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To ask a question about a snake, don't reply to this post, go to the forum home page
and start a new post. Your question will get a lot more exposure. Please give us an idea of where you live, as reptiles can often be identified only by locality!
Please do not place messages about killing a snake, and asking what kind it is you have killed! That is like going onto a message board about dogs and telling about torturing one to death, and asking what kind of breed it was. You will likely get "flamed", and likely by the forum owner, depending on his mood that day.
A note about head shape in snakes: Head shape is a totally useless character for identifying a snake, and has nothing to do with whether the serpent is or is not venomous (poisonous). Many harmless snakes, especially when young, have rather large heads. Please describe color, pattern, markings, and habitat where the snake was found. The shape of the head will not help us in any way.
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Re: identify a snake?
A friend found a snake in Oxford, CT on property that is on the Housatonic river. She described it as having a black stripe on the right and left side and pale yellow around the scales. Near the head there was a pale blue color.
I am a teacher and my students wanted to find out what kind of snake it was. My friend also found a snake skin and I brought it in to share with my class. If you can respond ASAP I would appreciate it. School is out on Tues. the 27th. Thanks!
Karyn Gallagher, Montowese School, North Haven, CT
The Appalachian Naturalist