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I was netting leaves out of the pool and saw what looked like a stick laying on the cleaning hose in the water.
I netted it out, it was one cold little snake. After holding it for a while to warm the little thing up I set it on some rocks to save it from our great spotted hunter.

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The great spotted hunter trying to get the doves that roost on the window sill over night. They sit in tight clumps of 3-4 waiting for the sun to come up.
She wanted to get that little snake.
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Glad it was you who found it, as so many people wouldn't have messed with a snake! What kind is it, or do you know?
 

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My pond is densely stocked with snakes. I loose a frog once in awhile to them but it's just nature. I'm glad you helped your guest,everyone always wants to kill them.
 
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Was this in MD?

I did some research and some asking and it turns out to be a Night Snake, native to southwest U.S.
 
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Was this in MD?

I did some research and some asking and it turns out to be a Night Snake, native to southwest U.S.

Thanks jb the night snake does live in our area, it does look like my little rescue.

I am still in arizona, for another month or so.

Makes our house sitters happy.
 

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As a child I would try to keep snakes. It was tough trying to convince my mother. Then one day my pet garter came up missing, that was the end of it, my mom couldn't relax till it was found. After the 3rd day, some kids down the street proclaimed the had caught a snake, I knew it was the one I'd lost but i just left it at that. Sorry about that ma.
 

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I used to catch them, then release. I did have a 100lb python until I donated it to a school.
 
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We resisted with my son until a couple years ago when we got him two corn snakes, now even my wife and I are hooked.I was always worried how much feeder mice would cost until I realized it's pretty cheap overall.
He has 4 snakes now and I have one. They are much cheaper to keep than a dog or even a guinea pig and just hang out in their enclosure. The corns got lose back in the spring, found the one immediately, the other showed up on the boy's bed that evening.

100# python? Burmese or Retic?
 

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It was a Burmese. Beautiful snake, just got way to big.

This was many moons ago.....
 
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It was a Burmese. Beautiful snake, just got way to big.

This was many moons ago.....

We got to a local reptile show once a month to buy all our feeders, there is one breeder who has just Burmese and Retics, they have to be some of the most beautiful snakes at the show. We want one, but just way too big, even the new Dwarf Retics still get 8-12 ft.
 
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