Snake or slow worm?

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Snake or slow worm?

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Found by the cat, dead can anyone identify please
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Re: Snake or slow worm?

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Snake.

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I think snake - juvenile Western Whip Snake - compare with picture part way down:

http://www.planetepassion.eu/SNAKES-IN- ... rance.html

Not venomous - even when alive

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OMG I hate snakes, I'll have nightmares tonight
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Comfort yourself that it’s not a viper....

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Agree, looks just like a juvenile western whip snake.
Absolutely no danger to humans and even an adult would be unlikely to be a major problem for a cat.

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Now it's dead it's a very slow snake.
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Re: Snake or slow worm?

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manonthemoon wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:42 pm
OMG I hate snakes, I'll have nightmares tonight
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It's OK - just keep your mouth closed:


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