Nature Notes

June 29, 2010

Eastern Fox Snake, Elaphe gloydi

Filed under: Animals,Conservation,Ontario — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

Eastern Fox Snake,Elaphe gloydi

Eastern Fox Snake,Elaphe gloydi

The Eastern Fox Snake,Elaphe gloydi, has a very restricted range near the Great Lakes Huron and Erie, and found in Ontario in Canada and Ohio and Michigan in the U.S. Even in this range it is uncommon. It is said to be fairly docile, biting only if handled. Here in Ontario it is listed as Threatened and protected under the Species at Risk Act.

Eastern Fox Snake,Elaphe gloydi

Eastern Fox Snake,Elaphe gloydi

They are yellowish brown with dark blotches and have a coppery colored head. They are quite large, from three to five feet when fully grown.


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8 Comments »

  1. She looks a bit fierce. Nice images!!

    Comment by Kate — June 29, 2010 @ 7:26 am

  2. wow, it looks like an sturdy animal…

    Comment by macroinstantes — June 29, 2010 @ 7:53 am

  3. Thanks for writing a message on my blog I can then discover yours which is beautiful… I would never had been able to do these shots, I’m damned afraid of snakes 😉

    Comment by Chris — June 29, 2010 @ 8:34 am

  4. Thanks Kate;

    She may have been a bit, as I am sure she had young. In fact I think a small head peaks out from the one image.

    Cheers, Harold

    Comment by Harold — July 5, 2010 @ 10:26 pm

  5. Thank you.

    It is a good size, perhaps 20 inches.

    Cheers, Harold

    Comment by Harold — July 5, 2010 @ 10:27 pm

  6. Thanks Chris,

    I think most of us feel a bit of twinge at least. This is a very docile snake though.

    ..Harold

    Comment by Harold — July 5, 2010 @ 10:28 pm

  7. Thanks for sharing the photos Harold!
    The Fox Snake I saw was about a foot long, just a wee one…

    Comment by Dave Lewis — September 1, 2010 @ 6:30 am

  8. Thanks Dale, its good to hear they are getting by.

    Comment by Harold — September 7, 2010 @ 11:22 pm

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