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Re: snake in yard
I live in pittsburgh pa. We had noticed a couple baby snakes the last few weeks but nothing that long. it was a very glossy gold, rather pretty if I were to want a snake in my yard..... I think it might be living in my garage somewhere thats the direction it was coming from
: --Previous Message--
: i found a snake in my yard very long
: about six or seven ft dark black with
: a gold diamond pattern back real smooth
: what is it?????
: Once again, where are you? Locality
: information is crucial to reptile
: My guess is a Black Rat Snake, as they
: often have gold pattern on a black
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