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  • body color clearly broken
  • snake without rattle
  • without light-colored longitudinal stripes
  • without light-colored ring around neck
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Snake smaller than 15 inches, brown, marked with 1 or 2 faintly contrasting dark lines or row of spots down the upper back. smaller snake <image courtesy of Ohio Historical Society>

Snake usually longer than 15 inches, not colored or marked as above. longer snake <image courtesy of Ohio Department of Natural Resources>
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