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I realize this has nothing to do with survival but does it?

I was headed to my truck and walked past the back door and I heard a commotion and not 2 feet away a black rat snake falls from the guttering onto the back steps and old diary milk can. Had I proceeded to go into the house the snake would have fell on me. Snakes do not scare me per say but I really don't like being surprised like that. We have timber rattlesnakes here and the very thought of it being a rattlesnake gave me the shivers. We have a rat snake den and in all places it's in the asparagus patch. I have my eyes wide open when I pick asparagus.

Ya just never know when you might face a predicament.
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as headed to my truck and walked past the back door and I heard a commotion and not 2 feet away a black rat snake falls from the guttering onto the back steps and old diary milk can. Had I proceeded to go into the house the snake would have fell on me.
Wow, this is quite a coinsidence. Just yesterday my dad was using a weed-eater near a tree line ,he happened to look up and there was a large black snake hanging in the tree and looking him square in the face. I have to say snakes and large spiders give me the heebee jeebees, never the less, I won't kill them as they have their important role in the ecosystem.
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.....and not 2 feet away a black rat snake falls from the guttering onto the back steps .....
I was just picturing my dad in that situation, out comes the Taurus Judge loaded with 410 birdshot he carries for just such a reason and proceed to blast the snake away. He lives out in the country and really hates snakes.I think the only two things he truly fears are snakes of any description and German Shepherds, both from incidents in childhood. So when he is walking around the property, or the old railroad easement where he picks berries he carries 2 pistols. One for the 2 legged predators and stray dog attacks, one for the no legged critters.
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We left some nylon deer fencing laid out and ended up catching around 7 chicken snakes. Since I have chickens, they had to die.
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I just apprehended a five foot Black Rat snake in our bedroom

I took him out side to do his mouse hunting.
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Black snakes make nice pets, and way cheaper than a boa or something else.
Oh and they don't stink as bad either.
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We had a snake in Biology class named Cornholio. He was, somewhat obviously, a corn snake. I think you could've done anything to that animal and not ever gotten so much as a hiss from it.

If it ever gets to the point where you are counting grains of rice PSHTF, you're gonna get a warm fuzzy feeling when you see that guy slide by outside. The one that goes into the deep dark places where those destructive little furry bastards reside. Jeez I hate mice. Did I mention that?
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No, no, no. Snakes falling from trees, snakes in the bedroom. No, no, no. I'm in the bathtub and never leaving it and you can't make me! Gah, I hate snakes...

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I just apprehended a five foot Black Rat snake in our bedroom

I took him out side to do his mouse hunting.
Yeah the rat snakes make their way into the house upon occasion and you can always tell when their in there as you can smell them. They don't bother you and you can actually handle them with out getting bit. But they will bite.

It's not uncommon for people in rattlesnake country (Appalachia) to keep king snakes in their house a good deterrent.
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The only good snake is a dead snake. Period!
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My Dad shares the sentiment! He has said for years, "there are only two kinds of snakes I'm afraid of, live ones and dead ones!"
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No, no, no. Snakes falling from trees, snakes in the bedroom. No, no, no. I'm in the bathtub and never leaving it
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Well I'm in Scotland and never leaving it now ! Snakes are ok ON TV!
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Oh dear! The only snakes we have in my area are little green grass snakes and garter snakes...no venomous ones, thank goodness! I don't have a fear of snakes, but then it may be because I've never come across those ones you have south of your (northern) border.
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I'm the same grandma. Not scared of them because the only ones I ever saw or handled were tame pet grass snakes !
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I watched a four foot black snake fall on the pest control guy once.That was when I first found out a grown man could scream louder than any 5 year old girl on the planet.
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The funniest thing ever is to catch a rattler and break his fangs out, then put him in your buddy's grill or on the seat of his truck where he'll see it through the window.

you can't keep em long cause their fangs grow back.
black snakes make way better pets, 5 ft long about the size of your forearm, but they tame quick, you handle him for a few minutes, long enough for him to figure out your not trying to eat him and he chills right out.
I don't advise this to anyone but damn is it funny.
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The funniest thing ever is to catch a rattler and break his fangs out, then put him in your buddy's grill or on the seat of his truck where he'll see it through the window.
You're a nice guy and all that murderface8 but I am NEVER going to turn by back towards you....
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No, no, no. Snakes falling from trees, snakes in the bedroom. No, no, no. I'm in the bathtub and never leaving it
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Well I'm in Scotland and never leaving it now ! Snakes are ok ON TV!
Friend of mine used to live in a cottage on the road that passes Traquair, couple of miles down the road. I remember one spring sitting at the side of the house 'cos the sun had come out playing with her new kitten.
Next thing I knew the kitten was squealing and when we looked we saw an Adder attached to it!!!!!!!!!
Needles to say we killed it after it had let the kitten go.
Kitten died about 15hrs later.
Now living in Australia I come across deadly snakes regularly. Whatever you do and wherever you are you have to keep an eye out for them and adjust your behavior accordingly.
The dogs help too. I've got 3 mini foxies, great rat and snake dogs. Absolutely fearless. My oldest one squared off against a huge 4m Brown snake. The pair of them stood eye to eye for ages before the snake decided to think twice. It was thicker than your arm.
Occasionally you have to permanently relocate them!!
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We left some nylon deer fencing laid out and ended up catching around 7 chicken snakes. Since I have chickens, they had to die.
Hey, how's that work? Can you describe how the fencing was arranged? Might be useful to have a snake snare of that type...
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I nearly got bit while visiting in Texas...

There was a rat snake coiled on the door step, and as luck would have it, the color of the door step was the same color as the snake.

He was promptly killed and fed to a very large antbed in the back yard.
...Didn't know what to do with it lol.
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