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Old 04-19-2016, 03:06 PM
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He got the jack Russel a couple of times before I could catch him. Rat snake?
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At first I would have said a common water snake but he looks to long, looks like a rat snake, he is a good one so don't kill him.

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Looks non poisonous to me
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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
At first I would have said a common water snake but he looks to long, looks like a rat snake, he is a good one so don't kill him.

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I was leaning rat snake. He was released, unharmed.
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Looks like a rat to me.
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Old 04-19-2016, 03:20 PM
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Okay, I might've been a little premature with the benadryll.
Pro-tip: a jack russel on benadryll is a stuffed animal...finally.
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May want to have those bites treated if they broke skin. Snake teeth, even though that isn't poisonous, are filthy.
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Originally Posted by TorFed View Post
May want to have those bites treated if they broke skin. Snake teeth, even though that isn't poisonous, are filthy.
Thought about that. Had a few bites myself a few years back. Will run him by the vet tomorrow.
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Old 04-19-2016, 04:48 PM
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Looks like a species of King Snake. Good snake (except in the eyes of my wife ).
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Old 04-19-2016, 04:50 PM
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Western Rat snake. I think?
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Originally Posted by Jason75979 View Post
Thought about that. Had a few bites myself a few years back. Will run him by the vet tomorrow.
Before you do make sure he is up on his rabies shots or you have the snake. If not, they may pull the rabies quarantine bs. Though, I'm not sure if reptiles can carry rabies.
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Originally Posted by Restrain View Post
Looks like a species of King Snake. Good snake (except in the eyes of my wife ).
we see eye to eye on that one, don't like snakes of any kind.
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Old 04-19-2016, 07:27 PM
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Banded Water Snake. Non posinuos.
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Old 04-19-2016, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Jason75979 View Post
I was leaning rat snake. He was released, unharmed.
GOOD! for you and the snake!
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Would help to know geographical location, how close to water, and type of cover it was in.
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Old 04-19-2016, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by raystein View Post
Would help to know geographical location, how close to water, and type of cover it was in.
Im pretty sure its a Black rat snake, but, Eastern Texas, no where near water, right beside my house in the wide open.
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Old 04-20-2016, 01:57 AM
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I'd just call it a dead snake and be done with it!
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Old 04-20-2016, 02:12 AM
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Snakes, why does it always have to be snakes! UGH!
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Old 04-20-2016, 03:26 AM
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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
At first I would have said a common water snake but he looks to long, looks like a rat snake, he is a good one so don't kill him.

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The only good snake, is a dead snake.
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Old 04-20-2016, 03:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Jason75979 View Post
Im pretty sure its a Black rat snake, but, Eastern Texas, no where near water, right beside my house in the wide open.
Yep. We have a lot of grey rat snakes around my place. When my kid had chickens those darn things were always eating the eggs.

One bit me in the hand and I had no issues, so I would pat dog on the az and send him on his way.
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