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ID small black/yellow snake
Posted by Angela on July 27, 2007, 11:08 pm
My cat found a snake in my downstairs bathroom. From what I can recall it was black with crooked vertical yellow lines on the sides. About 10-12" long and 1/2" wideth. It coiled up and was striking at my cat and the tail was hitting against the floor so fast and hard that I thought for a second it had a rattle but it didn't. I think the eyes were round. I was able to trap it w/ a bowl and slide a cardboard under underneath and took it outside. I'm really freaked out about it. What's the chances of this type of snake getting into my house again? Anyway, I live in southeast TN. I would appreciate any information.
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