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Unread 10-22-2013, 01:34 PM   #16
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Your pics are killing me smalls

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Unread 10-22-2013, 01:37 PM   #17
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Unread 10-22-2013, 01:38 PM   #18
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I'm unfamiliar with the fox snake so I googled it. According to google, that looks nothing like one.



Not enough legs to start with
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Unread 10-22-2013, 01:46 PM   #19
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Haha sorry about the picture quality. It was with my phone and I didn't want to get too close.
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Unread 10-23-2013, 08:55 PM   #20
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This is one of those times when you have to shoot first and ask questions later. The snake really has a strong resemblance to a timber rattlesnake. Regardless of what breed it is, this snake qualifies for a lock and load moment.
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Unread 10-23-2013, 09:16 PM   #21
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Have animal control come get it and tell you what it is.
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Unread 10-26-2013, 02:26 PM   #22
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I'm like terrified of snakes, why am I in here?
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Unread 10-27-2013, 10:51 AM   #23
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The problem with the animal control solution is that response time is usually one hour at minimum. Do you have that much patience to stay with the snake? What if the response time is 4 hours or more? And what will you do while waiting for animal control to arrive? Snakes interpret non-motion as a threat. Their neurology allows them to see outlines of moving objects against objects at rest. They perceive an object which has changed from in motion to stationary as a potential predator which has blended into the background. Then they prepare to attack and/or attempt to leave.
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Unread 10-27-2013, 11:11 AM   #24
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The only thing I know about snakes is what I looked up after running right into a, rattle snake on running trail....that was at school, but the place I run now at home has them too.

It does look similar to a timber rattle snake, just littler/young

...but I'm not an expert in any sense when it comes to snakes...I just know enough to know how frightened I should be when I encounter them running

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The problem with the animal control solution is that response time is usually one hour at minimum. Do you have that much patience to stay with the snake? What if the response time is 4 hours or more? And what will you do while waiting for animal control to arrive? Snakes interpret non-motion as a threat. Their neurology allows them to see outlines of moving objects against objects at rest. They perceive an object which has changed from in motion to stationary as a potential predator which has blended into the background. Then they prepare to attack and/or attempt to leave.
I didn't know the motion thing....well **** ....so I should keep moving?...

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Unread 10-27-2013, 12:33 PM   #26
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In general, you should keep moving. But the answer depends on the breed of snake and your distance from it. Some breeds, such as the Texas Rat Snake are very aggressive and might pursue you no matter what action you take. Other snakes remain at rest and watch your movements. In the latter case, as long as your distance from the snake represents no threat, the snake has little reason to move. Still, there are other factors that might influence its behavior. This type of animal seeks cover most of the time. It knows that it is vulnerable to attack when it is in an open, unprotected area instead of hiding in grass. Safe distance is considered at least twice the length of the snake's body. If the snake looks approximately 3 feet in length, stay at least 6 feet away from it.

Inside a garage you cannot safely shoot a snake due to the chance of ricochet. However, you might able to use a pole or rake to place a towel over the snake and then hit it with a shovel after it is blinded. Again this depends on the breed and its length. Try to get assistance from a family member in this situation and use other tools. A powerwasher with 1800 psi or better can flush this critter out of the garage.
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Unread 10-27-2013, 03:12 PM   #27
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What if it's a water snake
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Unread 10-27-2013, 04:06 PM   #28
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Looks a bit like a Copper Head.
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Unread 10-27-2013, 08:25 PM   #29
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What if it's a water snake
Then use a gas-powered 3,000 psi power washer and watch the snake come apart!

The snake in the OP's photo did not look like a copperhead, btw. If it really was a copperhead, you better keep your distance and substitute a flame thrower for the power washer. Those things are as bad as rattlers. The least of your concerns will be death. Plan on a visit to the ICU and a potential hospital bill of $100K or more.
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