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Old 04-26-2004, 11:19 AM
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Snake in pine needles this weekend! Almost sh@t my pants.

I had 50 bales on pine straw to spread this weekend. I go to get the 5th to last bale and started to spread. Was shaking out and I look down and in the middle of the bunch I had in my hands was a 1 foot snake. I'm not sure what kind because I was too busy running and screaming like a little girl. It was gone when I cleaned my pants and came back. That is a first for me and a last I hope.

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Old 05-01-2004, 01:11 PM
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Surely you could tell what color it is? Around Atlanta I've never seen a coral snake but have heard from other landscapers who have gotten them in from S. GA pine straw. The coral snake and a type of king snake have bands of yellow, red and black but in different orders...

Snakes are fun, in 8 years of cutting underbrush around lakes, I've stepped on a few... definitely gets the adrenaline flowing.

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Old 05-02-2004, 01:39 PM
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I own a few pet snakes and that made me more calm when I come across them in the wild.
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Old 05-04-2004, 11:48 PM
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Where I live in Texas, less than 6% of the snakes you encounter are NOT poisonous.
Think about it, I have a male tarantula that lives in my attic that is easily 1' in leg span and he is harmless, don't worry about a little 'ol snake-just stomp on him or throw it in to the chipper.
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Old 05-05-2004, 03:42 PM
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IF BLACK MEETS YELLOW, YOU'RE A LUCKY FELLOW! AND IF RED MEETS BLACK, YOU'RE A DEAD JACK!! At least that's what I go by!!
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Old 05-05-2004, 03:44 PM
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Coral snakes are all over where I live!!(S.W. Florida) I hate snakes!!
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Old 05-05-2004, 09:03 PM
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I had the same thing happen a few weeks ago, I picked up one bale and reached down for the second and a cotton mouth was curled up on top of the second bale. I danced a jig and said a few works. I still look real close before I pick up a bale of straw!!
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Old 05-05-2004, 10:09 PM
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red and yellow killed a fellow red and black friend of jack, oh by the way would you help your uncle jack on a horse, would you help your uncle jack ---- incomplete
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