Weekly snake thread

Discussion in 'Survival, Preparedness, and Outdoors' started by Beef15, May 29, 2017.

  1. MacEntyre

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    Farm Dog found a pregnant terrapin.

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    That's not a snek, and how do ya know it's pregnant ?:D:eek::D:eek:
     
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    Gravid, rather than pregnant since they lay eggs, but no idea how to tell.
     
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  4. MacEntyre

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    They only come up outa the lake, climb the hill and go inta the yard when they wanna dig a hole an' lay eggs. She's ready!
     
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    I saw a 4 foot black snake in my yard today
     
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  7. MacEntyre

    MacEntyre Shoot on Sight! Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I bet a lot more'n 92 were kilt in May!
     
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    I was working on a friend of the wife's tractor, wife opened this drawer, glanced in looking for some parts, and shut it.
    I, barely paying attention to what she was doing, said, "there's a snake", she said, "where?" she didn't believe me that it was in the drawer.
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    a terrapin is a land reptile,snapping turtles come out of the water to lay eggs, seeing snake eating egg my neighbor puts golf balls in chicken box when he was on vacation i looked his nest their was a blacksnake had eaten 2 golf balls
     
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    BBD280 God, Guns, and Guts Supporting Member

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    What ya think @Burt Gummer, pine snake?
     
  11. tod0987

    tod0987 Say What?

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    It stole your 10mm socket!!!!!!!!

    Looks like a juvenile gray rat snake to me.
     
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  12. Burt Gummer

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    Juvenile black rat is my guess
     
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    Glad you know your snakes. Not sure about anyone that is not a solid color.
     
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    Those are well defined markings, possible juvenile corn snake?
     
  15. MacEntyre

    MacEntyre Shoot on Sight! Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Corn Snakes are usually more red... I vote for Pine Snake or one of the Rat Snakes that is not a Black Rat Snake.
     
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  16. Burt Gummer

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    Why isn’t it a black rat snake? The juveniles look exactly like this until the get big.
     
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    That head coloring with the split dark pattern behind the eyes on the head (think of a "Y") usually is indicative of a juvenile rat snake vs the corn which will have a more of an "arrow head" across the top of the head.
     
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    You guys obviously haven't learned a got darn things about snakes like I have from this thread..

    It's clearly a poisonous copperheaded danger snek.

    You are welcome.
     
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    Those are some wild looking markings. I went (in my mind) to an exotic the way the head shape looks in the pic. Then I went pine and then @Burt Gummer got me going rat but I am back towards pine now due to the head shape and pattern...neat lil feller for sure.
     
  21. BBD280

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    I initially thought pine snake as well because of the markings but I think @Burt Gummer is right about it being a juvenile rat snake. I've never actually seen a pine snake in person but descriptions say they're heavy bodied and spend most of their time underground. Also,the pine snake in the pic below appears to have a head shaped more like a hognose......
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  22. Burt Gummer

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    Right. Pine snakes are more speckled. But what do I know? Lol
     
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    It's either a Craftsman, Kobalt, Mac or Snapon. Please, for the love of God, don't be a Harbor Freight snek.
     
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  24. BBD280

    BBD280 God, Guns, and Guts Supporting Member

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    You know a lot about snakes..... matter of a fact I hear you're the best trouser snake wrangler on the forum.
     
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  25. Burt Gummer

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    I learned from @Geezer
     
  26. MacEntyre

    MacEntyre Shoot on Sight! Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Weeded the garden this evening an' met young Copperhaid!

    You can tell by the triangular haid that I smashed his noggin good.
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    Looks like he still has a slightly green tail.
     
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    Great pic. For everyone that screams copperhead at the first sign of a pattern, if it doesn’t look like this, it’s not a copperhead
     
  29. MacEntyre

    MacEntyre Shoot on Sight! Charter Member Supporting Member

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    My Ball Python ate a rat out of the little feeder aquarium inside her big Terrerium. Then she sat looking at the spot where she kilt the rat for three days.
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  30. MacEntyre

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    So, I dropped in another rat, and she kilt it immediately...
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    Burp!

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    Python was still hungry, after eating 2 rats this week. She took the 3rd one while I held it by the tail. Ate it without putting it down!
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    She is prepping for the crash!

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    I saw a real beauty while taking the short hike to Springers Point on Ocracoke. Beautiful creature.
     
  36. foopid stucker

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    kind miss my python "monte". had her for 15 years and gave her away after I became married to a reef aquarium. they are a great pet. only bit me twice...
     
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    MacEntyre Shoot on Sight! Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Bit ya! Wasn't a Ball Python, then... ours seems to enjoy being held by us'n. We don' mess with her when she's eatin', though.
     
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    Seen Burmese and especially Reticulated that were quite aggressive. And seem to get more so when they get large.
    Retics are notoriously grumpy.

    Balls are the perfect snake to keep!
     
  39. MacEntyre

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    4th rat in 10 days...[​IMG][​IMG]

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    She gonna get huge!!!