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Old 04-20-2008, 06:59 PM
 
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I actually just stepped on a large Black Rat Snake today while still in my socks. This was just after crawling through about 100ft of concrete drain pipe to get my kitten after she fell about 25ft down the drain opening.

Me, the cat, and the snake are OK.

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Old 04-20-2008, 07:00 PM
 
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What on earth! How did your kitty get in such a fix? I am so glad you are BOTH okay!
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Old 04-20-2008, 07:12 PM
 
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What on earth! How did your kitty get in such a fix? I am so glad you are BOTH okay!
Since we are OK I laugh about it.

Our community in Indian Trail is about 15% completed so far so there is a large amount of undeveloped land around it. I've been taking the dog for a walk exploring it and I'll let the cat follow us sometimes, since she'll stay right behind us.

We go through the tall grass & the cat and dog will prance through it like deer. Well the cat ventured to close to a storm drain and fell down...the only way out was for me to crawl through the other end and force her out through the water.

It wasn't so bad except the spider webs and the snake at the end...







Needless to say no more long walks for kitty.

I didn't have my camera at the time so sorry no snake pics
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Old 04-20-2008, 07:42 PM
 
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You are a hero! I can't imagine that you did this - I would never have been able to tackle crawling in that storm drain. Your kitty is very fortunate to have you for her caretaker. But dear me - that looks like it could be quite the hazard for animals - or children! And after all that - to encounter a snake.

I hope the rest of your weekend was not so exciting!!!!
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Old 04-20-2008, 07:51 PM
 
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You are a hero! I can't imagine that you did this - I would never have been able to tackle crawling in that storm drain. Your kitty is very fortunate to have you for her caretaker. But dear me - that looks like it could be quite the hazard for animals - or children! And after all that - to encounter a snake.

I hope the rest of your weekend was not so exciting!!!!
It's very very far from any of the completed houses, but you are right it isn't very safe, especially with the tall grass. I'm going to try to find someone to address it with...but yeah it was quite an adventure, that's why I had to go back and take pics...
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:17 PM
 
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I actually just stepped on a large Black Rat Snake today while still in my socks. This was just after crawling through about 100ft of concrete drain pipe to get my kitten after she fell about 25ft down the drain opening.

Me, the cat, and the snake are OK.

Poor thing!! She still looks shelled shocked! Was the snake as surprised to see you and you were to see him??? So glad all turned out well

Great pics, really paints a visual!
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:32 AM
 
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[quote=aarononymous;3522391]I actually just stepped on a large Black Rat Snake today while still in my socks. This was just after crawling through about 100ft of concrete drain pipe to get my kitten after she fell about 25ft down the drain opening.

Me, the cat, and the snake are OK.

POOR BABY!! She still looks a bit overwhelmed by her experience! Thank God she has you & Thank God you made it through that storm drain OK! Tell me, did the dog sit & watch it all?

That is an extremely dangerous condition!!! There needs to be a grating/covering of some type over that ASAP!!! Kids will wander out to play & not see that hole &, God forbid, fall in. The result could be deadly. I say notify the construction manager/foreman immediately & if they don't rectify the problem in a timely manner, notify the town.

BxRosie
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:37 AM
 
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I would check to see if their is a town or county ordinance on over grown lots from the photos that is just a breeding ground for snakes, opposums, rats.
Maybe have the HOA to pay to have fencing place around this area but it will need to be maintained or it will still will be wild kingdom on this lot
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:52 AM
 
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I would check to see if their is a town or county ordinance on over grown lots from the photos that is just a breeding ground for snakes, opposums, rats.
Maybe have the HOA to pay to have fencing place around this area but it will need to be maintained or it will still will be wild kingdom on this lot
Well I am glad you posted this, as frankly, I was thinking the same thing. WILD KINGDOM is a real possibility, especially if there is any construction in the area . . . cause animals have to move their habitats if their territory is disturbed.

Great suggestion, Sunny. That concrete drain pipe looks like a hazard to me.
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