I found this snake near my doorstep. What species is it?

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  • $\begingroup$ Although there's an answer with what looks like a very plausible ID, it would probably be helpful to give more information, such as the approximate size of the snake, what it was doing when you found it and so no. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 8, 2018 at 22:29
  • $\begingroup$ corn snake. $\endgroup$
    – Phil Sweet
    Commented Sep 9, 2018 at 0:47

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Looks very much like a red rat snake (Pantherophis guttatus). Nonvenomous, and wonderful.

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  • $\begingroup$ First I thought that the coloration was off, but an image search showed a big variation and some of them looked exactly like the picture in the question. $\endgroup$
    – Alex
    Commented Sep 25, 2018 at 22:01

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