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  • body color clearly broken
  • snake without rattle
  • without light-colored longitudinal stripes
  • without light-colored ring around neck
  • usually longer than 15 inches, not colored as above
  • belly color other than red or red-orange
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Head wider than neck, pupil of eye vertical. head wider than neck <image courtesy of John White>

Head about same width as neck, pupil of eye round. head and neck about same width <image courtesy of Ohio Department of Natural Resources>
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