Snake ID PLease.

Joined
Mar 10, 2008
Messages
723
Location
Kalamazoo, Michigan
My Wife and I just returned from a fabulous trip to Japan. While there we visited Hakone and ran across this slinky critter on the edge of the parking lot
at the lake. I was a little more than 3' from him/her when I took these shots and later realized it may have been a Viper. No one with me could ID it, so I may have been lucky or it was just another common snake.:eek:


1.
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


2.
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)




Regards,
 
Joined
Mar 22, 2008
Messages
2,398
Location
Missouri
I would have to check field guides for a precise ID. But, it does not appear to be a viper, but a type of rat snake.
 
Joined
Mar 10, 2008
Messages
723
Location
Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #5
I would have to check field guides for a precise ID. But, it does not appear to be a viper, but a type of rat snake.
The opaque eyelid means it'll be shedding its skin soon. Can't ID that one though.
Its looks like a Black Rat Snake. Since its in Japan Im not sure though.
Thanks guys, I e-mailed my host in Japan and he also thinks it is a Rat Snake.
So, I guess I'm not so brave after all.:biggrin:


Regards,
 
Joined
Mar 22, 2008
Messages
2,398
Location
Missouri
The only one I am familiar with from Japan is Elaphe climacophora. They are variable in color and pattern.
 

Latest posts

Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Nikon Cafe is a fan site and not associated with Nikon Corporation.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Copyright © 2005-2019 Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom