Snake id

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  1. aaronc

    aaronc 10 pointer

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    Hey guys need a snake id...thanks -aaron
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  2. aaronc

    aaronc 10 pointer

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    Diamond back water maybe????
     
  3. davers

    davers 12 pointer

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    Might be a Rat Snake.
     
  4. rcatron

    rcatron 8 pointer

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    Prairie Kingsnake is my guess based on the KY Snake Book
     
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  5. bondhu

    bondhu 12 pointer

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    We always call them black (rat) snakes. Good mouse control for a barn or garage
     
  6. KYH5N1

    KYH5N1 10 pointer

    I'd say it's a water snake. They have a bad attitude and can be aggressive. Commonly mistaken for a cotton mouth or even copperhead.
     
  7. clovis67

    clovis67 6 pointer

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    Rat snake .....great snake to have around.
     
  8. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Looks like a banded watersnake.
     
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  9. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

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    I'd say one of these gentlemen would know for sure the specie type.
     
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  10. plowboy

    plowboy 10 pointer

    Yep, Prairie King. Good snake, they can get BIG and are good climbers.
     
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  11. useyourbow

    useyourbow 12 pointer

    That is a red rat snake or sometimes called a corn snake because they will hang out in corn cribs to eat mice and rats.
     
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  12. kyarcher

    kyarcher Cyber-Hunter

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    Looks like a rat snake which is sometimes called a cow sucker.
     
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  13. MattS

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    Prairie kingsnake, they spend a lot of time underground in rodent burrows so a pretty good find to see one out and about.
     
  14. Carl

    Carl 12 pointer

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    King Snake, Rat Snake, Corn Snake and sometimes called a Chicken Snake. Good to have around.
     
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  15. rutnbuk

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    Just a red rat snake, about to shed its skin. I used to have several different varieties as pets. They are harmless.
     
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