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Need a bit of help on what breed of snake this is

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posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 03:48 PM
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I like snakes and I was sad after my last 2 died from some bricklayers accidentally giving them carbon monoxide poisoning.
Today karma has given me a new one it seems.
It was found in a parking lot by fellow ats member Accuroman.
It didn't look like a garden snake because the markings are a bit different from any garden snake I have ever seen.
He brought it to the pet store to see what it was and the guy said the markings might be an indicator that it might be from Arizona.
To me it looks like a corn snake.
I don't want to release it because it might not make it thru the cold hard winters we get here.

I am asking for some help in identifying it because I just can't be sure.
Heres a pic of the little guy.
Also any good ideas for a name??



The pic came from my video camera and was a bit dark so I brightened it up a bit.
Hes actually almost black but he has markings.The above pic has been brightened.
Anyone??

[edit on 7-10-2009 by DrumsRfun]




posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 04:00 PM
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Send your pic to mblahnikluver, she is the only snake expert I know.

If she doesn't know, no one does.



posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 04:17 PM
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reply to post by tribewilder
 


Thanks man will do.
I have got to get to the bottom of this if the little guy is going to be my new pet.



posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 04:27 PM
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I know mblah is getting a lavender corn snake soon, so maybe you got her snake. You better hope not. LOL



posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 04:38 PM
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LOL
I can guarantee this isn't a lavender corn.
This thing is very black.
I do think it might be a corn but I was thinking the pet store guy would have caught that so i am unsure.

Maybe it is her lavender one that put on some make up to fool me.
I plead ignorance.



posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 05:25 PM
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what state was it found in?



posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 05:48 PM
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I am in Canadas capital Ottawa,Ontario.
I just took some better footage of him and am going to be uploading it shortly.
He is now in a good snakeproof cage.
Heres a waaay better shot.
media.abovetopsecret.com...

Sorry I don't know how to get it directly on this thread so you have to go to my media page.

[edit on 7-10-2009 by DrumsRfun]



posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 06:35 PM
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looks like a copperhead.



posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 06:42 PM
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hahahahaha
I hope you were just messing with me.
Hes already bit and so far so good.
I have named him fluffy.



posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 07:14 PM
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I looked at the new video and Fluffy to me looks like a black rat snake. I looked a little online and that is what "Fluffy" looks like IMO. I thought rat snake when I first saw it honestly but I could be wrong. They are pretty good snakes too! Not very confrontation unless they feel threatened, but what animal doesnt really. Its nice of you to take him or her
in. When I get mine I will post a thread with pics. I did ask for a female since they are friendlier
The babies will be ready in December the guy said so it will be a Xmas present to myself from myself. Nice to see someone take a snake in and not kill it, it makes me all smiles



posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 08:02 PM
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It looks kinda like a gopher snake to me but I am no expert in any way shape or form.



posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 08:09 PM
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Reminds me of a corn snake..



We have them around as well as the copperheads, so I am always careful when seeing the pattern, but the copperhead has the triangular head where the corn snake does not..

Good snake.. IMO...


BTW.. in the Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia, don't know off hand the range for the corn snake, so be sure they are a species from your geographical area



posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 08:37 PM
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I was also looking at the northern watersnake.
His headshape does really look like a corn tho so I am not still sure.
Apparently they can be found in my area.
www.flickr.com...

The thing that I keep wondering about is if he is wild and i should let the little guy go do his own thing or whether he is someones lost or abandoned pet.
Either way hes getting spoiled til I can figure it out.

I also can't figure out why he was not anywhere close to his habitat...I mean I live in the absolute middle of downtown...my neighbour is a bank on one side and a 26 story skyscraper on the other.



posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 08:49 PM
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More than likley he is wild. I havent seen many pet snakes looking like him.



posted on Feb, 3 2010 @ 11:28 AM
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looks like nerodia sipedon
the northern water snake,



posted on Feb, 3 2010 @ 11:43 AM
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Since you bumped my thread I will give an update on Fluffy.
We determined it WAS a Northern Watersnake.
We tried to feed it mealworms but it wouldn't.We got some dead fish at the petstore but nope.
We eventually bought a bunch of guppies and put them in a giant waterbowl we got for him.
We were hoping he could fish like he does in the wild but nope.
A week and a half later and he gave up the ghost.
Fluffy died.
Ah well I tried.



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