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ThoughtIKnewYa
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Default  Posted: 3:37 PM, June 15th (Sunday)

Saw this the other day while sitting out back. Called in the neighbors to get it away from my elderly neighbor's house. Right before I saw it, a bird had been pecking the crap out of it (and DID manage to injure it). I thought maybe it got one of the babies, but I saw them all after that.


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Default  Posted: 4:33 PM, June 15th (Sunday)

Big snake!!!!!


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Default  Posted: 5:22 PM, June 15th (Sunday)

You need to move. I'm sorry.

ETA: Your mulch looks good. It looks like you just did it. Oh wait, I think that's pine straw. Still looks good.

[This message edited by Myname at 5:24 PM, June 15th (Sunday)]


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ThoughtIKnewYa
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Default  Posted: 5:28 PM, June 15th (Sunday)

It's not a dangerous snake. We just coaxed it back into hiding and wondered if it was the same snake we had in the house last year.

That's my neighbor's yard, but, yes, they just re-did the pine straw. I don't like too much mulch because it's, well, snaky .


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Default  Posted: 5:34 PM, June 15th (Sunday)

When I saw the pics, I lifted my feet off the kitchen floor. I'm pretty sure that snake didn't make it's way to my kitchen. Plus if it had, lifting my feet 5 inches wasn't going to help me.


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Default  Posted: 6:00 PM, June 15th (Sunday)

It's not a dangerous snake.

Like it matters. I would not be coaxing the snake. I would be running and screaming.


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Shocked  Posted: 6:41 PM, June 15th (Sunday)

I'd have already hired the moving company; from the comfort and safety of my hotel room.

No.freakin.way.


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Default  Posted: 6:47 PM, June 15th (Sunday)

Looks like a pile of black rubber in a few shots.

We've had a few black snakes in our area... but none quite that large.


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ThoughtIKnewYa
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Default  Posted: 6:53 PM, June 15th (Sunday)

When I saw the pics, I lifted my feet off the kitchen floor. I'm pretty sure that snake didn't make it's way to my kitchen. Plus if it had, lifting my feet 5 inches wasn't going to help me.
When I first saw it, my whole body went from sitting down on a little wicker loveseat to standing up on it screaming, "SNAKE!". I didn't think about it, it just happened. I didn't get anywhere near it, but others did. I used a zoom lens.

We've had a few black snakes in our area... but none quite that large.
I thought this one would look like a baby compared to Florida snakes. It's a black rat snake and not quite full-sized, yet. They can grow to 8 feet long- AND they climb trees and stuff! Fortunately, we don't have many trees, anymore!

[This message edited by ThoughtIKnewYa at 7:09 PM, June 15th (Sunday)]


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Myname
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Default  Posted: 7:01 PM, June 15th (Sunday)

They can grow to 8 feet long- AND they climb trees and stuff!


Thank you so much for that little bit of info. I'll be sure to be thinking about that this week as I brush past tree branches on my mower.


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ThoughtIKnewYa
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Default  Posted: 7:07 PM, June 15th (Sunday)

When we lived in a much snakier place, I was telling Waywardson not to freak out if a snake fell from a tree because it would probably be a rat snake and he said, "If a snake falls from a tree, I'm sh!77ing my pants, I don't CARE what kind-of snake it is!!".

ETA: my neighbor saw it hanging around in a tree a couple of days before this happened!

[This message edited by ThoughtIKnewYa at 7:10 PM, June 15th (Sunday)]


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Default  Posted: 7:19 PM, June 15th (Sunday)

I guess the "good news" is it is a rat snake. Not that any snake is a good snake unless it's dead, but I'll trade you that rat snake for my two copperheads this year....ewwwwwww....


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ThoughtIKnewYa
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Default  Posted: 7:21 PM, June 15th (Sunday)

I'll trade you that rat snake for my two copperheads this year....ewwwwwww....
Heck, NO!! Copperheads are really scary to me because they are so hard to see! Sometimes, a rat snake will eat other snakes, so I'm hoping it will keep the bad snakes away.

