Do y'all ever find snakes in your yard?

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#1 Posted by BMD004 (5883 posts) -

I find garter snakes sometimes in my yard. Just saw a ribbon snake a little while ago.

#2 Edited by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

Very rarely there will be garden snakes. Beyond that no. We have a tone of rattlers in my immediate area though.

#3 Posted by BranKetra (48750 posts) -

There are squirrels and chipmunks around here.

#4 Posted by mattykovax (22693 posts) -

I have in the past. Dont really have a yard at my current apartment so not recently.

#5 Posted by Mkavanaugh77 (20840 posts) -

Just raccoons and rats

#6 Posted by Dog (37 posts) -

All the damn time.

#7 Edited by howlrunner13 (4394 posts) -

Not in my area. We have squirrels and rabbits and other fluffy creatures with the rare opossum, groundhog, or skunk.

#8 Edited by Kats_RK (2080 posts) -

Never but I once find about 6 kittens in my garden.

#9 Posted by br0kenrabbit (13056 posts) -

Yes, often. If they're the little green snakes I'll pick them up and wrap them around my fingers and they just sit there and chill. The bigger snakes I just let be.

I'd rather have snakes in my yard than vermin.

#10 Posted by GoogleAndroid (149 posts) -

Yeah, it's not uncommon to see a snake in my yard. A few years ago, we had a bunch living in the stump of a tree we cut down. Occasionally I see one crossing the street while driving through my neighborhood. I don't mind snakes, and they keep the mice and things away.

#11 Posted by Celldrax (14629 posts) -

In the 13 - 14 years I lived on a bushland property, I only ever saw about half a dozen brown snakes.

Unbelievably, my dog has killed at least 3. Twice when she was tied up.

#12 Posted by Chamboosy (4309 posts) -

Not snakes, but lots of lizards. I'm always finding blue tongue lizards in my backyard. Gotta get to them before the dogs do.

#13 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

No, but I went snake hunting all the time as a kid and still do from time to time. I own a snow corn snake and a taiwan beauty snake

#14 Posted by konvikt_17 (22248 posts) -

not in my yard, but i often find them down yonder by the crick!

#15 Posted by br0kenrabbit (13056 posts) -

@konvikt_17 said:

not in my yard, but i often find them down yonder by the crick!

Creek. :p

#16 Posted by lensflare15 (6182 posts) -

I saw quite a few of them in the past, but there don't seem to be as many now days.

#17 Posted by Hallenbeck77 (14449 posts) -

Not going to find too many snakes in Hawaii, although there have been some cases of people trying to sneak them in the islands.

#18 Posted by br0kenrabbit (13056 posts) -

@Hallenbeck77 said:

Not going to find too many snakes in Hawaii

There's that Obama guy.

Oh!

#19 Edited by WiiCubeM1 (4728 posts) -

You kidding? I just pulled a garter snake out of my septic tank a week ago. Damn thing bit me right after I took the last picture (which is why it is looking directly at me), but I just let it go in the cornfield next to my home. I find garter snakes all the time, but I've also seen the occasional copperhead on my property. Almost got bitten by one last year when I was clearing out an old woodpile on a neighboring farm, but I backed my hand away in time just before it tried to bite. Crushed it's head in with a log I was carrying on instinct. I hate copperheads.

#20 Posted by MrGeezer (56529 posts) -

I live in a swampy area, so I'll sometimes find water snakes. I actually have one right now. I caught it hoping to photograph it, but it's been sitting around for a few weeks and I still haven't decided on what the shoot will entail, so I'm probably just gonna let it go soon.

Just water snakes, though. That's really about it. I've seen other snakes like rat snakes and black racers and hognose snakes, but those sightings are so rare that they're inconsequential.

#21 Edited by Hallenbeck77 (14449 posts) -

@br0kenrabbit said:

@Hallenbeck77 said:

Not going to find too many snakes in Hawaii

There's that Obama guy.

Oh!

#22 Posted by The__Kraken (851 posts) -

I found one in the gutter by our driveway. I didn't want it to get run over, so I captured it, drove up to the mountains, and released it into its natural environment.

#23 Posted by Nibroc420 (13567 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa:

Cooool Taiwan beauty

I never find any snakes, but keep this one

#24 Posted by TheShadowLord07 (22139 posts) -

I once found a baby snake in my house a few weeks ago. then I found its mother in the kitchen a few days later.

#25 Edited by Gaming-Planet (14022 posts) -

I'm too poor to afford a yard.

Snakes aren't common in the city, just up in the hills you will find some.

