SNAAAAAAAAKE!!!!! But a very pretty one...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by duck walk, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. duck walk

    duck walk Chillin' With My Peeps

    975
    3
    131
    Jun 13, 2009
    white springs, fl
    After watching my drake scarf a mouse and controlling my gag reflex, I was puttering about with chores, filling feeders, changing pool water, feeding puppies and the like, I stumbled upon a young snake...it was right at my feet in the newly cut grass and it was as startled as I was...
    I have spent about a half hour on the net trying to identify the snake and have determined it is a corn snake...bright colors, nice patterns...very pretty snake...I did not kill it as I knew it was not venemous...it disappeared down a mouse hole so I hope he was a hungry dude and got one for breakfast...
    I have lots of rat snakes this year as I have no cats and they are hanging about working on the mouse situation...that is way cool...
     
  2. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,384
    31
    183
    Apr 14, 2010
    Johnson City, Tn
    I love snakes. All colors and kinds. Last weekend I caught one of these. It was one of the most beautiful reptiles that I have ever held. I release it up into some trees where it slowly slithered up into the canopy.

    [​IMG]
    Hosted by http://www.tennsnakes.org/
     
  3. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

    1,992
    14
    198
    Aug 27, 2007
    at the zoo usually
    Good for you tor not killing the snake. [​IMG] Corn snakes are beneficial, as they kill mice and rats that infest your feed and such. At our zoo, one of the education animals is Corny the corn snake. He's my favorite guy, and such a joy to work with. When I hold him, he's so nosey! Down my shirt, around my wrist, in my belt buckles, around my radio_One time I was leaning over a table trying to show him to someone when he simply wouldn't go anywhere. I looked down, and Corny's tail was wrapped around the antlers we had on display. [​IMG]
     
  4. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    Quote:We're about 30 minutes from you. We catch these all the time. They're called Rough Green Snakes. I absolutely love them because they're so darn pretty and gentle. We pick them up, handle them for a moment or two, take a few pictures then let them go.

    Laurie
     
  5. city kid farm

    city kid farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    120
    0
    99
    Apr 17, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Glad to hear the snake was appreciated. We're reptile fans. Corn snakes can be very pretty. I love the rough green snake! I wish we had them around here.
     
  6. Tomhusker

    Tomhusker Chillin' With My Peeps

    576
    15
    133
    May 28, 2010
    Hamburg, Iowa
    I'm not so fond of the water moccasin and copperhead in my neck of the woods.
     
  7. chicken+quail=luv

    chicken+quail=luv Chillin' With My Peeps

    682
    0
    139
    Nov 18, 2008
    Strawberry fields.
    That's a gorgeous snake! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. magistradomina

    magistradomina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2010
    Where I live.
    I am always amazed at how snakes move! I like snakes when I know where they are! [​IMG] The other day there was a Black Rat Snake next to our chicken pen! It scared my sister half to death! [​IMG]
     
  9. br64

    br64 Out Of The Brooder

    47
    0
    22
    Jun 21, 2010
    I havn't seen them this year but last year we had two bull snakes living close to the house, one of them was huge almost two and a half feet long. Keeps the mouse population down though. We also have rattle snakes, luckly I havn't seen any of them either this year. The bull snakes I don't mind, the rattle snakes suddenly develope lead poisoning. [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by