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 02-17-2005, 16:24 Post: 106302
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Ok everyone!! The snake has been caught! See my pics. I posted the photos under #1 (cause I screwed it up), #5 and #6. I don't know how you add words to describe the photos. I think that may be on the board somewhere, but it's not obvious so I haven't found out how to do it.

The scale is hard to see, but it's about 18-24 inches in length. I plan on getting a more accurate measurement upon it's removal. I hadn't checked that room for well over a week. I was in my skivies when I found the body this morning by acident. I wasn't prepared to dispose of it while dressed like that. But I did take photos!

I had set traps along the wall where I had found it the first time. But this time I used the good neck breaking ones. It couldn't squirm out of the trap this time!!

My wife made point in no uncertain terms that she was NOT to see the carcass when I removed it. She does not want to know.






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 02-17-2005, 17:02 Post: 106308
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What species of snake is that? Sure does resemble a copperhead. Glad you finally caught it. I can imagine the nervous posture that was around your house up until now. ;O)






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 02-17-2005, 17:49 Post: 106313
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Iowafan, if you go to this website, scroll down to just below the last image of hognose snakes and CLICK on KEY TO SIMILAR SPECIES, my vote will go to the Fox Snake. Of course you're the one with "Corpus Delicti so you'd have to make the final determination. http://www.herpnet.net/Iowa-Herpetology/reptiles/snakes/western_hognose_snake.html





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Iowafun, not Iowafan. Sorry, I'm getting old.






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 02-18-2005, 00:55 Post: 106341
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Congrats!!! Wow that is one heck of a snake. My family would freak if that was in the house. Heck they would freak if it was outside. I certainly wouldn't like it inside - although it would have come in handy last winter with the mice infestation.






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 02-18-2005, 07:30 Post: 106345
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It looks more like a Fox snake than a bull snake. Both are non-venemous. I sent a photo of to one of those snake guys to see if they can help with the ID.

I haven't removed the carcass yet. Dealing with a problem with the drain stack. Something's gone wrong and it's pumping fumes into one of the bathrooms.






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 02-18-2005, 08:32 Post: 106351
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 UPDATE - Snake in the House

I think you will find it is a cousin of the fox snake.

It is IMHO, a Great Plains Rat Snake.

If it was only 18-24" long you (and the wife) were lucky, they can grow to 5' long.

The snake in your house though is merely a symptom, it means you also have unprotected openings and likely more than justa few mice, the smell of which is what brought in that snake. They will follow a pathway used for mice until it leads them to dinner, inside or out of your house.

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 02-18-2005, 10:24 Post: 106371
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It's a gopher snake. Everything else Murf said is right.

Two years ago I had a gopher snake drop a litter under the front porch. I had baby snakes all over the place, including in the house for weeks.

I threw some of them outside and watched as they crawled back in the house under the wood siding, just like Murf said. It is amazing how small a hole a baby snake can fit into. At least I knew where to tighten things up after that.

Once they get in the house you have to kill them to keep them from coming right back in.






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I expect I will be tracking down openings this spring and summer. I have had a nice reduction in the mouse population though. So he wasn't all bad. I've gotten one major opening closed up.

Oh well... At least I have a carcass to show that it's dead.






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WOW you did get him. It looks like a copperhead to me but I can't see the head. Are the eyes round or are they a slit? If they are slits he is a bad dude!

I would move the hell out of my house if I found a 2 inch snake. I won't be able to sleep tonight seeing that sucker. HOLY %$#% I HATE SNAKES!!!

I'm 210# 6'1" and terified of a 6 inch snake!

Glad you killed him. One less snake in the world!






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