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#11219492 - 11/11/15 07:12 PM Snake ID Please
Waco Kid Offline
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Registered: 10/08/04
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Loc: waco
My nice found this on her wall. What is it?
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#11219498 - 11/11/15 07:15 PM Re: Snake ID Please [Re: Waco Kid]
Derek Online   shocked
Queen of Bees

Registered: 02/10/04
Posts: 56448
Loc: Ennis, TX.
Juvenile: Texas Rat Snake. Harmless and great climbers!
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"WhAtTaRuSh"! banana

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#11219529 - 11/11/15 07:35 PM Re: Snake ID Please [Re: Waco Kid]
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Capt. CUDA

Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 6420
Loc: Fulton, Texas
junior rat snake in training
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#11219631 - 11/11/15 08:25 PM Re: Snake ID Please [Re: Waco Kid]
Pilothawk Online   sad
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Registered: 01/14/03
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Loc: Kentucky Lake
Rat.

Harmless with an attitude.
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#11219645 - 11/11/15 08:32 PM Re: Snake ID Please [Re: Pilothawk]
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Loc: Titus County
Originally Posted By: Pilothawk
Rat.

Harmless with an attitude.


Yup . Make sure you're current on your tetanus shot .
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#11219657 - 11/11/15 08:35 PM Re: Snake ID Please [Re: Derek]
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Originally Posted By: Derek
Juvenile: Texas Rat Snake. Harmless and great climbers!


I'm thinking the bricks are 4" tall . Kinda skinny , don't you think ?
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#11219729 - 11/11/15 09:07 PM Re: Snake ID Please [Re: Waco Kid]
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 793
Loc: Texas
Great climbers for sure with specialized scales for holding fast to bark, bricks, etc.

I think I have mentioned that it used to be common for farmers to throw a rat snake up in an infested attic, run off/eat mice and rats. How do they get out? If a mouse can get in and out, so can the snake.

By the way, the ones I caught this past summer around the house had that same coloration.

I turned mine loose in my rose beds hoping it would stay around.

Brad

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#11219772 - 11/11/15 09:23 PM Re: Snake ID Please [Re: Siberman]
Derek Online   shocked
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Registered: 02/10/04
Posts: 56448
Loc: Ennis, TX.
Originally Posted By: Siberman
Originally Posted By: Derek
Juvenile: Texas Rat Snake. Harmless and great climbers!


I'm thinking the bricks are 4" tall . Kinda skinny , don't you think ?


I was thinking 3". For a juvi that's not bad and looks pretty healthy.

Love Rat Snakes.
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#11220470 - 11/12/15 10:29 AM Re: Snake ID Please [Re: Waco Kid]
Madfrog Offline
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Registered: 06/26/14
Posts: 106
Loc: San Antonio Texas
100% juvenile rat snake. Release it in a wooded area if can.
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#11220704 - 11/12/15 12:35 PM Re: Snake ID Please [Re: Waco Kid]
roadtrip Offline
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Registered: 04/26/02
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Those things are good at defeating predator shields on bluebird boxes.
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#11220875 - 11/12/15 02:02 PM Re: Snake ID Please [Re: roadtrip]
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Originally Posted By: roadtrip
Those things are good at defeating predator shields on bluebird boxes.


Are you using the umbrella type or a tube ? You can make a decent one out of pvc . Put a little grease on it .
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#11220909 - 11/12/15 02:21 PM Re: Snake ID Please [Re: Siberman]
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Originally Posted By: Siberman
Originally Posted By: roadtrip
Those things are good at defeating predator shields on bluebird boxes.


Are you using the umbrella type or a tube ? You can make a decent one out of pvc . Put a little grease on it .

I've been using a Kensington wobble shield for the last couple of years. An 8''stovepipe with hardware cloth at the top. It's great against 4 leggers. It worked fine against snakes the first year but by the end of last year they figured it out.
I will try the pvc and grease. I got plenty of both. Thanks
My biggest problems have been with other birds: sparrows, wrens and in one case a brown cowbird.
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#11221059 - 11/12/15 03:58 PM Re: Snake ID Please [Re: roadtrip]
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Registered: 03/01/09
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Originally Posted By: roadtrip
Originally Posted By: Siberman
Originally Posted By: roadtrip
Those things are good at defeating predator shields on bluebird boxes.


Are you using the umbrella type or a tube ? You can make a decent one out of pvc . Put a little grease on it .

I've been using a Kensington wobble shield for the last couple of years. An 8''stovepipe with hardware cloth at the top. It's great against 4 leggers. It worked fine against snakes the first year but by the end of last year they figured it out.
I will try the pvc and grease. I got plenty of both. Thanks
My biggest problems have been with other birds: sparrows, wrens and in one case a brown cowbird.


Do a search on bluebird houses . There's a new design now ( large oval opening instead of the usual hole ) that allows the nesting bluebird to escape without being killed ( English House Sparrows are bad about this ). You have to keep a good eye on your boxes and remove any native bird nests before they lay eggs . Wrens and Cowbirds are protected species so you can't remove a nest with eggs in it .

I host Bluebirds and Purple Martins so I trap / shoot English House Sparrows and Starlings at every opportunity . Both were imported ( not protected ) from Europe and take a toll on native birds . Look HERE for some good ideas . You can find them cheaper but it's a good start .
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#11221066 - 11/12/15 04:02 PM Re: Snake ID Please [Re: roadtrip]
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You can also use bird netting wrapped around the pole . The only problem is getting a pi$$ed-off snake out of it . grin
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#11221105 - 11/12/15 04:34 PM Re: Snake ID Please [Re: Waco Kid]
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Was sweeping the back patio this morning and found one of these guys sleeping under a wooden basket...WOW these things have attitudeOMG...got really PO'd at me for waking him up!

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