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Anyone know what kind of snake this is?
July 16, 2012 04:51PM
When I was camping on Dewey Point last weekend, I saw this brown snake that had been living under a friends tent. Couldn't find a match online so was hoping someone here could tell me what kind it is.

Unidentified Snake - Dewey Point, Yosemite, CA
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July 16, 2012 04:56PM
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July 16, 2012 05:01PM
Almost stepped on one hiking to Bearpaw last time.
Re: Anyone know what kind of snake this is?
July 16, 2012 11:12PM
These are cool gentle snakes. I'm pretty sure one of their defense mechanisms is their stink. Last time I picked one up it took several days to get the smell off my hands.
Re: Anyone know what kind of snake this is?
July 17, 2012 10:13AM
As I rember from my scouting days, this is North America's only true constrictor. A little cousin to the big boas. As kids in Oakland, CA we used to catch them near the creek and play with them before tuning them loose. They would wrap around your thumb or wrist and squeez like crazy but were too small to do any harm. The ones we found were never any larger than one foot. Never tried to bite like Garter snakes.
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