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    Finally a visitor other than frogs, skinks, and anoles!

    New pool enclosure visitor:

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    I "think" it's a rat snake, and since we are currently fighting some moles it needs to get to work and stop lounging around!
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    Re: Finally a visitor other than frogs, skinks, and anoles!

    Florida


    Sigh.
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    Re: Finally a visitor other than frogs, skinks, and anoles!

    Quote Originally Posted by northrn View Post
    Florida


    Sigh.
    LOL, I know, right?
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    Re: Finally a visitor other than frogs, skinks, and anoles!

    My wife would never go in or near the pool again.
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    Re: Finally a visitor other than frogs, skinks, and anoles!

    LOL, my wife is ok but my Mom and a couple friends have said they aren't coming to visit anymore and maybe they don't want to move to Florida afterall.
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    Re: Finally a visitor other than frogs, skinks, and anoles!

    ...skinks and anoles...

    The first time I read that, I had to seriously wonder what kind of crowd you hang with. Then I read it again.
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    Re: Finally a visitor other than frogs, skinks, and anoles!

    My wife would die! She can't even look at a snake on TV.
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    Re: Finally a visitor other than frogs, skinks, and anoles!

    Beautiful snake!!
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    Re: Finally a visitor other than frogs, skinks, and anoles!

    Yeah, it was. I keep watching for it but haven't seen it again. Hopefully it's still somewhere in my yard. I don't want it in my enclosure, but I'll take a docile, harmless, rodent eating machine over the moles messing with my lawn. While we haven't seen it, the mole activity has dropped considerably so it's likely still around somewhere.

    Went to a home owners association meeting last night though and it was mentioned that over the last month there has been an unusual increase in sightings of rattle snakes and copper heads though and I don't want those!!! Out of the corner of my eye when initially seeing the rat snake my mind yelled "Copper" and I jumped, lol.
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    Re: Finally a visitor other than frogs, skinks, and anoles!

    Quote Originally Posted by bkfamily1 View Post
    ...skinks and anoles...

    The first time I read that, I had to seriously wonder what kind of crowd you hang with. Then I read it again.
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    Re: Finally a visitor other than frogs, skinks, and anoles!

    That is a pretty Corn snake aka red rat snake. Wonderful to have around.

    Copper heads are a lighter color with bigger "diamonds" on their back. They are also very pretty but..........need to leave before I see them.

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    Re: Finally a visitor other than frogs, skinks, and anoles!

    Kim. Sing it with me.

    "One of these things is not like the others, One of these things is just doesn't belong, Can you tell which thing is not like the others by the time I finish my song?"

    That is a pretty Corn snake aka red rat snake. Wonderful to have around.
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    Re: Finally a visitor other than frogs, skinks, and anoles!

    LOL I know.............I am the one that the neighbors call to ID the snakes around here.

    I will tell you that I do "jump" if one startles me. I was weed eating the pond as well as trimming the larger brush. I had just cut a small tree when what should appear but a lunging snake! He was NOT a happy snake that I had found his hidey hole and was going to get rid of me! I shirked, jumped, turned and RAN! LOL

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    Re: Finally a visitor other than frogs, skinks, and anoles!

    I got a live snake in my skimmer once. He was just a little guy, though. But that was enough to keep me from ever cleaning out the skimmer basket in the dark.

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