/r/whatsthissnake

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The authoritative source on Reddit for your snake identification needs. Please post your rough geographic location [in square brackets] in your title. If you're just sharing, also include your ID!

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Indicate the geographic location in the title [using square brackets].
  • Take the clearest and most detailed photos possible.
  • Indicate the rough size.
  • If you're looking for an ID of a shed skin, please provide a closeup of the head, scales along the back, and the bottom of the tail if possible.
  • Provide any other information you feel could help!
  • This is a place to foster understanding and appreciation of snakes. Posts about how you purposely killed a snake or how snakes should be killed are not met warmly.

IDing TIPS

  • Don't make blind/random guesses. Our goal is to provide positive leads; false leads are counter-productive, e.g. "similar looking" is rarely good enough at the species level. If one is unfamiliar with the taxon, practice diligence, e.g. check other members of the taxon, as well as those of higher taxa. Especially for medically significant snakes, if you aren't 100% sure, leave the ID to someone more knowledgeable.
  • If you know better, explain why using (ideally) discrete diagnostic characters.
  • Cite/Link a source or point out a diagnostic character whenever possible.

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[Central Florida - Coastal]

I think this one is probably helping with insect control around the exterior of my house. He is about 8"-10".

0 Comments
2024/06/21
19:20 UTC

3

Safe to handle?

Found this little guy right outside my door. Currently traveling in Colombia. It has a soft orange glow on its underside.

2 Comments
2024/06/21
19:02 UTC

1

[OK] found under leaf pile

Clearing out old brush / dead leaves and found him chilling. Hoping for an ID before I keep going and find his entire family.

2 Comments
2024/06/21
18:44 UTC

1

Encountered on Hike [ITA]

0 Comments
2024/06/21
18:40 UTC

1

What kind of snake is this? [S Florida] [Hialeah]

Found this little beauty inside an office space we're doing some Electrical work in. Any ideas what kind of snake it is?

3 Comments
2024/06/21
18:29 UTC

7

[Central Pa] This is about 10 years old, and claimed to be a water moccasin.

Someone sent this to me about 10 years ago warning me that it was at a state park I frequently go to. They said it’s a water moccasin. I didn’t know much about snakes back then but I was definitely skeptical and still am.

6 Comments
2024/06/21
18:03 UTC

4

[Kerala, India] found these eating fish at a waterfall in southern India.

Found this video (sorry there isn't any clearer version) on twitter. Most people there were saying viper (I assume russels viper) but I don't think so. TIA

0 Comments
2024/06/21
18:02 UTC

2

What's this snake? [Pine forest in Greece]. Thanks

8 Comments
2024/06/21
16:51 UTC

5

Found this guy in the backyard, any ideas? [Central Indiana]

2 Comments
2024/06/21
16:16 UTC

40

Sorry for bad picture, any ideas? [SW PA]

7 Comments
2024/06/21
15:38 UTC

3

Found in a pool in [SW FL]

Coworker found this fella in a pool

3 Comments
2024/06/21
14:36 UTC

16

can anyone help me identify this little guy [caribbean]

Green body, some yellow lines going down the sides,. I assumed it was a garden or grass snake but I'm not sure as snakes aren't something I'm well versed in.

11 Comments
2024/06/21
12:16 UTC

10

Found on retaining wall/drainage area [Newport News, VA]

10 Comments
2024/06/21
11:50 UTC

2

This little booger [Central Virginia]

Thought it was a piece of tire

2 Comments
2024/06/21
06:49 UTC

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Found this in verendah of our house. Is this snake shed? Is it Venomous? Location is South of India(Andhra Pradesh) We've seen snakes around the house, but seeing a shed first time inside the compound.

5 Comments
2024/06/21
04:53 UTC

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[Yorktown, VA] Juvenile Nerodia Sipedon?

About a foot long in a brackish creek

2 Comments
2024/06/21
04:19 UTC

27

Another snake this evening [south Louisiana]

We’ve recently had a ton of rain and the neighborhood pond which had been drained is now filled back up. As such we’ve been seeing a ton of wildlife including a ton of snakes. This is the fourth kind we’ve seen this month, but I’m a little worried about this one since we have young kids who love to play outside.

My wife took this picture but she said the dark thing on the left is it’s head. My estimate is that it’s diameter all curled up is probably 5-6 inches. This was also taken after dark with my floodlights shining on it so color may be a little off from actual color.

What is this snake?

3 Comments
2024/06/21
03:31 UTC

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Found in driveway. [Dayton, OH]

Wasn’t aggressive. Scurried off when I went to move the trashcans. Looked to be about 3 ft.

2 Comments
2024/06/21
01:43 UTC

10

I.D. Please? [North Georgia, USA]

3 Comments
2024/06/21
01:37 UTC

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Who did my daughter just trip over?! In Cape Coral, Florida

My daughter just texted me that she tripped over this guy 😳 she does think it’s a rattlesnake, but I’d love to know if someone knows what kind! Thanks in advance ♥️🐍

60 Comments
2024/06/21
01:04 UTC

119

Bring your fears to work day [Central Texas]

Can you help ID this? Online image search says it’s an Eastern Hognose snake but the pictures look slightly different.

13 Comments
2024/06/20
23:57 UTC

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