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    I was moving and repotting my waterlogged Catts today and as I was organizing them and taking them out of their clay support pots I found this squatter in one of the pots. This orchid was in the sun so the pot was warm and cozy, I am sure that he was really put out when I put him out of the pot and he had to take refuge under one of the pots on the ground. I had seen several snake sheads and I assume that it was from this corn snake.
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    Uh, Cin? You really seem to be taking this in stride! Did he just stay there while you got your camera and took the pic?

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    Actually he did, I had to turn the pot over and shoo him out. I think I ruined his nap.
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    That little guy is cute. I just hope he doesn't come visit me!

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    Cool!!!!!!!!!!! Thats too cool!

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    At least snakes don't nibble on orchids, they eat rodents who come out at night to nibble away on orchids.

    When I lived in Alabama had 10-12 very large outdoor pots that I would group together in the winter and cover with straw and burlap in order to get the plants through the winter without a greenhouse. The first couple of winters mice would cause some damage and a awful musty odor when unpacking everything in the spring, then the third spring there wasn't an awful odor when unpacking, but when we took a lemonade break a 4 1/2 foot black rat snake with great elegance and presence glided out and began hunting for rodents right there among us. We saw it again every spring.

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    Snakes are pretty cool, I don't want to touch them but I appreciate their policing the lathe house and keeping the rodents and bugs at bay.
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    I appreciate their role in nature, and everything--but I would have a hard time concentrating on my orchids if I had to be on the lookout for the resident snakes. Had a rock garden once that had lots of garter snakes--kinda made it easy to not get the weeding done. Well, that was my excuse anyway!

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    I don't mind snakes as long as we are an acceptable distance apart till I identify them. Since we frequently get rattlers sunning themselves on the patios in our neighborhood, I always am carefull when approaching a coiled object... Usually they are small ones. We also get black snakes, and bull snakes.

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    Default I don't like snakes, period.

    I mean, I can tolerate them as long as they scamper away when I am near.
    When I was in grade school our toilet and bath was separate from the house, and occasionally a green snake less than two feet long was there as well. Kinda difficult to run away when one is half naked and in the loo.

    On rarer occasions it was a snake of the same size but with multicolored bands. Eck.

    Several times it was a monitor lizard, lol...

    I was already in college when I was chopping wood in the yard one day and a foot-long chameleon fell from a tree and clung to my right thigh. It was too late to think that I should be flattered that my thighs would be mistaken for tree trunks. I was too busy yelling and jumping up and down.

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