Discussion in 'Snakes - General' started by spgfr, Oct 8, 2014.
looks like a hognose, but its hard to tell without knowing the habitat it was found in
The habitat is sort of halfway between woodsland and marsh.
Looks like Hognose.
I'm sure it is a hognose, he has the distinct checkered markings
Definitely, it was found in the right location, has the checkered pattern and you can kind of see the distinct head shape. Plus, we have tons of hog noses out this way.
Hmmmm.... Doesn't look like a Hog to me. Too thin and the head shape is off from a Hog.
I would lean more toward Northern Water Snake.
Not northern water snake, they have saddle shaped markings, not checkered
Those look like bands to me. If you Google baby northern water snake, A lot of the images look exactly like that one.
Such as this one
And this one
Northern water snakes are always found near a pond, stream, or river. I'd be very surprised to find one wandering among pine trees any distance from water. Wrong body shape for a hognose, they're not that slender relative to the length.
I'm also leaning toward the Northern Watersnake vs Hognose, Without a better description it would be tough to get a 100% ID
I think what you fine folks are looking at is a Juvenile rat Snake?
Field Guide to Maryland's Snakes (Order Squamata)
Snakes of Virginia
Nope. Not a rat. the banding is wrong.
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