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Forum Name: What is it?
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Topic: what type of snake
Posted By: wzee
Subject: what type of snake
Date Posted: 02 Aug 2023 at 1:05pm
Hello all,

I found this in a clearing in the trees behind my house. It could have been left there by kids, but curious to know what type of snake you think it belongs to.

Please ignore the red marks on the paper tissue. Its blackberry season!!




Replies:
Posted By: Iowarth
Date Posted: 14 Aug 2023 at 7:06pm
Hi there
Thank you for your enquiry.
Sorry for the delay in responding due to me being away on holiday.
Unfortunately the photograph does not appear in the post - neither can I access it directly at https://attachment.outlook.live.net/" rel="nofollow - https://attachment.outlook.live.net/

Regards
Chris


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Chris Davis, Site Administrator

Co-ordinator, Sand Lizard Captive Breeding Programme (RETIRED)


Posted By: wzee
Date Posted: 14 Aug 2023 at 8:24pm
Hello, Let me try to post it again.

Thanks


Posted By: Iowarth
Date Posted: 14 Aug 2023 at 9:12pm
Thank you - that worked.

This is a tricky one (especially for me - I am primarily a lizard man. I thought it might be an adder given the absence of "bars" on the flanks, the shape,  and a suggestion of a dorsal pattern. But I see it is well in excess of a metre long which rules that out.
It might well be that it is some form of exotic species - an escaped pet
I will leave it to the snake experts on the forum to see if they can do better!

Regards
Chris


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Chris Davis, Site Administrator

Co-ordinator, Sand Lizard Captive Breeding Programme (RETIRED)


Posted By: wzee
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2023 at 2:40pm
Hi Chris, any suggestions of who or where to send the image to for identification?

Thanks



Posted By: Iowarth
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2023 at 10:31pm
Hi everyone

Any suggestions re the above?

Chris


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Chris Davis, Site Administrator

Co-ordinator, Sand Lizard Captive Breeding Programme (RETIRED)



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