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I think this snake is burrowing in my grandmothers house. Any ideas of what it is? We are in Central Georgia, I tried looking in a snake guide but the picture is not much to go on. I've never actually seen the thing, only this picture. Hoping somebody with more experience might be able to help.

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1 minute ago, Looking for the big one said:

 

I think this snake is burrowing in my grandmothers house. Any ideas of what it is? We are in Central Georgia, I tried looking in a snake guide but the picture is not much to go on. I've never actually seen the thing, only this picture. Hoping somebody with more experience might be able to help.

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Just now, Looking for the big one said:

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Black Rat Snake. Completely harmless, but 
extremely helpful...as seen in pic :) 

They'll keep critters that do damage like rats, 
mice, flying squirrels and so on out of the house.

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Just now, Looking for the big one said:

Thanks

You're welcome :) 

I've got a large female black rat snake in my
collection now. Have had her for about 13 years.

Caught dozens upon dozens of them, too. Possibly
my favorite snake species.

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I love those snakes as well. I have caught many in my day. However on occasion there was a guy at my river lot that was messing with it by throwing sticks and rocks at it. It ticked me off as these snakes keep away the mice, rats and copperheads. So I went over and caught it. I was pinching it behind its head and it had its mouth wide open. This drunk decided to stick his thumb in its mouth. I must have accidentally lost grip pressure and it clamped down on his thumb. Well he decided to pull it out real fast. It was funny watching him bleed like a stuck pig. Needless to say the snake stayed a few more seasons and he never came back.

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image.jpegI saw one of those a few days ago while I was fishing. I walked over him thinking it was a stick, about half way through my stride he moved. This fat boy did some fancy acrobatics! He calm and just looked at me like what's the deal dude???

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2 minutes ago, frosty said:

image.jpegI saw one of those a few days ago while I was fishing. I walked over him thinking it was a stick, about half way through my stride he moved. This fat boy did some fancy acrobatics! He calm and just looked at me like what's the deal dude???

That actually looks like a King snake! Another 
awesome snake!

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Just now, Darren. said:

That actually looks like a King snake! Another 
awesome snake!

Could be, I'm definitely not a snake expert. I'm the you stay over there, I'll stay over here and we'll both be happy kind of guy, but this dude was calm and didn't seemed the least bit aggressive, even when my idiot nephew started messing with him. 

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Just now, frosty said:

Could be, I'm definitely not a snake expert. I'm the you stay over there, I'll stay over here and we'll both be happy kind of guy, but this dude was calm and didn't seemed the least bit aggressive, even when my idiot nephew started messing with him. 

LOL.

The King Snake is king as he eats other snakes, 
including venomous snakes.

It's ok to be "scared" or... startled by snakes. :) 

Even though I'm a snake guy, I still get startled
by them, especially when I'm kayak fishing in 
sticks and there's one a few inches from my head.

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The only time I really get startled is when the shoot out from between your feet and you didn't even know they were there... That will test your undies :o

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Definitely a black snake, not a king, As Darren said if it would've been a king it would most likely be eating another snake not a chipmunk. Black Snakes also have a pungent smell to them, if you grab hold of them the smell will stay on your hands for a bit.

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That's a natural musk your smelling...:D

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On 7/1/2016 at 10:34 AM, Darren. said:

I've got a large female black rat snake in my
collection now.

You have a collection? That sounds cool!

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On 7/1/2016 at 10:34 AM, Darren. said:

 

I've got a large female black rat snake in my
collection now. Have had her for about 13 years.

 

So you have a freezer full of frozen rodents too? ;)

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3 hours ago, Evan K said:

You have a collection? That sounds cool!

Yes, but it has gone down over the years.

We had close to 30 snakes at one time, many
of which my sons and I collected locally, but
now we're down to about 5, and life is a little
easier seeing how I'm usually the one taking
care of them. :) 

1 hour ago, Jon G said:

So you have a freezer full of frozen rodents too? ;)

LOL, yup. Getting ready to place an order online
shortly. Need some rat pinkies and fuzzies. 

My eldest experimented raising rats for us, but that
is something you need plenty of clean airflow for, 
LOL. My wife only let me bring them in the house
when it was going to be freezing or below.

Needless to say, buying is easier, by far.

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Snakes are not for me.

Cant stand them.

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I understand the need for them in nature. They are an important part of the ecosystem, needed to keep the balance of other animals. Having said all that, as long as they stay outside they stay alive.

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On 7/1/2016 at 8:38 PM, Darren. said:

LOL.

The King Snake is king as he eats other snakes, 
including venomous snakes.

It's ok to be "scared" or... startled by snakes. :) 

Even though I'm a snake guy, I still get startled
by them, especially when I'm kayak fishing in 
sticks and there's one a few inches from my head.

Exactly why kayak ain't even a option for me. Sure to go play out in the lake ok. Where I go to fish for bass cottonmouth and rattlesnakes are not uncommon. 

I am.ok with snakes not a collector or whatever but I prefer to know where they are and we can agree to keep our space. Surprise contact will cost the snake dearly. It's just the way it has to be. 

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28 minutes ago, S. Sass said:

Exactly why kayak ain't even a option for me. Sure to go play out in the lake ok. Where I go to fish for bass cottonmouth and rattlesnakes are not uncommon. 

I am.ok with snakes not a collector or whatever but I prefer to know where they are and we can agree to keep our space. Surprise contact will cost the snake dearly. It's just the way it has to be. 

Usually the only one that ends up paying for anything is me trying to do a 3' vertical! I've never had a snake stick around long enough to do anything to, normally they are long gone by the time I realize they were there!

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On 7/2/2016 at 4:06 PM, Jon G said:

So you have a freezer full of frozen rodents too? ;)

so gross. i used to breed ball python morphs. i remember always forgetting and leaving frozen rats under a heat lamp for too long. when the snakes would constrict the things would burst. the smell...

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On ‎7‎/‎1‎/‎2016 at 10:25 AM, Looking for the big one said:

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Sorry. It's in the middle eating a chipmunk. 

That is the elusive green garden hose snake. It only comes to life if you turn the water pressure on full blast while left unattended.

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9 hours ago, kickerfish1 said:

That is the elusive green garden hose snake. It only comes to life if you turn the water pressure on full blast while left unattended.

the green ones are totally harmless...

black, brown, gray, red .... beware!!

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That's not a snake.  It's a hose.

(and reading closer, I see someone else has beaten me to it).

 

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