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Why did the Rat Snake cross the Road? .........
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Old 10-16-2017, 04:19 PM   #1
Karl_Mcknight
Why did the Rat Snake cross the Road? .........

My guess is because we went down into the 40's last night and he's looking for a warm spot.

This guy/gal was huge. I estimate about 6 feet. I got close enough for the picture, and he/she just stared at me.
 
Old 10-16-2017, 06:35 PM   #2
Nanci
Those big grey rats like that will let you just pick them up. Great snakes.
 
Old 10-16-2017, 06:54 PM   #3
DollysMom
You are so lucky to have seen that. Beautiful. Congrats.
 
Old 10-19-2017, 06:58 PM   #4
Karl_Mcknight
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Those big grey rats like that will let you just pick them up. Great snakes.
Yeah, I've caught a bunch of them over the years. Usually when I'm out looking for snakes I'll have a "Snake Hook" with me along with a measuring tape and a good camera. But I saw this critter on my way home from work and I had "None of the Above."

My main concern was for him to get off the road because so many people think "Running over a snake" is acceptable. I took the pic with my phone (poor quality and all) and stood there with him until he slithered back into the trees.
 

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