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Another no picture snake ID

Discussion in 'Reptile Taxidermy' started by RTPBearcat, May 19, 2010.

  1. RTPBearcat

    RTPBearcat New Member

    I have a friend that asked me to ID a snake. I guess I'm the best they got aroound here. Stinks to be them.

    Their description is a very dark black snake - "so dark it looked like velvet", with a sky blue (dark sky blue) belly. I really came up with nothing. All I could thing was an indigo snake, and perhaps the light made the belly appear to be a solid light blue color, but it didn't fit the description. Internet search only came up with a very venomous snake found around Queensland.

    I'm in SW Florida, Ft. Myers.

    Any ideas appreciated.
     
  2. Florida Indigo snake or possibly a black swampsnake...black racer...although black racers tend to have somewhat white underbellies on some snakes
     

  3. I would venture a guess as it being an indigo, but how big was it, did it have a strong musky smell to it?
     
  4. bubba z

    bubba z New Member

    I would guess indigo too was it real black and shiny. Haven't seen one in years but I remember how black and shiny they are. I'm pretty sure they are protected in Florida
     
  5. snakeface

    snakeface New Member

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    black racers have a sorta blue colored belly
     
  6. bubba z

    bubba z New Member

    It could be a racer that's why I wondered if it was real shiny like an indigo and how big was it? If it was long and fat most likely it wasn't a black racer but if was skinny and not oily shiny it probably was