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Description: What type of NJ snake is this? Burlington County..approx 36+ inches long...

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Date: 07/20/04
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mattbrock

Registered: 11/2003
Location: Starkville, MS
Posts: 119

My friend you have a northern pine snake. Very nice find.
Matt
07-20-2004 05:47PM View mattbrock's Profile View mattbrock's Gallery  

Flochwood

Registered: 07/2004
Posts: 2

I am NOT a "snake person"...so "very nice find" isn't exactly how I would describe the encounter--especially since I frequently hike the many trails in that park and had no idea that a snake that large lurked nearby.

I'm just glad I didn't accidently run over it.

So, I learned something today..and that makes the day worth living.
07-20-2004 06:10PM View Flochwood's Profile View Flochwood's Gallery  

mattbrock

Registered: 11/2003
Location: Starkville, MS
Posts: 119

Although the snake is large, they do get larger but are no threat. Don't plan on encountering them frequently unless you've discovered a healthy population. They are rather secretive, but to me it's a nice find cause I AM a snake person. I'm just glad you didn't needlessly kill it like most folks would.

Matt
07-21-2004 11:04AM View mattbrock's Profile View mattbrock's Gallery  

cyberfrog

Registered: 06/2002
Location: Maryland, US
Posts: 78
Average Herp Freak

Northern Pines are also protected in the state of NJ and you can't even fart on one. Very nice find, you should consider yourself lucky as most people who go to NJ hunting for northern pines never find one. You have been truly blessed by seeing that animal in the wild.
04-14-2008 11:28AM View cyberfrog's Profile View cyberfrog's Gallery