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Old 05-10-2013, 10:19 PM
 
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We have snakes around, but we don't see them often. Today I was in the yard, and found 3 black snakes tangled up in the netting around my blueberry bushes. It took a long time to cut them free, they had really gotten themselves knotted up.

What I can't figure out, is why 3? They weren't babies, they ranged from about 2.5 ft to over 3 ft at least. Should I assume they all came out of a nearby nest? I didn't think snakes stayed around one area, so I'm confused. It's not as though they send out a signal for help, right?
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:58 AM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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I'm not sure, but I'm glad you were able to free them.
Maybe they were after some sort of insects in the bushes and simply got tangled up in the netting.
I read once about someone who had netting of some sort in his garden and inadvertently trapped a stray cat in it.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:20 AM
 
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From the sizes you describe (they ranged from about 2.5 ft to over 3 ft at least), they sound like they are still young. In my back yard I've come across several young ones staying together. I think they disperse when they start approaching maturity.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:23 AM
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Orgy. They just chose a poor place to have one.
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:18 AM
 
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Orgy. They just chose a poor place to have one.
Funny, that's exactly what I thought was going on when I first saw them! Poor things were completely knotted together. First I had to cut them free of the netting, then I held them stretched out while my husband snipped off the pieces tightly wrapped around their bodies. They were not happy.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:58 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Funny, that's exactly what I thought was going on when I first saw them! Poor things were completely knotted together. First I had to cut them free of the netting, then I held them stretched out while my husband snipped off the pieces tightly wrapped around their bodies. They were not happy.
Oh good for you guys, freeing those poor snakes.

Once a garden snake got into my house; probably brought in by my dog. It decided the kitchen trash can under the sink was a safe place, but when I went to empty the trash I startled it and it got loose. Which in turn startled me...I am not afraid of harmless snakes but it does make you jump when a 3 foot snake suddenly uncoils from the trash, lands on your feet and starts slithering across the floor! Thank God it didn't go under the fridge, that would have been a problem! We were able to catch it easily.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:05 PM
 
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We have copperheads around, so I try to make sure the good snakes stay in the area to keep the population down!
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:52 PM
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Actually, I wasn't joking. Thousands of Snakes Mate Cover Ground Inwood Manitoba Canada | Global Animal It is a common method of mating and reproduction, and this is spring.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:12 AM
 
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reminds me of spring break at Florida beaches!
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:59 PM
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reminds me of spring break at Florida beaches!
Oooh! Disgusting! Could be a belt convention as well.
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