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I need a few snakes around in some of my yards where the mice hide out. The other day I needed another deep body and I pulled one off a stack at my yard and about 4 mice ran out. A mother mouse took off under another hive and had some young ones attached to her teets. Mice and rodents make me leary of dear ticks. I saw a show about the applachain trail and they actually count the eastern rattle snake population along the trail in order to know how well the rodent population is being controlled. It seems the biggest carriers of dear ticks are small rodents.
 

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Bradley hey when you say FOUR FEET I guess you mean it had legs too.

I think what you found was an earthworm.

No wait, your right....it's a golfer snake, just trying to find the hole. :)

Don't mind me too much work.
 

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Bradley hey when you say FOUR FEET I guess you mean it had legs too.

I think what you found was an earthworm.

No wait, your right....it's a golfer snake, just trying to find the hole. :)

Don't mind me too much work.
Hahah . It was much bigger than it looks when It took off ;)
 

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I love catching snakes! I put out some tin and some plywood on my land to bring them in. I flip them every time I check the bees. Only caught a few rat snakes. Hate catching those. They have a real bad attitude.

The daughter and I caught a couple Blind Snakes the other day. That was pretty cool. Which she has in her room now. We catch 5-10 Rough Earth Snakes a week. Love me some snakes.
 

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When I was a kid, the family would go out in the everglades, I would walk really fast so I could get out of mom's line of site. I would then catch pigmy rattlers... They are so cute.

Bradley, don't see anything in the photo, looking at the location, I'm guessing maybe a copperhead on a branch??
 

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Some ways to tell a non-poisonous snake are: 1) Long, thin, tapered tail 2) Round pupils in eyes.

Poisonous snakes typically have: 1) blunt, short, stubby tails and 2) slits for pupils much like a cat.

Here's how to tell...reach down and grab the snake, pull it up really close to your face and check its pupils to see if they are round or diamond slits. By that time, you will know. ;)
 

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Caught a Yellow Belly Racer in my backyard this morning. Not a very friendly snake.



 
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