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Old 05-11-2019, 02:56 PM
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This guy came out from under our rental home deck (Folly Beach) probably after a baby bird on the ground. Mama bird and our labs went nuts.

Rat snake? Maybe 3 ft long.



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Old 05-11-2019, 03:20 PM
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Yep. Good snake to have around.
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Old 05-11-2019, 03:35 PM
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only two kinds of snakes here in NC, Chicken snakes and Rattle snakes, if it don't have a chicken in its mouth, its a Rattle snake
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:25 PM
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Skinny heads good. Fat heads bad.
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nope. coral snake bad snake with very small head
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Old 05-12-2019, 02:40 AM
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Rat snake
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:43 AM
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Yellow rat snake, commonly called chicken snake because they eat eggs and will also take chicks from chicken coops.
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didn't mean it was a coral snake, just saying a coral snake has small head and can be deadly
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Just as soon see no snake on my property. If I have a problem with a mouse then will probably buy a trap instead of allowing a snake on my property. The only good snake in my opinion is a dead snake and that goes for spiders as well.
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Originally Posted by gillnetflounderman View Post
Just as soon see no snake on my property. If I have a problem with a mouse then will probably buy a trap instead of allowing a snake on my property. The only good snake in my opinion is a dead snake and that goes for spiders as well.
Can't say this is surprising.
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:05 PM
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I had a moccasin cross our beach path yesterday. They are every where this Summer.
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Our lunatic cats brought a 4 footer inside a few nights ago. It made for an exciting dinner.
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Originally Posted by one wolf View Post
Skinny heads good.

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Sometime fat head is good
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by gillnetflounderman View Post
Just as soon see no snake on my property. If I have a problem with a mouse then will probably buy a trap instead of allowing a snake on my property. The only good snake in my opinion is a dead snake and that goes for spiders as well.
A king snake is one of the best critters to have around. They will keep all the other snakes away.
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Originally Posted by gillnetflounderman View Post
Just as soon see no snake on my property. If I have a problem with a mouse then will probably buy a trap instead of allowing a snake on my property. The only good snake in my opinion is a dead snake and that goes for spiders as well.
That's funny and sad all at the same time but like said, not surprising coming from you.
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Originally Posted by N2theblue View Post
A king snake is one of the best critters to have around. They will keep all the other snakes away.
Can't logic with people that don't like snakes, especially ones that just kill em all because they're sad scared little men
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Originally Posted by NcStateFisher View Post
Can't logic with people that don't like snakes, especially ones that just kill em all because they're sad scared little men
Yup. 99% of snakes won't bother you at all unless you mess with them.
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Drove by this dead guy the other day, thoughts on what kind it is?

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Corn snake

Corn snakes are interesting because they have a lot of different coloration phases and patterns
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some of us were raised by parents that emphasized the value of humans along with our pet animals . Snakes were not on their list as creatures of highest concern. Last time I checked some snakes and spiders are deadly to both humans and pets and since the average person or dog can't tell the difference then why take the chance? My Mama also taught me not to touch a downed utility line since it was impossible to know if it was a live wire or not by simply looking at it.
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