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    Snake ID

    Anyone? Baby King Snake?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirdir
    Anyone? Baby King Snake?
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    Actually, I think shovelnose something. We find them here all the time.
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    I'm going with the most worthless name of all time - groundsnake: https://www.reptilesofaz.com/Snakes-...iannulata.html

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    That's a baby California King if I'm correct. Found one in a pile of cat puke at our house (yum!). Pretty cool markings
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noelg
    I'm going with the most worthless name of all time - groundsnake: https://www.reptilesofaz.com/Snakes-...iannulata.html

    It is a ground snake. Very small, almost the size of a worm. Find them here a few times a year.

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    As others have said, you found a Western ground snake. They are very common around here. I found about a dozen of those little guys in my yard in the past few years.

    The good news is those are GOOD snakes to have in your yard. They feast on crickets, cockroaches, and best of all...scorpions. So let him loose in the garden and you will probalby never see him again.

    Thx...Doug

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    Dirdir, I am almost certain that is a Variable Sandsnake. For those of you interested, here is a great source for snake id in Arizona. http://www.reptilesofaz.com/herp-snakes.html

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    Ok, 28 different answers. Thanks!!! I am going with an Indiana Jones Mega Cobra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirdir
    Ok, 28 different answers. Thanks!!! I am going with an Indiana Jones Mega Cobra.
    Trust me -- your little guy is a Western ground snake. I captured one and took it to the local Herpotological society to have them identify it. I first thought it was a coral snake, but they corrected me. They are harmless little bug eaters -- great to have around.

    But if it makes you feel better, call it a King Cobra.

    Thx...Doug

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    um you are all wrong. That is Robert. Duh.
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    Ahhh Come on double D, who you trying to fool with that rubber snake. In picture #2, you can clearly see made in China.

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    I was always told the rule of thumb is that the colorful the snake is the more likely it is poisones it is. Like coral snakes are very colorful and very poisones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzMtbeR
    I was always told the rule of thumb is that the colorful the snake is the more likely it is poisones it is. Like coral snakes are very colorful and very poisones.
    Not true with snooks. Some of the most deadly snakes in the world are flat or dull colors.

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    Controversy

    After doing some legal research, it is, IMO, either a Variable Sand Snake or a Western Ground Snake. Apparently these two are very similar. It says here: http://www.reptilesofaz.com/Snakes-S...tramineus.html that the Groundsnake has a dark spot on the anterior edge of each lateral scale. I can't really tell the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirdir
    After doing some legal research, it is, IMO, either a Variable Sand Snake or a Western Ground Snake. Apparently these two are very similar. It says here: http://www.reptilesofaz.com/Snakes-S...tramineus.html that the Groundsnake has a dark spot on the anterior edge of each lateral scale. I can't really tell the difference.
    I'm still going with King Cobra. It sounds so much more bad-ass than the other wimpy options.

    Seriously, I think you have a Western Ground snake. The link you sent states that the sand snake can only get 11" long, and one of the ground snakes I found (SLITHERING DOWN MY TREE for christ sakes!!) that looks identical to your guy was about 16" long. I hate snakes and that scared the ever-living sh!t out of me. But as I said in my earlier post, I caught one of these in a bucket, took it to somebody at the Herpotological society, and he told me it was a Western ground snake. He said these little guys are all over the Phoenix Mtn Preserve, and that they are actually very common. I gues they are shy so they hide out pretty well. Odds are you have more of those in your yard than you know about!

    Thx...Doug

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    What's the diff ?

    Dir Dir wrote:
    >>>After doing some legal research....

    What's the difference between research and legal research ? (did you charge the snakes $150.00 per hour ?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmb
    Dir Dir wrote:
    >>>After doing some legal research....

    What's the difference between research and legal research ? (did you charge the snakes $150.00 per hour ?)

    Sorry - couldn't resist
    $150 per hour. Dude, I don't work for free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirdir
    $150 per hour. Dude, I don't work for free.
    you should. you might gain respect then.

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