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identify a snake?
Posted by K on May 5, 2006, 11:39 pm
I live outside of Houston, Texas and last summer we were walking through a very wooded area on a trail, when I spotted a very bright white ball. It resembled a mushroom cap. I guess with the vibrations in the ground from us walking, it heard us and moved on, but that is when I was able to get a glimpse at the rest of his body. It had carmel colored diamonds on it's back and was approx 2 1/2 to 3 feet long. I researched Texas snakes but I was unable to locate any with that discription. Do you happen to have any ideas? Your response is greatly appreciated.
The Appalachian Naturalist