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This is a discussion on Snake! within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Wow, s/he is pretty. We had a big one like that in the front yard ...

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    Wow, s/he is pretty. We had a big one like that in the front yard a couple days ago. I call them 'mouse hunters' but back on the farm my family called them chicken snakes because they would eat the hen eggs and little chickens. This one is not poisonous; you can tell by his little head. The dangerous ones have a triangular shaped head. Thanks for posting, Betty.

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    We have Cobras and King Cobras occasionally here in the garden...nothing to be in love with, they can easily devour a whole chicken! On top of it they can jump quite high if they want to, welcome snake lovers!

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    lovely shot!
    we also have lots of cobra's around, not in my garden yet though. i love seeing em in the wild and since its a topic here, will attach some pix of 2 vipers we found while tracking, all the other snakes run off before you can get even close.
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    here is the other one....
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    I do not want to "hold" any snake. This is a wild animal that I just would rather avoid. I feel no malice toward them...they are here for a reason. I am noticing that we no longer have moles and mole mounds in our yard. Horray! Betty :-)

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    Those are beautiful, Ron, and I can tell by the shape of the head, plus the vertical slit of the eye that those snakes are venomous. Betty :-)

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    Very beautiful snakes, Betty and Ron! Last one is very picturesque. I like snakes, i love seeing them in the wild but only wnen they are far away from me

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    Bruce, we also call them chicken or rat snakes...but they are great for getting rid of moles, mice & the dreaded orchid eating GRASSHOPPERS! :-) But seriously, I would never say that I love or even like them; I tolerate them. Plus, I try my best to stay out of their way. Andy is NOW in charge of filling the hummingbird feeders...We saw a larger snake in the garden RIGHT UNDER the feeders! Glad I don't have any cobras, either...I might just deport them at least a hundred miles away! Betty

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    Wow? What was that? It looks like a black mamba or rat snake to me?
    Those were mousehunters at all.

    @Ron, looks like you have one of the poisonous snakes in the Philippines, its a venomous pit viper (Trimeresurus sp.).

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    Wow, Ron! Those snakes are both gorgeous!

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