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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jul 18, 2015 10:34 AM CST
Still working in my garden renovation project so there are pots of plants all over. Little by little each plant is finding a home. Look what I disturbed while moving some pots today; poor little thing was trying to sleep in my pot ghetto. Oh, I was wearing the gauntlet glove because I was pulling out brambles; not to protect myself from the harmless little snake.

Northern Scarlet Snake (Cemophora coccinea copei)
http://srelherp.uga.edu/snakes/cemcoc.htm
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In this photo you can see the snake has a red upturned snout and a white underbelly which helps to identify it as a Scarlet Snake and not a Milk Snake or Scarlet King Snake. After the photos I released the snake in an area not scheduled for renovation this season.
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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Jul 18, 2015 8:38 PM CST
Awesome, I've never seen one here except at tourista snake farms
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Jul 19, 2015 5:34 PM CST

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Such pretty snakes!
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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Jul 20, 2015 9:41 PM CST
Awww, how cute! He/she is gorgeous! Lovey dubby
Thanks for posting these photos, Greene!
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jul 20, 2015 10:19 PM CST
Thank You! This is the second time I have found this type of snake. When I see this snake I jump back, check the stripes and the underbelly, and then exhale. Sighing! This snake may eat my Anole lizard eggs but it is a friendly snake and harmless to humans.
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Name: Jim D
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jimard8
Jul 20, 2015 10:34 PM CST
Indeed ,, startled and hold on ,,, if the band next to the red , was yellow ,, Trouble !!!

Yes greene for us amateurs . Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

Red and Yellow ,, Deadly Fellow . Thumbs down
Red and Black . Friend of Jack , Thumbs up

How about that ,? The 1970 Boy Scout Manual Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jul 20, 2015 10:48 PM CST
I moved here 14 years ago.
In the first few weeks I found a Black Widow spider and a baby Copperhead snake. Savannah is a pretty laid-back kind of place, but it helps to wear shoes and watch your step around here. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 21, 2015 11:54 AM CST
jimard8 said: Indeed ,, startled and hold on ,,, if the band next to the red , was yellow ,, Trouble !!!

Yes greene for us amateurs . Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

Red and Yellow ,, Deadly Fellow . Thumbs down
Red and Black . Friend of Jack , Thumbs up

How about that ,? The 1970 Boy Scout Manual Rolling on the floor laughing


Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

I learned it this way:
Red touch yellow, you poor fellow
Red touch black, you lucky Jack

Courtesy of my mother circa 1956


My crazy husband is always trying to see what the color on the tip of the nose is and I keep telling him who cares what color the tip of the nose is, it's the combination of the stripes that's important. Just learn the little ditty. Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
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jimard8
Jul 21, 2015 1:27 PM CST
The distortion of that is that Banded King Snakes , and Coral Snakes , can happen as all red ,all yellow , all Black or several variations ,
I once saw an all Black 8 inch coral snake , at a southern Georgia reptile zoo , may of been northern Florida , long while ago ,
I have a few snake stories from a few places Hilarious!



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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 21, 2015 1:59 PM CST
That's interesting Jim. I never knew that.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jul 24, 2015 7:29 AM CST
Beautiful snake!

Speaking of colorful poison snakes....
Something interesting in the local news...

Poison exotics from Africa!

http://www.13wmaz.com/story/news/local/milledgeville/2015/07...

Gaboon viper on the loose!
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
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jimard8
Jul 24, 2015 1:28 PM CST
stone) Chesapeake Bay 1965 I use to see a lot of exotics , Had to be careful and still do , ship riding stowaways Glare

Houston reservoir 1970 Thailand Cobra , everywhere all over the southwest , a few years ago Franklin D Roosevelt reservoir was full of them , Look just like Mississippi Giant Cottonmouth except longer , BIG Snake , Blinking

Personally I have done some snake handling , But I don't do Cobra's (Cobrius Cobrius ) ??? Confused Whistling
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure

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