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Old 04-07-2005, 02:40 PM   #31
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Wild (non-venomous) Snakes are awesome - I grew up chasin and catchin Garters, Hog-nosed, Ribbons, etc. . .

I wish I wasn't in such an urban area; I haven't seen any in years now. ; \
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Haha, we were out catching them today. Had to have our, "first snake of the season round" up in the yard. lol Our yard is heavy with garters. Always moving them out of the way when mowing (if we see them in time ) lol We love them and encourage them with plenty of low bushes and the ponds and such. Hog-nosed snakes are awesome. I'm to far north for them though.
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Old 04-08-2005, 01:15 AM   #33
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Well its almost summertime here. Our spring last about 2-4weeks during Feb and March. Now it's running almost 100 and I've already got the ac on.Looks like its time for the 7 months of summer.
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Wild (non-venomous) Snakes are awesome - I grew up chasin and catchin Garters, Hog-nosed, Ribbons, etc. . .

I wish I wasn't in such an urban area; I haven't seen any in years now. ; \
Hey, the venomous ones are awesome too! Our snakes are just starting to emerge....garters, bulls, hognose, rattlers....and where they are, I am.
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Old 04-08-2005, 10:19 AM   #35
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Fluff : I wish I could come over and help; I do miss chasing garters so.
Too far north for hognosed snakes? I grew up in Michigan!? Perhaps we're not talking about the same snake. . . :heads to google:

Eastern Hognosed Snake
http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7...1207--,00.html

They puff out their necks as a defensive act and try to look frightening - almost like a cobra, which is very cool to a 12 year old who loves the woods. :p

Toirtis : You intentionally seek out rattlesnakes? That doesn't sound like too bright of an idea. :p
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When threatened, hognose snakes puff up with air, flatten their necks and bodies, and hiss loudly. (This has led to local names like "puff adder" or "hissing viper.") If this act is unsuccessful, they will writhe about, excrete a foul smelling musk, and then turn over with mouth agape and lie still, as though dead


oh ick....
(sorry, not a snake person)
but it is interesting!
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and then turn over with mouth agape and lie still, as though dead
That makes 'em quite easy to catch.
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I know about hognosed snakes, I used to keep them years ago (western and eastern) but, we don't have them in my area. (perhaps other areas of WV are different) On our snake hunts I've been able to find of course garters and black rat snakes but also, ringnecks, eastern milk, black racers and a brown water snake. Not sure of species. We have a variety of snakes but not many are commonly seen. But anyway. Back to the spring time photos. I'm gonna go take some more pictures.
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Hmm, slow bloom day since the storm last night took it's toll on the trees. But, here is some pics anyway. One is of my rhododendron and one of the buds on my maple tree.
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Fluff your Rhodies are bloomin?!?!
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