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Posted: 10/10/2005 2:45:22 PM EDT
I decided to take my pet snake, Pedro, outside inthe back yard to enjoy the weather. I thought these came out pretty good, for pictures of a snake.






Link Posted: 10/10/2005 2:46:38 PM EDT
Pics of the yard?
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 2:47:40 PM EDT
what kind of snake is that? it's pretty and it looks vicious.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 2:47:57 PM EDT
How many times has he bitten you?
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 2:47:59 PM EDT
Is that a krate?
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 2:48:13 PM EDT
Cool snake and pics. thanks. Bet it wasn't happy to go back to the cage though.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 2:50:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/10/2005 2:52:08 PM EDT by Offspring]
It's a California (non-liberal) Kingsnake. Non-venomous.

And to answer the biting question...



Pics of the yard?

Link Posted: 10/10/2005 2:51:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/10/2005 2:57:07 PM EDT by olyarms]
Nice pond.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 2:53:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Offspring:
It's a California (non-liberal) Kingsnake. Non-venomous.

And to answer the biting question...
rabidchicken.com/pics/snake01.jpg


Pics of the yard?

www.rabidchicken.com/pics/dscn0106.jpg



Heh, you pissed it off.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 2:55:06 PM EDT
Nice snake.  It's a garter.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 2:58:01 PM EDT
Does he move fast? Any chance of escape?

Did the bite draw much blood?

Why don't you cut his head off and make a belt out of him?

I hate snakes.

Link Posted: 10/10/2005 2:59:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/10/2005 3:03:13 PM EDT by Offspring]

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
Nice snake.  It's a garter[\s] California Kingsnake.



I didn't piss it off. The previous owner didn't feed it much, so I was food. He is full now and doesn't bite anymore.


Does he move fast?Not really Any chance of escape?The yard is pretty plain and empty past the pond

Did the bite draw much blood?The initial bite didn't, but when he strted gnawing at my finger while atempting to eat it, it bled quite a bit

Why don't you cut his head off and make a belt out of him?He is 3 feet long, 36". So without his head it wouldn't be big enough for a belt.

Link Posted: 10/10/2005 2:59:47 PM EDT
IBTL
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 3:00:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Offspring:

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
Nice snake.  It's a garter[\s] California Kingsnake.



I didn't piss it off. The previous owner didn't feed it much, so I was food. He is full now and doesn't bite anymore.



First snake or what other snakes have you had?
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 3:05:22 PM EDT
I had a ball python when I was about 13. Got rid of it when I joined the Army. After I got married we bought 2 redtail boas that were around 7' each. After the female bit me, a bloody mess, I sold her and just kept the male. The male kept growing and was getting hard to kep even in an 80 gal aquarium so we sold him off too. Now we just have a bearded dragon, leopard gecko, kingsnake, 2 dogs, and a cat.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 3:06:23 PM EDT
Who was holding your beer ?
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 3:07:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Offspring:
I had a ball python when I was about 13. Got rid of it when I joined the Army. After I got married we bought 2 redtail boas that were around 7' each. After the female bit me, a bloody mess, I sold her and just kept the male. The male kept growing and was getting hard to kep even in an 80 gal aquarium so we sold him off too. Now we just have a bearded dragon, leopard gecko, kingsnake, 2 dogs, and a cat.



So, tell the sotry about the boa bite. Get you on the arm? I didnt realize they could draw much blood.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 3:07:29 PM EDT
Vote For Pedro!
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 3:09:37 PM EDT
Good pics.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 3:23:26 PM EDT
I once worked in a sanatorium in Florida.  People are amazed at my knowledge of serpents.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 3:24:41 PM EDT
IBTSK

In before the Sp1Grrl Snake Killer

Link Posted: 10/10/2005 3:29:43 PM EDT
Does Pedro offer you his protection?

Blah I hate snakes.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 3:30:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
I once worked in a sanatorium in Florida.  People are amazed at my knowledge of serpents.



How does supervising crazy people give you knowledge of snakes??
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 3:36:14 PM EDT
snake pit
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 3:44:48 PM EDT
I supervised crazy snakes.  Or maybe it was a serpentarium.  I not real sure.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 4:22:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Specop_007:

Originally Posted By Offspring:
I had a ball python when I was about 13. Got rid of it when I joined the Army. After I got married we bought 2 redtail boas that were around 7' each. After the female bit me, a bloody mess, I sold her and just kept the male. The male kept growing and was getting hard to kep even in an 80 gal aquarium so we sold him off too. Now we just have a bearded dragon, leopard gecko, kingsnake, 2 dogs, and a cat.



So, tell the sotry about the boa bite. Get you on the arm? I didnt realize they could draw much blood.



The female had always been a little frisky. Usually when I put my hand in the cage, she would raise her head toward my hand and flick her tongue a lot like she was going to bite. Normally, I would put my hand up to her face and bump her nose so she would know it was me. She would then back off and go about her business. One night, she flicked her tongue, and lifted her head slowly toward me. I put my hand toward her to let her know it was me and she took my by surprise and struck at my hand. She got my complete middle finger and fore finger in her mouth up to my hand. I did the dumb thing by jerking my hand back. Snakes have hook shaped teeth to keep their prey captive in their mouths. Well, these hook shaped teeth ripped the skin on my hand and both fingers as I jerked back. It was just a flesh wound, but it was a bloody flesh wound. She was sold within a week.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 4:27:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ErzulisBoat:
Is that a krate?

