Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Help Identify This Snake!

This snake was found in Fulton County, Illinois. If anyone knows what it is, please let me know. Sorry the quality is so poor, I took the picture with my phone and could not get much closer to it.


jmeesh said...

I would love to see a better picture of it, particularly the head. I don't really know much about snakes, but I can google decently! I can tell you I don't like the look of it one bit.

Keith Shank said...

My high school science teacher told me with some certainty that it's a Prairie King Snake. Another person thought it was a juvenile Black Rat Snake.

Keep in mind the photo has been enlarged. The snake was very small, only about 8 inches or so.

Suzi Riot said...

The coloring doesn't look right for a Rat Snake, but I'm no expert. I would say either a Prairie Kingsnake or a Bull Snake - most likely the Prairie Kingsnake, especially since it's smaller and because your science teacher knows a lot more than I do.

I really liked snakes when I was a kid. I had all kinds of books about them, but I was never allowed to actually have one. Snakes are cool!