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Re: please help id small snake in house
Well, I ended up letting the snake go down near some woods and the river. Must learn to ID snakes myself in case I see more of them. I think this was a rat snake and would have been good in my garden but was not sure. The snake almost got loose in my car and gave me a panic.
: I found a little snake in the bathroom. I
: have it in a large jar right now. Want
: to ID it so I can decide where to
: release it. I don't know how to put a
: picture on here and would rather email
: the snake expert here. It is greyish
: with dark blotches. I can't see well
: enough to see the eyes . Head doesn't
: look particularly arrowhead shaped. It
: attacked a broom aggressively . Is in
: the upstairs bathroom. No rattle that
: I can see. It's about 10" long I
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