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Discussion in 'Snakes - General' started by Knox, Jun 4, 2007.

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  1. Knox

    Knox Elite Member

    I am thinking of taking this snake off the owners hands, but can't tell if it is a Black Milk, Black King or what. I don't think it is a pine. Any help? Thanks:

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  2. venus

    venus Founding Member

    Definitely a black snake :p....I dont know what it is but its beautiful. Someone will be along soon to identify it.
     
  3. kenman1963

    kenman1963 Moderator

    Looks like a Black Mexican Kingsnake. The head is too large for a milksnake.
     
  4. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    It's definitely not a melanistic pine, or any other Pituophis. I'd say Ken's probably right. It's a Lampropeltis, and he would know more about differentiating a black milk from a black king than I would.
     
  5. Knox

    Knox Elite Member

    Thanks!
     
  6. JMM

    JMM Elite Member

    I also think its a Black Mexican/ L. g. nigrita
    You may see all the Lampropeltis here: Lampropeltis
     
  7. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    By whatever name,..
    it is still a beautiful snake!
     
  8. Knox

    Knox Elite Member

    It is pretty, isn't it?

    Here's another pic. The tail is kinked, but all he wants is for me to pay shipping.

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  9. Knox

    Knox Elite Member

    Anyone know what causes kinks like that in the above picture?
     
  10. venus

    venus Founding Member

    I would think most of the time its injury, maybe from birth.

    I would go for it, its an absolute beautiful snake.
     
  11. Knox

    Knox Elite Member

    Thanks for the advise. I will see if he still has it...
     
  12. joe_crash

    joe_crash Active Member

    I would have to say it to be a Mexican Black King or a Black rat snake.
     
  13. Knox

    Knox Elite Member

    I didn't get it. I am using all my excess money to go toward building some enclosures. Thanks for all the help!
     
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