RE: NANFA-- Okefenokee trip pictorial

Ken Wintin (
Fri, 12 Apr 2002 14:10:31 -0700

Gran Caspier,
The black rat snake is slightly shinier in appearance and has slightly
"keeled" or rough scales, and a bigger, chunkier head. It also may have a
red tongue, I'm not sure. I have heard of people getting infected, but I
doubt that the saliva is responsible since I have been eaten by them many
times and never had any trouble. I DID clean the wound though.
Also, I hear that they really like boy scouts (or is that just boys?) in
Key West.

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Sent: Friday, April 12, 2002 1:48 PM
Subject: Re: NANFA-- Okefenokee trip pictorial

i was hiking in n carolina once and came across what i thought was a black
snake. it was motionless but headed up the bank alongside the trail. i
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