattles his tail just like his poisonious cousin the timber rattler, fortunately for me this guy isn't venomous... You can tell because he doesn't have the rattles associated with north american pit vipers....


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PS - I feel a little dizzy after that last bite.
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your right no venom...
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mark, you must be a man of many talents and interests. glad to have you over here, though im kinda new too.
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it looks like it has sunglasses on

but thats all I know
is it a moderator snake?
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is it a moderator snake?
You did not just go there!!! LOL.

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mark, you must be a man of many talents and interests. glad to have you over here, though im kinda new too.
I've been told that... my friends all think I am a freak, especially after I told them I was going out tonight to hang out with an honest to god whip me, beat me, sub... Life is interesting in my neck of the woods.

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