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Old Monday 18th April 2016, 15:46   #1
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Middle TN snake ID

A firend of my GF sent her this pic. I really cant see it well enough to make an ID. Plus, I dontlnow if that lavender color is real or lighting. Im guessing some type of juvenile of something. Any ideas?
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Old Monday 18th April 2016, 23:59   #2
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Bizarre. Even assuming the color is misrepresented on the pic, the blotches are weird and show odd shapes and almost no pattern. And it looks like it may not even be real. Anyway, the closest snake I know of that can have very light ground color, dark spots that may be irregular, and a similar size/shape might be an Eastern Milk Snake.
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Shape isn't natural either, looks like a toy to me?

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The size, shape, outline of the head, short tail length and general pattern is suggestive of one of the colour morphs of commercially bred pet snakes, at a guess an anerythrystic Kenyan sand boa, Gongylophis colubrinus. Do they come in lavender?

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The size, shape, outline of the head, short tail length and general pattern is suggestive of one of the colour morphs of commercially bred pet snakes, at a guess an anerythrystic Kenyan sand boa, Gongylophis colubrinus. Do they come in lavender?
I looked this up, and wow - that could be it. Here's a close one:
http://www.russosreptiles.com/Photos...ale%20Pic1.jpg

And yes, they do come in lavender!
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Q7gYWmXW4io/maxresdefault.jpg

Thanks, Samandag - I learned something here!
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Old Monday 25th April 2016, 14:34   #6
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Thanks for the replies. I really dont know much about the origin of the pic other than a friend of a friend asked me about it.
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