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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:

  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

  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.

  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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