Part 3 of 5 Ranch Photos from Mike in Tucson

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Mortgage and Lending with SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) NMLS 223495

  Pastures in Southeastern Oklahoma are full of rocks.  Ancient rocks, actually.  There's one layer of rock called Kiamichi.  Pieces of the layer are laying in the pasture there on your left. 

Look closely, and you'll see fossilized oyster shells from way back when.  The entire place used to be at the bottom of a sea. 

That's the subject for another post, though.  Snakes live under these rocks.  Some of them are poisonous Copperheads.  Others just look like Copperheads.  This young corn snake is a look-alike.  The similarity is designed to keep predators away from the snake.  In this case, however, the similarity cost him his life.

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Comments (9)

Diane Lombardino
Keller Williams Realty of Jupiter - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Very interesting, especially the snake.......
Apr 19, 2008 02:21 PM
Fran Gaspari
Patriot Land Transfer, Inc. - Limerick, PA
"The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ

Mike,

I have yet to see a snake here on Active Rain!!! LOL Thanks,   Fran

Apr 19, 2008 03:10 PM
Kent Simpson
Realty One Group Mountain Desert - Tucson, AZ
Real Estate Is About People
I respect the squirmy, hissing things, but they look a whole lot better when they're dead.  Had to deal with too many of 'em growing up--nothing a good long handled hoe won't take care of!
Apr 19, 2008 04:33 PM
Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK
Retired

The similarities are there to keep ME away from him.  The one thing that I truly detest about the south... snakes.  I didn't like 'em as a kid and I still don't care for them. 

Apr 19, 2008 07:49 PM
Susie Blackmon
Ocala, FL
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

Hawaii doesn't have snakes but it does have those BIG CANE SPIDERS!  Now THOSE are scary!  Florida has snakes everywhere, especially when it rains alot and the ditches fill up.  What an exciting trip you are enjoying.

 

Apr 19, 2008 08:17 PM
Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~
Keep the snake there, you won't have to look far for one when you come home.  :)  The weather is drawing them from their homes to bask in the sun...
Apr 19, 2008 10:57 PM
Billnulls Blog Florida Realty Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
AHWD
Mike - snake is snake is snake - I see it and I move on - AS FAST AS I CAN......they scare me!
Apr 21, 2008 04:11 AM
Shannon Lefevre
John R. Wood Properties - Naples, FL
Shannon Lefevre, PA Your Naples Smart Girl
We had about a 4 foot snake in our garage the other day...then Jerry scared it into a corner we couldn't get to....sure makes me wonder why I leave my top down in my car when I get home! :(
Apr 23, 2008 12:44 PM
Gene Allen
Fathom Realty - Cary, NC
Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
Haven't seen a snake around here in a while but then we have a pretty good fence to keep them out.
Apr 24, 2008 01:10 PM

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