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Posted: 4/3/2017 9:48:21 PM EST
My daughter found this little fellow in the creek next to the house. I thought it was a garter snake, but she corrected me and told me it was a brown snake, and that its cousins in Australia and Asia are extremely venomous.

You guys seen any cool snakes so far this year?

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Link Posted: 4/3/2017 9:57:07 PM EST
we always called those Georgia Browns. I have yet to see a snake this year but I expect i'll be seeing them shortly.
Link Posted: 4/3/2017 10:00:40 PM EST
I caught one of those in my living room last week! I thought it was a checkered garter snake. Turned him loose next to the pond out near the range. Y'all may see him at the Spring Shoot this weekend if you keep your eyes peeled!!!
Link Posted: 4/4/2017 8:17:44 AM EST
My wife thought it was so cute, she wanted to keep it. I had to let her know you can't keep 'em as pets.

We can't make the shoot this weekend, due to other commitments. Repticon is this weekend at the GC fairground. My daughter's planning on buying a bigger tank for her ball python. We weighed him last night. He's a whopping 5 1/2 oz. She plans to buy more micesicles as well.
Link Posted: 4/4/2017 10:12:14 AM EST
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Originally Posted By birdbarian:
My wife thought it was so cute, she wanted to keep it. I had to let her know you can't keep 'em as pets.

We can't make the shoot this weekend, due to other commitments. Repticon is this weekend at the GC fairground. My daughter's planning on buying a bigger tank for her ball python. We weighed him last night. He's a whopping 5 1/2 oz. She plans to buy more micesicles as well.
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Mmmmmmm, micesicles......

I sure hate that y'all can't make the shoot!!!

Start eyeballing the calendar for the last of September, or the first full weekend in October, for the MOA Shoot, and then likely late October for the Fall Shoot!!!
Link Posted: 4/4/2017 4:50:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Emu:
Mmmmmmm, micesicles......

I sure hate that y'all can't make the shoot!!!

Start eyeballing the calendar for the last of September, or the first full weekend in October, for the MOA Shoot, and then likely late October for the Fall Shoot!!!
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Originally Posted By birdbarian:
My wife thought it was so cute, she wanted to keep it. I had to let her know you can't keep 'em as pets.

We can't make the shoot this weekend, due to other commitments. Repticon is this weekend at the GC fairground. My daughter's planning on buying a bigger tank for her ball python. We weighed him last night. He's a whopping 5 1/2 oz. She plans to buy more micesicles as well.
Mmmmmmm, micesicles......

I sure hate that y'all can't make the shoot!!!

Start eyeballing the calendar for the last of September, or the first full weekend in October, for the MOA Shoot, and then likely late October for the Fall Shoot!!!
Late Sept and early Oct = good camping weather.

I'm changing jobs, so not sure what my schedule will be. I definitely want to make one of the shoots. Been 10-12 years since the last time I made one.
Link Posted: 4/5/2017 12:15:42 PM EST
Those brown snakes are also known as "dekay's" snake
Link Posted: 4/6/2017 7:32:58 AM EST
I saw a ringneck snake for the first time ever last week. That was pretty cool. Of course I didn't have my phone.
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 9:12:07 AM EST
I found one just like it though a bit more red in color under my plates as I was packing up for this Saturday's FAL match.
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 4:40:02 PM EST
Hit one of those with the mower last year... and found another a few weeks ago while leafblowing.

Looked harmless enough so I let it live.
Link Posted: 4/14/2017 12:43:21 PM EST
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I knew it'd only be a matter of time until I saw my friend again.  I've seen what I'm pretty sure is the same snake for years in my yard.

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I snapped these at lunch today.  Holding my phone in one hand and holding my dog back with the other.
Link Posted: 4/14/2017 1:58:05 PM EST
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Originally Posted By wiseanhyzer:
I knew it'd only be a matter of time until I saw my friend again.  I've seen what I'm pretty sure is the same snake for years in my yard.

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I snapped these at lunch today.  Holding my phone in one hand and holding my dog back with the other.
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My daughter is trying to figure out if it is a black rat snake or an indigo snake.
Link Posted: 4/14/2017 2:41:47 PM EST
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My daughter is trying to figure out if it is a black rat snake or an indigo snake.
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Black rat snake is my non-expert opinion
Link Posted: 4/14/2017 3:05:04 PM EST
Rat snake.
Link Posted: 4/14/2017 3:39:02 PM EST
Looking at UGA's website, pretty sure y'all are right. Looks like it has a white belly.

http://srelherp.uga.edu/snakes/elaobs.htm

Link Posted: 4/14/2017 3:43:15 PM EST
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Agreed. Indigos don't have the white belly, and are usually heavier bodied.

