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  • Nov 21, 2013, 10:36 AM
    aliseaodo
    Snake Identification...
    A poster in the music section asked what snake was on this album cover, thought he might get better results from this section. Anyone have any ideas??
    http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=388733
  • Nov 21, 2013, 01:41 PM
    Catsmine
    1 Attachment(s)
    The link shows pictures of a Copperhead.
  • Nov 21, 2013, 02:15 PM
    aliseaodo
    Nice! I'll attach this post to the original post in the music section... thanks Catsmine!

    (trying to 'greenie' you - won't let me - no alert or anything, just won't 'click' on 'helpful' weird??)
  • Nov 21, 2013, 02:34 PM
    smearcase
    Won't let me click on helpful either (2nd or more times today).
    I'm not a snake expert but that was my first impression (copperhead) and compares well with other photos too.
  • Nov 21, 2013, 03:37 PM
    ma0641
    Copperhead. See them at my mountain house all the time. Mine are a bit grayer but the hourglass markings are typical.
  • Nov 21, 2013, 06:24 PM
    ma0641
    Actually, now looking at the album cover instead of posted picture, the head more resembles a boa. Does not have triangular head and note eyes are not hooded as are pit vipers.
  • Nov 21, 2013, 08:32 PM
    smearcase
    Good points ma0641.
    Spacing of markings is further apart like boa and shape of head is more like boa.
    I change my vote to boa.
  • Nov 21, 2013, 10:05 PM
    Alty
    I agree with Boa.

    Here are a few pictures.

    Google Image Result for http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/Boa.jpg

    Google Image Result for http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-S-RNxsT3NOE/TbYNE-XjOBI/AAAAAAAAADM/FlNIXBv881E/s1600/Boa%2Bconstrictor_web.jpg
  • Nov 23, 2013, 10:11 AM
    hauntinghelper
    Sorry, missed this thread. That is not a copperhead on the cover (one of my favorite snakes). Venomous snakes and python/boas have similar head shape but that is due to different physical attributes... mostly being the glands in the venomous snakes.

    It is a boa, but offhand I'm not sure what kind.
  • Jun 10, 2014, 11:27 PM
    xx-man
    It is not a copper head. A copper head looks like a milk / rat snake but with a diamond shaped head ( a viper ). The pics are of a Boa constrictor. It could possibly be a python but I'm 98% sure it's a Boa. Google both for images.

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