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The "experts" think it is a King Snake.
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big snake not a rattlesnake. <br>The experts think it is a King Snake.
11-MAY-2003 photo by Jeff Knapp

big snake not a rattlesnake.
The "experts" think it is a King Snake.

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Dave 16-Sep-2004 21:05
I just happened across your gallery and wanted to let you know that you are correct; this IS a gopher snake, not a king or rattle snake. They vary quite a bit in their coloration, so the fact that this one is lighter than you expected is not an issue.
Token01-Jun-2003 21:29
Except that the color is a little light, I would say this is a Gopher snake (Pituophis Melanoleuces). I think it is too large and colors and designs are wrong to be a King.