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    Default snake needs identifying

    I'm terrible at identifying snakes. Came across this one on the Saucon Rail Trail Hellertown, coming out of the marsh area.

    He's young. Maybe 28-30 inches.

    Thoughts on what he is?

    snake-on-trail.jpg

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    Default Re: snake needs identifying

    Rather racist of you to assume it's a "he".
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    Default Re: snake needs identifying

    Looks like a typical stay the f away from me snake! ;-)
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    Default Re: snake needs identifying

    Quote Originally Posted by streaker69 View Post
    Rather racist of you to assume it's a "he".
    Racist? Good thing its not a Black water snake..........


    It is a Northern water snake.

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    Default Re: snake needs identifying

    Sandcut probably knows. I don't think copperheads have stripes but it's a possibility, have a picture of its head?
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    Default Re: snake needs identifying

    Quote Originally Posted by longcall911 View Post
    I'm terrible at identifying snakes. Came across this one on the Saucon Rail Trail Hellertown, coming out of the marsh area.

    He's young. Maybe 28-30 inches.

    Thoughts on what he is?

    snake-on-trail.jpg
    I'm going with a black snake, aka black rat snake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunowner99 View Post
    Looks like a typical stay the f away from me snake! ;-)
    Thanks should have not been sipping coffee while reading your reply

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    Default Re: snake needs identifying

    Copperheads do have wide bands and their colors are not as dark.It could be some kind of water snake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wew3 View Post
    I'm going with a black snake, aka black rat snake.

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    I dunno about that one, the black snakes that I've seen were glossy black like coal. That thing looks brown with stripes on it.
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    Default Re: snake needs identifying

    Quote Originally Posted by Delkal View Post
    Racist? Good thing its not a Black water snake..........


    It is a Northern water snake.
    Looks southern to me...



    But I dunno
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