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Jul 18, 2015 10:34 AM CST
Name: greene
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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...
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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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Jul 18, 2015 8:38 PM CST
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Awesome, I've never seen one here except at tourista snake farms
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Jul 19, 2015 5:34 PM CST
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Such pretty snakes!
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Jul 20, 2015 9:41 PM CST
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Awww, how cute! He/she is gorgeous! Lovey dubby
Thanks for posting these photos, Greene!
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Jul 20, 2015 10:19 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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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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Jul 20, 2015 10:34 PM CST
Name: Jim D
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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
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
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Jul 20, 2015 10:48 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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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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Jul 21, 2015 11:54 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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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


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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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Jul 21, 2015 1:27 PM CST
Name: Jim D
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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!
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
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Jul 21, 2015 1:59 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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That's interesting Jim. I never knew that.
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Jul 24, 2015 7:29 AM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Beautiful snake!

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

Poison exotics from Africa!

http://www.13wmaz.com/story/ne...

Gaboon viper on the loose!
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Jul 24, 2015 1:28 PM CST
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
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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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Jun 1, 2017 4:31 PM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Check this dude!
Apparently hunting those nasty voles... Good hunting!
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Jun 1, 2017 6:33 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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Hilarious! Living on the west coast all my life, I would panic if I saw one of those brightly colored snakes. I can id rattlers by the shape of their head, and we do have 1 small banded desert snake , but just yellow and black. I would never make it in the SE...too many poisonous critters.
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Jun 1, 2017 6:40 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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stone said:Thumb of 2017-06-01/stone/e6ae35



Is that a Canebrake/Timber Rattler???
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Jun 1, 2017 6:47 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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I can't see his head so I don't know. When In doubt, step back. Hilarious!
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Jun 2, 2017 6:29 AM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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greene said:

Is that a Canebrake/Timber Rattler???



Yupper!

Ain't he a cool dude!
The cats pointed him out....
Took them back to the house so the snake could go his way in peace.

ctcarol said:I can't see his head so I don't know.

Don't need to see the head...
The colours and the width of the body give him away....

Also....
The rattles were in view.
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Jun 2, 2017 4:24 PM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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You know...
Snakes generally stay in the area where they live... So... After a while you realize that you're seeing the same snakes over and over...

Anyway... Here's a picture from last September....

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Jun 2, 2017 4:51 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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He's more colorful than our western rattlers. Rolling my eyes.
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Jun 2, 2017 5:00 PM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Yes...
And sounds different, too.

Last summer, when the cats had him surrounded, he was just abuzzin'. Sounded like a cicada... Except it was all a single frequency.

Let me know I wasn't hearing a cicada as I walked in from the garden...
The cicada notes rise and fall. Rattle snake buzz was all one pitch.

Higher and faster than the western diamondback.

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