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Offline Wrightwood

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Snakes are active in town
« on: Apr 28, 19, 05:28:51 PM »
This beautiful 4 foot Gophersnake was inches from my hand when I noticed it while picking up trash this afternoon.

Gophersnake, also known as bullsnake, is large non-venomous snake that belongs to the colubrid family. ... People often confuse gopher snakes with rattlesnakes and kill them in self-defense (even though they are harmless).
 
Check the end of the video as the snake is checking out lupines that have not bloomed. 

https://youtu.be/eJSySqcSNoE
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Re: Snakes are active in town
« Reply #1 on: Apr 28, 19, 09:14:20 PM »
Well rats, all I get is a black box and a message that my browser doesn't recognize the video format available, and I don't know how to fix that.  Any suggestions?  Thanks in advance. 

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Re: Snakes are active in town
« Reply #2 on: Apr 28, 19, 09:23:53 PM »
Doesn't this YouTube link work?

https://youtu.be/eJSySqcSNoE

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Re: Snakes are active in town
« Reply #3 on: Apr 29, 19, 08:41:45 AM »
I helped a neighbor out several years ago when they called and said they had a rattlesnake in their yard.  When I took my snake grabber and bucket up to relocate, discovered it was a little Gopher snake coiled, and shaking it's tail while making a hissing noise with it's mouth.  I shared how important they are in controlling Rats and Mice and we watched him move away back into the planter.  We have a number of them on our property, including the elder stateman....a very thick one that is close to 4.5 feet. 

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Re: Snakes are active in town
« Reply #4 on: Apr 29, 19, 09:57:15 AM »
Doesn't this YouTube link work?

https://youtu.be/eJSySqcSNoE

Yes, it does now.  Thanks!  Beautiful snake. 
For some reason, the link didn't work for me last night.  Operator error?   ;D 

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Re: Snakes are active in town
« Reply #5 on: Jul 24, 23, 01:21:24 PM »
Relocated a 2.5 foot rattlesnake near the front porch at a neighbors house yesterday.

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Re: Snakes are active in town
« Reply #6 on: Jul 25, 23, 09:24:09 AM »
What kind?

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Re: Snakes are active in town
« Reply #7 on: Jul 25, 23, 10:01:42 AM »
I'll need to check as I wasn't there

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Re: Snakes are active in town
« Reply #8 on: Jul 25, 23, 12:32:12 PM »
It appeared to be a Southern Pacific rattler

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Re: Snakes are active in town
« Reply #9 on: Jun 02, 24, 06:09:14 PM »
Keep your eyes and ears open as snakes are active in town.

This 2 ft rattlesnake was near Linnet and Elm



This next snake was brought into the green waste event yesterday in a car. A firefighter grabbed a handful of brush and noticed something moving.



Note: Both snakes were relocated

 

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