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Old 11-06-19, 10:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Strange snake position?

Hi yall. I saw a small snake (baby?) in my garage that was in a strange, angular zig-zag pattern. What I mean to say is that his body, instead of having the usual curved S position was in a position that looked like he was broken into about ten or so pieces. When I scooped him up to set him back outside again he went rounded again and started slithering off.

Whats up with this odd position? When I first saw him I thought that a cat or dog had gotten to him, chewed him up and left him to die. Im glad he was okay, LOL!
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Old 11-09-19, 12:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Who knows?! My snakes do all sorts of weird stuff lol
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Old 11-09-19, 06:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, they can be unpredictable from what I’ve seen. I just never expected a zig-zag pattern, LOL!
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Old 11-19-19, 11:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Rat snakes are known to do a sort of zigzag pattern sometimes, so maybe that's what you saw! I think I read that it could be to make the snake look more like a branch for camouflage.
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Old 11-19-19, 02:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I’ve seen a video of a snake doing this on YouTube and the nature guide said it’s normal. At the time I assumed he was referring to the specific species, but maybe he wasn’t.
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Old 11-19-19, 04:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Strange snake position?

A lot of colubrids will "Kink" themselves up in the bush, if they know they've been spotted. Some field herpers suggest they do this to look more like a stick or other debris.
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