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Default  Posted: 9:07 PM, June 15th (Sunday)


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Default  Posted: 9:29 PM, June 15th (Sunday)

We live near a lake and with all the osprey and hawks around here... snakes become snacks early in their lives... hence not too many big snakes.

We're also pretty low in the rat/squirrel population too for the same reason.


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Default  Posted: 9:34 PM, June 15th (Sunday)

One word: shovel.


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Default  Posted: 10:46 PM, June 15th (Sunday)

Oy the snake/human relationship is a complicated one. I know that mythologically speaking the snake has gotten a pretty bad reputation. The physical revulsion thing that a number of posters here have described seems to be specific to individuals. I don't have it at all. The only snake that freaks me out is a poisonous one, and I have had some experience with those growing up in the desert. Now I live in a fairly snake free zone (or maybe they are just better hiders here).

The thing that makes me lift my feet off the floor is bugs. Anything with more than four legs, really. The more legs the scarier although I also reserve a special place of fear and loathing for beetles. I guess that's why snakes aren't a problem. Zero legs!


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Default  Posted: 6:13 AM, June 16th (Monday)

Years ago, my bf at the time wanted to watch a cool movie He suggested Anaconda. "Sure", I said.
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Default  Posted: 7:40 AM, June 16th (Monday)

Where the hell do you live...the Amazon!?!

I don't understand why you don't just move


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Default  Posted: 7:55 AM, June 16th (Monday)

I'd take that Rat snake any day of the week. We got a copperhead yesterday, near our garage, I mean like really near....actually in it, sitting on the window ledge.....We all know where there is one there is a second. So not I got the heeby geebies and don't want to go into the garage for anything.
Which wasn't an option yesterday as we were in and out a thousand times, building the chicken coop.

I'd trade that snake for the raccoons that want to move into the garage too.


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Default  Posted: 11:05 AM, June 16th (Monday)

One word: shovel.

Two words: Twelve gauge.


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ThoughtIKnewYa
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Default  Posted: 2:00 PM, June 16th (Monday)

Y'all are nuts!

I don't particularly LIKE snakes, but I did have compassion for it. I wouldn't have been able to stick around if anyone was going to kill it.


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Default  Posted: 2:29 PM, June 16th (Monday)

It's a very lovely snake. Thank you for not killing it

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Default  Posted: 5:17 PM, June 16th (Monday)

I don't mind snakes. Not that I'd invite them for dinner. We have mostly small garter snakes around here, but the ocassional rat snake.

I am very nearsighted and don't wear my glasses very much. Once when I got a new pair, I went out back and looked out into the woods and was very annoyed to see that some hooligans had left a large, black trash bag wrapped around a tree not too far from our property line. It was shiny and smooth and appeared to be inflated in some way. Imagine my surprise when it began to move and uncoiled itself and climbed down the tree. I think it was easily 6 feet.

And we have subsequently found babies on our deck.


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Default  Posted: 5:22 PM, June 16th (Monday)

I love snakes, so long as they mind their own business and don't eat anything in front of me.

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Default  Posted: 5:40 PM, June 16th (Monday)

OMG...why do I keep looking at this thread!! I need to ban myself from in here


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Default  Posted: 6:18 PM, June 16th (Monday)

OMG...why do I keep looking at this thread!! I need to ban myself from in here

I'm not gonna invite snakes to dinner either... but they're ok in my book.


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Default  Posted: 8:07 PM, June 16th (Monday)

I'm not gonna invite snakes to dinner
But Rattlesnake tastes like chicken! We used to live in Lometa (po dunk Texas) and every year the biggest event was the rattlesnake roundup. They'd catch about 2000 and auction them off by the pound for meat and their skin. I'll be nice and not post any pictures


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Default  Posted: 8:42 PM, June 16th (Monday)

But Rattlesnake tastes like chicken!

