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    Red face Help me identify this snake.

    Someone on a local message board posted this picture of a snake they found in their yard. A lot of people are calling it a bull snake. I think it looks more like a corn snake though. It was found in colorado. What are your thoughts?




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    Re: Help me identify this snake.

    It looks like a corn to me too, but their range doesn't extend into Colorado. Both look very much alike, but the head markings look more corn-like than bull-like. There are so many rat snakes that look similar... Beautiful snake though.
    Leilani- corn snake (butter tesserra)
    Keahi- corn snake (sunglow motley)
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    Yeah i'm almost 100% positive it's a corn that got loose or was set loose. There are others calling it a ball python which is obviously wrong lol, but there are so many people calling it a bull snake that i was starting to doubt myself. The only native snake we have that looks remotely similar is the emoryi ratsnake.

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    Corn snake, 100%. Absolutely a corn snake.

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    I posted this in snake ID because I was genuinely curious, and the admin identified it as a bull snake.

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    With that coloration? I think i should also mention that bull snakes are on the opposite side of the state. We have great basin gopher snakes where we are . What is snake ID? I've never seen a pit with that sort of head coloration or pattern.

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    Re: Help me identify this snake.

    Quote Originally Posted by redshepherd View Post
    I posted this in snake ID because I was genuinely curious, and the admin identified it as a bull snake.
    Haha, whoops on them. Corn snake.

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    Wow, I lost all trust in that group LOL. How could the admin not be able to differentiate a corn and a bull snake?

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    Last edited by redshepherd; 06-18-2017 at 04:49 PM.

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    Considering it's location, I think this is more likely a Great Plains ratsnake.

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    You posted it redshepherd? Think you would be able to catch it? Just to solve the mystery. Also if its a corn its not native and probably an escaped pet?

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