Monday, June 20, 2011

Yo, I found this snake....

Anyone know what kind it is? I've never seen anything other than a garter snake around these parts. This guy was just hanging out right outside my back door.

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This little guy is slightly skinnier than my pinky, but I didn't want to hold it up to it, lest the snake turn around and bite the shit out of me.

I just went and got it because it was cool-looking, thinking there were no such things as poisonous snakes around here, but it turns out there are a few.

If anyone can identify this thing, or needs more info, that would be awesome. This is in northern Illinois by the way...