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Snake Tales

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Well, a few weeks ago, I came face to face with a black snake while tending my flowers and tonite I had a striped snake come up the yard and it didn't move away from me like the black snake. It just stayed about 5 ft away and popped it's head up and down like it was sizing things up. Sure surprised me and I let out a big scream so DH came with the hoe and took care of it. We later found out it was a rat snake and harmless but I much prefer a snake that doesn't hang around when a human is close. Seems we have had more than our fair share of snakes this year. Normally I see maybe 1-2 a year but seeing them every few weeks lately as are others. I am not sure why-maybe because we have been so dry, they are looking for food and water *they need to go down to the lake). I worry that Abbie might come upon a poisonous one so try to keep a close eye on her.
That is my tale for tonite-just a couple of screams when it started me-ha ha!
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    I can't stand to even look at snakes on TV.
    My DH has killed 2 copperhead snakes
    this year already. Both times, he found
    them near the garage, not too far away
    from the house. One of them was out
    in the pouring down rain and it was
    dark. DH was out on the porch at the
    time looking at the rain, when he
    spotted it. There is a bright outside
    light installed on the front of garage.
    3504 days ago

    I'm not a fan of snakes either, as long as I see them at a distance is not as bad a walking up on them.
    I've seen several black snakes lately to..must be the day weather, they as coming off the hills for water.
    We have copperheads in my area too .
    3504 days ago
    I agree with IAMWINNING - emotionally I don't believe any are harmless and I don't want to see them anywhere near me. I never even enjoyed taking the kids to see the ones in the Reptile areas of the zoo!
    3519 days ago
    They were probably looking for water and knew where to look. Sorry about that!
    3520 days ago
    [shudder!!] I hate snakes - and I can't believe that ANY are harmless......ok, that's my emotions speaking. Intellectually, I know some are not only harmless, but helpful.
    3521 days ago
    I hopped out of the van yesterday when we saw raspberries and there was a snake that had been run over. I couldn't tell that when I almost stepped on it! I let out a yell, "SNAKE" and it probably echoed off the mountain! My son and husband laughed at me because it was a dead snake.
    3521 days ago
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