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    stev32k's Avatar
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    Mar 2009
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    Pool Visitor

    Came across this guy yesterday taking a dip in my pool. By the time I got the cell phone to take a picture he had climbed out and curled by the pat

    It's a speckled king snake about 3' long. They are harmless and I see them every once in awhile. They feed mostly on other snakes and lizards and there is a large lizard population around the patio so I expect he was looking for lunch.

    What was surprising is that he crawled into the channel drain and the opening is only 3/4" wide. He had to come out to get around the 90 deg corner then went in again. The end of the drain is open to the yard so he had a good way out.
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    Re: Pool Visitor

    We find the Kings around our yard as well. Last year in fact the kids found pair of them "joined at the hip" Never saw a bunch of babies slithering around though.

    Just had our 2nd rattler removed last weekend ... not as much fun finding them
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    Re: Pool Visitor

    Cool looking snake!
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    Re: Pool Visitor

    Time to put a screen on the end of the pipe
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    Re: Pool Visitor

    Quote Originally Posted by 4knights
    Time to put a screen on the end of the pipe
    or a welcome sign, unless you have venomous visitors using the same pipe.
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