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Old 05-10-2010, 08:54 PM
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I made a mistake and left some plastic deer/bird netting on the ground in the chicken run. My wife went outside this evening to "close in the girls" and saw movement in the netting. We had three snakes caught in there! Two Eastern Hognose and what I thought was a Black Racer but now think it might have been another Hognose in "black phase". Any of you snake guys know if the orange guys and black color hognose live together?

I felt stupid and kind of ashamed that I had failed to pick up the netting and may have killed these snakes. Not to mention nearly giving my wife a heart attack. Fortunately, it was chilly this evening which allowed my wife and I to cut the snakes free of the netting. Makes them sluggish right?

Interesting evening in Delaware.
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looks like you cut that one in the picture "free of the netting" right behind his ears!
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too bad...hognose makes a great pet if you have kids
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So plastic deer/bird netting is the secret to catching those shoulderless spawn of satan. I will have to get about 15 yards of that and some more snake shot.
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Wow.... I PM's cgrand to ask if he was kidding about the snakes making great pets...and he confirmed that they actually DO make good pets. Next I googled hognose snakes and found that people even sell them.

Looks like you might have hacked up a $250 snake without knowing about it...just wow.
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Don't wanna hijack, but it is a snake thread...!

This is the kind of snake you DON'T want to find waiting all coiled up...

Was cleaning up around my Dad's house (he recently passed away, so I can't ask about the signs) and found this guy under the lawnmower. Get this..he is near the end of a saltwater canal..not the kind of snake you find there..

Yes, the sign was prophetic...

Click on the picture of the ground, and you will see how I found him. Never rattled...

http://s314.photobucket.com/albums/l...k/rattlesnake/
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Hognose snakes are great pets. They will puff up and play dead will never bite. Not that I have seen anyway and I have handled many of them
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We about stepped on one of those last weekend. Head flared out, changed colors and played dead. We also bought the wildlife netting from Lowes and made a fence around out garden areas to keep the deer out. This is a great snake trap as you have found. They crawl in, out and can't move in the twist of the openings. Snake away seems to help but we don't want one under the bean vines
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Close up of the 'spawn of satan'... lol

No, he's not hurt, the picture shows the snake's (dark) head tilted 90 degrees. We didn't cut them at all... I put them outside last night and they were gone in the morning. I had to close in the chickens tonight however, my wife's bravery has faded away. Lol.
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Originally Posted by dpowell View Post

Close up of the 'spawn of satan'... lol

No, he's not hurt, the picture shows the snake's (dark) head tilted 90 degrees. We didn't cut them at all... I put them outside last night and they were gone in the morning. I had to close in the chickens tonight however, my wife's bravery has faded away. Lol.
dpowell, you are a god among men for showing the restraint that you did

Tell the bride that you're going to be even MORE forceful protecting her the next time, and you'll get favors you've only dreamed of...

Catch that snake and his mate and breed them like rabbits...and become wealthy beyond your most primitive expectations

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