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Identify this Snake: It's in PA #7239641
04/10/21 01:57 AM
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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7239642
04/10/21 01:58 AM
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Webster County W.V
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Looks like a black snake


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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7239646
04/10/21 02:35 AM
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Nebraska
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Black rat snake.


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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7239652
04/10/21 04:24 AM
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Georgia
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Eastern Rat Snake aka Pantherophis allegehensis

Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7239655
04/10/21 04:43 AM
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Yep what we call Black Rat Snake


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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7239663
04/10/21 05:12 AM
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Northern black rat snake...... we call um black snakes here.


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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7239664
04/10/21 05:19 AM
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Old time black snake

Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7239675
04/10/21 05:57 AM
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Around here we call it a Black snake, will we have to change the name?


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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7239678
04/10/21 06:25 AM
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Black rat snake. Find them buggers laying out on the back roads everywhere around here. Some pretty big ones to. I always stop and take them off the road so they do end up being ran over.

Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7239714
04/10/21 07:53 AM
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snake of color?


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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7239741
04/10/21 08:23 AM
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It's a black rat snake as stated. It's a big snake, but not as big as the pic makes it seem. It's about 5 feet long. It's a zoomed in cell phone pic. Some people had the thing being 15 feet long and as thick as a mans leg.

It was seen in Frick Park in Pittsburgh and the city actually put out a warning about it. The people from the zoo were laughing when they were asked to identify it.


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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: white marlin] #7239745
04/10/21 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by white marlin
snake of color?

Rofl!


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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7239750
04/10/21 08:32 AM
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It's black rat snake, commonly called a black snake, at least around here.

I do general contracting work at a large, remote resort in the Poconos. It is loaded with black snakes there. The in-house crew used to warn me about them. While they are not overly aggressive they will bite if they feel threatened. They are great climbers and can turn up in the most unexpected places. They get pretty big too.


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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7239804
04/10/21 09:41 AM
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Black snakes are good snakes to have around you privileged white eyes. whistle


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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7239848
04/10/21 10:41 AM
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Good eating size.


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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7239858
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Would they put a big wound on you if they bit you on arm or leg ? Any one on here ever been bitten by a black rat snake ?What was it like? MD

Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: martyd] #7239905
04/10/21 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by martyd
Would they put a big wound on you if they bit you on arm or leg ? Any one on here ever been bitten by a black rat snake ?What was it like? MD

Barely feel it. They donít make big wounds or take chunks. Been bitten by a few of the bigger ones just bleeds a lot at first then all is fine. Iíve had worse bee stings.

Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: martyd] #7239912
04/10/21 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by martyd
Would they put a big wound on you if they bit you on arm or leg ? Any one on here ever been bitten by a black rat snake ?What was it like? MD


They have lots os short needle like teeth to hold their prey with. Some will picture the skin leaving a V shaped line of little punctures . The teeth are angled back, so don't pull as it will hurt you and the snake. wait for it to let go with it will do is a matter of seconds. Disinfect the spot where you got tagged, and get on with your day.


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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7239914
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Mine felt like bee stings and turned a little red afterwards, but doesnít last like a bee sting if that makes sense. Been bit by King snakes and Rat snakes. It helps to let them strike at your palm or boot a few times first before picking them up. Donít know if they just get tired or maybe hitting a hard surface doesnít feel good, but they donít strike as often afterwards. Most seem to ďbiteĒ more than strike.

Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7239923
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Use to get 8 bucks a foot for them if they were over 5 foot long. That was in the 80's. Got bit in the cheek by a good size one when I was just a pup. Mom spit on a hanky and wiped it off and sent me on my way.


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