Florida Snake ID please

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

found this little guy in a shrub this morning... want to make sure he's a "friendly"

did a quick google search and couldnt find anything that looks similar... well one similar was a type of rattler, but this little guy doesnt have one.

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Dover AFB, DE(Zone 7a)

I went through this and it says that it could be a Southern Florida Mole Kingsnake

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/herpetology/fl-snakes/list/lampropeltis-c-occipitolineata/

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

I'm thinking Gray Rat snake...

https://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/herpetology/fl-snakes/list/pantherophis-spiloides/

this site was very useful.

the head had really no markings on it.... and very small, could be baby or juvie...

Dover AFB, DE(Zone 7a)

Yours does look like it.

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

thanks for your attempting to find out what it was. It's a little cutie for sure... when I got really close, it just stared at me, flicking it's tongue. I'm just gonna let it be... wont tell DH as he will move it to out back - where it may become someones lunch.

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

Looking closely at the Mole Snake... they are very similar with the exception of the head. The splotchy markings seem identical.

Delray Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

Please do not harm the little snake. You are not dealing with an anaconda here, just a little non-venomous snake trying to make a living, hoping to find a rodent or something like that. It didn't attack while you checked it out, so it's not an aggressive species. It flicked its little tongue at you to smell you. I hope it's all right. I own a pet ball python and we love her to bits.

Sylvain.

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

OH Sylvain... you know I wouldnt do that. I actually love little snakes.

by the time I went back out in the yard, he was gone. Probably did not feel comfortable once i found it's nap spot.

How is Lucy doing??

Terese

(Zone 5a)

Quote from tcs1366 :
wont tell DH as he will move it to out back - where it may become someones lunch.


This caught my eye. I've come to enjoy most wildlife even snakes. I've started staying silent about spiders in the house, because my husband would rather squish. There's one near my front door right now. I figure it will eat those things that fly out of bird seed sometimes.

But at least my husband has started leaving snakes alone.

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Yes, I move bugs and so forth back outside rather than squishing them. Everything has its purpose. :)

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