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Black Rat Snake (Pantherophis obsoletus obsoletus)

Reported By:
Gregory Neil Woodie
Time:
August 20th, 2005 - 03:15 PM
State:
Virginia
County:
Bedford
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Unknown
Method:
Visual Encounter

Notes

this is a huge specimen, measuring nearly 6 feet! my ex-girlfriend, who lives in Big Island, called me one day and said there was a big black snake in her parents' yard near an old chicken coop. i was about 30 or 40 minutes away and told her that if it was a Racer, it would be long gone before i got there. i hurried over and rescued the snake. my ex-girlfriend's father had killed one with a shotgun a couple years before and i didn't want that to happen again!

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