#26 Posted by MuD3 (1283 posts) -

as a kid me and my neighbor friend would catch garter snakes all the time... their was a ton of them. we lived close to an area with a lot of rattle snakes but i only ever herd the rattling never actually saw one because i was sure to leave the area when i herd that. and i was once chased buy a couple of rather large pale green snakes that lived under our patio... don't know what they are.

#27 Posted by xerxes5678 (4702 posts) -

Nothing more serious than the occasional black racer my cats bring home.

#28 Posted by Crushmaster (4324 posts) -

Occasionally.

#29 Posted by TheFlush (5565 posts) -

There are no snakes in my country.

#30 Posted by MirkoS77 (7601 posts) -

None in HI. Legally anyways.

#31 Posted by thegerg (15449 posts) -

yes

#32 Edited by thegerg (15449 posts) -

@MirkoS77 said:

None in HI. Legally anyways.

WTF are you on about? It's not illegal to find snakes in your yard in HI.

#33 Posted by Hallenbeck77 (14449 posts) -

@thegerg said:

@MirkoS77 said:

None in HI. Legally anyways.

WTF are you on about? It's not illegal to find snakes in your yard in HI.

He's referring the fact that it's illegal to own a snake or bring them in Hawaii, because they have no natural predators and the risk they pose against the wildlife. If you're caught owning them or bringing them in, you could be hit with 3 years in jail and a $200,000 fine. What few snake that are here are smuggled in illegally. It's actually big news when they're found out here.

#34 Posted by Stranger_36 (481 posts) -

My sister recently told me about how she saw two of them minutes apart in our yard.

#35 Posted by lonewolf604 (8526 posts) -

Not in Vancouver BC. Its mostly skunks, racoons, coyotes, or sometimes rats.

#36 Posted by lamprey263 (24166 posts) -

I've seen one walking back into the house from my car and only noticed it slithering as I right next to my foot and it scared me because I never seen one before. The only other two I've seen around my house my cat had caught and was digging his teeth and nails into it.

#37 Posted by GamingTitan (547 posts) -

Nope. I have chickens. they eat em~

#38 Posted by Jd1680a (5945 posts) -

I dont have a yard, but I see two snakes on my left regularly.

#39 Edited by KiIIyou (27146 posts) -

Only over in Gary's yard. He keeps all his cobras out there despite his 'NO COBRAS' sign planted in his lawn.

#40 Edited by LoG-Sacrament (20397 posts) -

yeah, we get snakes but they aren't as visible as other animals. turkeys have been the trash birds like pigeons around here lately. they suck. they stand outside my window early in the morning and gobble when i'm hung over. i used to honk my horn when they stood in my parking spot but i'm just gonna run them over now, the bastards.

#41 Posted by pillarrocks (1320 posts) -

I saw a little black snake outside that my cat had killed a few years ago. I know my mom about 10 years ago was outside and she saw a garden snake in the trees. Had the police come and take it away.

#42 Posted by thegerg (15449 posts) -

@pillarrocks said:

I saw a little black snake outside that my cat had killed a few years ago. I know my mom about 10 years ago was outside and she saw a garden snake in the trees. Had the police come and take it away.

Haha, that's fucking pathetic for all parties involved.

#43 Posted by TAMKFan (32755 posts) -

Pretty rarely, thankfully.

#44 Posted by sukraj (23051 posts) -

No

#45 Edited by iampenguin (223 posts) -

hell no!

#46 Posted by ShepardCommandr (2742 posts) -

Not where i live.It's mostly cats and dogs(lots lots of stray animals) Oh and turtles and pigeons.

#47 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

@LoG-Sacrament said:

yeah, we get snakes but they aren't as visible as other animals. turkeys have been the trash birds like pigeons around here lately. they suck. they stand outside my window early in the morning and gobble when i'm hung over. i used to honk my horn when they stood in my parking spot but i'm just gonna run them over now, the bastards.

I would have fun with my high powered pellet rifle where you live and would be feeding my family well in the process.

#48 Posted by thegerg (15449 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa: How old are you? Have some respect. Don't shoot a turkey with an air rifle, grow up.

#49 Edited by Makhaidos (1614 posts) -

I did at my old house; came within a hair's breath of getting bit by one once. Not at the new place, though; too urban.

One time, at the old place, I went in the bathroom, turned on the overhead fan, and it didn't come on. I shrugged it off, sat down on the toilet, and then a bigass tree snake came out of the fan right over my goddamned head. I screamed like a little girl.

#50 Edited by ferrari2001 (16976 posts) -

No, it's a far to busy neighborhood with to many squirrels and cats and yards that are to small to maintain an active snake population.

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