Eastern Fox Snake (Pantherophis gloydi)

Created: July 11th, 2015 - 12:49 PM
Last Modified: July 14th, 2015 - 11:27 AM
Entered by: Donna Simmons
Record 8738
Huron County
2015-07-08 02:00:00
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Posted by Donna Simmons on Jul 16, 2015 at 05:20 PM

Thank You ! I will do that.

Posted by David Mifsud on Jul 16, 2015 at 08:47 AM

Hello Donna,

One of the great things about Eastern Fox Snakes is they eat rodents and will help keep populations down and hopefully out of your home! If you do encounter this species or any other herp please submit an observation or email us and we can do it on your behalf.

Posted by Donna Simmons on Jul 16, 2015 at 07:39 AM

I am totally not fond of snakes but I knew this was a very unusual one. I love the detailed markings on the fox snake. Thanks so much for the information and changing it to Eastern Fox Snake. Thanks for the comments !

Posted by David Mifsud on Jul 14, 2015 at 06:32 AM

Donna, we really appreciate you sharing this. Though I was initially happy with the Fox Snake observation, it is even more exciting to reconfirm this species in the thumb! We did extensive surveys in the Saginaw Bay a few years back and were incredibly disappointed to not find any. Hopefully they are making a come back!

Posted by David Mifsud on Jul 14, 2015 at 06:26 AM

Thank you Justin for catching that! This is the first recent record for Eastern Fox Snakes in Huron County in over 100 years!

Posted by Justin Florkowski on Jul 12, 2015 at 12:11 AM

I think it is an Eastern Fox Snake. Western Fox Snakes only live in the upper peninsula of Michigan.

Posted by David Mifsud on Jul 11, 2015 at 02:24 PM

Thank you Donna for sharing. Fox Snakes are wonderful!

The Michigan Herp Atlas began in 2004 in an effort to collect observational data about Michigan's amphibians and reptiles.

Our goal is to document their distribution and help measure changes or trends in populations.