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Found this little guy in wharehouse on a Demo Nikon today.
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Wow, very nice, what'd ya do with him?
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We killed it. I'm no snake expert but it resembles a copperhead to much for me to want to chance it, I do know that much.
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I'm pretty sure copperheads have slit eyes and a more triangular head, but that looks very close. Wonder what it is. I'd have took a shovel to the damn thing, or a 12 gauge would do the trick if you don't want to get close to it.
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Originally posted by shooter07 shooter07 wrote:

I'm pretty sure copperheads have slit eyes and a more triangular head, but that looks very close. Wonder what it is. I'd have took a shovel to the damn thing, or a 12 gauge would do the trick if you don't want to get close to it.
I was holding it with a pair of channel locks about 8" long lol.
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Didn't want to try out the Crocodile hunter technique and a just go in for it with your hands lol?
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what is that about a 4ft snake?  i would have sh*t myself.
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Texas Rat snake.

http://www.texassnakes.net/JuvTXrat_lg.jpg


edited because I forgot the picture. No Clue


Non venomous.


Worked at a parts house and opened a shock absorber box and one of them was wrapped around the shock. The box had been on the shelf a long time, the poo on the floor was a bit more recent.



Edited by neilbilly - August/25/2010 at 21:44
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The snake was only doing some free pest control.
 
I hardly ever kill snakes unless other people may get bitten, such as a high traffic workplace.
 
 


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Originally posted by neilbilly neilbilly wrote:


Texas Rat snake.

http://www.texassnakes.net/JuvTXrat_lg.jpg

Non venomous.

Sad, the people always kill snakes when they find them.

They are very beneficial. Plus, Rat snakes eat mostly rodents. They follow the food.

A Copperhead eyes have a vertical slit in them, as well as Rattlers. The eyes on the SWFA snake has round eyes, as all non venomous snakes in our country have

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/resources/jp_myers/Copperhead.jpg/view_large.html

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Originally posted by neilbilly neilbilly wrote:

Texas Rat snake.

http://www.texassnakes.net/JuvTXrat_lg.jpg


edited because I forgot the picture. No Clue


Non venomous.


Worked at a parts house and opened a shock absorber box and one of them was wrapped around the shock. The box had been on the shelf a long time, the poo on the floor was a bit more recent.

 
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I think a lot of us are raised with the see a snake kill a snake mentallity.  I know there are good snakes, king snakes particular.  My problem is with like a black snake or rat snake, I don't have the time or care to study at them long enough to tell them apart from a mocasion or a copperhead, so they die.  The only snakes i let live are the king snakes but I haven't seen one of them in years!

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It would still be alive had I been here.

 
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I didn't kill it. Brian did. I just grabbed it with some plyers and took it outside.
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

I think a lot of us are raised with the see a snake kill a snake mentallity.  I know there are good snakes, king snakes particular.  My problem is with like a black snake or rat snake, I don't have the time or care to study at them long enough to tell them apart from a mocasion or a copperhead, so they die.  The only snakes i let live are the king snakes but I haven't seen one of them in years!

 
Congratulations Carsgraves... I think you've eliminated the species...
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but I didn't kill them.
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Originally posted by snakeman48 snakeman48 wrote:

Originally posted by neilbilly neilbilly wrote:


Texas Rat snake.

http://www.texassnakes.net/JuvTXrat_lg.jpg

Non venomous.

Sad, the people always kill snakes when they find them.

They are very beneficial. Plus, Rat snakes eat mostly rodents. They follow the food.

A Copperhead eyes have a vertical slit in them, as well as Rattlers. The eyes on the SWFA snake has round eyes, as all non venomous snakes in our country have

Plus I know some will find this shocking but Copperheads also have copper colored heads.  Shocked
 
 
Anytime anyone finds a snake they always want it to be venomous for some reason, I guess it adds some excitement to the event.  They always say things like this, "But look it has a triangular shaped head?  If yellow touches black it could kill Jack....no no wait if yellow touches black its a friend of Jack.....to hell with it just kill it."


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If Yellow touches RED it will kill you FN Dead
Corral snakes are red yellow black striped around the body the non poisionous similar snake has white bands not yellow bands and the white touches black then red touches black.
Not a snake fan - too many close calls. It was a very unhappy thing when my daughter had one as a pet.
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I grew up in Florida.  Saw my share of rattlers.  The snakes that made me want to kill them all is the Cottonmouth Water Moccasin.  They are just plain MEAN.  It is very easy to irrate a Moccasin!  I have been chased by more than one and thats DAMN scary!  Its the only american snake I know of that won't head the other way if given a chance.
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Had some herpatologist on the radio the other day saying that water moccasins aren't chasing you they are just confusing you for a log or some other cover; and Santa Claus had the Easter Bunny for dinner.
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