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Aug 1, 2013 4:07 PM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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While walking a new nature trail today I almost stepped on this guy. After moving myself to a respectable distance (very quickly) and lowering my heart rate, I was able to enjoy looking at it.

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Aug 1, 2013 6:42 PM CST
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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That raises my heart beat just looking at a picture of that mouth!
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Aug 1, 2013 6:48 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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OMG!!!
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uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
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Aug 1, 2013 7:17 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Wow!
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Aug 1, 2013 7:41 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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He looks as though he's been eating well.....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Aug 1, 2013 7:53 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Yikes! Looks like it is yawning..getting sleepy after eating or hungry for more! Blinking Blinking
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Aug 1, 2013 7:58 PM CST
Name: Marylyn
Houston, TX (Zone 9a)
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Yikes!!!!!
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Aug 1, 2013 9:35 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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Just what do you consider to be a "respectable distance"?
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Aug 1, 2013 9:47 PM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Well, the snake was probably about two feet long and I move back at least six feet. Which is considerably better than the eight inch that was between us when I first saw it.
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Aug 1, 2013 9:48 PM CST
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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At my house, a respectable distance would be two blocks away.
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Aug 1, 2013 9:58 PM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Bubbles said:At my house, a respectable distance would be two blocks away.

That's a lot of respect. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Aug 1, 2013 10:16 PM CST
Name: Linda Williams
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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Well, we all know who has the right-of-way in situations like that! No signs required (I don't suppose they have snake crossing signs out?).
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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Aug 1, 2013 10:20 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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Yeah...6 feet is definitely not enough....but, really..is he supposed to be that fat? Looks more like a slug....
I could be wrong...
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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Aug 1, 2013 10:36 PM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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They can get fairly fat. Here's one I saw early this year. It's not nearly as heavy looking as the first one.

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Aug 1, 2013 11:04 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
Really, the one pictured looked more like a slug or an eel in shape. I don't think I care for your snakes...lol..

I'm used to my King Snakes and like them...I really don't like those guys you have there.....no, not at all...lol..
I could be wrong...
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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Aug 5, 2013 3:39 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Yikes, how scary, glad we don't have those here. nodding
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Aug 5, 2013 3:55 PM CST
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Do you have poisonous snakes, Margaret?
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Aug 5, 2013 4:13 PM CST
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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You were using a LONG lens, yes ???
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
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Aug 5, 2013 4:26 PM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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gingin said:You were using a LONG lens, yes ???


Most definitely! Also knee high rubber boots.
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Aug 5, 2013 5:12 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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Sandi, thankfully we have no snakes of any kind here, it's too darn cold!!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing There are snakes, including rattlers at the lower elevations, like around the Kamloops hills and the warmer more arid areas.

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