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    A Visitor-Just Crawling Through

    Found this critter behind the pool. Birds didn't appreciate him much either.


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    Re: A Visitor-Just Crawling Through

    Great pics! I don't think we have that snake in NC. Do you know what kind it is?
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    Re: A Visitor-Just Crawling Through

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    Great pics! I don't think we have that snake in NC. Do you know what kind it is?
    Thanks...no I haven't confirmed exactly what it is. I do know it's not poisonous and it was definitely looking for a nest of birds.
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    Re: A Visitor-Just Crawling Through

    I think its a Texas Rat Snake, just a little bigger than average.
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    Re: A Visitor-Just Crawling Through

    It's a black rat snake. They can get up to about 6' long. They do eat birds and mice. They are very non aggressive and as you said non poisonous. They are constrictors so if you pick it up it will wrap around your arm. Those and king snakes are great to have around a property.
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    Re: A Visitor-Just Crawling Through

    Quote Originally Posted by ouachita
    It's a black rat snake. They can get up to about 6' long. They do eat birds and mice. They are very non aggressive and as you said non poisonous. They are constrictors so if you pick it up it will wrap around your arm. Those and king snakes are great to have around a property.
    Wow, Thanks!! It certainly was not bothered by us and seemed friendly enough. Beautiful creature and welcome back anytime
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