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Posted by Michael on September 12, 2005, 10:28 pm
I found a small snake in my yard that is hard to identify. I'm usually good at this but this one stumped me. I live in North Alabama and the snake is too small to really have a pattern but it is light brown in color with tiny dark brown spots that form two lines going down it's back and deminish near the tail. His underside is a solid light brown (lighter that his back) his head is a darker brown and slightly grey near the tip. He has two brown cresents behind the head (one on each side) and looks like two smaller ones turned the opposite direction about the ears. what is it?
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