I made a new friend stacking wood this evening

Rockey Posted By Rockey, May 23, 2018 at 7:56 PM

  1. Rockey

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    [​IMG]Not much for conversation and cant handle a chainsaw worth a darn but he kept me company for about 15-20 minutes before disappearing deep inside a stacked pile of about 10 cord of wood. I bet he'll pop out one day when Im least expecting it. Ive been wondering where all the mice go when it warms up in the cabin.

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    i have a friend snake that comes to say hi every so often. What is going on with the green markings? is that just the light?
     
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    The lighting and the camera made that happen. I was holding the camera above my head so I never caught any of that shimmering light from my perspective.
     
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    What kind of snake is it?
     
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    looks sort of like a young rat snake, but I can't really tell. Eyes look round, but the markings on the back are strange to me.....
     
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    Not in the wood pile but about a half mile away from house on a mountain rd today....
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    This one's better....can u tell what it is?
     
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    i'm lookin but can't find a snake in there. Maybe a snake skin?
     
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    Center of the photo.
     
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    I don’t know much about snakes....but is that Boa of some kind?
     
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    Nope....Eastern Timber Rattle Snake
     
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    I saw same snake near my wood piles in mid-May. Lots of chipmunks holes in the backyard.
    It zipped away quickly into covered wood stack.
    My wife and I figured black rat snake based on description, plus it was a long snake (~5' long), and range is consistent.

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    Pretty sure you are correct....we see them around the woodpile n bank also along with some little ring necks n occassional milk snake....timber rattlers can stay away....
     
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    Here's my new found friends . . . who are apparently living under my woodshed. 012.JPG
     

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    Awesome
     
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    CAB06F0B-D441-4149-AEDD-894D871EAE92.jpeg This is the dad of 5 chicks. With mom, I have 7 very hungry mouths/varmint hunters! They nest about 100 yds from the house that I’ve lived in for 6 yrs. last year, the first with nesting kestrels nearby, was the first year in which no mice found their way into the house in the fall. (For the record, the person holding the kestrel is with the Audubon society and is the official banding guy in the area.)
     
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    Cute, dont feed them ;lol
     
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    Nope . . . wild animals stay wild. As it is I'm trying to limit my interactions with the fox so they don't associate humans with being non-threatening. It's fun to watch them sunning, wrestling and chasing each other though, often while Mom watches nearby.
     
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    Found this little fellow in my wood stack a few days ago...pretty common around here..
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    Black racer?
     
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    Just a little Ringneck snake.....usually see about a half dozen a year.
    Had this guy comin across the yard about 2 weeks ago...think it ate my little nest of robins....Black Rat Snake
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    So I picked it up n put it in the woods...so it decided to climb a tree.....I think its hangin around...wife said she saw one crawlin into one of our stone piles.
    Hope it earns it keep n eats a he!! of a lot of mice (lol)
     

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    I frequently find mouse nests in my stacks. Never seen any snakes.
     
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    had Weasels for a few years in the stacks - sure cleaned out the small critter problems
     
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