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: i saw a rather big snake today, want to
: know what kind it was , it was a smooth
: solid grey color, kinda slick shiny
: looking, about three feet long, maybe
: 2. 5, ive looked at pictures on the net
: to find out if it was poisionus or not,
: it slid under my trailer
: i thought it might be a racer but the
: pics i looked at didnt look like it did
: i live in northern mississippi in a
: kinda wooded area
Hi. Racers can vary in coloration depending on where you live, and can also look gray if they are shedding. Some populations aren't black at all.
It was a Racer most likely, and certainly does not match the description of any of your local venomous snakes.
If it left quickly, it was almost certainly a Racer, harmless, and a mouse eater.
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