I was not happy killing this snake, but it was large and the dogs have no sense about these things, so I did the dirty deed. It was, after all, quite large and most important, headed straight for the house.
The head is not in this picture.
The color and markings are so muddy and indistinct I am having a hard time identifying it. Help?
It was about 4½ feet long. 1½ inches diameter in the middle. Its head was not that triangular shape we have been told to notice.