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Our spring friend the snake

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By roxy climbs trees
Mar 16, 2011

Anyone know what kind of snake? It could be an endangered timber rattler, very rare in WI and has small habitat that is rocky area of western central WI. A treat to see it! And steer clear, of course. Venomous if you are bitten. A crime to kill it.
www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Wildlife/Nongame/snakes/profile_tim>>>
dnr.wisconsin.gov/eek/critter/reptile/timberrattlesnake.htm
Or it could be a hognose snake - which is not venomous but will bluff you if you get too close...

By Sam Daley
From: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 16, 2011

Rattle snakes tend to have more of a diamond shaped head than the snake in this photo. I'll have a more knowledgeable friend take a look at let you know what is pictured.

By Andrew Hudacek
Apr 25, 2011

Pretty sure it's a Northern Watersnake...I think I saw it today out at the crag. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Water_Snake

The head and body patterns seem to match up as well as the described behavior.

By l knutzen
Feb 2, 2012

The snake you have pictured is a Eastern Fox Snake. A very nice snake, very useful in rodent control. They also make excellent pets for those who are into reptiles. I have had several over the years and in fact, have a baby Fox crawling on my arm as I'm typing this message - she's very cute! Cheers.

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Our spring friend the snake

Submitted By: K Ice on Jun 11, 2008