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Snake skin....can it be used to identify the type of snake.
Posted by Chris on June 20, 2011, 5:41 pm
I am currently trying to figure out what type of snake is living in our home area. I admit to being terrified of snakes and I am trying to be snake friendly and learn about them. I live in Richmond, Missouri and yesterday I found a big, snake skin curled around one of our tiger lilies. I have a photo but am not sure how to post it. It is grayish black with a tan underskin. Of course it is very stretched. I am hoping for some sort of rat eater.
The Appalachian Naturalist