Old 08-23-2012, 15:43   #16
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Yup. I'd say Bull Snake, They can get big, I have seen one down by the Colorado River (Blythe) over six feet long.

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Old 08-23-2012, 17:18   #17
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For indigenous snakes here in the US, all but the Coral Snake have eyes that have eliptical pupils, like a cat, the Coral's eyes have round pupils like our's. All of the non venemous snakes also have round pupils.

I've caught and handled thousands if not 10s of thousands of snakes all over the US.

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Old 08-23-2012, 17:35   #18
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Well, seems like the general agreement is that this DEAD snake is a Bull snake.

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For indigenous snakes here in the US, all but the Coral Snake have eyes that have elliptical pupils, like a cat, the Coral's eyes have round pupils like ours. All of the non venomous snakes also have round pupils.

I've caught and handled thousands if not 10s of thousands of snakes all over the US.

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Martin,

That is interesting. Those snakes that have the round pupils, do they have the same pupillary reaction to light as ours do or do the hunt much the same way as pit vipers do, by heat sensors?
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Old 08-23-2012, 18:00   #19
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For indigenous snakes here in the US, all but the Coral Snake have eyes that have eliptical pupils, like a cat, the Coral's eyes have round pupils like our's. All of the non venemous snakes also have round pupils.

I've caught and handled thousands if not 10s of thousands of snakes all over the US.

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My wife has a job for you; she's a rattler magnet. She had to shoot one that was near the back door and too close to the dog. Last week she found 3 in an hour. They got to live. I have yet to see one, except the one she shot (I was her RSO ). I'll tell her about the eye thing so she can get down and make sure it's a bad guy before she shoots it.

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PSM- Rattlesnakes weren't mentioned in the area study for your AO?
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Old 08-23-2012, 18:16   #21
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I'll tell her about the eye thing so she can get down and make sure it's a bad guy before she shoots it.

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That's back asswards.
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Old 08-23-2012, 18:47   #22
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PSM- Rattlesnakes weren't mentioned in the area study for your AO?
They were, it's just funny that my city-mouse wife seems to be finding them and I'm not. Scorpions seem to prefer me, though.

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That's back asswards.
We need them to take care of the mouse invasion. She can't hit a mouse to save her life. (Any idea why she keeps seeing mice on my head? )

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They were, it's just funny that my city-mouse wife seems to be finding them and I'm not. Scorpions seem to prefer me, though.



We need them to take care of the mouse invasion. She can't hit a mouse to save her life. (Any idea why she keeps seeing mice on my head? )

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Irony of ironies, after my last post on the thread, I walked out back and found a D-Back just leaving the garden. I got my wife's LCR .38SP and 3 rounds of snake shot. By the time I got back outside, he was in the rough. I shot him three times since I really couldn't tell if I was hitting him. I was. I didn't have any hearing pro, though. When I talk, now, I have a bit of a ringing in both ears.

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Whatever type it is, it's a good snake now.
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Old 08-23-2012, 23:13   #26
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Two weeks ago, had a friend call me to remove a snake from an antique cupboard in his living room. I asked what kind of snake it was and he said, "How the hell do I know.... all I can tell you is that it is a f##king snake and I want it out of here".
When I arrived, there it was on the second shelf coiled up in the corner.... a nice sized Gray Rat snake about 4 1/2 feet long.
A Gray Rat snake is generally docile, but this one was pissed at being disturbed while I tried to remove it with a snake stick (Didn't want to mess up the cupboard by shooting it. ). After it struck at me and the stick 3 times, I said "Okay Big Boy, now I'm pissed".
I dropped the stick on the floor, and with gloved hands, reached in and got me double handfull of snake and stuffed it in an old pillow case. Released it about a mile away in a field. All ended well.....friend had the snake removed without destroying the cupboard, I didn't get bit, and the snake lived.
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:17   #27
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Looks like a Dinner Snake...
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PSM- We call them "Coontails" because of the black and white stripes just before the rattles... Looks like about the size of a hatband...

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PSM- We call them "Coontails" because of the black and white stripes just before the rattles... Looks like about the size of a hatband...
That would be "cool". It is well ventilated. Turkey vulture got it, though.

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That was my thought.
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