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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-18-2019, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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Snake identification question

I was mowing yesterday and saw an all grey snake. It had no markings. It was a darker grey. Does anyone know what kind it may have been?
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How big?

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about 2 feet
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A ring necked snake is completely dark grey except for a small yellow ring around the neck, but they top out about 18".

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If the snake had a heavy body and head some hognose snakes can be dark lacking markings. Adult black rat snakes and northern racers appear dark gray but the juveniles are heavily marked black and white, at 2 feet they would still display some of the juvenile markings. This is a ring necked snake, they are slender.
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There's a variety of corn snake that is from all gray to gray and white, known as a Great Lakes Fox Snake.

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Perhaps a black snake ready to shed his skin.
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If the snake had a heavy body and head some hognose snakes can be dark lacking markings. Adult black rat snakes and northern racers appear dark gray but the juveniles are heavily marked black and white, at 2 feet they would still display some of the juvenile markings. This is a ring necked snake, they are slender.
That looks about right. I didn't see the head as it was going under the shed. Thanks guys!!
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