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Nest of many baby snakes
Posted by Tera S. Miller on May 14, 2005, 9:59 am
Yesterday, while cleaning my home I heard neighborhood kids screaming...I went outside to find that the kids had uncovered a nest of baby snakes and were chasing each other with them and playing with them...as I approached there were so many of them...they were brownish kind of pink...with diamond shaped heads that were a darker brown...when they opened there mouths there were no visible fangs but I would not touch...anyway...it is a mobile home park near the beach in eastern North Carolina...my parents always said do not hold a snake with a diamond shaped head....I am concerned for the kids...but do not want to unnecessarily detour their interest...what type of snake may it be....
The Appalachian Naturalist