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Black Ratsnake (Pantherophis obsoletus)

Reported By:
Michael Lindsey
Time:
March 30th, 2013 - 02:45 PM
State:
Florida
County:
Gadsden
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Unknown
Method:
Artificial Cover Metal

Notes

Today started off as another solo herping adventure, it was "ok", Then I saw a fence lizard by the roots of an oak tree and I noticed today wasnt bad for a little herping on the hunting grounds. So I went under an old deerstand where I saw some layers of tin . I was hoping for a large corn as I started to pull it up. The tin was like wedged under the stand so...I went through help pulling up the first piece.( I was cut in the process ), And under the second layer it was a large ,grey ratsnake . I was thinking ( that's close enough) as they're sort of the same snake , just a different subspecies , and the biggest ratsnake I've caught. I brought it home to show off, take some pics,even with my sister,then let him go ( I watched him climb up an oak tree and went to find more herps

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