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    Snake on my parent's front step... ID?

    My first post on the new board.

    My parent's had a visitor. My Dad apperently was trying to scoop it up into a trash can to take it safely out to a field. (they arn't mean but they also don't want a snake by their front door!)

    It was on the step sunning itself - it went in the bushes and came back. My mom took some great shots... considering she was nervious about it! (she said it was hissing at my dad)

    I'm thinking bull snake or corn... there are no stripes and it's a very pretty snake.

    OK I put the picks up on photobucket... on another board I go on I can just put image tags... I'm going to try that here----
    But if it doesn't work I'll add the links.




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    Bull snake! Nice looking one.

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    Cool! They typically hiss and may even strike, but rarely actually bite. All of that ceases as soon as you pick it up and then they are suddenly tame!

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    Oh gosh it's the most venomous snake on earth!! Ha ha just kidding, it's a bullsnake, super cute one at that too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Baker View Post
    Cool! They typically hiss and may even strike, but rarely actually bite. All of that ceases as soon as you pick it up and then they are suddenly tame!
    How do you get so lucky, every single one I've encountered lately has been a biter. =( I'm beginning to think all of you know better and just like to see some of us get bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    How do you get so lucky, every single one I've encountered lately has been a biter. =( I'm beginning to think all of you know better and just like to see some of us get bit
    Uh oh, you're on to us! j/k.... I've never tried handling a wild bull snake (honestly can't say I've gotten close enough to one to try!!). In NV I went after some Gophers and none of them tried to bite me.... just "rattled" at me/in my hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bell View Post
    Uh oh, you're on to us! j/k.... I've never tried handling a wild bull snake (honestly can't say I've gotten close enough to one to try!!). In NV I went after some Gophers and none of them tried to bite me.... just "rattled" at me/in my hand.
    Ive caught like 8 so far this year, all but one have been aggressive.. I actually managed to have someone call me to remove one a few weeks ago- turns out it's got very unique coloring I'm going to try and prove out, and that one STILL bites me. ;*(

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    Do their bites hurt a lot? Do the bites injure your skin quite a bit? Haha, you should do a bite report the next time you get bit. I'm honestly curious what damage they can cause. I've seen some pretty decently sized Bulls before and I bet they can pack a punch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bell View Post
    Do their bites hurt a lot? Do the bites injure your skin quite a bit? Haha, you should do a bite report the next time you get bit. I'm honestly curious what damage they can cause. I've seen some pretty decently sized Bulls before and I bet they can pack a punch.
    I've never had a snake bite hurt, and I've been bit by everything from an 8ft anaconda to an almost 5ft prairie rattler. Just pierces the skin/bleeds a tiny bit. I've been hurt 100x worse falling off my bike as a kid than from any snake bites

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    Was the prairie rattler a dry bite (does that happen in rattlers?)?

    I have a pretty high pain tolerance so I dunno if snake bites would hurt me or not... I have a feeling I'll be finding out, though... if I've ever been bitten by a snake it would have only been, like, a garter back when I was a kid and used to catch them on a daily basis. I can't remember ever being bit by a snake, though.

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    Re: Snake on my parent's front step... ID?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bell View Post
    Was the prairie rattler a dry bite (does that happen in rattlers?)?

    I have a pretty high pain tolerance so I dunno if snake bites would hurt me or not... I have a feeling I'll be finding out, though... if I've ever been bitten by a snake it would have only been, like, a garter back when I was a kid and used to catch them on a daily basis. I can't remember ever being bit by a snake, though.
    Yes it was a dry bite, only hit me with one fang too, I got very lucky, but it wasn't painful in the least. I get bit now and then, mainly by snakes I'm given as "tame" only to find out they aren't. I dodge most snake bites when I try/care too.

    It feels like a piece of velcro, probably the best way to describe a snake bite.

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