Fox Snake in Northern Wisconsin – Oconto River

Here is a great example of a small pine snake. We found this beautiful reptile swimming in the Oconto River in Northern Wisconsin. The snake seems to have a slight yellow or orange tint to it which I found unusual, but I'm no expert. I figure it's more likely from the snake swimming in the river which has a dark color to it. No harm was done to this snake in the filming of this video and it was promptly placed back in the river from which it came.

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Comments • 7

Liam Hardie --> that's a western fox snake, not as bold coloration as the eastern fox snake
FrenchyplayMC --> bggest snake is the reticulated python
Face Kick Flix --> At first we thought it was a pine snake but I thought the color was too yellow for a pine and did some research. We let it go right away after filming.
Alex Snowberg --> VERY pretty adult fox snake. People often call these pine snakes but they are really fox snakes. Great snakes to have around. Most grow to about 3.5 to 4.5 ft. They eat mice, rats and birds. If you see these please just leave them alone. They are VERY important for the environment by controlling rodent populations. 
Chad Harrison --> Yeah man, definitely a Fox Snake!
matt moore --> Thanks for the info!
Wlmitch1 --> That is actually a sub-adult Western Fox Snake (Pantherophis Vulpinus). They are commonly called Pine Snakes in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Fox Snakes average 36 to 54 inches in length. The record is 70.5 inches. The Pine Snake (Pituophis Melanoleucus) is not native to any of the Great Lakes states. The Bullsnake (Pituophis Sayi), the closest relative to the Pine Snake, IS native to Wisconsin. Bullsnakes average 48 to 72 inches in length, the record is 100 inches.