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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    I'm surprised you don't come across some when you are at work.
    I do all the time, but only Garter snakes...fiesty little bastards! I have acidentally killed a bunch with the mower unfortunately. Pisses me off because I love the slithery fuckers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    This is my grandson about five years ago, that snake was probably about six foot long but very friendly.

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    My grandson Eli and I had one heck of a battle wrangling this monster snake this morning.





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    A former co-worker recommends against handling garter snakes with bare hands. He claims they secrete a substance from a stink-gland as a defense mechanism.

    Most common snake at the park where I work is the gopher snake, which looks an awful lot like a rattlesnake, but has a (slightly) different pattern, and is completely harmless.

    The most beautiful snake Iíve seen locally is the Alameda County king snake, which has a dazzling red, black and white striped pattern. It looks like a coral snake, but is not venomous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    A former co-worker recommends against handling garter snakes with bare hands. He claims they secrete a substance from a stink-gland as a defense mechanism.

    Most common snake at the park where I work is the gopher snake, which looks an awful lot like a rattlesnake, but has a (slightly) different pattern, and is completely harmless.

    The most beautiful snake I’ve seen locally is the Alameda County king snake, which has a dazzling red, black and white striped pattern. It looks like a coral snake, but is not venomous.
    It's been a couple years since I caught a garter snake. I think it bit me and my pit bull's nose. Around here the king snakes are black and white, they are friendly but can kill a rattlesnake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LockBox View Post
    Good to put a face to all that NFL vitriol
    An honest face with honest facts.
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    I don't see snakes around my house but I do see plenty of lizards, geckos, frogs, and iguanas. Lizards don't bother me, even when they get in the house. Buffo toads I avoid. The toxins they secrete can make high, like on acid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    I don't see snakes around my house but I do see plenty of lizards, geckos, frogs, and iguanas. Lizards don't bother me, even when they get in the house. Buffo toads I avoid. The toxins they secrete can make high, like on acid.
    You might need a couple toads for the NFL season this year.
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    I come across these black rat snakes quite often on hikes. This was just a few days ago...

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    ^^^^^^^^^
    I've never seen one climb a tree, they are usually scurrying to get to their hole in the ground.
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    ^ I work at a brothel with a reptilian theme. The ladies will be OK with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
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    That artist really studied anatomy well. That booty is phenomenal.

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    I caught this monster yesterday. My neighbor was freaking out, he was trying to kill it with a pick axe.


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    I see garter snakes often. If we get down towards the Missouri river (15 miles) there's always the possibility of rattlers. I went into a real narrow canyon once in TR National Park and heard some rattling ahead of me. I backed out of there in record time.
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    Caught this little garter snake on the side of the house Friday.


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    I am down in Daytona Beach but walking on the river. Talked to a fisherman who said fishing is challenged because pythons in the water are eating fish. [emoji15]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    A former co-worker recommends against handling garter snakes with bare hands. He claims they secrete a substance from a stink-gland as a defense mechanism.
    As kids we used to find garter snakes all the time in the back yard, and you’re right, they excreted some sort of oil that smelled terrible. I always thought it was a lubricant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firth View Post
    I am down in Daytona Beach but walking on the river. Talked to a fisherman who said fishing is challenged because pythons in the water are eating fish. [emoji15]
    They are having problems with the pythons and boas on the land as well. They will have hunting excursions to try and catch as many as possible.
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    I found a little lizard in the john this morning. Impossible to catch so I let 'im go. Hope he didn't jump in me pants while sitting on the throne like one did a few years ago. True story....

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    Where did the pictures go to? I got nothing except the last few there.

    Snakes never bugged me. Used to have a ball python(Monty, of course) who was as docile as could be. There's quite a few native species to this desert but I can only vaguely remember coming across snakes here and they would just scurry away and begone. Mostly lizards and horny toads. I've never even seen a scorpion around here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    I found a little lizard in the john this morning. Impossible to catch so I let 'im go. Hope he didn't jump in me pants while sitting on the throne like one did a few years ago. True story....
    About 2 years ago, I saw some kind of plant material on the floor in my dark living room. I went to pick it up to throw it in the garbage, but it felt fleshy. When I released my grip, it ran away. Turned out to be a lizard, of the most common type here in the Sonoran Desert.
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