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Old 08-10-2009, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Summerville
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Got a nice little surprise when I opened my skimmer last night and found this:

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Yikes!!! Not exactly the kind of swim guest I had in mind. Good thing I checked because if I was in there and saw that thing swimming around I would have freaked!

Anyone know what kind of snake it is? I tried looking it up but all those snake pictures give me the creeps.
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:56 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Got a nice little surprise when I opened my skimmer last night and found this:

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Yikes!!! Not exactly the kind of swim guest I had in mind. Good thing I checked because if I was in there and saw that thing swimming around I would have freaked!

Anyone know what kind of snake it is? I tried looking it up but all those snake pictures give me the creeps.
I THINK this is an Eastern King snake or maybe a milk snake.....either way, HARMLESS.........plus they eat all the BAD things like mice and rats.
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Sloooowcala Florida
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Wow! He looks so pretty and healthy. He must be doing a really good job at eating up varmits for you.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:00 AM
 
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Got a nice little surprise when I opened my skimmer last night and found this:

[IMG][/IMG]

Yikes!!! Not exactly the kind of swim guest I had in mind. Good thing I checked because if I was in there and saw that thing swimming around I would have freaked!

Anyone know what kind of snake it is? I tried looking it up but all those snake pictures give me the creeps.
I'd Google "Humid Subtropical Climate".


FYI, if the head is fairly narrow, it's PROBABLY non-venemous. The exception being the Coral snake (and then ya just have to know the rhyme.)
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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I use to have that problem when I had a pool in florida! EEK! I hate snakes.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Mt. Pleasant, SC
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I'd Google "Humid Subtropical Climate".


FYI, if the head is fairly narrow, it's PROBABLY non-venemous. The exception being the Coral snake (and then ya just have to know the rhyme.)
"If Red touches Yellow, it's a dangerous fellow". That one? Honestly, I'm not planning on getting close enough to ever have to worry about that rhyme.
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Old 08-10-2009, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Summerville
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Looking at pictures I'd say that the Eastern King snake could be it and reading that they kill and eat Cottonmouths/Copperheads is a good thing. We tossed him back over the fence hopefully to go back to doing what he is supposed to do, take care of the bad things. Hopefully it will stay there!
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Did it die because of the chlorine?
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Old 08-10-2009, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Summerville
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I don't think so, he was pretty active. Although I hadn't checked the skimmer in over a week so I have no idea how long he was in there.
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:23 PM
 
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"If Red touches Yellow, it's a dangerous fellow". That one? Honestly, I'm not planning on getting close enough to ever have to worry about that rhyme.
Or in the Gullah which I learned it:

"Red 'n yella- 'e dead fella.

"Red 'n black- 'e venim lack."

Straight from "Old Colored Juliah", who raised me.


God rest her soul.
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