''

Kraits are poisonous...


LB
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 4:40:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Offspring:

Originally Posted By Specop_007:
Originally Posted By Offspring:
I had a ball python when I was about 13. Got rid of it when I joined the Army. After I got married we bought 2 redtail boas that were around 7' each. After the female bit me, a bloody mess, I sold her and just kept the male. The male kept growing and was getting hard to kep even in an 80 gal aquarium so we sold him off too. Now we just have a bearded dragon, leopard gecko, kingsnake, 2 dogs, and a cat.



So, tell the sotry about the boa bite. Get you on the arm? I didnt realize they could draw much blood.



The female had always been a little frisky. Usually when I put my hand in the cage, she would raise her head toward my hand and flick her tongue a lot like she was going to bite. Normally, I would put my hand up to her face and bump her nose so she would know it was me. She would then back off and go about her business. One night, she flicked her tongue, and lifted her head slowly toward me. I put my hand toward her to let her know it was me and she took my by surprise and struck at my hand. She got my complete middle finger and fore finger in her mouth up to my hand. I did the dumb thing by jerking my hand back. Snakes have hook shaped teeth to keep their prey captive in their mouths. Well, these hook shaped teeth ripped the skin on my hand and both fingers as I jerked back. It was just a flesh wound, but it was a bloody flesh wound. She was a belt within a week.[/quote

Link Posted: 10/10/2005 4:49:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 7:46:03 PM EDT
Here is a pic of a dead snake.

My sons first kill

Link Posted: 10/10/2005 7:52:34 PM EDT
Wow, what a beautiful King Snake.  I've had some scarlet kings, but this one is nice.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 7:52:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Offspring:

Originally Posted By Specop_007:

Originally Posted By Offspring:
I had a ball python when I was about 13. Got rid of it when I joined the Army. After I got married we bought 2 redtail boas that were around 7' each. After the female bit me, a bloody mess, I sold her and just kept the male. The male kept growing and was getting hard to kep even in an 80 gal aquarium so we sold him off too. Now we just have a bearded dragon, leopard gecko, kingsnake, 2 dogs, and a cat.



So, tell the sotry about the boa bite. Get you on the arm? I didnt realize they could draw much blood.



The female had always been a little frisky. Usually when I put my hand in the cage, she would raise her head toward my hand and flick her tongue a lot like she was going to bite. Normally, I would put my hand up to her face and bump her nose so she would know it was me. She would then back off and go about her business. One night, she flicked her tongue, and lifted her head slowly toward me. I put my hand toward her to let her know it was me and she took my by surprise and struck at my hand. She got my complete middle finger and fore finger in her mouth up to my hand. I did the dumb thing by jerking my hand back. Snakes have hook shaped teeth to keep their prey captive in their mouths. Well, these hook shaped teeth ripped the skin on my hand and both fingers as I jerked back. It was just a flesh wound, but it was a bloody flesh wound. She was sold within a week.



How do you remove the snake from your hand? Just wait till she lets go?
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 7:57:39 PM EDT
They are "pretty" in their own right ..... but ...... Eeeewwwww .... they always give me goosebumps!
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 8:14:17 PM EDT

The female had always been a little frisky. Usually when I put my hand in the cage, she would raise her head toward my hand and flick her tongue a lot like she was going to bite. Normally, I would put my hand up to her face and bump her nose so she would know it was me. She would then back off and go about her business. One night, she flicked her tongue, and lifted her head slowly toward me. I put my hand toward her to let her know it was me and she took my by surprise and struck at my hand. She got my complete middle finger and fore finger in her mouth up to my hand. I did the dumb thing by jerking my hand back. Snakes have hook shaped teeth to keep their prey captive in their mouths. Well, these hook shaped teeth ripped the skin on my hand and both fingers as I jerked back. It was just a flesh wound, but it was a bloody flesh wound. She was sold within a week.


The exact same thing happened to me with my 10.5 feet Albino Burmese Python named "spot".
I didn't pull my hand out though. I grabbed him by the neck and pulled him out of the aquarium and my wife held his bottom jaw while I tore my thumb up getting the top jaw off without ripping my hand open. From then on I always grabbed him from behind and I too sold him shortly thereafter.

Link Posted: 10/11/2005 3:18:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/11/2005 3:18:31 AM EDT by Merlin]

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
I once worked in a sanatorium in Florida.  People are amazed at my knowledge of serpents.



Which one, St. Cloud or Miami?

And isn't it called a "Serpentarium"?

Merlin
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 6:12:18 AM EDT
I get the words confused when I get my meds mixed up.  I worked at the one in Miami as a child.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 6:29:31 AM EDT
Cool, we have a 4 1/2 ft. ball Python. He's 5 years old and loves white mice!!!
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 6:33:10 AM EDT
that is cool!
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 6:35:43 AM EDT


I hate snakes, Jock! I hate 'em!

Link Posted: 10/11/2005 10:26:50 AM EDT
I got a really good deal on him. A guy I work with had him, actually it was his son's. His sone moved out and left the snake. He sold me the snake, 40 gal aquarium w/screen, reptile light hood, under tank heating pad, and "cave" hiding place all for $50. I feel guilty, but he reallywanted to get rid of it. The snakes sell locally for $125+ for babies.
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