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« on: August 17, 2009, 07:19:35 PM »

My new rat snake!
The dog what got bit by the rattler found him in the middle of the yard!






he might be the same one I posted awhuile back on the fence!

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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2009, 07:24:19 PM »

Nice lookin critter you got there.
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2009, 07:31:33 PM »

It would look better if its head was chopped off!

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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2009, 07:38:44 PM »

 grin My wife says youre mean Steve!!!
Besides, they cant crawl very well without a head!...This makes them harder to catch!!!

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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2009, 07:42:11 PM »

The only good snake is a dead snake.  Smiley I ran over one today.....hope it is now a good snake. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2009, 08:14:27 PM »

If I saw a snake like that in the middle of my yard I'd move!
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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2009, 08:24:38 PM »

Pretty snake!!! I hope s/he catches a lot of rats for you!!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2009, 09:41:13 PM »

OOhh, it is beautiful!  Yes, I hope it catches lots of vermin!  We don't have many big type snakes around here, just little garter snakes, or at least I have never seen a big one & I'm always looking for something new!
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2009, 09:43:50 PM »

that is a very nice looking snake.  I am making great efforts to become friends with the snakes and I actually like to hold them now. We have some beautiful looking snakes out here, although I don't know the names of them. We also have the dreaded rattlesnakes that appear every once in a while.
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2009, 12:25:34 AM »

    Sweet!  The only snakes I'm not fond of are Cottonmouth and their cousin the Copperhead.  Rattlers will let me know they're there if I give them a chance.  I grew up with no poisonous snakes where we lived so it was an experience for me not to get the willies when I came across a poisonous one.  Great picture!
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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2009, 11:09:10 PM »

Beautiful animal......And the biggest corn snake I think I have seen.
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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2009, 11:18:03 PM »

I don't see much red to be a corn snake Iddee, perhaps its a female? These are the corns I'm familiar with: http://www.aaanimalcontrol.com/blog/redratsnake.html


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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2009, 11:43:18 PM »

Turn him loose and let him eat some mice and rats.....God know there are enough of those rolleyes
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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2009, 08:50:01 AM »

JP, Scroll down to bottom of this page. Corns come in all colors.

http://www.corn-utopia.com/Corn%20Utopia%20on%20the%20Web/-%20CORN%20SNAKES%20-%20cornsnakes%20for%20sale%20Cornutopia.htm
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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2009, 06:57:46 PM »

Hey BF!
he/she is living in my pond now!.I put him in there right after I took the pics!
I let loose all the snakes I get, but usually about a half mile or so down the road, near the cemeterys.If I dont do that, believe it or not, they'll get back into the pigeon coup!
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« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2009, 08:14:43 PM »

Beautiful snake! I get lots of both red and yellow rat snakes here. I generally just let them bee (they're great at getting rid of, not only rats/mice, but roaches as well). They are a pain in the hen house though, the big ones can eat 4-5 eggs at a sitting!
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« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2009, 07:30:53 PM »

I caught a black rat snake last month and released it.
There is just absolutely no reason to kill a non-venomous snake.
None whatsoever.
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« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2009, 07:35:51 PM »

I caught a black rat snake last month and released it.
There is just absolutely no reason to kill a non-venomous snake.
None whatsoever.

And in most instances no reason to kill a poisonous one either.


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« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2009, 10:02:57 PM »

My sentiments exactly JP!

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« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2009, 10:06:32 PM »

I don't kill the venomous ones either.
I've caught and relocated the copperheads we have here.

I don't fear them but I have a healthy respect for the injury one can cause.

Just like with my bees. Enough stings can kill some people.
But we learn to handle, live with, and respect them.
As should be with all of natures creatures.
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