They’re Baaack!!!!

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They’re Baaack!!!!

 

The weather is warmer and the sun is out. Besides our beautiful spring flowers, other things are back...SNAKES.  

On local social sites, I’ve noted an uptick of copperhead sightings in our neighborhoods. 

 

copperhead
                       This was last year's copperhead 


 

This is a gentle reminder that while we are out getting some exercise and fresh air, we will be sharing our walks with those slithery reptiles that can bring out a loud blood-curdling scream from yours truly.   

 

When we were out on our walk this morning, I heard what was a cross between a scream and a yell. I immediately turned around because I was afraid that Larry had fallen. 

 

It turns out the gentleman who’d been jogging behind Larry almost jogged right on top of a copperhead that had been trying to cross the path. 

 

The snake was about 3 feet in length and for me, that’s about 34” too long for me. 

 

If you’re out walking, please watch where you step.

 If your children are out with you, have them wear their shoes! (My niece is always reminding her children to put their shoes on before they go out to play)

 

And if, like we’ve had to do, you need to go off the path and onto the grass to keep your physical distance from other walkers, watch where you step!!! I watched a coral snake last year disappear into the grass that was not high at all and trust me...you would not have been able to see it! Snakes disappear easily in the grass!

 

coral snake

 

I know that there are snakes that aren’t venomous but I am never around long enough to find out if they are or aren’t! But here is a guide to snakes of Southeast Texas.  Know what to do (besides scream) if you are bitten by a snake. 

 

If you live up north, it may still be cool enough that snakes are still waiting to enjoy some warmer weather before they make their appearance.  

 

Wherever you live, remember to... Watch where you walk!





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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kathy,

Our cats caught snakes in Napa and some here also.  Happily they were garden snakes...we would relocate them...A

Apr 24, 2020 10:34 AM #18
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Sorry Kathy,  not a fan of snakes since a rattle snake just miss my arm rock climbing by 2 inches.

 

Apr 24, 2020 12:27 PM #19
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Kathy you keep the snakes down there, we don't want any visits

Apr 24, 2020 03:02 PM #20
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Hi Kathy - we had copperheads in Pennsylvania and they were deadly.  I am sure will continue to be cautious.

Apr 24, 2020 03:39 PM #21
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Wayne Martin 6 snakes-one Girl Scout camping trip!!! 'nuff said!

Thank you Sham Reddy CRS I don't even like to see a picture of a snake. 

Raymond E. Camp When we lived in South Florida, I remember seeing Egrets fly off with snakes!

Apr 24, 2020 06:11 PM #22
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Donald Urschalitz my toes curled just looking at this. 

Keep your eyes open Kat Palmiotti I watched the coral snake above and if you weren't looking you would not have seen it. 

Nina Hollander I'm with you. We have a skunk that visits in the night but since they will hunt a snake, we let it come as often as it wants. 

Apr 24, 2020 06:16 PM #23
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty Oh yes...we've been seeing those here too. 

Brian England I don't like any snakes!  I read that a neighbor was trying to remove one from his grill and the snake almost lept out at him. 

Apr 24, 2020 06:26 PM #24
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Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI same here!!! I'll take bunnies any day over snakes. 

I wish you hadn't said that Michael Jacobs I just heard that song this morning and just got it out of my head. I remember Larry asking me to take our first Brittany to a de-snaking class once because he had to be out of town. Did I? NOPE

Apr 24, 2020 06:30 PM #25
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Roy Kelley you and Chef Dolores need to be careful on your walks. 

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 I do my best to stay on a paved pathway or at least one that isn't covered in grass. I also don't like being under trees. 

 

Apr 24, 2020 06:35 PM #26
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Bob "RealMan" Timm ticks aren't good either!  My sister-in-law who lives in the country says she had to pick one off of her the other day. 

Don't like them either Myrl Jeffcoat I know they're good and everything but I can do without them. 

Apr 24, 2020 06:38 PM #27
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Yikes! Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS I did go to a consultation once and there was a huge pet spider in a cage on the kitchen countertop. 

Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana! that's a good system. We do that at the Preserve. I'd imagine you get a lot of snakes up where you hike. 

Apr 24, 2020 06:42 PM #28
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Sharon Lee be careful when you do go out!

LOL Ron and Alexandra Seigel I rarely stay around long enough to see!

Yikes Will Hamm I truly don't like any snakes. 

Apr 24, 2020 06:45 PM #29
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George Souto sure I can't send them your way!?

Grant Schneider if you're working in the yard, watch where you put your hands!

Apr 24, 2020 06:49 PM #30
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Morning Kathy.

I fear no man/woman that walks the planet.  What I do fear is, like you, is snakes.  

Apr 25, 2020 12:21 AM #31
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Hey Kathy,
Like you, I never stick around long enough to determine whether they are of the venomous kind or not.  Snakes of any kind totally freak me out.

Apr 25, 2020 03:41 AM #32
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Hey Kathy Streib I just saw my first snake of 2020 this week. They're back ... 

Apr 25, 2020 03:43 AM #33
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Hi Kathy:

Not good news to hear for many Ibet. I expect we will start getting reports of rattlesnake sightings, although for now our hiking trails are closed...I suspect the snakes are pleased, and other critters, too!

Jeff

Apr 26, 2020 04:10 PM #34
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Sharon Tara
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Three words from me:  NO THANK YOU.

Rick and I did see a snake skin on the road during our walk last week. We don't usually see snakes around here.

Apr 28, 2020 01:47 PM #35
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Sometimes when I wake up feeling so-so , I can cure myself by putting my hands in the dirt of my flower beds !!

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Our snakes here are not venomous, but when one slithers by in the garden, I still jump. My firstborn used to like to catch snakes while swimming in the river, then bring them to me to pet. I did it, but...

If I lived where you do, I'd probably only go out when wearing leather boots up to my knees!

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