What kind of snake is this?

Asked June 14, 2020, 1:34 PM EDT

Found this snake in our garage, can’t identify if friend or foe.

Sussex County Delaware

1 Response

Hi! Thank you for using Ask An Expert.
This looks like an Eastern Black Rat Snake that is very common in Delaware. For more information : https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/snakes
and https://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/plants_wildlife/herps/Squamata.aspx?SnakeName=Eastern%20Rats...
Kind regards,
Tracy