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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
  • head about same width as neck
  • large blotches down middle of back
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Snakes face somewhat flattened, end of nose turned up. flattened face <image courtesy of Dr. Martin J. Rosenberg>

Snakes face tapers into rounded nose, end of nose not turned up. rounded nose <image courtesy of Ohio Historical Society>
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