Sunlit Snake

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    A black rat snake, taken on a softball field in Columbia, Maryland, in 2006. They're a common non-venomous species that preys on rats and mice. The scientific name for this snake could be Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta, Pantherophis obsoletus, or Pantherophis alleghaniensis, depending on who you ask.

    #166 in Explore, 20 June 2007

    jmbond, M.L.Arduengo, and 26 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. dbarronoss 83 months ago | reply

      For me...this guy: Elaphe guttata, it had been hunting frogs (I think) in the ditch.

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    2. dragon_sme 83 months ago | reply

      realllllly pretty snake :)

    3. Furryscaly 83 months ago | reply

      Ah, that's a corn snake, rarely known as a red rat snake. They're one of the most commonly kept and bred pet reptiles and come in a wide variety of color morphs in captivity.

      And Motli says thanks, Sabrina ; )

    4. dbarronoss 83 months ago | reply

      Yeah...but mine was wild :) (more special that way). Color was nearly copperhead like....but of course not the configuration of the spots.

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    5. C_C_R 83 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called RateMe (POST ONE RATE AND COMMENT THREE) animal photography, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group. If you join, please read the rules of the group and participate, it is ok if you dont wish to join a rate me group, this photo is very nice.

    6. Furryscaly 83 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the invite, but that group's too involved for me. But thanks for the compliment anyhow!

    7. urtica 83 months ago | reply

      This is an amazing shot!

    8. Furryscaly 83 months ago | reply

      Thanks a bunch : )

    9. Rip Li [deleted] 83 months ago | reply

      A very sexy snake, he is! I bet you love him very much!

      He is shaped much like Steve, my wild yellow rat snake. I let him go the next day. he was quite surprised by this. I miss him terribly, by crikey.

    10. XOZ ~ www.ipernity.com/zelda 83 months ago | reply

      Great capture and a very welcome and happy addition to 000000. Thanks for posting!

    11. Furryscaly 83 months ago | reply

      Thanks mate! I swear you're the only group for black colors rather than lack of color.

    12. DreamzInColor 80 months ago | reply

      Wonderfull Color & DoF.
      You are invited to add this image to ***Fantastic Animal Photos***

    13. crazysanman 77 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Maryland Wildlife, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

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    14. john11k 74 months ago | reply

      Great shot, Beautifull animal, j

    15. gumbygillyweed 73 months ago | reply

      wow i really like this one

    16. e_monk 69 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Stuff With No Legs, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    17. Pidgeon2009 63 months ago | reply

      ssssssssssstunning photo.

    18. pleary 62 months ago | reply

      This photo would make an excellent addition to the Encyclopedia of Life. Please consider adding it to the EOL Images group.

      EOL needs images for all 1.8 million known species, so you are also invited to share any of your other good photos, too.

    19. vladeb 62 months ago | reply

      beautiful shot!

    20. Ar.Shakti Nanda 59 months ago | reply

      i thought its a mamba

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