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Posted by Wayne on June 12, 2005, 11:27 am, in reply to "snake
The description sounds very much like garter snakes except for the size. If you are overestimating their size which most people do, they are most likely garter snakes. The other possibility is Yellow Rat Snakes or Yellow/Black Rat Snake integrades (also called Greenish Rat Snake) as they do reach that very large size.
: I found some snakes living in the floor
: of my house I would like to know what
: they are they are brown with beige
: stripes a yellowish bottom very big
: 6footlong we live beside a lake our
: ground is damp
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