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Old 05-01-2011, 02:17 PM
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But, I know what this one is. This one was at our house in the front yard. Was at least 6+ feet. And no, I didn't kill this one because I knew what it was.

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Indigo is my guess. Good snakes to have around to help control those pesky other kinds....
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
Indigo is my guess. Good snakes to have around to help control those pesky other kinds....
Yeah, we call em black racers or just plain black snakes. This one was georgous. My wife bout chit when it climbed the tree.

I posted a few days ago about finding one in my Mom's house that we couldn't ID that we did kill. It turned out to be harmless and I still feel bad about killing it.
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Python!

You can name him Monty.
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Looks like what we call a chicken snake
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You need to spread some sulfur around or somethin
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Indigo snakes are an endangered species. Large, harmless, beautiful, and eat poisonous snakes among other pests( they are immune to rattler venom). If the snake has a blue-black iridescent color, it's an indigo. Beautiful, and worth protecting.
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It is a common black rat snake. Rat, and egg, eating machines. Where I live, they swim from dead cypress to dead cypress and clean out the wood duck nests.
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
Yeah, we call em black racers or just plain black snakes. This one was georgous. My wife bout chit when it climbed the tree.

I posted a few days ago about finding one in my Mom's house that we couldn't ID that we did kill. It turned out to be harmless and I still feel bad about killing it.
Big difference between black racers and black rat snakes. You don't want to get bit by the racers.
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I pulled a tarp down off a high shelf in my garage a few years back and a 5 to 6 foot black snake came sliding down on top of me. I about sh!t my pants until I realized it was just a black snake. A very big one at that. Yes, I screamed like a little girl.
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Black rat and a benefit to the property..
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Black racers, black snakes, or black what ever you call it non piousness, not harmful, and eats rodents by the pound. No, it is not a chicken snake they have a diamond pattern.
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Originally Posted by Mrobisr View Post
Black racers, black snakes, or black what ever you call it non piousness, not harmful, and eats rodents by the pound. No, it is not a chicken snake they have a diamond pattern.
You guys all say not harmfull
BULL
I had one latch on to my arm when I was being nice and taking him out of my chicken coop. He sunk his teeth in and held on.
I FELT HARMED !!!
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Originally Posted by pcozad1 View Post
You guys all say not harmfull
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I had one latch on to my arm when I was being nice and taking him out of my chicken coop. He sunk his teeth in and held on.

I FELT HARMED !!!

You interupt any guy's dinner around here and he's going to be pizzed...better do your learnin' before you get to Florida if you want to avoid more teeth marks.
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About the only good thing about living in a cold climate is that there aren't many of those critters around. THANK GOD, because I hate snakes.
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I found my second legless lizard on the property a few days ago. Should have taken a pic. Pretty docile after he calmed when I picked him up.

We have several resident black racers. Dog was bit by an Eastern Diamondback when we first moved to Sarasota and lived.
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