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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7239954
04/10/21 12:42 PM
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A guy was messing with a small one (two-footer maybe) we rescued from a window well He was holding it in front of his face talking baby talk to it. It struck him on the nose. It must have stung a little because the guy was tearing up a bit. It was pretty funny.


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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7239962
04/10/21 12:46 PM
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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7240058
04/10/21 02:13 PM
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They out already? I am at 2000 feet and buds are just starting to swell. I dont expect top see snakes yet......jk


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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7240069
04/10/21 02:24 PM
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They are out and about here in East TN .... The admiral saw one going up a tree yesterday... we are at 1400'


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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7240084
04/10/21 02:44 PM
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I saw a small garter snake here in elk county the other day. No buzz worms yet though.

I've been bit by black rats a few times. Like was said above if you don't try to yank one that has attached itself to you, you should be good. I usually clean the bite mark pretty good just incase.

The ones that get me creeped out are those ones that thing they're bigger than they are and think they can swallow you. That kind of chewing motion they make is really odd feeling.


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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: The hammer] #7240115
04/10/21 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by The hammer
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Would they put a big wound on you if they bit you on arm or leg ? Any one on here ever been bitten by a black rat snake ?What was it like? MD

Barely feel it. They donít make big wounds or take chunks. Been bitten by a few of the bigger ones just bleeds a lot at first then all is fine. Iíve had worse bee stings.


This. No worse than briar scratches. We call them chicken snakes in Alabama, but Grey rat snakes is what the pet stores call then. I've caught or removed hundreds and probably the only non venomous in the south that ain't bit me. I don't know about all but lots non venomous snakes have an anti coagulate so you bleed like a stuck pig instead of the usual beads of blood from Brian's. I had a big one in my small shop that came back every year for coons ages and had a small bb size yellow dot on its side right behind its head. My wife called it Matilda.


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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7240199
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A dang big one. Aren't they considered a constrictor in a sense??


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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7240203
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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Scuba1] #7240396
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Originally Posted by Scuba1
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Would they put a big wound on you if they bit you on arm or leg ? Any one on here ever been bitten by a black rat snake ?What was it like? MD


They have lots os short needle like teeth to hold their prey with. Some will picture the skin leaving a V shaped line of little punctures . The teeth are angled back, so don't pull as it will hurt you and the snake. wait for it to let go with it will do is a matter of seconds. Disinfect the spot where you got tagged, and get on with your day.



EXACTLY!

in a ninth grade biology class, I was bitten by a black snake. Teacher had told us beforehand, NOT to pull away if it bit. It did, I didn't.

snake and student were fine.


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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7240418
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Ok. Very good info. MD

Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7240433
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Stick its tail in its mouth.Then you got a hoop snake.Watch it eat itself.

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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7240440
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Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7240471
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Iíd identify it as a possible meal and several wallets or hat bands... maybe a belt inlay

Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7240529
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We call them Black Racers around here.

Re: Identify this Snake: It's in PA [Re: Canvasback2] #7240730
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When I was a kid in Virginia a logger friend was holding about a 4 ft black snake and let it wind around his arm. My brother asked him will it bite? The other friend said well do u see him biting me.? So my brother reluctantly reached out for it,and u could see he was afraid of it. He had the snake hanging down and we watched it as it started going up toward his arm slowly. We thought no big deal and then it bit him on the hand...I laughed so hard. The logger friend said it must have sensed he was afraid of it.

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