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Snake ID #7337074 11/04/18 11:47 AM
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This little guy was under an old small propane bottle in my stand. He was probably 15-18Ē long. The picture is zoomed in very close. I know I donít want him in my stand but do I need to burn down the entire hillside or just my stand?

(Disclaimer: not really going to burn down either, I just donít like snakes or spiders and donít want to share space with them. )



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Looks like a juvenile corn snake.


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Or possibly a Texas Rat Snake. Non-venomous either way. If it's cool he's probably very lethargic. Just toss him out and go about your merry way.


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No worries just a Rattle headed copper moccasin.... up

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Originally Posted By: Scott W
This little guy was under an old small propane bottle in my stand. He was probably 15-18Ē long. The picture is zoomed in very close. I know I donít want him in my stand but do I need to burn down the entire hillside or just my stand?

(Disclaimer: not really going to burn down either, I just donít like snakes or spiders and donít want to share space with them. )




I'm going to guess that it's a Milk Snake, non venomous and will keep the blind free of unwanted guests.


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Originally Posted By: LandPirate
Or possibly a Texas Rat Snake. Non-venomous either way. If it's cool he's probably very lethargic. Just toss him out and go about your merry way.

Juvenile rat snake is my guess too.

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Originally Posted By: LandPirate
Or possibly a Texas Rat Snake. Non-venomous either way. If it's cool he's probably very lethargic. Just toss him out and go about your merry way.
Yep....LandPirate, good to hear from you. Where you been?


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Thatís a Texas Rat Snake.

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texas cowboy Rat snake. he is just cold but a really beneficial snake. He will bless you with fewer mice and rats if you let him go free. bolt


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Might be beneficial but NOT in the stand.

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Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
Might be beneficial but NOT in the stand.

Do you prefer mice in your stand....... confused2


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Milf does the trick.

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Originally Posted By: Beagledad
texas cowboy Rat snake. he is just cold but a really beneficial snake. He will bless you with fewer mice and rats if you let him go free. bolt
cheers


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I think itíd be cool to hunt with him in there.

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I'd let him stay. He'll keep the rodents out. As skinnerback says, I'd hunt with him in the stand with me. My 10 year old loves rat snakes and would probably pick him up and play with him while in the stand, LOL.


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I think it's good luck to stuff him in your pocket while you hunt. laugh


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Diamond head copper water rattle moccasin

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Originally Posted By: RattlesnakeDan
I think it's good luck to stuff him in your pocket while you hunt. laugh


Um no.


Originally Posted by Scott W

I've got a Little Chubby and it does a great job.
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I coerced him out with a stick. After the morning hunt Saturday when I opened the door to leave, he was waiting at the door to come in again. I'm no fan of sharing spaces with snakes, good or bad. If he's non venemous I'll just usher him out again but I do have a history of a mouse making a nest so a new stand will be constructed and elevated a bit more before next deer season.

Thanks for all the responses and education.


Originally Posted by Scott W

I've got a Little Chubby and it does a great job.
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Originally Posted By: Scott W
I do have a history of a mouse making a nest


Leave him alone and that problem will be fixed.

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Even non-venomous snakes are dangerous. They can't hurt you but they sure can make you hurt yourself if they surprise you...

I think you are doing the right thing shoo-ing him out but keeping him around. Definitely look closely for him when you get in the blind each time, though!

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Originally Posted By: nick_adams
Even non-venomous snakes are dangerous. They can't hurt you but they sure can make you hurt yourself if they surprise you


True. They have tested my heart for weakness. One day, my wife is going to find me in the field stiff, friendly little rat snake nearby. I used to kill em all but now, I rarely kill a snake. I hate rats.

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Originally Posted By: Scott W
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I think it's good luck to stuff him in your pocket while you hunt. laugh


Um no.


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No worries just a Rattle headed copper moccasin.... up


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