Don't hurt either one, they're the good guys.
Link Posted: 4/14/2017 8:52:21 PM EST
Are the good one immune to the venom of the copperhead, water moccasin and rattlers?
Link Posted: 4/14/2017 9:46:59 PM EST
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Originally Posted By evolution88:
Are the good one immune to the venom of the copperhead, water moccasin and rattlers?
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Only kingsnakes as far as I know.
Link Posted: 5/2/2017 2:43:23 PM EST
Friend sent me this picture. Flowery Branch area. Corn snake?

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Link Posted: 5/2/2017 5:07:10 PM EST
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That would seem to be correct.
Link Posted: 5/3/2017 3:47:01 PM EST
Corn snake, AKA Red Rat Snake. Looks just like a little fella I had a couple decades ago. A guy at work tried to chop him up, ended up scarring him pretty badly down one side. I took him home, kept the wound clean and covered in Neosporin, and when he was healthy enough to eat baby mice again, let him go out in an empty field.



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Link Posted: 5/5/2017 7:37:16 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ceetee:
Corn snake, AKA Red Rat Snake. Looks just like a little fella I had a couple decades ago. A guy at work tried to chop him up, ended up scarring him pretty badly down one side. I took him home, kept the wound clean and covered in Neosporin, and when he was healthy enough to eat baby mice again, let him go out in an empty field.



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You're a good guy.
Link Posted: 5/29/2017 10:20:18 AM EST
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"Who, that little guy?  I wouldn't worry about that little guy."
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"Who, that little guy?  I wouldn't worry about that little guy."
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Oak snake?
Link Posted: 5/29/2017 1:57:50 PM EST
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How 'bout this one?
Link Posted: 5/29/2017 2:01:34 PM EST
That's a GOOD copperhead.
Link Posted: 5/29/2017 4:19:38 PM EST
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"Who, that little guy?  I wouldn't worry about that little guy."
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My daughter says that's a gray rat snake, so I'm copying off her paper and going with that as well.
Link Posted: 5/29/2017 4:33:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By birdbarian:
My daughter says that's a gray rat snake, so I'm copying off her paper and going with that as well.
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Originally Posted By wiseanhyzer:
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"Who, that little guy?  I wouldn't worry about that little guy."
My daughter says that's a gray rat snake, so I'm copying off her paper and going with that as well.
It's a young rat snake I think.  It may be the offspring of the black one I posted a picture of earlier.  That would be cool.
Link Posted: 5/29/2017 4:34:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By RamblinWreck:
That's a GOOD copperhead.
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You got that right.
Link Posted: 5/30/2017 12:28:01 AM EST
It's just an adolescent black rat snake. They darken with age.
Link Posted: 5/30/2017 6:04:27 AM EST
Near as I can tell my pond (read 20x25' deep mud hole) is being occupied by not less than four snakes who've been there more than a week. Near as I can tell they are yellow bellyied water snakes. There's a legit swamp not 50 meters off my property, maybe 100m from them but they don't want to move even with the children harassing them all day.
Link Posted: 5/30/2017 6:44:26 PM EST
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How 'bout this one?
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Front fell off
Link Posted: 5/31/2017 6:00:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By wiseanhyzer:
I knew it'd only be a matter of time until I saw my friend again.  I've seen what I'm pretty sure is the same snake for years in my yard.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/282198/IMG-0954-187164.JPG


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I snapped these at lunch today.  Holding my phone in one hand and holding my dog back with the other.
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Is that snake coming or going

I have had no snakes sightings in the yard this year but I am sure they are around.
Link Posted: 6/3/2017 4:55:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/3/2017 4:57:27 PM EST by birdbarian]
We went to the Riverbank Zoo in Columbia, SC yesterday.

Top one is a green tree python
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Some kind of rattlesnke
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Link Posted: 6/3/2017 5:00:04 PM EST
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Copperheads hanging out together. I've never seen one up in a "tree" before. Guessing he was trying to stay from the bigger ones.

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Link Posted: 7/7/2017 5:18:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/7/2017 5:19:13 PM EST by sea2summit]
Didn't have my phone on me due to it's untimely meeting with the bottom of a pond but I just saw a giant coachwhip, he stretched across my 6' wide front porch side to side and was touching each side a good bit he was easily 7+'.

ETA the dog chased it under the house so don't tell 6
Link Posted: 7/9/2017 10:24:39 AM EST
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My son had a reptile guy do a show at our house for his birthday party. The kids loved it, very educational. He had a gator, giant monitor lizard, lots of snakes. Just a few pics. After 2 years of pestering my wife, I think we'll be going to Repticon to get him a little one soon.



