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lonestarjeff    Posted 07-29-2018 at 19:38:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Snake
  • Anyone ID this little guy?

    steveVa    Posted 07-30-2018 at 13:59:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Looks like a Garter Snake to me.
    I do not like Snakes.
    I have a rule about snakes and spiders.
    If I do not see you then you are OK.
    If I see you then you will most likely die.
    The one exception is a black snake.
    If a Triangular head, they are better off dead. (triangle head means poisonous)
    Slits in their eyes, this one dies. (vertical slits in their eyes means poisonous)

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 07-30-2018 at 17:34:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Not the Garter snakes in my yard. Those have various colored stripes down the sides of them, brown, orange, green, black are a few varieties that come to mind. I saw one of 'em eating a European slug a few days ago. The snakes are now welcome.
    Just wish they were bigger for the larger slugs.

    Larry TX    Posted 07-30-2018 at 08:23:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • No Jeff, but it doesn't appear to have the right shaped head to be one of our state's poisonous snakes; are you able to view its eyes - vertical pupil indicates poisonous, round pupil maybe okay. Take it to a local Vet (or Zoo up that way) and have them ID it just to be sure as it might have family members close by. At least now, it's a good snake - looks as if it met up with a sharp object, ha!

    Gaspump    Posted 07-30-2018 at 10:34:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Just a side story about taking the snake to the vet. Years ago when my friend was still in engineering school at UF he was hunting quail near St Augustine. He downed a quail that fell a good distance away in heavy cover. When he finally found it a large snake was trying to eat it. Ticked him off so he blew the snake away. He and his party could not identify the snake so they decided that he should take it back to UF and have them identify it. Shortly after he dropped it off the Game Warden arrived and cited him. The snake was an Indigo snake and highly protected. Cost him hundreds of dollars!!

    Poderac    Posted 07-30-2018 at 15:48:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • It is a rat snake. It is not venomous. It likely eats venomous snakes. Karma may get you when the venomous one that he doesn't eat bites you. Pay attention, Larry, as a live rat snake is an asset.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 07-30-2018 at 05:09:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I can't tell you Jeff, but found site that might help ID it.

    Tim Daley(MI)

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