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Eeeekkkk! Snake in the Orchids!

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    Unhappy Eeeekkkk! Snake in the Orchids!

    So, a couple days ago I was sorting through cattleya to see what needed sprayed, etc and a little friend surprised me. We used some sticks to get him moving and I had hoped we had scared it enough to get it to stay out of my orchids. Yeah...today I picked up a Renanthera to check it's progress and stick some long roots into it's basket. I was poking the second root through when my little friend came zooming out and the Renanthera got thrown across the porch. lol I so hate snakes!!!! This is a Rat Snake...juvenile, probably about 4 months old or so. The hubby is going to use a pick up stick next and relocate it. It needs to go find it's mama! lol

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    I'm going to have to be more careful...I cannot believe the only plant I picked up today had that silly snake in it!! The husband heard me scream like a girl all the way in the house. hahahaha

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    Connie-You do grow some amazing things in your collection--time to get the spade into good use-only good snake is a dead snake.

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    Poor Connie; poor snake and poor old Rennie..........don't know who had the biggest shock !

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    Scary...Surprise visitor to your collection. Looks young...sure mama and extended family is somewhere near. Got to be watchful next time around.

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    Lovely snake. I wouldn't mind having one of those around.

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    At least it was a small one; big snakes are scary. We had one living in the woodpile long ago. It would come out periodically and go up in small trees after birds nests.

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    hahaha... I know the feeling. I had the same thing happen to me in my greenhouse. I could hardly go in the greenhouse without looking for snakes for several weeks after the one I found (also a rat snake). I guess they love our orchids too! hahaha...

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    I see garter snakes in my GH on occasion. The presence of a snake is a good indication that there are mice present, as well, so don't be so quick to dispatch the snake!

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    You are very lucky Connie personally I dont like snake very scary although is not poisonous but when he in trouble he is going to bite and the small teeth is the terrible one .

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    I know snakes eat the bad things in those pots...and as long as he doesn't try to bite me again we will get along just fine. Where I live is unusual for the area. We have many parks and preserves through-out our county. In my neighborhood is a preserve no one is allowed to enter. We have protected species of everything...orchids included here. Sooo, I know where Rat Snake comes from actually. I go to the swampy area to take pictures on a pretty regular basis and saw a snake so big one afternoon...I only saw the last four feet or so as it went into bush. It was bigger around than my arm at the part I saw. Lets just say I make lots of noise when i'm outside and usually carry a stick or cane...just in case. More than once I have seen snakes go flying across our yard when I open the back door. I'm just not used to them flying out of a basket at my face. I like it better when they slither the opposite direction. This one will be okay, like I said unless it tries to bite me again I'll leave it be. Oh and, mama should be along shortly...the dingbat behind us got chickens a couple weeks ago. hahahahaha So far we've even seen the paw prints of a pretty big wild cat....an aardvark...mud turtles...red fox...those chickens are not long for this world.

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