The animals -- discuss with any kinds of animals.

DerStrom8

Joined Feb 20, 2011
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Having been finished raised in in the country, where we had 3 types of rattlers, cotton mouths, and copper heads in large quantities it left its mark. I don't really like snakes. Never thought of them being affectionate though.
That I can understand. Really all I've ever dealt with in VT are garter snakes and grass snakes, neither of which are poisonous.
 

#12

Joined Nov 30, 2010
18,217
I've been lucky. Plenty of education about how to tell if a snake is dangerous, then all I find in person are black snakes, corn snakes, and a ring neck snake. So safe. So boring. I should be grateful.
 

DickCappels

Joined Aug 21, 2008
7,170
We get dozens of kinds of snakes in our yard from the little 20 cm killers like the one in the video below (they come into the house through the bathroom drains when the yard floods) to the > 1 meter cobras. Those that live here had eaten all the pythons years ago.


 

atferrari

Joined Jan 6, 2004
4,244
When I was young, I went for camping in the hills (Córdoba, my province) with a group of friends.

The hobby of one of them was to watch and catch snakes. From him we learnt: you have higher chances to meet them immediately after the rain stops or little after noon time and they never cross an area where the soil was recently removed.

Before going to sleep we used to trace a deep grove around the tents. Not sure if it was valid but helped to have some peace of mind.
 

Wendy

Joined Mar 24, 2008
22,328
We get dozens of kinds of snakes in our yard from the little 20 cm killers like the one in the video below (they come into the house through the bathroom drains when the yard floods) to the > 1 meter cobras. Those that live here had eaten all the pythons years ago.


Dick, what kind of snake is that, and how deadly is it? I've heard of a little brown snake in India that is quite toxic, but I don't remember the name of it.

You tend to learn the names of dangerous animals in your area.
 

DickCappels

Joined Aug 21, 2008
7,170
I have shown people pictures of snakes on the property and they consistently say that the snake in the picture is dangerous. I don't learn their names because there is no need to. I know they are snakes and none of the locals every thought one was was safe, so I just leave them alone so they can get back to the business of being a snake.

I don't know the name the little brown ones. Several years ago I ran across one while working outside, so I put it into a pail and took it into the house to ask my wife, who grew up in a farming community, about the snake. She called it a "worm-snake" and said that it could kill me in a minute. I wasn't going do the test to see whether it was dangerous, so I just took it outside and escort them out of the house whenever they get in..
 
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