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Old 06-15-2009, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Hughes County, OK.
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Default Ewww snake! (Pics inside)

I found a big ol' snake today, about 4 ft long. Scared the ---- outta me. I hate them! LoL Anyway, my son in law said that it was a rat snake. He stepped on it's head to kill it and it was biting at his boot. I noticed that the inside of it's mouth was very white. Does anyone know it a rat snake has a white mouth inside? I thought that was only with a cotton mouth. I was going to take a photo, but they creep me out so I didn't wanna. I found this one on the net and it looks very close to the one I found today.



http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg149/cherokeemoon1/Ok/black20ratsnake201.jpg (broken link)
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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rat snake. they WILL bite, and the bites can get infected, but they are not poisonous. they will also shake their tail like a rattler, only they don't have rattles.
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Too bad you killed it. They kill rats and other pests. I can understand your fear but these animals help keep the rodent population down.
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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they eat eggs and baby chickens too......all depends on where it is when you find it.
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
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Black Rat snakes have a VERY pale pink/whitish looking mouth. Very beneficial to have around unless you happen to be phobic... then they can cause heart-attacks.

I changed your title so our snake-phobic folks will know not to "peek"

My rough earth snake population is growing quite nicely! But it is difficult to mow the lawns without losing one or two.
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:44 PM
 
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Not to hijack too much, I had a jumping spider sort of follow me around the yard today. Well, not follow, but every time I zigged so I wouldn't step on him [and he was a big one, has to be for me to see him], he'd zig too, instead of zagging. Must have looked pretty funny to the neighbors!
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:48 PM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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I live with snakes it seems. Went out to the mailbox and a diamond back (which I thought didn't live here) with two rattles was practially rapped around the mail box. The hill my house is built into is called rattlesnake hill. I've had Indians come by and ask if they could hunt rattle snakes. YES....... When we moved here 11 years ago, I had never seen scopions (I thought they were baby lobsters) and snakes all over the place. I figured my husband moved me to purgatory but after awhile you get use to it. But..never snakes, maybe coyotes or wild boar but never snakes.

By the way I lost a lot of eggs with the snake you shown the picture of and my younger daughter many years ago was bit by that snake. My husband had to take the teeth of the snake out of hand. I disinfect her hand and watched it. She is now a nurse and said I should have taken her to ER and had them disinfect it. Oh well, what is a mother to do.
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:47 PM
 
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My rough earth snake population is growing quite nicely! But it is difficult to mow the lawns without losing one or two.
Ohh. Nice visual LR. Thanks.

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Not to hijack too much, I had a jumping spider sort of follow me around the yard today. Well, not follow, but every time I zigged so I wouldn't step on him [and he was a big one, has to be for me to see him], he'd zig too, instead of zagging. Must have looked pretty funny to the neighbors!
Her name shall be Dances With Snakes. *crowd nods

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By the way I lost a lot of eggs with the snake you shown the picture of and my younger daughter many years ago was bit by that snake.
Don always kept fake eggs made out of wood in the chicken house.
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Hughes County, OK.
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rat snake. they WILL bite, and the bites can get infected, but they are not poisonous. they will also shake their tail like a rattler, only they don't have rattles.
We're under contract (selling our house in town) and will close on the 26th of this month. Our property that we're moving to is where I saw the snake. If I had seen that thing before we signed the contract....this gal would have probably decided to stay in town!! LoL
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Hughes County, OK.
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Too bad you killed it. They kill rats and other pests. I can understand your fear but these animals help keep the rodent population down.

Oh, I couldn't have let it just crawl around my property....ooooh no...not this gal. I wouldn't be able to sleep at night! ROFL
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