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Not much of an image...I've been around snakes most of my younger life..mostly rattle snakes, dozens and yes dozens, the area was thick with them, had dogs bit but luckily never me, too close too may times so I don't like any snakes anymore...first time I ever saw one climb straight up a tree.
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Post by PietFrancke »

it is amazing how strong they are - once they have a muscle grip on something, you can't just pull them. I see a 4 plus foot long blacksnake once a week and have counted as many as six at the same time in my garage/workshop - I don't like snakes either, but the ones I see don't have venom in them.. (though need to keep eye out for water moccasins). I put my hand on a blacksnake by accident once when I reached to a tree branch to pull myself up a hill from a creek, that made my heart stop!! Our dogs have always been lucky snake wise, though a snapping turtle got the snout of my current dog.

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Ouch....It's a wonder you got that heart started again, scary !

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Impressive fellow. He looks a lot like the one I had last year wound up in the swing chains. What kind is he?
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I think what they call chicken snake or rat snake....I dunno. I'm only expert at rattle snake and blue indigo

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Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:24 am
I think what they call chicken snake or rat snake....I dunno. I'm only expert at rattle snake and blue indigo
That’s what ours was too. I’m told they are good to keep around, so I didn’t do to him what I usually do to snakes, I just whipped him with a broom till he got off my porch swing.
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I remember that shot..

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Amazing. Last week I heard a noise in my bedroom and checked to see what was causing it. Found the same kind snake (a rat snake) about 5 to 6 feet long stretched up the wall wrapped around a window. Rushed to get my camera, took several pictures, managed to corral it into a waste basket (it wasn't happy, kept vibrating its tail and lunging at me), removed it to my patio, and took a several more shots; then discovered I didn't have a memory card in the camera. I had been too excited to notice the camera telling me as much. It was such a huge beautiful specimen, I am sorry I wasn't able to get any photos. It was quite spectacular hanging in the window. It had apparently come in a hole that mice had been using to get in. A couple years ago, a somewhat smaller rat snake had come in the same place and slithered into my family room. That snake I did manage to photograph. I blocked up the hole at the time, but it had somehow become unblocked. One day last year I saw a rat snake and another day a black rat snake slithering across my patio along a chipmunk run and haven't seen a chipmunk since.

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Ceropegia wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:51 pm
Amazing. Last week I heard a noise in my bedroom and checked to see what was causing it. Found the same kind snake (a rat snake) about 5 to 6 feet long stretched up the wall wrapped around a window. Rushed to get my camera, took several pictures, managed to corral it into a waste basket (it wasn't happy, kept vibrating its tail and lunging at me), removed it to my patio, and took a several more shots; then discovered I didn't have a memory card in the camera. I had been too excited to notice the camera telling me as much. It was such a huge beautiful specimen, I am sorry I wasn't able to get any photos. It was quite spectacular hanging in the window. It had apparently come in a hole that mice had been using to get in. A couple years ago, a somewhat smaller rat snake had come in the same place and slithered into my family room. That snake I did manage to photograph. I blocked up the hole at the time, but it had somehow become unblocked. One day last year I saw a rat snake and another day a black rat snake slithering across my patio along a chipmunk run and haven't seen a chipmunk since.
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Ceropegia wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:51 pm
Amazing. Last week I heard a noise in my bedroom and checked to see what was causing it. Found the same kind snake (a rat snake) about 5 to 6 feet long stretched up the wall wrapped around a window. Rushed to get my camera, took several pictures, managed to corral it into a waste basket (it wasn't happy, kept vibrating its tail and lunging at me), removed it to my patio, and took a several more shots; then discovered I didn't have a memory card in the camera. I had been too excited to notice the camera telling me as much. It was such a huge beautiful specimen, I am sorry I wasn't able to get any photos. It was quite spectacular hanging in the window. It had apparently come in a hole that mice had been using to get in. A couple years ago, a somewhat smaller rat snake had come in the same place and slithered into my family room. That snake I did manage to photograph. I blocked up the hole at the time, but it had somehow become unblocked. One day last year I saw a rat snake and another day a black rat snake slithering across my patio along a chipmunk run and haven't seen a chipmunk since.
OMG, what a story, Their muscle strength is pretty impressive. The heart takes a pause when we mess with them!

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