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Gray Ratsnake (Pantherophis spiloides) Initially found &quot;playing dead&quot; on a dirt road. It didn&#039;t particularly like being moved from that location and got into striking position! Etowah County, AL, US. May 9, 2018.<br />
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Gray Ratsnake (Pantherophis spiloides)

Initially found "playing dead" on a dirt road. It didn't particularly like being moved from that location and got into striking position! Etowah County, AL, US. May 9, 2018.

Gray Ratsnake (Pantherophis spiloides) Initially found "playing dead" on a dirt road. It didn't particularly like being moved from that location and got into striking position! Etowah County, AL, US. May 9, 2018.<br />
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Gray Ratsnake (Pantherophis spiloides) Initially found "playing dead" on a dirt road. It didn't particularly like being moved from that location and got into striking position! Etowah County, AL, US. May 9, 2018.<br />
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    comments (4)

  1. 60mm focal length...courageous! Posted 7 days ago
    1. I'm not afraid of nonvenomous snakes :) It was a little grumpy, but I wasn't worried! I was more concerned with getting it off of the road! :D Posted 7 days ago, modified 7 days ago
      1. I hear you. My problem is that I have the 3rd person syndrome, where when looking through a view finder, I forget about real world danger. Posted 7 days ago
        1. I totally have that at times! I also don't have the strongest of constitutions, so I've almost fallen down ridges trying to get a better look at something. It isn't uncommon for me to stand up and almost fall over backwards due to dizziness or weakness! I'm lucky to have a great hiking partner, my husband! Posted 7 days ago

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The gray ratsnake or gray rat snake , also commonly known as the central ratsnake, chicken snake, midlands ratsnake, or pilot black snake, is a species of nonvenomous snake in the genus ''Pantherophis'' in the subfamily Colubrinae. The gray ratsnake is one of about ten species within the ''Pantherophis'' genus of American ratsnakes.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded May 14, 2018. Captured May 9, 2018 21:47 in 547 Higginbotham Rd, Collinsville, AL 35961, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/4.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm