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My 'Memorable' Weekend - Photo essay

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Pupsnpullets, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Songster

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    I love taking pics but if this keeps up I'm going have look at wearing a diaper while I'm at it!

    Saturday morning: I think this is a gopher snake exiting the pool.

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    Sunday morning: A rat is moving her babies out of the roof, running them down the olive tree, then moving them another location away from the house, I hope! I guess it was a little hot under the tiles. Good.

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    Monday morning: I think it's the same snake but this time I nearly stood on it - literally! I was checking a nest of baby doves and they were gone. I stepped back and happened to look down - oh my! So that's where the doves went!

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    I try to be tolerant of the wild things with perhaps roaches being the exception, but rats and snakes....? MMMmmmm.... not so sure...
     
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Hmmm and you swim with that snake?
     
  3. bakerjw

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    Beautiful snake.
     
  4. NeeleysAVLChicks

    NeeleysAVLChicks Songster

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    Wow, those are incredible pictures!!

    But don't expect me to come over for a pool party.... [​IMG]
     
  5. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Songster

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    Believe me when I say that the pool will be thoroughly checked for any critters before I go it!
     
  6. chicchick

    chicchick In the Brooder

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    Really nice photos. Ah yes, living with wildlife. Never a dull moment!
     
  7. Dora'smom

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    Yikes. Having seen a picture like that, I will be checking the bathtub carefully, every time from now on. It never occurred to me that you might have a snake in your pool. Maybe not having a pool is a good thing.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member 11 Years

    Wow, those are great pics! I can't believe you were able to capture such clear and amazing pics within days of each other.
     
  9. Rammy

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    Maybe you should introduce the rat to the snake.............have them over for dinner<eg> [​IMG]

    Rammy
     
  10. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Songster

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    Quote:You know, that thought did occur to me, too. Perhaps that's why the rat was moving out, [​IMG]
     

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