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Another snake id please

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Offline Annie

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« on: November 05, 2010, 17:07 PM »
We've had quite a few snakes in the garden but haven't seen one with this marking before.  It has two, maybe three parallel lines running down the length of its body.  No markings between the lines.  Is it a ladder snake?  Is it poisonous?.....and is that a tiny grasshopper on its head? 

Offline Sue

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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2010, 22:40 PM »
Hi Annie, I would agree with your guess of a ladder snake - an adult, as the young ones have regular lines between the two stripes which is where the common name of 'ladder' snake comes from.
See the images on the link to confirm this id.
You will be glad to know that this snake is non-venomous

Ladder Snake
Elaphe [Rhinechis] scalaris
Culebra de escalera
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