Resident snake

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ibpboo, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    not a problem or anything, just wanted to share picture

  2. gila_dog

    gila_dog Songster

    Aug 15, 2007
    New Mexico
    Looks like a gopher (bull) snake. Unless you are terrified of snakes, he should be welcome at your place. Besides eating mice and other nasty vermin, they are said to keep rattlesnakes away. It also looks like he's crawling across a gopher hill. If Mr. Snake could get down into the tunnel, that gopher would be lunch.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2008
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Nice pic.

    We have a few Garder snakes that hang out around our coop and garden.
    They sure don't look like your fella.
  4. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    That is a neat picture. I think it is great that you can allow him to continue to live around your home. I don't have any around here and am ok with that because they kind of creep me out.
  5. geoaware

    geoaware Songster

    Dec 3, 2007
    Southern Maine
    We have them on our place too. Earlier in the year we saw two..well...they were being rather friendly! We have some great pics of snake sex..
  6. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    Great pic. We have snakes around our house and barns. Two King snakes and a few Garter snakes. We see them all the time. We never kill the snakes. I wish others would do the same. They are very helpful at controlling mice and other snakes. Now Black snakes are different.[​IMG]

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