While moving large, old oak logs I'd stacked a year ago to form a terraced garden, I noticed it was very moist under the logs.
I saw 5 kingsnakes, a scarlet snake, a couple of small brown earth snakes and an unidentified snake:
- Thicker body than the King snakes, very skinny head, 3-4 feet long, and almost all brown.
Can you identify the snake?
Note: Picture taken from about 10 feet away. The debris on the snake pictured is sawdust and wood pieces.
We catch, picture and release kingsnakes, rat snakes and hog nosed snakes all the time, but this one escaped before capture or a good picture. Only one copperhead in 18 years.
Location: Gasconade County, MO (USA; 1 mile from Rosebud, MO).
- We have a 1.5 acre pond about 80 yards from the picture site.