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    Somewhat time sensitive. Anybody know? Iím thinking some sort of rat snake.

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    No rattle. Long and skinny.

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    how'd you catch it?

    whats up with the gloves?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Catlike speed.

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    Definitely a snake.
    Did it bite you?
    We're you teasing it?
    A cute wee snake like that couldn't hurt you....probably.
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    We were both pretty unhappy about the sitch.

    I walked all the way back into the place. Careful watching the road for snakes. Then came in the dark, dark cabin and we met at the top of the stairs. Eye to eye. Exciting!

    No bite….yet.

    Need to know if friend or foe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post

    Need to know if friend or foe.
    does it make a difference? walk him way way out back and let him go
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    It does. I spend way too much time in the brush. I voted king snake and took him down to the he creek. Thought about leaving him in the cabin as a ratter but got overruled.

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    Looks like a rat snake, though ours tend to be darker, or real colorful ( " corn snake"). A constrictor. Good tree climbers, too/

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    Tom, I did a 'Google search' on 'snakes of Texas' - your guy looks like a Texas rat snake - YMMV

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    Might be an Indigo.
    They're found in your area.

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    Gray rat snake, they can get big. This one was around 6 feet.

    edit again, After more study, probably western rat snake.

    Gray Rat Snake.jpg
    Last edited by Jimmy W; 03-25-2023 at 09:20 PM. Reason: correct id

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    Rat snakes have a cross section like a loaf of bread with flat bottoms. Not as round as most snakes. You can see that in first photo. I like having them around, much prefer them to rats. They are excellent climbers.

    gray rat snake in cedar.jpg

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    It is a Kingsnake. They are the good guys of the snake world and eat other snakes. they have a predilection for eating young copperheads round here.

    I hope you didn't hurt it as that is generally considered bad luck. Least in my neck of the woods.

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    Eastern kingsnake eating copperhead.

    king snake-copperhead.jpg

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