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PSOVLSK Posts: 4,515
edited June 12 in The Clubhouse
This was greeting us when got home from dinner tonight. You may not be able to tell from the picture, but the dark brown is our door.

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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,627
    Looks like a black racer. Excellent mousers. Not friendly as pets though...
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  • PSOVLSK
    PSOVLSK Posts: 4,515
    I think it’s a rat snake. Pretty common around here, though not usually on the side of the house by the door.
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,254
    edited June 12
    Cool!!

    We have Bull snakes around here. They can get easily to 6' long. In the fall they can scare the snot out of ya. They have a good representation of a rattlesnake in the leaves, let me just tell you most people prefer to high step it quickly in any other direction.
    😄😄
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,627
    Could be. They are known to climb trees for birds and their young
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  • PSOVLSK
    PSOVLSK Posts: 4,515
    We had one two weeks ago, I think the same kind. I noticed it wrapped around the wheel of my son’s pickup. I slithered up into the engine compartment. That’s a couple of unusual encounters we’ve had recently. Oh yeah, and we also had one in our swimming pool skimmer. All three were about the same size as the one in the photo.
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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,627
    edited June 12
    Could just be the same one who's taken up residence at your residence. Kinda like the family member that irritates the ship out of you but not much you can do about it.
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  • ZLTFUL
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,791
    Rat snakes are docile in comparison to many other types of snakes. I've handled 100's if not 1000's of snakes in my lifetime and as a kid and young adult, reptiles were a hobby, ...chics don't dig them :/ .

    You can usually just pick them up gently and move them. They are great for rodent control.
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  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,339
    If my wife saw that at our house, she would say let's move right now.

    She hates snakes and won't watch a movie that has snakes in them, lol.
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  • PSOVLSK
    PSOVLSK Posts: 4,515
    edited June 13
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Could just be the same one who's taken up residence at your residence. Kinda like the family member that irritates the ship out of you but not much you can do about it.

    If by some miracle it’s the same snake, I’ve got way bigger issues.😬😂
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  • PSOVLSK
    PSOVLSK Posts: 4,515
    marvda1 wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Rat snakes are docile in comparison to many other types of snakes. I've handled 100's if not 1000's of snakes in my lifetime and as a kid and young adult, reptiles were a hobby, ...chics don't dig them :/ .

    You can usually just pick them up gently and move them. They are great for rodent control.

    I handle a snake everyday B)

    Snake? Worm? Whatever you say🤣😁
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,791
    marvda1 wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Rat snakes are docile in comparison to many other types of snakes. I've handled 100's if not 1000's of snakes in my lifetime and as a kid and young adult, reptiles were a hobby, ...chics don't dig them :/ .

    You can usually just pick them up gently and move them. They are great for rodent control.

    I handle a snake everyday B)

    You really shouldn’t talk about the wife that way >:)
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  • ken brydson
    ken brydson Posts: 8,155
    marvda1 wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Rat snakes are docile in comparison to many other types of snakes. I've handled 100's if not 1000's of snakes in my lifetime and as a kid and young adult, reptiles were a hobby, ...chics don't dig them :/ .

    You can usually just pick them up gently and move them. They are great for rodent control.

    I handle a snake everyday B)

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  • Tony M
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  • sucks2beme
    sucks2beme Posts: 5,143
    My yard backs up to the Wolf river conservancy.
    I see a lot of small black racers.
    I was slashing back the heavy brush from the backside of the rear fence
    And saw a pygmy rattler heading out back into the tall weeds.
    From now on, I'm going to have on snake boots to go back there again.
    I really need to find the picture the wife took of a bobcat wandering the back
    Two years ago. That was the one that scared her more than the little snakes.
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,925
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Could be. They are known to climb trees for birds and their young

    Motivated snakes. Just what we need.
    ;)

  • PSOVLSK
    PSOVLSK Posts: 4,515
    edited June 14
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Could be. They are known to climb trees for birds and their young

    Motivated snakes. Just what we need.
    ;)

    We need the type @ken brydson was referencing to be half as motivated.🤣🤣
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,791
    sucks2beme wrote: »
    My yard backs up to the Wolf river conservancy.
    I see a lot of small black racers.
    I was slashing back the heavy brush from the backside of the rear fence
    And saw a pygmy rattler heading out back into the tall weeds.
    From now on, I'm going to have on snake boots to go back there again.
    I really need to find the picture the wife took of a bobcat wandering the back
    Two years ago. That was the one that scared her more than the little snakes.

    Black racer's are rattlers worst enemy, so try not to run those off
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,987
    Milito wrote: »
    If my wife saw that at our house, she would say let's move right now.

    She hates snakes and won't watch a movie that has snakes in them, lol.

    I will send you a copy of "Snakes on a Plane for date night...
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