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#1 daytime dave OFFLINE  

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 11:48 AM

Ryan, and any one else, could you tell me what type of snake this is?

I went out to check something in the garden and he was out like that behind the garden.

By the way, for anyone wondering, these were taken with extreme telephoto.

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 12:02 PM

Tractorholic we call them just plain old garden snakes. I see them from time to time around here. Non poisonous variety. Had one stuck in the skimmer basket on my pool a couple years ago. I reached in to grab him as I thought he was dead and the little bugger bite me. Scared the crap out of me . I didn't get sick and am still breathing.
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Posted July 26, 2012 - 12:05 PM

A little far north, but looks a bit like a yellow bellied water snake.

The water snakes, for a non-venomous snake, will strike like they are king cobras!

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 12:21 PM

Tractorholic we call them just plain old garden snakes. I see them from time to time around here. Non poisonous variety. Had one stuck in the skimmer basket on my pool a couple years ago. I reached in to grab him as I thought he was dead and the little bugger bite me. Scared the crap out of me . I didn't get sick and am still breathing.


I agree, just a little garter snake. Garters come in about every color you could imagine. It is just another sub-species of the garter snake. The checkerboard pattern on it's back is what gives it away. They are pretty calm snakes, and if you do get bit, they may draw a few drops of blood but once you wash the blood off you can only see the bite marks if you knew where they were. Just know that if you pick up a garter, they stink much worse then other snakes!
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Posted July 26, 2012 - 06:28 PM

My wife said it was a red bellied black snake. A garter snake cousin.
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Posted July 26, 2012 - 07:14 PM

My wife said it was a red bellied black snake. A garter snake cousin.


Is she sure? I googled it and got snakes that looked like this. I got nothing that looked like the one Dave posted.

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 07:43 PM

I just type what I am told. I am not snakeyologistey type person.
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Posted July 26, 2012 - 08:35 PM

Gater Snake, lots of them around here!
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Posted July 26, 2012 - 10:17 PM

I just type what I am told.


I have done that myself, usually after saying "Yes Dear" lol :bounce:




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