Derek_Potter's picture

Unknown snake

Observed: 5th October 2013 By: Derek_Potter
Unknown snake

Found in a Hammersmith street.

    Likely ID
    S A|merican Rat Snake (Spilotes pullatus)
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


bobthebirder's picture


Clearly an escape, can we have some more details?

Bob Ford

Derek_Potter's picture

Unknown snake

I'm afraid all I can tell you is that it was found on a Hammersmith pavement in a Tupperware box!

Masked Marvel's picture

I'm a bit stuck with this

I'm a bit stuck with this one. Not sure about a rat snake as the head doesn't quite look right and the chicken snake is not a widely kept pet. Could be a strange morph of garter snake but I haven't seen one like that before.

In terms of pattern, the Taiwan beauty snake is a good match but the head is wrong.

Whatever it is, the poor thing looks emaciated so I guess it might have starved to death...