Western Fox Snake (Pantherophis vulpinus)

Created: September 21st, 2017 - 10:06 AM
Last Modified: September 21st, 2017 - 03:06 PM
Entered by: Brian Roell
Record 19503
Marquette County
2017-06-15 00:00:00
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Posted by David Mifsud on Sep 25, 2017 at 10:46 AM

Red Pine stands seem to be a favored habitat for this species in Northern MI. Often called the "Pine Snake" up north. If you can make another entry for your second observation that would be great! Thanks so much Brian!

Posted by Brian Roell on Sep 22, 2017 at 06:11 AM

It was cut over red pine planation. There was another one DOR on County Road a few days prior to this one as well. I did not take pictures of either snake.

Posted by David Mifsud on Sep 21, 2017 at 09:13 PM

Hate to hear of DOR but appreciate you documenting it. Was the surrounding habitat Red Pine plantain?

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