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Visitors of the serpent class

Category: Village Square | Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:56 pm

I love critters great and small, however the latest visitor took my breath away. As I worked on one of my beds a sudden slithering movement caught my eye. It was a long black snake with white markings and beady eyes. He quietly climbed up the side and into a convenient hole in the side of my home and underneath as if he lived there, which I hope he doesn't with all my heart. My husband feels he's a non-poisonous variety and looked for temporary abode. (I think he was making me feel better) Such is life in beautiful, rural North Carolina. I'll take it.


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eileen wrote on Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:34 pm:

What a pity you didn't have a camera handy GG. I love reptiles and have a Western Hog Nose Python upstairs in a large vivarium.


Frank wrote on Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:23 pm:

Would loved to have seen a photo also GG, sounds like a great find.


Sjoerd wrote on Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:25 pm:

Well Gater...I don't think thatyour man was just trying to make you feel better. I believe that it was a snake type called a "black racer". If it is, they are absolutely not poisonous and in fact eat rats and mice among other things. I'd leave him guys can easily co-exist. He won't harm you at all.
I sure wish I had one on my lottie, cos the mice just get into everything as well as dig-up and eat seeds that I plant. They sometimes bibble on my toms. Gurrrrrrr...


Droopy wrote on Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:57 am:

I would have died! I'm not used to snakes, since the two varieties we have here are rarely seen. I hope he works for his board and helps you get rid of the vermin.


gardengater wrote on Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:26 pm:


Thanks for the reassurance and other than taking a good look around when I go out, I have no plans to evict the tenants. They'll leave on their own, I suspect.


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