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brown snake with yellow banding down back
Posted by Debbie on June 24, 2011, 4:08 pm
Greetings! I live in western mass. on a small lake. I have twice found in the grass down by our dock a brown snake with yellow banding. It is a thick snake about3 - 4 ft. long and slithers into a wooded area when I come along. It's freaky only because I never see it until I am almost on top of it! Any idea of what variety this snake is?
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