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#31 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 17, 2012 - 07:28 PM

Yesterday I came home from mowing the neighbors lawn and my mom told me she saw a snake under a rock in her garden. I asked what kind of snake it was and she said she had no idea but it had orange spots on its back. I had no idea what she was talking about so I went to look for it. It turned out to be a baby milk snake, about 7 inches long. I told her what it was and it was harmless but she did not care and wanted me to get rid of it!

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They have pretty good camouflage! Can you find it?
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Posted June 17, 2012 - 09:27 PM

Say Ryan, I killed a snake yesterday, ran over it with my tractor and didn't even know it was there till I backed away from it. This is in central NC, near a pond. The snake had a "patchy" pattern of say, khaki and tan spots on it. I couldn't tell whether the head was the distintive triangle shape of the usual venemous snake or not. Any thought on what it might have been? Sorry, didn't thing to take a pic.

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Posted June 17, 2012 - 09:51 PM

How big was it? I would say corn snake or copperhead. I really don't know a lot about snakes other then the ones in my area. If you had a pic we could probably ID it with some help from google. Its to bad that you hit it with your tractor. If I am mowing and see something I stop and move it so I don't kill it. Although, its not uncommon for me to hit frogs and snakes, and the occasional turtle.

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Posted June 17, 2012 - 09:58 PM

it was about 2 feet long. I did rescue a turtle. As to seeing something first, I was cutting back thick honeysuckle and tall weeds. Typically, the 30 bush hog would be buried two feet deep under the vine overgrowth, then I'd back up, raise the mower and mulch up what I'd cut off at the ground.

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Posted June 17, 2012 - 11:36 PM

I can see the tip of it's tail in the photo but I'll be hanged if I can see the rest of it.
Your right about blending in.

P.S. I just found the rest of it. Makes a good puzzle.

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 05:37 AM

I found it! Blends in pretty good!

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 08:12 AM

Pretty cool idea for a picture Ryan. It took me a second to locate it.

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 03:21 PM

I am glad you guys like it! If I had put it off center it would probably would have been harder to find.

About 10 feet over the property line there is a little stream, only about 2-3 feet wide. We call the stream the property line because it makes everything easier. I was going fishing and went to step over the stream to go over to the ponds and saw this little one. It has some nice colors on it! About 8-10 inches long.

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 10:18 AM

I could not find it until you said center and even then...wow that is cool.

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 01:56 PM

Today, I went to the shed to put the weed whacker away and I heard a thump. I looked and it was a snake! It was sitting on a ledge and when I walked in I must have spooked it and it fell off, making the "thump" noise.


This was probably the calmest snake I have ever caught. I was able to pick it up very easily, and I didn't have to grab behind the head until it calmed down either!

After I was done playing, I put it right back into the shed. Some of you are probably cursing at me through your computer screen now, but this is a VERY beneficial snake to have around.

It came in at 3 feet 1 inch.
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Posted July 19, 2012 - 08:19 PM

I ran over a baby copperhead with the mower yesterday. Only problem with a baby is that momma is somewhere.

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 02:28 PM

i can see it now, Ryan is going to have his own show and it will be called " Ryan the snake whisperer "

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 04:02 PM

Most all of the snakes I see are the same kind....Rattleheadcoppermoccasin...they are the most deadly kind known to man and and need to be chopped up into little pieces!

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 04:07 PM

...need to be chopped up into little pieces!


I don't know about that. :unsure:

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 04:14 PM

They all scare the living crap out of me!




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