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found weird snake in our area
Posted by sherri beaulieu on June 27, 2005, 9:45 pm
Hi I live on the midcoast of Maine. I was on my mail route and saw a weird looking snake in the road . I thought what a strange place for a fake snake it was right by a horse farm. So I got out and took my cell phone and took a pic. of it. know one I talked to could figure it out so maybe you can. It was gray and black marking very nice marking with a thick yellow stripe from its neck down. it also looked like its tail was cut off with a little stub at the end. and yellow eyes his head was trianle, big . the head was up about 2in. off the ground. I haven't seen it since still looking. please help if you can we all are wondering. Thank You Sherri B.
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