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I was on the phone in my bedroom and then saw this guy on my screen porch. I figure by the looks of him he is a copper headed black mamba water rattler. Since its on the porch where my pups play I couldn't take any chances it was a "good" snake and had to whack him. My little St Charles spaniel loves to chase lizards and frogs, so I have little doubt my pup would have gone after snake and got bitten.
 

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Took him out with my old Adams two iron hybrid. Looking at his belly, I think it's a black southern racer snake. Anyone got any other ideas? Definitely not a moccasin or cotton mouth. Wrong shape and no pattern.
 

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And then this morning I heard this hammering in one of my trees that sounded like I had a caroenter nailing wood in my tree. I knew it was a pileated woodpecker because I get them in my yard every now and then and no small woodoecker can make that loud of a sound.

I finally saw him and tried to get a picture but he was very skittish. He flew to a couple trees in my yard and kept flying away when I would get close enough to get a picture. I know it was a he because I could see his picker. :D.

Here is a stock picture of what they look like if you have never had one in your yard. I think it's the woodpecker woody the woodpecker is drawn from.
 

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Am I seeing 2 bite marks?
No, that's just marks made when he got pinched between golf club and bricks. I really did not want to whack him but he was big enough to hurt my pups and I didn't want him to raise family of little snakes in the shrubs by my porch.
 

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Took him out with my old Adams two iron hybrid. Looking at his belly, I think it's a black southern racer snake. Anyone got any other ideas? Definitely not a moccasin or cotton mouth. Wrong shape and no pattern.
before the crazy snake lovers of this board come and try to justify why blah blah snake is good for nature.. i love dead snakes.
 

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Poor little guy he probably chased a mouth or rat in there, those are good to have around
 

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Looks like you took the sensible approach and didn't go this route:

 

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I think it's the woodpecker woody the woodpecker is drawn from.
You're not St the Dude. It's not Roger the Rabbit or Bugs the Bunny. It's Woody Woodpecker. If you continue to malign his name you WILL hear from his lawyer. You think Chuck has better things to do with his time than represent cartoons? He doesnt.
 

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before the crazy snake lovers of this board come and try to justify why blah blah snake is good for nature.. i love dead snakes.
Not a snake lover. Just a pest hater. I'd rather have the occasional black racer then a bunch of rats.

BTW why you like dead snakes? I mean, a racer isn't exactly a threat to you or your pets. Maybe you just need to swab that vag and accept that you live in nature, not vice versa :mwink:
 
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Not a snake lover. Just a pest hater. I'd rather have the occasional black racer then a bunch of rats.

BTW why you like dead snakes? I mean, a racer isn't exactly a threat to you or your pets. Maybe you just need to swab that vag and accept that you live in nature, not vice versa :mwink:
I am not a snake hater at all. But this snake was on my porch where my pups play and I thought very much a threat to my pups. I wasn't sure what it was at first, or whether it was poisonous. Our screen porch is up against a flower bed my wife works in.

This snake was every bit as much a pest for me as a rat or mouse might be.

I have a golf course by my house, the back holes are across the street and wind around a small bayou. I often go walking in the evening on the course just before dark and see a variety of snakes on the course I leave alone as they are no threat to my dogs or to finding a way in my house.

A snake inside my screen porch is a different matter.
 
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