Why not just eat chicken then?


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ThoughtIKnewYa
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Default  Posted: 8:50 PM, June 16th (Monday)

scaredyKat, it sounds like you're describing a rat snake on the tree, but that baby looks like a corn snake, to me. Both are "good" snakes.

I've never seen a pink rattler. Are they as deadly as the other rattlers?

No snake for me! I'll stick with chicken! I DO call steak "snake" as a joke, though! Especially "Snake & Eggs".

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Default  Posted: 9:20 AM, June 17th (Tuesday)

I'm with ya on not minding snakes, but I do take exception with Rattlers and Copperheads.

We live in the edge of the wilderness, and every year we kill a few copperheads, and Sunday we had the fortunate event of having one in our garage. He is no more.

I leave all others alone. Those Rat snakes are awesome. They will keep the mice, and chipmunk population under control for sure.

Now the Rattlers we have are timber rattlers, and I have lived there since I was 7, I have NEVER seen one myself, but my Great Dane did have the misfortune of being bit by one, twice as a young lady. The vet knew it was a rattler, by how she responded to the poison, copperhead poison acts differently.


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ThoughtIKnewYa
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Default  Posted: 7:37 PM, June 17th (Tuesday)

Now the Rattlers we have are timber rattlers, and I have lived there since I was 7, I have NEVER seen one myself, but my Great Dane did have the misfortune of being bit by one, twice as a young lady. The vet knew it was a rattler, by how she responded to the poison, copperhead poison acts differently.
Timber rattlers can be very hard to see (so can copperheads). I've seen an Eastern Diamondback in the wild. I was fascinated by it, but kept a respectful distance because I knew it could drop me and I wouldn't have a chance, since the rattlers turn your blood to Jello- and I was alone. ANY snake scares me, but the rattlers terrify me!

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Default  Posted: 3:28 PM, June 18th (Wednesday)

So, if Tush is correct, if I saw 2 I actually have four? so if I have 4, then do I really have eight......arrrrrrrrggggggghhh..DS, Please ban me from all snake threads also. TYIA.


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Default  Posted: 2:50 PM, June 19th (Thursday)

If I'm correct, corn snakes are a kind of rat snakes. I think we are too far north for corn snakes. I've never heard of one in our vicinity, and I gave seen rat snakes a lot.

I could be wrong, it happened once before!


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Default  Posted: 3:23 PM, June 19th (Thursday)

Welcome - while your math is logical, it's not necessarily right.

I have never had/seen/killed a singular copperhead. It seems there are always at least two. Oh and the nasty buggers give birth to live babies, not eggs. That's fun to kill a momma, and have a bunch of babies come out. I have had it happen to me twice. Its the stuff nightmares are made out of.


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Default  Posted: 12:33 PM, June 20th (Friday)

OMG thanks for that nightmare heads up. Good thing I can't seem to grow the cohones to kill one. There is now actually an upside to that.....


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Default  Posted: 1:31 PM, June 20th (Friday)

FYI.. rat snakes can also scale a brick house.

Ask me how I know.


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Default  Posted: 1:57 PM, June 20th (Friday)

Ask me how I know.

Um no


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Default  Posted: 4:04 PM, June 20th (Friday)

I thought this one would look like a baby compared to Florida snakes.


I grew up in Ft Lauderdale-and would catch snakes routinely with my brothers. I knew what kind they were and which were safe. Now-no way!


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Default  Posted: 12:30 AM, June 21st (Saturday)

One word: shovel.

Fun for target practice.
The rattlers where I live come right up to the door. Had to train my dog to wait for Mami to check before he can walk out of the house now. He got bit 3X last fall and almost didn't make it.
And snake does taste good. Especially if all you've eaten for days on end were MREs.


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Default  Posted: 12:40 PM, June 21st (Saturday)

@purplerose, that one was about ten feet up our stucco chimney.


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