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What kind of snake is this? We live in south florida and found it on the porch.

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this pic was a little better, it looks like a gray rat snake to me. Similar in appearance to a corn snake. I don't have it in my hands so I cant promise that's what it is 100% but it has a egg shaped head and to me its a non venomous snake. But I would still not try and mess with it incase it does bite you. If its still alive I would leave it alone, he is there due to a food source being high at your place and will eat whatever frogs and mice you may have and will be on his way. I have quite a few rattlesnakes and bull snakes around my place and they run when they see me so they generally will not bother you.

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I can answer any and all questions about snakes, whether its how to pick the right snake for your needs and wants, eating and temperature issues, health problems ( I can not give a diagnosis or make up for vetrinary treatment but can give options on what to do). I can also answer any questions on breeding snakes, what it entitles, what you can expect, I know quite a bit about any products for snakes and their husbandry.

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I currently keep over 150 snakes, I keep everything from ball pyhtons, to retics to green tree pythons. I have been around them my whole life due to a family interest in breeding them. I have researched, purchased, and delt with just about every snake, product and issue you can run into.

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Although I do not have a degree in herpatology, I have been around snakes my whole life and through books, research and life I know alot about them.

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