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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by mexicanyella, May 9, 2017.

  1. mexicanyella

    mexicanyella Friend of Leo's

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    Okay, I'll start!

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    We'd had a bunch of rain at one point last summer and one day when it was finally dry enough to get the old 8N out and mow, I opened the shed, fired it up, and about began to levitate when I saw this great big black snake hurrying off the exhaust manifold...up into the tough-to-reach area under the hood and behind the fan shroud.

    I killed the engine and used a broomstick and some gentle poking to coax him out of there, and proceeded to spend about 5 minutes trying to untangle him from various tractor parts. Right after he moved to the rear axle as in the pic, I was able to sort of drape him over the broomstick and carry him over to the woods and put him in the trees.

    Black snakes are great to have around for rodent control but they are big and they can give you a start from time to time!
     
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  2. uriah1

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    Black Rat snake? cool
     
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    Dunno, but I'm glad I'm not a black rat!:rolleyes:
     
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    Wow! I would been scared. I've said this before but in my part of WI we have no spooky animals. We rarely hear coyotes at night but that's very rare. We have snapping turtles in some rivers. I've only seen tiny grass snakes.

    That's a big ol' black snake.
     
  5. AnAxeNamedBeverly

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    That's amazing to me. I've never experienced outdoor recreation without the constant threat of gators, mocassins, sharks, etc.
     
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    scrapyardblue Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    One of the nephews in Northern California found this character sleeping in his tractor. IMG_20160623_223534.jpg
     
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    Beautiful snake. I don't have a tractor but I'd be pretty happy to find that guy hanging around. I think it's a black bullsnake...
     
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    Yes! They a plentiful around here. Excellent mousers!
     
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    That would so freak me out. :eek:
     
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    Cool snake.

    Noticed you're from Troy, MO. Not often I run into people from there online.

    Any chance you know the Creasons?
     
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    Glad he didn't get bit. Lots of rattlers here too.
     
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    Funny, Blind Lemon didn't mention anything about black snakes on tractors

     
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    Yeah, the kid is maybe only 4 years old. He thought it was cool and showed it to his mom. She didn't think it was so cool. Attach0.jpg
     
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    I don't like snakes ~ snakes don't like me .
     
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    Interesting. :cool:
    my snake-on-the-tractor-pics look different.
    like pastel something with nothing kinda invisible, see-through, you see?
     
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    Don't you know you're Ridin' with the King?"



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  17. mexicanyella

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    Finding great big rattlesnakes in your kid's ride-on stuff has to be an attention getter. Cool looking snake though. As is the king snake directly above.

    The tractor photo looks weird because I took it with my low-end LG flip phone on an overcast day, and had to jack around with it trying to get the exposure hot enough that you could see better snake details. It came out looking kind of bluish and weird.

    Grant, I have heard the name Creason somewhere around but just where slips my mind, and I don't know them. Are you from Troy?
     
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    That is a cool looking snake. I've liked snakes since a wee lad and used to catch bucket loads. One of the highlights of my preteen life was getting to hold a 6' Indigo Racer at the old Miami Serpentarium in about 1963.

    OT a bit: I've got two close friends, adult men, who are absolutely terrified of snakes. I've seen one of them jump in the air and scream like a little girl when a tiny grass snake crossed his path. Really.

    One night both were together at deer camp and were talking about their phobia. The older guy, Fred, told of seeing a snake in the morning out in the yard and then laying in bed that night unable to sleep because he feared every slight 'rustle' in the dark might be a snake. He said "That's what I really hate about it: it ruins your whole damned day"!

    Gave me a new appreciation for the depth of that fear, so I cut back my throwing sticks at 'em and yelling "SNAKE!" by about 50%.
     
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    My wife came home to this curled up on the ledge of our screened in porch last year. She was not happy. IMG_20150821_181727.jpg
     
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    You might be right. I found this:
    Pantherophis obsoletus – also known as the western rat snake, Texas ratsnake,[2] black rat snake, pilot black snake, or simply black snake[3]

    Which is this guy: IMG_2297.JPG
     
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