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Old 04-19-2008, 02:02 PM
 
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It was a cute little snake. I guess they hunt the little skinks that I've seen running along the deck.
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Old 04-19-2008, 02:06 PM
 
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It was a cute little snake. I guess they hunt the little skinks that I've seen running along the deck.
You mean - chameleons? I have them all around here . . . and I think my Red Shouldered Hawk dines on them . . . I go out in the morning and watch them scurrying around the deck . . . they eat insects.

It's all good.
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Old 04-19-2008, 02:31 PM
 
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I thought black snakes had a black belly . . . ???? Is that a rat snake?
Looks like you are right. It is a pretty snake despite being a snake.
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Old 04-19-2008, 04:24 PM
 
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This subject is one that I can really relate to. Maine Coons and snakes in the same topic. We have both as residents of our home environment, There is Sidney the water snake (about 4 1/2' long) and Buster the Maine Coon (about 21 lbs.). Buster rules the house and Sidney and Buster ignore each other in the wild.
I was brought up a city girl in Moscow, New York, and San Francisco. Never encountered wildlife until I came to the Carolinas. I wish I had gotten here earlier as I am fascinated by the world around me now.
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Old 04-19-2008, 06:15 PM
 
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This subject is one that I can really relate to. Maine Coons and snakes in the same topic. We have both as residents of our home environment, There is Sidney the water snake (about 4 1/2' long) and Buster the Maine Coon (about 21 lbs.). Buster rules the house and Sidney and Buster ignore each other in the wild.
I was brought up a city girl in Moscow, New York, and San Francisco. Never encountered wildlife until I came to the Carolinas. I wish I had gotten here earlier as I am fascinated by the world around me now.
Oh, El . . . it is fascinating! I feel so privileged that I was able to grow up in the rural South. My family situation was unusual - so I had the best of both worlds (urban and rural) . . . but being that close to nature . . . it is good for the soul.

I hope you are making up for lost time now. NC has so much to offer As a child, I was into rock collecting . . . bird watching . . . fishing . . . gardening . . . it was a great life. One granddaddy had bee hives and harvested the honey - and raised cotton; and the other raised champion fox hounds, had chickens and raised strawberries. . . so I was out smoking bees, gathering eggs, pickin' cotton and strawberries and running w/ the hounds, LOL. I am so sad that most children will never experience the South the way I did. Snakes and all.
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Old 04-19-2008, 06:42 PM
 
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Now that's a snake!
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Old 04-20-2008, 08:49 AM
 
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Snakes of North Carolina

ani - It's a close call on the Rat Snake vs. the King Snake if you look at them from the site above. The reason I suspect it's a King is that the darker Rat snake still has markings on its back that show through a little. But, either way, if you're going to have a snake in your yard, either of those two species are the ones to have. Better than a cottonmouth!!
TheEmissary, thank you for the linky. I had a great one for TN, but it is no longer valid....
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Old 04-20-2008, 01:52 PM
 
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Well then I guess I won't post the pics of me holding my ex bf's 13 ft long boa. Her name was Tiny. My ex bf: 6'7". I called him Tiny too..Thats why he's an ex...LOL
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Old 04-20-2008, 04:52 PM
 
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Good Lord! What area do you live in so I can stay away from there. Snakes terrify me.
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:11 PM
 
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Well then I guess I won't post the pics of me holding my ex bf's 13 ft long boa. Her name was Tiny. My ex bf: 6'7". I called him Tiny too..Thats why he's an ex...LOL
ROFL! Himain, you are too funny . . . 13 ft boa could eat someone.
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