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SNAKE IN THE HOUSE!! HELP!

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Postby 123Herpatology » Fri Oct 14, 2005 2:33 am

Well, sorry, i can imagen now that it could find a way into an apartment because i read what you said about it being rainy and cold, it's prolly just trying to escape the weather(explains why it was just curled up soaking up warmth). I did some intellectual inventory, and the only thing you should worry about is it being a baby cottonmouth, because that's about as black a poisenous snake you're going to get in the east. it was a cottonmouth, IF it was a cottonmouth, that could be a problem to a young kid, not to an adult, but seriously i highly doubt that reading the description. Cottonmouths are real good at staying away from houses usually, and a busy apartment doesn't sound like what it's looking for. Unless you have mice, but you don't like you said.
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Postby jess » Fri Oct 14, 2005 3:48 am

Oh man!! NOw u have me scared. I just looked up cottonmouth snakes. I didnt know they were also called water moccasins!! I actually live VERY VERY close to a lake. SO thats not good!! I went to a site and wanted to show everyone what the snake I saw looked like. I'm not saying it was a cottonmouth but the width and length on the picture are very similar to the snake i saw. On this site it is the 2nd picture thats looks very similar to what I saw. http://www.wf.net/~snake/moccasin.htm

But hubby hasnt caught it yet. He's putting out more mothballs tonight.
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Cottomouth

Postby 123Herpatology » Sat Oct 15, 2005 3:12 pm

well, IF it was a cottonmouth, it will be gone by now. I thought you said it was string like? Cottonmouths and most other poisenous snakes have very tell tell signs such as "triangle" shaped heads, and a much larger mid section than its head or its tail. It sounded like you described a snake that was very uniform throughout it's body which REALLY sounds like a harmless black racer.
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funny but true

Postby spray » Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:09 pm

the snake get dizzy from the smell of the hot pepper, so try to take a hot pepper and put it directly on hot coal, move with your mini barbecue all aroun your house, if the snake is still there, it wont tolerate the smell and is well move to go out but dizzy!
WE TRYED IT
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