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Old 07-29-2011, 04:28 AM
 
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Has anyone seen any snakes at Seward Park? We were walking there this week, just coming out of one of the trails in the forest and walking toward the lake. As we were walking from the water my son was standing in some tall grassy area, with cattails and some flowers, he comes flying out of the grass saying there was a snake by his leg. We asked him if he was sure it wasn't a twig or something, and he said it had stripes and was moving? Are there snakes around the lake, and if so are they poisonous?
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:26 AM
 
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I've lived near Seward Park for over 25 years and can't recall ever seeing a snake, but it wouldn't surprise me. The park is quite a nice little ecosystem - bald eagles, otters, turtles, owls, bats, rats, raccoons, coyotes, blue herons, wild parakeets ... so it seems snakes would fit right in.

I would highly doubt any of the snakes in the park would be poisonous.
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:49 AM
 
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The non poisonous garter snake is fairly common around here. It's striped. I've seen them in my yard, at Kubota Gardens, and at Lakeridge Park (Deadhorse Canyon), all not too far from Seward Park.
The garter snakes are the good guys, eating things like mosquitoes. They're also fairly small, maybe a half inch wide and a foot, foot and a half long., Nothing like a cobra.
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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To my knowledge, there are no poisonous snakes west of the Cascades (at least in the Seattle area). I have only ever seen garters...and just a handful at that. Coming from Central TX, that is a welcome thought.
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:38 AM
 
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Thanks, garter snake makes sense........
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:43 PM
 
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Snakes in the c-word, sorry, Seward? Quite possible, there are snakes in a lot of Seattle that have long grass.
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