Just a snake

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  1. JimB

    JimB Picking it up slowly. Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Clearing some Kudzu this morning and caught a rough green snake coming down a vine. Played with him for a few min and let him go. Have seen a couple dead ones but this is the first live one I’ve seen near the house.

    Sorry, no phone with me at the time so no pic.
     
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    one of the prettiest snakes!
     
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  4. JimB

    JimB Picking it up slowly. Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    If you just went out and grabbed one I’m a little jealous.
     
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    backwoodsshooter There’s no such things as ghost guns or ghost Charter Member Supporting Member

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    What am I missing here?

    Are the green ones “petable” or the lack of better terms? I’ve never seen a green snake alive
     
  6. JimB

    JimB Picking it up slowly. Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Pretty little snake, lives mostly in trees, eats spiders, almost never bites...I’ve never known anyone that’s been bitten by one.
     
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    I've got big rat snakes and I've seen a copperhead or two over the years. I used to see some milk snakes in the trees. But we've got so many Hawks of all kinds and Barred Owls around, the tree snakes don't fair well.

    Last time I saw a small snake, it was in the mouth of a large Red Shouldered Hawk about 150 feet off the ground.
     
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    On my gate...
     

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    When I was 10 or 12 there was a green snake in our driveway, I picked it up and the little bastard bit me. I believe that was the last time I saw a green snake in the wild.
     
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    They just look angry at the world. I think it's the dead eyes...
     
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    JimB Picking it up slowly. Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Just a quick heads up for those members from, or traveling to, east Africa.
     
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    Fun snake to hassle and play with for a moment. They are very docile and like gorgeous little green gems. Used to be able to find a half dozen in a yard, but I might see one or two a year now, tops.

    The C in CFF sands for Carolina, not Central African Republic.
     
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    Not green but found this while cleaning up the yard today
     
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    Cool. Not that I’ll got picking the up or anything lol. But good to know I can handle with
     
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    JimB Picking it up slowly. Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Find those in the pine straw and mulch, I believe that they eat slugs, worms and insects, my wife believes that they eat people that garden.
     
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    Rat snake?

    Got quite a few of those around the house.

    What I don't have a bunch of is rodents.

    :)
     
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    Dekays Brown Snake. They only get 12-15” long full grown
     
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    Back when I was a kid I found a green snake hanging out in a lone dogwood tree in a large wooded area. Everyday, after school, I would stop by that tree and find him. I'd climb up and get him, play with him awhile, and let him go. By the end of the summer he would climb down to me. He was my buddy. I haven't seen a green snake around here in over 30 years but I still look for them.
     
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    I believe I read somewhere that green snakes actually like being handled.
     
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    They have one of these at the herp museum in Wilmington.
    That place is incredible!
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    Only good snake is a DEAD snake. God cursed them for a reason!
    DS
     
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    20 minutes before the plumber was due to install a water heater in the crawl space this little guy decided to pay a visit. IMG_20181009_083642388.jpg
     
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    He looks hungry
     
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    Put him under the house. You won’t have any mice
     
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    I love Snake City. Follows a couple in South Africa as they capture and release venomous snakes.
     
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    Nope, Nope, NOPE!!!!! That couple is NUTZ!!!!!!
    The best way to catch a green mamba is with 6 rounds of .357 snake shot PLUS a shovel AND an ax!!!!!
     
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    Funny thing, when I was deployed, the things that scared me most were spiders, scorpions, and insects. Never concerned with snakes.
     
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    Found 2 tiny snakes in my backyard while mowing yesterday evening. Looked like what @Burt Gummer showed above.

    I prefer all snakes found near my house to be dead since my dogs are always outside with me off leash. Couldn’t catch these 2 before they ran under the fence to the neighbors yard.
     
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    I try to catch all the non-venomous snakes in my yard (and sometimes for the city folk that moved in next door). Haven't had the pleasure of dealing with a venomous snake yet in my yard. We had timber rattlers in my parent's yard when we lived down by Cherry Point many years ago.
     
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    i had a couple of black snakes under my house their was a gap in door they could get in and out usually saw one coming from woods heading for the door i just let them be in 2-3 years they got huge never saw a mouse went under house one day their were tunnels 2 in. or more all in insulation and a lot fell down from their weight from then on every large one got caught and relocated
     
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