3 comments on “Photos from Vermilion River Reservation

  1. What sort of snake is this? We have black snakes with red bellies called Red Bellied Black Snake (original isn't it??). Did this have a gold belly?

  2. This looks to be a black rat snake which one online guide says has a range of, "New England south to North Carolina and Georgia (inland), west through Illinois to Iowa, and south to northern Louisiana." It was a long one, I'm guessing about four feet — and they can get up to a shade over six feet long! Underside was lighter but I'm not sure of coloration. Beautiful animal, though! — JG

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