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Herpetologist Wanted: Name that Snake

September 20, 2007

100_1741Chers Amis,

Caddie found this little hatchling weaving through our back bushes. He was quite small – 6" and very curious.  His minute tongue flickered
in an out at the girls as he tried to figure out where he was and if he
should be scared.  He decided they were friendly and relaxed while they
sketched.
Any help with an ID?  We have found several gray rat snakes, garter snakes, Eastern King, worm and earth snakes, even a ringneck, but this looks quite different.   He (or she) does not appear to be one of the venomous snakes of Georgia (rattlers, cotton mouth or copper head), but we are stuck.  Juvenile coloration can be quite different from that of the adult. Hmm.  A banded water snake?  A Brown snake?  Any ideas? 

–Marjorie

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 20, 2007 3:54 pm

    No idea, but he’s cute–for a snake, that is!

  2. September 20, 2007 10:02 pm

    What a cutie! But, I’m sorry – I have no idea what he/she is! Hope you get him identified, though!

  3. hélène permalink
    September 25, 2007 11:35 am

    Je croyais que tu ne les touchais qu’un fois identifiés !

  4. November 4, 2007 9:52 pm

    Looks like a norther brown snake (Storeria dekayi) also known as a Dekay snake.

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