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RE: Snake ID --

Donna - look at the head, is it the arrowhead shape or just smooth from
the body like a gartersnake? It's more likely to be poisonous if
arrowhead shaped. Of course there are excptions, like the coral snake.
One of the deadliest on this continent w/ the smooth profile. All mine
are good guys except for the occasional copperhead which suffers the
fate of Anne Boleyn. Chop!!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 31 Jul 2003 22:21:42 -0500

>Thanks for all the suggestions, but none are my snake. I will try to
>take a picture of it tomorrow if it is out in the morning, but it
>prefers the afternoon.
>And for those upset.... I am only going to kill it, *IF* it is
>poisonous. I may try to catch it and take it to the nature center tho.
>If ANY of my neighbors see it or it should happen to take a side trip to
>another yard, it will be dead. My neighbors will not tolerate it at
>The head of the nature center is also sending me pictures, and will be
>thrilled to have it roaming around the preserve. Now who knows how to
>catch a snake in a neighborhood-city environment? She is also thrilled
>that I finally got a good enough ecosystem in the middle of town that a
>large snake would actually wander and want to live here. She is jumping
>for joy! :)
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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