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#6404336 - 08/11/16 08:10 PM Good snake has the wife worried
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Went down to my shop just awhile ago and spotted this little guy headed for one of the outbuildings next to my shop.






Probably looking for a toad (of which we have plenty).

Text'd a picture of it to my wife before coming back up to the house and she wanted to know if I had killed it?

Of course....I did not. She asked me 'why not'...and "what if it comes up in the yard and Maddie (our Dachshund) finds it"?

I told her it was harmless and wouldn't bother the dog. In fact, it will get rid of some of the toads in the back yard which "Maddie" routinely bites...then comes in the house foaming at the mouth.

She said "Well.....it STILL looks scary"! Which they do.


Edited by flintknapper (08/11/16 08:16 PM)
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#6404339 - 08/11/16 08:13 PM Re: Good snake has the wife worriedy [Re: flintknapper]
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cobra! grin
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#6404351 - 08/11/16 08:20 PM Re: Good snake has the wife worriedy [Re: flintknapper]
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^^^^^^ Yeah, they try to act like a "cobra" but they are very docile snakes (Eastern Hognose).

This one 'spread out' right away and started all the 'hissing' stuff they do, but normally you have to mess with them a bit before they'll put on a show.

IF the (I'm a big-bad Snake) thing doesn't work, they will turn over on their back and play dead. Kind of like my Brother-In-Law.


Edited by flintknapper (08/11/16 08:23 PM)
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#6404374 - 08/11/16 08:46 PM Re: Good snake has the wife worriedy [Re: flintknapper]
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Pretty cool looking snakes and good to have around. You did right.
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#6404405 - 08/11/16 09:02 PM Re: Good snake has the wife worriedy [Re: flintknapper]
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Good snake for sure.
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#6404478 - 08/11/16 09:54 PM Re: Good snake has the wife worried [Re: flintknapper]
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We call them puff nanner's around here. Ours are colored a little like copperheads.

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#6404483 - 08/11/16 09:58 PM Re: Good snake has the wife worried [Re: flintknapper]
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Very cool. Never seen one around here.

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#6404486 - 08/11/16 10:01 PM Re: Good snake has the wife worried [Re: flintknapper]
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Very cool snake. I always wondered why they act like a cobra when they don't share habitat or even the same continent...

I have seen them act like a rattler too.
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#6404524 - 08/11/16 10:31 PM Re: Good snake has the wife worried [Re: flintknapper]
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Neat snakes, we use to find them growing up in WV

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#6404528 - 08/11/16 10:35 PM Re: Good snake has the wife worried [Re: flintknapper]
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Nice pics. Don't see them often anymore.
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#6404579 - 08/11/16 11:45 PM Re: Good snake has the wife worried [Re: flintknapper]
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I have never seen one.
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#6404653 - 08/12/16 06:48 AM Re: Good snake has the wife worried [Re: flintknapper]
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#6404693 - 08/12/16 07:31 AM Re: Good snake has the wife worried [Re: flintknapper]
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Well played. Cool pics. up
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#6404726 - 08/12/16 08:01 AM Re: Good snake has the wife worried [Re: flintknapper]
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Very cool. Never seen one puff up.
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#6404792 - 08/12/16 08:37 AM Re: Good snake has the wife worried [Re: KG68]
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Originally Posted By: KG68
We call them puff nanner's around here. Ours are colored a little like copperheads.

^^^^^^^^^^^
Yes, this one was unusually dark colored.


A more representative example (for here) is this one...I found a few years ago (within a few yards of the one I found yesterday).



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