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keep out if you are snake-phobic

Posted by michelle_co z5 CO (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 21, 06 at 22:49

Hi,

I hope my new 4' long friend eats crickets, not whippets (I have a whippet, who probably weighs less than the snake). I didn't know that snakes lap water. She sat under a dripping planter and lapped water for a long while then slithered off.

Lapping water

Hanging out under a planter

Happy Trails,
Michelle


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RE: keep out if you are snake-phobic

that was pure invitation to me! thanks!


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RE: keep out if you are snake-phobic

That is a big snake!
We live in the burbs and never get snakes. The closest we came was a 4' rat snake while hiking, you should have seen the kid run! LOL

Do you know what kind it is?

--Candace


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RE: keep out if you are snake-phobic

What a beautiful animal! Thanks.


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RE: keep out if you are snake-phobic

Nice looking Gopher/Bull snake! We have a 5 year old Gopher snake that was rescued from behind the receptionist's desk where I work when it was hatchling, (there was talk from some of my co-workers about cutting its head off until I intervened). It's now about 3 1/2' long and is very friendly. My daughter named him "Puff" because of the way his sides move in and out when he breathes.

Mike


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RE: keep out if you are snake-phobic

Michelle,

Great looking Gopher/Bull snake! It eats mostly mice, rats, gophers, ground squirrels and poses no threat to pets other than hamsters and gerbils. Mike, kudos on saving the gopher snake from your coworkers!


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