Link Posted: 7/9/2017 7:30:44 PM EST
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My son had a reptile guy do a show at our house for his birthday party. The kids loved it, very educational. He had a gator, giant monitor lizard, lots of snakes. Just a few pics. After 2 years of pestering my wife, I think we'll be going to Repticon to get him a little one soon.

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We've had The Reptile Wrangler out a few times. Sounds like the same guy or a similar dude.
Link Posted: 7/10/2017 8:51:09 PM EST
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Must be something in the water

We all got home late so I went with my daughter to do her chicken chores and feed the pig, this guy was under the board we use to cross our little seasonal stream. Too close to the house, had to go.
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Link Posted: 7/11/2017 6:07:16 PM EST
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My son had a reptile guy do a show at our house for his birthday party. The kids loved it, very educational. He had a gator, giant monitor lizard, lots of snakes. Just a few pics. After 2 years of pestering my wife, I think we'll be going to Repticon to get him a little one soon.

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When I took my daughter to Repticon to get her snake, I asked my wife if she was ok with it. Didn't get a yes or a no. Sent her a pic from the show, and asked if she'd be mad if we brought one home. Apparently she thought I was joking.

Not sure what his weight was when we started, but he's pushing 10 oz at 1 yo. She fed him after he got weighed. He's on the small size, so she's feeding every six days.

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Link Posted: 7/11/2017 7:30:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By sea2summit:
Must be something in the water

We all got home late so I went with my daughter to do her chicken chores and feed the pig, this guy was under the board we use to cross our little seasonal stream. Too close to the house, had to go.
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Good chop.
Link Posted: 8/13/2017 4:51:46 PM EST
From the wood pile today.
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From the wood pile today.
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Dang.  Such good camouflage.
Link Posted: 8/14/2017 1:05:34 PM EST
Any ideas on this little guy?

He was non venomous, but evidently didn't make it out of the road quickly enough. Found him on my evening walk.

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Originally Posted By mattellis2:
Any ideas on this little guy?

He was non venomous, but evidently didn't make it out of the road quickly enough. Found him on my evening walk.

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Black racer?
Link Posted: 8/14/2017 4:36:37 PM EST
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Black racer?
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Originally Posted By mattellis2:
Any ideas on this little guy?

He was non venomous, but evidently didn't make it out of the road quickly enough. Found him on my evening walk.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/81419/IMG_7076-280192.JPG
Black racer?
Complete guess, but maybe a morph of a rough green snake?

I found this page that shows a blue morph of a smooth green snake, but looks like those aren't native to GA: about 2/3 of the way down this page
Here's the rough green snake: Rough Green snake
Link Posted: 8/16/2017 8:39:20 AM EST
I haven't seen one this year, not yet anyways
Link Posted: 8/16/2017 2:00:55 PM EST
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Complete guess, but maybe a morph of a rough green snake?

I found this page that shows a blue morph of a smooth green snake, but looks like those aren't native to GA: about 2/3 of the way down this page
Here's the rough green snake: Rough Green snake
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I had the same thought.

I had a green snake I kept as a pet for a few years when i was a kid. I kept it in the pocket of my M65 field jacket and it happily stayed there, poking its head out periodically to see what was going on.

We have a new bearded, he is easily the most animated reptile I have ever had. He'd rather be held than put back in his cage, and seems to actually track whichever of us is speaking.
Link Posted: 8/17/2017 4:10:03 PM EST
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I had the same thought.

I had a green snake I kept as a pet for a few years when i was a kid. I kept it in the pocket of my M65 field jacket and it happily stayed there, poking its head out periodically to see what was going on.

We have a new bearded, he is easily the most animated reptile I have ever had. He'd rather be held than put back in his cage, and seems to actually track whichever of us is speaking.
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Originally Posted By birdbarian:


Complete guess, but maybe a morph of a rough green snake?

I found this page that shows a blue morph of a smooth green snake, but looks like those aren't native to GA: about 2/3 of the way down this page
Here's the rough green snake: Rough Green snake
I had the same thought.

I had a green snake I kept as a pet for a few years when i was a kid. I kept it in the pocket of my M65 field jacket and it happily stayed there, poking its head out periodically to see what was going on.

We have a new bearded, he is easily the most animated reptile I have ever had. He'd rather be held than put back in his cage, and seems to actually track whichever of us is speaking.
If I was ever going to get a reptile as a pet for me, I'd definitely look at bearded lizards.

Don't tell my daughter, but ball pythons have got to be one of the most boring pets. They are nocturnal, so most of the time I'm awake, they'd rather be tucked away in their hides.
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