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Old 05-11-2014, 06:02 PM
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I am taking a break from brush clearing. I ran out to empty two tank fulls on my husky weed whacker that has a 10' studded tungsten carbide blade on it. I saw the biggest black snake I have ever seen. This snake was easily 4 ft and could have been also an indigo snake. Moving fast like they usually do on a mission to find food which is great with me.
If it's REALLY shiny black, possibly with some brown mottling near the belly..... Probably an indigo snake. Pics?
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If it's REALLY shiny black, possibly with some brown mottling near the belly..... Probably an indigo snake. Pics?
Sighting lasted about 10 seconds in brush with the snake moving fast so no pictures. Back was shiny, but the sun was on it and a recently molted black snake can be shiny in the sun. The scales did not appear course, but I could wrong about that. Never saw the belly. The main thing I am looking for is to be sure it is not a moccasin and it was not. Indigo snakes do occur in this area and people are more positive when you see an 5 foot plus black snake it is likely an indigo. I just looked it up and there is often some red about the head. They use gopher tortoise and I suppose gulf box turtle burrows which occur on my place. I would love to have an indigo snake on my place.
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Covered up with Water Mocs. and Timber Rattlesankes so far this year on the farm
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I've got king snakes and rat snakes on the property and I leave them alone, unless I have to shoo one of them out of the way for controlled burning.
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Saw a bull snake this weekend that had died because it got its head caught in some erosion netting. I don't kill snakes around here because none are venomous. Further south are some rattlers though.
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Saw a bull snake this weekend that had died because it got its head caught in some erosion netting. I don't kill snakes around here because none are venomous. Further south are some rattlers though.
Someone showed me netting that he used to protect his blue berries from birds. Snakes were often getting caught in the netting with fetal results for the snakes.
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Someone showed me netting that he used to protect his blue berries from birds. Snakes were often getting caught in the netting with fetal results for the snakes.
Some people will kill any and every snake. I have no problem with them as long as they aren't venomous. They can get rid of a lot of critters I don't want around my place. Kinda like bats, spiders, etc, not pretty but they do a good job getting rid of things I don't like.
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