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Old 07-30-2016, 12:33 PM   #25921
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Snakes have never bothered me. I also enjoy spiders, frogs, and toads. Just not in the house.

I think the only poisonous snakes we might have here along the river are timber rattlers. I've never seen one.

Edit: apparently we have 4 poisonous snakes here. All but the timber rattler are endangered and protected.
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Old 07-30-2016, 04:03 PM   #25922
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Snakes have never bothered me. I also enjoy spiders, frogs, and toads. Just not in the house.

I think the only poisonous snakes we might have here along the river are timber rattlers. I've never seen one.

Edit: apparently we have 4 poisonous snakes here. All but the timber rattler are endangered and protected.
Snakes are venemous. Poison comes from plants or manufacture.
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Old 07-30-2016, 04:04 PM   #25923
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That's why I found you the picture. Your ditty is wrong.
Red touches yellow, not a nice fellow.
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Old 07-30-2016, 04:13 PM   #25924
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This snake was shiny black, with long red stripes down both sides. I would have worn it as jewelry, it was so pretty.

Apparently DH thought differently.
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Old 07-30-2016, 05:00 PM   #25925
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When I had my garden, I put put out an old glass pie dish of water for the butterflies. One day when I came home, my neighbor told me she had stopped by and she "admired my toad". I asked her what toad and she said the one in the water dish.

I'm glad she warned me. When I checked the water dish, the toad was still in it and literally filled the dish he was so large. Had I seen that not knowing what it was, I probably would have screamed like a little girl and run like heck.

We used to have tarantulas that would rear back and hiss at you if you poked them with a stick. Which I did only once.
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Old 07-30-2016, 05:01 PM   #25926
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Could this be your "necklace", Dawg?



The image is from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife site, but I bet those snakes don't look at the state lines as they travel up the mighty Mississip.

The only name I've found associated with a snake like that is "Black Worm Snake" but what I saw mentions a snake that is smaller than what you describe. I'm going to guess that your snake is a different type? Therefore, you want any more info? Happy Hunting!
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It looks somewhat like mine, CG, though mine had thinner red stripes.
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Old 07-30-2016, 08:36 PM   #25928
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When I had my garden, I put put out an old glass pie dish of water for the butterflies. One day when I came home, my neighbor told me she had stopped by and she "admired my toad". I asked her what toad and she said the one in the water dish.

I'm glad she warned me. When I checked the water dish, the toad was still in it and literally filled the dish he was so large. Had I seen that not knowing what it was, I probably would have screamed like a little girl and run like heck.

We used to have tarantulas that would rear back and hiss at you if you poked them with a stick. Which I did only once.
I did once, quite loudly actually. We have marine toads that secrete a toxic substance,can actually kill dogs, small children, that some people actually lick to supposedly get high... Anyway they get as big as a dinner plate and will bury themselves in damp, wet areas to keep cool. I was weeding 1 day at the old house that was close to the Glades and backed up to a lake. All of a sudden 1 of the dinner plate sized ones exploded from underneath my hand. Ended up on my butt and not only did Craig come running but some neighbors from across the lake came out to see what was going on.
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Gah! Medtran!!

One of my cockers many years ago was not well-known for his intelligence, just his beauty. He brought a toad inside in his mouth, and let it go. Apparently he wanted his own pet. Took me awhile to catch the little guy and put it back outside.
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Old 07-30-2016, 09:40 PM   #25930
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We spent a lot of the day welcoming bikers along our newly completed road who were riding RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa). I really do need to invest in a set of pom-poms for DH. He was very friendly to all. We smiled and waved constantly. 5 days on a bicycle, I do not think so.
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