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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Feb 18, 2012 1:50 PM CST
We get various snakes that visit. I welcome the "good guys" as they tend to keep the "bad guys" away. All oak snakes we name Ms. Annie (Annie Oaksnake Hilarious! ) and all the black snakes are Blackie. These pics were taken a few years ago with my 35mm and had to be scanned so they may not be the best.
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 18, 2012 1:56 PM CST
Nice. I like snakes and appreciate their usefulness ... just hate it when they "surprise" me. Well, I like all of them around here except Copperheads, Water Moccasins, and Rattlers.





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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Feb 18, 2012 2:04 PM CST
amen to that...we had a coral snake in the screen room once. It "became" one with the extra propagne tank and is now in a jar of alcohol Blinking Blinking
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 18, 2012 2:21 PM CST
Sounds right. Good place for it. Thumbs up
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Newyorkrita
Feb 18, 2012 3:50 PM CST
Oh, no snakes here. The idea of poisonius snakes freaks me out. Thank goodness there aren't any around here. But if I know for absolute sure that the snake is not poisonius then snakes don't creep me out. Can't say I like them but not ceepy.

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tropicbreeze
Feb 18, 2012 6:06 PM CST
I have a soft spot for all snakes, they tend to leave people alone. There's only one here that I'm wary of and that's the Death Adder. It relies on camouflage so won't move away if it hears you coming. It's easy to tred on them. And they're incredibly fast.

"With the quickest strike in the world, a Death Adder can go from strike position to striking and back again within 0.13 of a second."
http://listverse.com/2011/03/30/top-10-most-venomous-snakes/

Luckily I've never found one at home. But we get them at work and other places nearby. So if I did find one at home I'd relocate it, probably give it to the wildlife park. Any of the others I just leave be.
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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Feb 19, 2012 12:24 PM CST
We have puff adders here AKA hognose. They can be pretty scary when they posture.
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tarev
Feb 19, 2012 12:44 PM CST
My neighbor says we have rattlers around here..so I am very careful when cleaning around..thankfully have not seen one..she once saw a baby rattler, but it is dead already in one of her boxes in her garage..so I said..uh-oh..if there is a baby..mommy is just around...jipperss....
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SongofJoy
Feb 26, 2012 4:03 PM CST
I can't for the life of me find the picture of the Black Rat Snake I took last summer as it was moving through the front yard. I've looked and looked. If I ever find it, I'll post it. Confused Glare



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LindaTX8
Feb 29, 2012 7:48 PM CST

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Our "usual suspects" are fine...I've never had any problem with them.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Feb 19, 2013 9:15 AM CST

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I spotted a baby snake today...guess it's that time of year!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Feb 20, 2013 4:42 AM CST
gingin said:We get various snakes that visit. I welcome the "good guys" as they tend to keep the "bad guys" away. All oak snakes we name Ms. Annie (Annie Oaksnake Hilarious! ) and all the black snakes are Blackie. These pics were taken a few years ago with my 35mm and had to be scanned so they may not be the best.
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Is that first one a rattle snake? Blinking Blinking Blinking Crying Thumbs down
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Feb 20, 2013 4:56 AM CST
What kind of snake is in the second pic? Blinking Crying
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Feb 22, 2013 11:41 AM CST
#1 is an oak snake and #2 is a black snake
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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Feb 22, 2013 11:52 AM CST
Here are two more pics of Ms. Annie. The first showes the round pupils which is an indication that it's NOT venomus. The second is the whole thing...and yes, I was that up close to it Whistling Thumb of 2013-02-22/gingin/35a111 Thumb of 2013-02-22/gingin/6ea5d9
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LindaTX8
Feb 22, 2013 12:03 PM CST

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Nice looking snakes! Never could understand why people are so afraid of nonvenomous snakes!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Feb 22, 2013 12:12 PM CST
Yes I really like Ms. Annie...there have been times though when it has scared the tar out of me when I've come close to stepping on it...or I look at a tree/bush and we're eyeball to eyeball Hilarious!
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Feb 22, 2013 11:05 PM CST
Scary, Crying Blinking but the venomous ones are really scary!!! Crying Blinking Blinking
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mcash70
Feb 22, 2013 11:53 PM CST
Don't have any here, too cold, I don't mind garter snakes but I think one of those large ones would scare the crap out of me!! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Gleni
Dec 6, 2013 4:02 AM CST
You have to be careful with venomous snakes in Oz but you have to be unlucky to be bitten. I have a Yellow-faced Whipsnake resident in the garden. It is welcome here. But the people who mow the lawn are petrified of it.
I will try and photograph it. That is, if it will cooperate and I don't get the willies.
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