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Snake! [Apr. 9th, 2011|03:57 pm]
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Saw a little snake at the edge of our parking area and the foot of the walk to the door. Was about a foot long, tip to tail.

Any budding herpetologists want to ID what type of snake it is?

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[User Picture]From: svashtar
2011-04-09 11:09 pm (UTC)
Looks like a garter snake.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2011-04-09 11:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Having checked wikipedia, that sounds about right. Evidently they come in a variety of colors. Nifty.
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[User Picture]From: svashtar
2011-04-10 12:07 am (UTC)
Yeah, most of them like to eat fish and worms. They're pretty harmless.
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[User Picture]From: kj_roo
2011-04-09 11:20 pm (UTC)
It is an insufficiently sized snake! :>
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2011-04-09 11:34 pm (UTC)
What, you want a big snake or something? ;)
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[User Picture]From: p0lecat
2011-04-09 11:50 pm (UTC)
Seattle Racer
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[User Picture]From: stickypawz
2011-04-09 11:53 pm (UTC)
That is a Garter Snake,

Totally harmless, even though that looks like a very large one. Go a head pick him up, won't bite (or at least won't be able to break the skin as their teeth are to small).

They are mainly insectivores. Make sure you let him/her live as they will take care of many pests, and otherwise unfriendly bugs...

*Grin*
Ryngs D. Ratt
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[User Picture]From: stickypawz
2011-04-09 11:54 pm (UTC)
P.S. If I am wrong, I will visit you in the hospital.

So, don't actually pick it up *Wink & Grin*
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2011-04-10 04:48 am (UTC)
Hey, I'm not picking up a wild snake, even if I know it isn't poisonous! They're in the "let them be" category for me. They don't wig me out (like spiders) but I'm not anxious to touch 'em either.

Thanks for the ID and the info, though. Glad to have him/her around the yard.
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[User Picture]From: sabercat
2011-04-10 05:30 am (UTC)

Garter...

Especially if it smells REALLY bad.
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[User Picture]From: patch_bunny
2011-04-10 07:13 am (UTC)
Mmm... snakes. Saw a lot of snakes when I lived in Washington. They were fun to play with.
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[User Picture]From: aeto
2011-04-10 04:21 pm (UTC)
Interesting. I didn't realize we have snakes up here; I thought it would be too cold for too long and they wouldn't be able to survive.

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[User Picture]From: patch_bunny
2011-04-10 09:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, heavens no. When I was a kid up there we caught a lot of garter snakes and racers. You even have rattlesnakes up there.

Check this page out for some details of your local scaly friends.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2011-04-10 10:50 pm (UTC)
Just the link for the discussion. :)

I didn't realize you grew up in Washington. Whereabouts?
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[User Picture]From: patch_bunny
2011-04-11 01:36 am (UTC)
I was in Kirkland for about 18 months in '76-77. Our house bordered the woods, and we spent a lot of time roaming about out there. Loved it, though our neighbors weren't the greatest.

It's all houses now. :P
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[User Picture]From: furahi
2011-04-11 04:49 am (UTC)
Mushroom mushroom!
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