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« on: May 14, 2018, 12:56:19 PM »
 Yesterday I had the door open most of the day to let the house air out since it was nice weather. Last night I heard a strange sliding sound and then an occasional buzzing sound which I chalked up to be a couple brown beetles that had landed on the window screen.

I heard the noise again and went to investigate and found this fella in the house.  :o




He/or she was about a 5+ foot black rat snake that had came in the house for a visit. If it had went up into the attic and stayed there I wouldn't have minded, there is a mouse or two I've been trying to get rid of for the last couple months. But I don't like snakes loose in the living quarters  :D. I decided to escort it away from the house.

I'm just hoping it had gotten in while the door was open yesterday and maybe it won't get back inside :D
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Re: "Slithery" visitor...
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2018, 01:23:30 PM »
The very best mouser bar none.  Still, don't really want animals in the living quarters that can't go outside to do their business.  

I am hoping one shows up in my detached garage some day soon.  Either need snakes or more poison.  
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2018, 02:25:39 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2018, 05:19:15 PM »
Bet the door stays shut. :laugh:
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2018, 05:35:59 PM »
I like having them in the barn but not the house.
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2018, 06:05:07 PM »
I like having them in the barn but not the house.
Same here. I was just going to take this one out to the barn and let him go but I figure he knows about the house now so he'd probably be back to invite himself in again if given the opportunity. So I took him out a ways further and let him go ;)
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2018, 06:28:33 PM »
   I sure wish I had him in my barn. Thanks for handling this one with the care it deserves.
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2018, 08:37:02 PM »
ROAD TRIP!
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2018, 09:29:41 PM »
Had a king snake wander by me twice today while I was running flooring through the moulder.  He gets to live, but when the copper heads show up, well.....
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2018, 10:58:11 PM »
 Yea copperheads are a different story, I'm pretty careful about not getting bit but I mostly worry about someone else or one of the animals getting bit by one so I don't tolerate them anywhere close to the house or yard.

I killed a fair size copperhead in the driveway a few nights ago, it bit my Chihuahua/Beagle mix dog in the face near the right eye. She's already about back to normal though and as far as I can tell still has vision in that eye, it always amazes me how tough dogs are  :o.  
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« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2018, 11:07:11 PM »
Yikes - glad to hear the doggie is OK.  I got one a couple years back that was 42" long and as big around as my forearm.  Skun that one, one day will make it into a hat band.  Most around here are no where that size. 
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2018, 11:26:36 PM »
Yikes - glad to hear the doggie is OK.  I got one a couple years back that was 42" long and as big around as my forearm.  Skun that one, one day will make it into a hat band.  Most around here are no where that size.
 That would be a big copperhead  :o. I've found one that was a little over 3' long and a few around 32"-34" but generally even those are considered big around here. Most I see are probably average 18"-28".
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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2018, 11:21:22 AM »
Friendly snakes get a pass, others .....well. I work a lot in remote areas with warm pipes and do night work at times so dangerous crawlers are encouraged to vacate the premises. 
 Did have a rattler crawl out from under a piece of equipment we were disassembling and go between my knees and hands as I was kneeling down running a impact. The guy with me that day about yanked my shirt off my pulling me up.  I never even seen the snake til then.

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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2018, 02:56:47 PM »
My sister got bit on the ankle by a copperhead about year ago.  They ended up giving her 2 vials of antivenom at $30,000.00 a vial and she was a sick girl for a few days.
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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2018, 05:03:24 PM »
Friendly snakes get a pass, others .....well. I work a lot in remote areas with warm pipes and do night work at times so dangerous crawlers are encouraged to vacate the premises.  
 Did have a rattler crawl out from under a piece of equipment we were disassembling and go between my knees and hands as I was kneeling down running a impact. The guy with me that day about yanked my shirt off my pulling me up.  I never even seen the snake til then.

Pretty sure if that happened to me I wouldn't have need for a high fiber diet to keep things moving.
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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2018, 10:00:33 PM »
My sister got bit on the ankle by a copperhead about year ago.  They ended up giving her 2 vials of antivenom at $30,000.00 a vial and she was a sick girl for a few days.
 I bet that didn't feel too good. I used to pick up and handle copperheads but i've grown out of that phase and have decided I have no business chancing getting bit, especially with that price of antivenin  :o
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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2018, 10:10:32 PM »
 Speaking of copperheads, I found another in the back yard while weedeating. And no I didn't kill it by weedeating it, I hit a snake on accident with the weed whacker one time and learned not to do that  :D





 
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« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2018, 10:27:18 PM »
I thought the ticks are our worst fear but I don't think I could get used to those snakes. Glad it's to cold here. Thanks for the nightmares. :D
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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2018, 03:21:01 AM »
I like having them in the barn but not the house.
Same here. I was just going to take this one out to the barn and let him go but I figure he knows about the house now so he'd probably be back to invite himself in again if given the opportunity. So I took him out a ways further and let him go ;)
I've taken them several miles away only to see them come back a day or two later. 
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Re: "Slithery" visitor...
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2018, 08:50:21 AM »
It's mate was probably still in the area.  You gotta move both of them.  smiley_love

I notice that @Jeff has not made a reply in this topic?  smiley_headscratch   :D
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