Friday, May 12

((shudder))



I am sooo glad it was my husband who found this nasty slitherer in our back yard instead of the kids. I couldn't bear to post the picture of the whole snake! (bonus points if you can ID this snake by its tail alone...)

18 Comments:

At 10:56 PM, Blogger Julie said...

Oh man. I would have absolutely died if something that huge showed up in my yard. Died. On the spot. Whoa. (but still kind of curiously wanting to see the whole ugly thing)

 
At 11:52 PM, Blogger Brianna Heldt said...

Oh I am SO glad you didn't post the whole snake--I am TERRIFIED of them!!! (Growing up one actually ended up INSIDE our house--I think I'm still scarred!)

I have no idea what type, but no rattles so not a rattlesnake.

 
At 12:08 AM, Blogger Shash said...

ew!

 
At 1:33 AM, Blogger Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

AAACCCHHHH!! I am scared - and I am way over here!

 
At 1:56 AM, Anonymous mopsy said...

Ack! I want to know who the lucky person is holding the business end of the snake?

 
At 7:21 AM, Anonymous Jeana said...

I am bummed. When I wrote my after-School Special Post on how to kill snakes, I pictured housewives across America wielding their hoes and screeching "aaaaYEEEEEEEE!" in their renewed brazen battle against snakes. I am woman hear me screech, or something like that. Guess I have a way to go.

Of course my snake did not quite measure a foot...

 
At 7:23 AM, Blogger kel said...

ewww I would have freaked.

 
At 8:33 AM, Blogger Stacey said...

Oh man, that was so freaky!! I hate snakes!!

 
At 8:35 AM, Blogger Sue said...

Snakes are not my favorite either. Hope it wasn't a poisonous one!

 
At 10:21 AM, Blogger B.E.C.K. said...

Hmm, trying to identify the snake, but there are so many kinds that I would need to know the region you live in so I could narrow it down a little. (Do you know what kind it is?)

P.S. Thanks for changing the color of your links -- much more visible! :-)

 
At 10:50 AM, Anonymous lammyann said...

maybe a gopher snake or short-tailed snake?

not a big snake kinda gal. lol

 
At 12:26 PM, Blogger Nettie said...

I don't think I could step foot in my yard again! Although, I do think snakes make great low maintenance pets the unpredictableness of a wild one freaks me out!

 
At 12:52 PM, Blogger Heth said...

HELLO!! You would find me running in the other direction. Sudder is right!

 
At 3:17 PM, Blogger ABC Momma said...

Ewww. Looks like a gopher snake.

 
At 6:40 PM, Blogger monica said...

OMG, that pic freaked me out. I don't like snakes much. Ugh.

 
At 10:15 AM, Blogger Avery said...

my guess is a glossy or a rat snake, but that little of the tail is hard to tell.

especially when we can't see that the picture wasn't taken to make a banded sand snake (10") look 4'

 
At 10:28 AM, Blogger Avery said...

found one that fits the bill and lives in your neck of the woods (I think)

a gopher snake

http://www.enature.com/fieldguides/enlarged.asp?imageID=19138

 
At 2:56 PM, Blogger smartmama said...

blech-- i won't go in our backyard alone- cause my dh always sees snakes there when he mows--

 

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