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Re: Re: OT Cult: rattle snakes like irises too

  • Subject: Re: Re: OT Cult: rattle snakes like irises too
  • From: "Margie Valenzuela" <IrisLady@comcast.net>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 22:02:43 -0700

Chris,............ Black Bears???  I think I'll take my chances trying to outrun rattle snakes over a Black Bear any day!
Griff, we have a King Snake that lives in our backyard. It was just a baby (about 4 inches long) when we first moved to our house here nine years ago. It is now about 4 feet long.  Last year - it and some rattler was just outside our  wrought iron fence having a real "HISSY FIT".  I didn't stay around to watch, but our King snake is still here!  :-)  I'm thinking it won.  It is the only snake we leave alone and won't have relocated.  Having that one around startling me now and then is WAY plenty for me.  :-)
~ Margie V.
Oro Valley, AZ.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 4:28 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: OT Cult: rattle snakes like irises too


I always wondered why you had this type of fencing, know I know ! Be
careful out there ! My biggest worry out here is how close I've seen
Black Bears from the house. I keep a keen eye out when I'm walking
through the woods.


--- In iris-photos@yahoogroups.com, "J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@...>
> Margie -- Unless you just prefer not to have any snakes around,
the king snake is very beneficial. Besides consuming rodents, he is
also quite inimical to other snakes, including the poisonous
varieties. A very handsome reptile, as well. -- Griff
> Zone 7 along the tidal Potomac near Mount Vernon, in Virginia
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Margie Valenzuela
> To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 7:13 PM
> Subject: [iris-photos] OT Cult: rattle snakes like irises too
> Speaking of Copperheads - - I haven't seen any here, but a few
days ago I took a photo of this "aggressive" Rattle Snake. We see
rattlesnakes on a regular basis.........but not all of them are
> I'm declaring that this one is "aggressive" because it
first "rattled" at me, and even though I proceeded to retreat - - it
came chasing after me anyway. (The rattle and chase incident
happened about 5 minutes prior to taking this photo.)
> The Arizona desert is home of many snakes. The ones I've
personally seen (and have had picked up and relocated by our fire
department ) are Black Racers, Bull Snakes, King Snakes, and Rattler
> Note the black and white "bar rattle" on the back of this one - -
attempting to get into one of my iris gardens. Yes, rattle snakes
likes irises too! :-)
> ~ Margie V.
> Oro Valley, AZ.

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