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Photo © jawinget, all rights reserved
6207 Brian Lane Waterloo, IL (Google, OSM)
38.3044810169, -90.2524365278
Accuracy: 13m
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Two rat snakes entwined in a bushy stump. One is about 4'+ long the other is 6'...possibly longer. They were first seen separately in different parts of the yard...then one was up the tree and the other was below but still on the ground. We watched the second larger snake climb up and "snuggle" with the other. The smaller snake had a place about the size of a half-dollar that looked like a spot that didn't shed or perhaps a scar.

May. 05, 2012 15:24:25 -0500
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Eastern Rat Snake - Photo (c) Mike Keeling, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND)
jawinget's ID: Eastern Rat Snake (Pantherophis alleghaniensis)

The smaller one used it's tail to rapidly rattle some leaves while it was on the ground and I was getting a close up.

Posted by jawinget over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Eastern Rat Snake - Photo (c) Mike Keeling, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND)
kimewart's ID: Eastern Rat Snake (Pantherophis alleghaniensis)
Posted by kimewart over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Eastern Rat Snake - Photo (c) Mike Keeling, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND)
jawinget's ID: Eastern Rat Snake (Pantherophis alleghaniensis)
Eastern Rat Snake - Photo (c) Mike Keeling, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND)
Community ID: Eastern Rat Snake (Pantherophis alleghaniensis)
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