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Old June 8th, 2018, 08:19 PM #21
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Vote for milk snake. Good to have around.
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Old June 8th, 2018, 08:23 PM #22
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Vote for milk snake. Good to have around.
I'll third the recommendation. Of the three "ID this snake" pics posted in the past few days, this one is the most unmistakable. The focus and zoom are more than enough to show the telltale red blotches.
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Old June 8th, 2018, 08:40 PM #23
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When was it changed from Elaphe o.o.?
2008 per wiki. All black/gray/yellow rat snake subspecies were eliminated and the snakes were grouped into three species based on DNA and location:
http://cs606322.vk.me/v606322175/d9b/5JnggYdBxR4.jpg
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Old June 13th, 2018, 10:56 AM #24
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I agree that it is a garter snake. DNR has a great page with photos:

http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pag...rSquamata.aspx

It also distinguishes the poisonous snakes. The copperhead is the one found on the Shore.

http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pag...us-snakes.aspx
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Not a garter snake. Looks like a young rat snake. The pattern fades with age. Very beneficial. Hope you didn't wack him.
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I've had several very long black rat snakes. Like 6' +. 3 found the ducks (and their eggs) so I ended up having to kill them because I could not get them to stay away. I think one still lives in the garage somewhere during the winter. I find at least one large skin every spring. I thought the mice were gone because I moved most of the bird seed out. They got into the suit this winter though and I caught a couple mice in traps. Hopefully the snakes will be gone for good this winter. I'm not going to keep anything edible in the garage. I think I even had mice in the bed of my pickup truck chewing the paper edge of a bag of corn.
Last week I found a baby rat snake and he was less than a foot long and looked mostly blackish with a light belly. Hopefully I will never spot a copperhead at home but they have been spotted in the neighborhood.
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I agree that it is a garter snake. DNR has a great page with photos:

http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pag...rSquamata.aspx

It also distinguishes the poisonous venomous snakes. The copperhead is the one found on the Shore.

http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pag...us-snakes.aspx
Sorry, that is one of my pet peeves.
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I agree that it is a garter snake. DNR has a great page with photos:

http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pag...rSquamata.aspx

It also distinguishes the poisonous snakes. The copperhead is the one found on the Shore.

http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pag...us-snakes.aspx
There aren't any pics of garter snakes in this thread. Garter snakes have several stripes down the length of their bodies and the pattern exists from birth.
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