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chicochi3
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 6b)

May 6, 2010
8:53 AM

Post #7769281

I met up with a snake in the front yard today. I took a few photos of it, but I'm not sure how well they'll show up

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chicochi3
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 6b)

May 6, 2010
8:54 AM

Post #7769286

He was using his camoflauge(sp) very well. Here's another picture

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chicochi3
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 6b)

May 6, 2010
8:56 AM

Post #7769292

Here's one more picture. Sorry he's hard to see, but he was in the shade and in the grass and I wasn't too inclined to move/pose him.

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Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 6, 2010
8:56 AM

Post #7769296

Probably a Black Snake, King Snake, or Chicken Snake. Either one is harmless, and keeps down vermin. I almost said Blue Racer, but you don't hear about those any more!
chicochi3
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 6b)

May 6, 2010
8:57 AM

Post #7769298

I have tentatively identified this as a Speckled King Snake. Any other opinions would be welcome.
grik
Saint Paul, MN

June 30, 2010
1:14 PM

Post #7933388

I have no idea what he is but he is sure a nice looking snake. I just get garter snakes but I enjoy seeing them.
chicochi3
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 6b)

July 1, 2010
1:16 PM

Post #7935963

I generally get lots of garter snakes, a few green snakes, a few black snakes, rarely a copperhead, and even more rarely a king snake. This was a very attractive snake. In the sunlight, every scale sparkled. The snakes don't bother us, we don't bother them.
peoniae
Malvern, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 10, 2011
4:15 AM

Post #8484376

I found a mom and a baby yesterday while clearing dead leaves. this snake returns every year. Wonder what variety this is?

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chicochi3
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 6b)

April 13, 2011
10:57 AM

Post #8492852

I find those in my yard a lot. I call them Garter Snakes and leave them alone. I don't think they're poisonous, but since I don't really know, I don't touch them.
rox_male
Athens, OH

May 5, 2011
12:45 PM

Post #8541795

It's a non-venomous garter snake.
Leafhead
Madison, WI

February 18, 2013
10:31 AM

Post #9423147

Completely harmless to humans and pets...

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