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Lens: DA 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 Camera: Pentax K-50 Photo Location: Florida ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/200s Aperture: F5.6 
Posted By: f22, 06-15-2016, 09:08 AM

After my visitor realized he had stumbled into human territory he slithered away - they are so fast.

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Nice catch! These can be fast little buggers!
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Did not know you had black snakes over there , we have 3 I can think of over here in Oz, a Red Belly, Yellow Belly and Blue Belly. Is this one venemous it looks to be about 3 foot long or better, not something you want to step on in the house or out. Good photo considering it was moving away.
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QuoteOriginally posted by f22 Quote
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Note to self... thats somewhere else I don't want to be, when these are around.

Does this one eat or kill folk?

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Nice picture!
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These can be fast little buggers!
Sorry to hijack this thread but I've been waiting 3 years to post this. Sometimes snakes just want to be held.



The problem I had was finding someone to hand this snake back to.

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QuoteOriginally posted by gmans Quote
Did not know you had black snakes over there , we have 3 I can think of over here in Oz, a Red Belly, Yellow Belly and Blue Belly. Is this one venemous it looks to be about 3 foot long or better, not something you want to step on in the house or out. Good photo considering it was moving away.
The black snake over here is non venomous. They are constrictors and do a great job on keeping the rodent population under control They also will eat lizards and other snakes.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gaweidert Quote
The black snake over here is non venomous. They are constrictors and do a great job on keeping the rodent population under control They also will eat lizards and other snakes.
Thanks for your reply, Your black snakes look very much like our's but they are not constrictors and are venomous. They also control rodents as well but can be a little bit aggressive if threatened, but mostly avoid contact and go the other way.
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They say that about all politicians and lawyers!

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Nice picture!Sorry to hijack this thread but I've been waiting 3 years to post this. Sometimes snakes just want to be held.



The problem I had was finding someone to hand this snake back to.
Healthy snake! Is that a reticulated?

---------- Post added 06-18-16 at 10:44 AM ----------

thanks for everyone's comments. Yes this is the Black Racer. They eat rodents, insects, and other snakes, and they are non-venomous, so I don't mind them around. Unless they are hiding under the dining table. See this thread https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/12-post-your-photos/323721-nature-please-...ml#post3680362. After taking this shot he completely vanished under the table. They are daytime hunters, move quickly, and have their head up when hunting cobra-style.
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Is that a reticulated?
Some kind of python and not native to Panama, where the pictures were taken. This was at an animal recovery place just outside of Boquette, Panama so it was probably an pet that was "donated" or recovered.
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I love snakes. We have one of these guys living somewhere in our back yard. He climbed up the hood of our neighbors car one day and didn't come out. The guy wouldn't drive his car for a week and left it parked in front of our house so the little guy could get home.
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