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Snake- Cool temps = snake calls #1557588
10/25/09 09:43 PM
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Getting a few snake calls with these cooler temps. Had this nice Eastern Rat snake in a home a few days ago... but the home had a real mouse problem. She would have been better off leaving the snake in there! My nephew is certainly comfortable with helping me.... medium-sized rat snake at 56 inches.





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Re: Cool temps = snake calls [Re: Ron Scheller] #1557784
10/26/09 05:57 AM
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That will be the talk of the neighborhood.




I'm itchin' to see a coyote twitchin'.

More trappin' and less yappin'.



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Re: Cool temps = snake calls [Re: Ron Scheller] #1558509
10/26/09 05:03 PM
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They are still moving here. I have received an unusually large number of calls recently for juvenile (newly hatched) Gray Rat Snakes inside homes. Here is a picture of a “first shedding” left at a weep hole.

Six young Gray Rat Snakes were caught coming out from under the kitchen sink cabinet. All weep holes were screened.
I received a call last Friday, 23 Oct 09, reporting a snake in the yard. My Rat Terrier pup was bitten by a Copperhead a couple of years ago.
Since then he is not too fond of snakes. He will find them but will not approach them. So I took him with me. Here is what he was soon barking at-

They were together. I haven’t sexed them, but suspect a small male and larger female.

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Re: Cool temps = snake calls [Re: LAtrapper] #1558930
10/26/09 07:43 PM
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Ron, call me crazy but IMO the southern copperhead has got to be the prettiest of all our snakes.

Re: Cool temps = snake calls [Re: warrior] #1559733
10/27/09 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted By: warrior
Ron, call me crazy but IMO the southern copperhead has got to be the prettiest of all our snakes.

I agree!

Re: Cool temps = snake calls [Re: nccoyote] #1566264
10/30/09 07:34 AM
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I am off on a call this morning to a telephone office about 30 miles south of here. Apparently they have a Rattlesnake in their generator/warehouse building. Some folks were rattled at yesterday and now nobody wants to go into this area. You have to consider that it is -2 C out and did snow some yesterday. I have my own thoughts that it might be a Great Basin Gopher Snake but I will see when I get there.

Re: Cool temps = snake calls [Re: Pete] #1568983
10/31/09 06:45 PM
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Call turned out to be a small gopher snake that had come up through the drain into the warehouse. Captured, gave a quick hands on talk on snake identification and safety issues, out the door, released and was gone.

Re: Cool temps = snake calls [Re: Pete] #1569109
10/31/09 07:37 PM
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It's amazing how many people have no idea that many species of snakes shake their tail when distressed. I think that's how so many stories get started.... they HEAR a rattlesnake (so they think) as a common species shakes it's tail in the dry leaves or dead grasses. Sure.... sounds a bit like a rattler, but only if you've never actually heard one. The fact that way too many people have a completely unreasonable fear of snakes also adds to the stories being blown out of proportion.


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