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#31 Utah Smitty OFFLINE  

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Posted July 11, 2016 - 11:14 AM

Neither. Do you have water close by? That's looks like a common water snake. It has too thick of a body to be a corn or black snake.
 
 
David, keep it as they are very beneficial.
After saying that though, I have had to re-home two black snakes out of my barn, caught them in my baby chickens' pen trying to eat my baby chicks.
 
My son picked up this little beauty yesterday
 
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Ummm that looks a lot like a copperhead to me--triangular shaped head and all.....

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Posted July 11, 2016 - 11:34 AM

Ummm that looks a lot like a copperhead to me--triangular shaped head and all.....

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Nope, we aren't purposely buying a venomous snake. :smilewink:

 

It's called a Hog Island Boa, only get 4-5 feet long, one of the smallest species of Boas.


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Posted July 11, 2016 - 11:35 AM

That reply was actually for me quoting Alan and his picture. The snake he pictured looks to be a common water snake, not black or corn.

I see that now.  Gotcha.



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Posted July 11, 2016 - 02:24 PM

... it's eyes were still open and it was unnerving to see the thing "staring" at me...

 

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It was kind of hard for it to shut it's eyes since snake do not have eyelids, they are open all the time.


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Posted July 11, 2016 - 02:40 PM

It was kind of hard for it to shut it's eyes since snake do not have eyelids, they are open all the time.

Nuu-uuhh! The one that 'surprised' David Brown winked afterwards.


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Posted July 11, 2016 - 05:34 PM

I keep almost all snakes, even rattlers, because at least they warm you first. Water moccasins or copperheads, they have to go. Long story short...when I was a kid, I got bit by a copperhead right through a pair of Cat leather boots. Rushed to the ER and everything. Not been a fan ever since. On a side note, we did have a house cat that kept killing copperheads and leaving them on our porch every morning.

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Posted July 11, 2016 - 11:48 PM

It was kind of hard for it to shut it's eyes since snake do not have eyelids, they are open all the time.

See, that's why I come to this forum... you learn something new every time.

 

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Posted July 12, 2016 - 02:40 PM

I say burn the barn down and start over lol, I hate snakes.




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