I found one of these in my wood pile yesterday

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  1. boneyguy

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    I was bitten by a garter snake when I was a kid.....surprised the he!! out of me...I had two little red dots on my finger....I don't recall that it hurt very much but it did shock me....
     
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    Found a copperhead in mine a few weeks ago, after it bit one of the dogs
     
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    Here is an interesting photo from an article in the Newspaper today about Cicadas emerging from their shells only to be eaten by a venomous Copperhead. You are having a bad day when you have spent 17 years underground only to be eaten by a sneaky snake. More photos are available on the Tulsa World newspaper site.

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    I found one of these in my front yard a few years back.

    I waited until it crawled next to my truck and measured against it.

    The snake was just under 6' long!
     
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    Unfortunately I am the guy that kills them all. At least I admit it. Snakes, bees, and scorpions, hate them all. I don't need a lecture either.
     
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    Snakes are evil. They're like big slithery spiders that can eat you....ugh.....
     
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    I have chipmunks and at least one squirrel living in my woodpile.
     
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    I love snakes. And amphibians and reptiles. Used to catch (and release) garters and rat snakes as a kid back east in NY. And leopard and pickerel frogs. Salamanders. Turtles too. When I moved to California back in 1976 (I was 13) I started finding blue-bellied fence lizards, king snakes, gopher snakes. Seen a few rattlers too at times. We have a pet albino rosy boa we’ve had for 10 years now. A female. Real beauty. Was 6” when we got her. 31” now. She eats dead frozen mice. Yum.
     
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    Not mine but this is what she looks like...

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    I used to have my name in with the SPCA for removing reptiles , I found one of these beauties in an apartment , scared the begeezers out of the owner , I took her home , she was miserable , she would rear up and attack the glass of her aqaurium when I went near her , called a yellow corn snake , vicious little turd.
     
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    you have some nasty crawlies in you neck of the planet , I'd be leary as well , but up here most of nasties are black widows and types of rattlers both easily identifiable so every thing else up here is fairly beniegn allowing us to appreciate them more , for spiders and wasps they get one opportunity to move back outside the house or I terminate their presence with extreme prejudice.

    we even have one lizard that lives up here a northern aligator lizard , quite a cute little guy and really harmless this one is pregnant


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    Couple weeks ago I was in my shop working on my bike one evening and my phone rings. Its my wife calling to tell me theres a snake in the yard. So i get the flash light and have a look. It was a 24” cottonmouth. I guess he crawled up from the stock pond in the cow pasture behind our house. I don’t like having to kill snakes because I know they can be very beneficial but I didn't want to risk my dog getting bit or worse so I had to do away with it. If it had been a rat snake I would’ve just relocated it to a safer place.
     
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    Came across this little guy a few weeks back while working out in west Texas. FDE3D1DC-F5F5-41A5-81F9-25977D78E3DB.jpeg
     
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    you have no choice when it comes to personal safety and or for pets and family, at least ours rattle so you know
     
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    NEVER GET OUT OF THE BOAT! NEVER GET OUT OF THE BOAT! NEVER GET OUT OF THE BOAT....!
     
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    horned lizards have a cool habit of shooting blood from their eyes to scare off preditors , nics animal
     
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    My wife is just too peaceful of a soul. That week she told me she picked up and cleaned the BBQ cover, which had been lying on the back patio for most of a year, and found a black widow spider. I asked what she did with the spider. She moved it to the quiet side of our house. Of course she did :confused:
     
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    look for the headstone
     
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    It was there! I routinely find them in the garden shed. I deal with 'em.
     
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