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Old 08-18-2006, 05:05 AM   #1
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I've been having mice problems in the yard, common for desert life. Thought my buddy left my backyard...




But (s)he's Back!

 
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Old 08-18-2006, 11:55 AM   #2
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Cool! You know what else keeps mice away? Irish Spring soap. No ****. A friend of mine stores his hot-rod out at a farm and all he does is cut a bar into four pieces and put them on the floor inside, then he cuts up another bar and scatters it around the wheels. No mice for the last four years.
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Old 08-18-2006, 02:05 PM   #3
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I've been having mice problems in the yard, common for desert life. Thought my buddy left my backyard...




But (s)he's Back!
Woah! "Red touches yellow, kill a fellow....red touches black..venom lack"

Looks like the real thing there. Coolio....so long as the kiddies and pets keep away.

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Old 08-18-2006, 02:13 PM   #4
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The first year I lived up here, I saw this large brown rubbery looking snake in the meadow. So, I searched on "brown rubber snake oregon": Rubber boa! Wish I had gotten a picture, but they spend most of their time in rodent tunnels catching & digesting criters.

I think this beauty got a bath for the photo op:

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Old 08-18-2006, 04:22 PM   #5
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Woah! "Red touches yellow, kill a fellow....red touches black..venom lack"

Looks like the real thing there. Coolio....so long as the kiddies and pets keep away.

-Todd
98% sure it's a king snake. That's not a high res picture but if I zoom in really close; that's just white bands between the orange and black. It's the 2% that always concerns me however .

I search for AZ coral and AZ king and I've yet to see a pic of any that look just like this guy. AZ coral's have a definitive wide yellow stripe. I've see it in my backyard for the past 3-4 years in summer. Keeps getting bigger. Dave, you used to live here. King right?

I got to try that irish spring. But I'll have to go to Sams Club as I got a lot of em.

 
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Old 08-18-2006, 04:35 PM   #6
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Jesus Christ, I hate snakes. Thank God there's virtually no poisonous snakes around here (I think a few timber rattlers may live in the mountains, nothing I've ever come across). I'm a chicken****, not afraid to admit, when it comes to snakes; if I see even a garter snake, I'm grabbing a shovel and chopping the damn thing in half.

Needless to say, there's a particular movie coming out now that I WILL NOT be going to see.
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Old 08-18-2006, 04:43 PM   #7
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Cool! You know what else keeps mice away? Irish Spring soap. No ****. A friend of mine stores his hot-rod out at a farm and all he does is cut a bar into four pieces and put them on the floor inside, then he cuts up another bar and scatters it around the wheels. No mice for the last four years.
A friend of a friend owns an auto boneyard and had a problem with rats stealing his Lava soap. Found all of the bars under the hood of a Chevy.
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Old 08-18-2006, 04:50 PM   #8
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I've seen corals without any yellow on them or the yellow is so pale it looks white.



But, the bands on a coral will go all the way around and they are rarely over 2 feet long. Stiil, I'm not expert.

I have a health respect for venomous snakes. The area in Illinois where I was raised was close to a race track & we would see rattle snakes once in a while.
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98% sure it's a king snake. That's not a high res picture but if I zoom in really close; that's just white bands between the orange and black. It's the 2% that always concerns me however .
http://www.reptilesofaz.com/Snakes-S...-lecontei.html
Appears to be a western longnose....

 
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Old 08-18-2006, 05:32 PM   #10
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thats a longnose snake. same patterns as a coral but non venomous. Ive caught 3 this year. You can tell becasue the bands dont go all the way around.

Its a kingsnake/milksnake not sure which, and they are usually well tempered, so feel free to pick it up
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