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

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

  1. duck walk

    duck walk Songster

    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 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 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 Songster

    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.

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  3. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

    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 radi:hmmne 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 Songster

    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.

  5. city kid farm

    city kid farm Chirping

    Apr 17, 2010
    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 Songster

    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 Songster

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

    magistradomina Songster

    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 In the Brooder

    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]

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