snake

Asked August 2, 2018, 5:47 AM EDT

at discovery park in Sacramento California just seen a little red snake with I believe had blackish strips in it crawling under my blanket to hide what kind is this snake

Sacramento County California

2 Responses

Thank you for your question. Do you have a photograph of the snake? If so, can you attach it to a reply to this message?

Thanks,

Jim

Hello again. Without a photograph, it is very difficult to identify animals and plants. There are a few possible snakes that have red and black coloration that occur in the Sacramento area.

Here's a website that you can use that may help you identify the snake you saw:

http://www.californiaherps.com/identification/snakesid/snakes.id.html

This site has photographs and distribution maps for the snakes of California.

I hope this information helps, and thank you for contacting Ask an Expert.

Jim