I got this in an email today and its the largest scariest snake ever. What do you think?
Funny you should ask, 'cause I've been having nightmares about snakes. Little snakes, though. Planning to write a hub about it.
Sorry, I won't follow anymore links here or most places until I get a good anti-malware program; my computer locked up the last time I followed a link here. I think there must be not just spiders, but also snakes in the world-wide-web! Besides, I don't wanna even see any snakes, large or small, but thanks anyway. haha
From a distance you're my friend... snakes are beautiful! I would love to watch their movements from a safe distance because I don't like their bites.
...thanks a lot for that....i jumped back in my chair...good video!
Sort of, hehe, I do like ringneck snake, once accidentally got one out of my daughter's camp bag, very cute
I think that the longest ever snake to be caught ALIVE is less than 10 m in length - I believe there is a standing challenge (with some reward to boot) to get a live specimen of that length, or longer!
OMG, make me jump out of my seat.. !
and yes I do like snakes, the nice shiny black racers are fine..
Oh, I hate those black racers. I was visiting my mom near Charleston, SC early this summer and I went into her back yard(she has a couple acres) and I see this snake standing up like a cobra. Stupid me, I took a few steps towards it and it started after me. I ran as fast as I could and just made it through and closed her sliders when the snake hit the door.
I had to look it up on the internet to find out more about the snake. It's look and attitude are worse than its bite. But hey, gave me a good run.
they do stand up like a cobra if they feel threatened and will strike.
at certain times of the year, I walk carefully out by the shed.. it's always startling to see, but we do have them around. one time I saw one trying to get into the turtle's hole by the side of the house. the turtle came out a little bit and it slithered off. I think it's the slithering that gets to us. one morning a few years ago, when we hadn't had rain for a long time, I found one swimming in the pool... we had to get the net and walk it across the street to the woods. [we, meaning my son..]
Snakes are wonderful creatures.
Some, like the "indigo" make great pets.
“Do you like snakes?”
Only when a really big one is thrown into a glass cage with one of those little yapper dogs…
I like snakes... but prefer to check on the live status myself!
Noooo way... I try to stay as far away from any snake as possible... Like at the zoo... I will run in the opposite direction.
After sitting down on my toilet half asleep (because I was awakened by a noise) and turning my head to see a 6.5' boa constrictor staring me in the face (stretched out across my bathroom counter with its face literally about a foot from my face!) and later finding out that it had come up my toilet - ummmmm - NO, I DO NOT LIKE THEM! I! HATE! SNAKES!
This happened to me right after I moved into my apartment when I went away to college - first time ever away from home and living on my own (my roommate hadn't moved in yet). Needless to say, it was pretty traumatic and hard to get over!
For you snake haters! I took this video yesterday morning! How can you not love a beautiful creature such as this?
...oh no...so the poor snake lost his rattle? what's that do...must hurt?...and the rattle is for - like a warning? ...and now it's gone...
what state is the video taken in - desert, that I know?
Rattlesnakes loose their rattles frequently. The rattles are not live tissue so the snake is not harmed. The snake will simply produce more rattles, one for each time it sheds its skin.
Sometimes a rattler will not rattle its rattles at all. Especially if it feels as if it is not seen or doesn't feel threatened.
The canebrake is on a dirt road in rural southeastern Georgia. We see these creatures almost daily this time of the year as they are feeding up for winter. This one was only about 5 feet long. It just came out of the swamps on my property and was crossing the road. Snakes cross here frequently!
...interesting about the rattles....haven't been to Georgia...it's on my list of the last 4 states I haven't travelled through (next summer maybe)...but didn't realize there were lots of snakes....i thought Georgia would be more lush for some reason...the vid looks like desert...really dry earth....but i understand now since it is a dirt road...hmmm...take a vid of the swamp one day...would love to see it....
...so what kind of small rodents are they after...what's common...just mice or something else i figure because of the terrain?
...i remember being in nevada (i think)....signs posted (secondardy roads) re rattlesnacks....somewhere not far from death valley area....
It hasn't rained much here for a month or so and the road consists of pulverized sand and clay. It is usually more lush here but the drought has things very dry. We do have plenty of swamps and the requisite alligators and snakes to occupy them.
But we also have sand ridges which were formerly dunes and seashore millions of years ago. Plenty of game of all sorts, including the occasional panther and black bear. You have to be an outdoors type person to really appreciate the area. Perhaps I'll do a hub on the swamps. Some are really strange and beautiful!
There are plenty of rodents because of the fields of grain and peanuts close by. They also eat fox squirrels, gray squirrels, birds, or any other food of opportunity.
...you're making me want to see Georgia sooner than later...
...i've been in the bush many times in various parts of Canada and the US....not afraid of the wildlife I'm familiar with...you just have to understand the various wildlife, their habits etc. and appreciate it......was in the bush last weekend...up a mountain and to the top of it....saw bear and deer of course...didn't see any cougars though....love cougars...and am probably heading back into the same area this weekend too...can't wait really...
...panthers...i didn't realize that either....wow!...they must be beautiful to see in the wild...
yea...do a hub...would love to read it!
Thanks Randy! I appreciate the info!
You might find the woods and swamps around here a little different than what you are used to. Some swamps around here cover many square miles and have names like "No Man's Friend." Or perhaps you have heard of the famous Okefenokee Swamp which is about 60 miles south east of here.
Yes, the panthers are very beautiful animals, especially if you are in a vehicle of some sort. On foot and unarmed, you see them in a different light.
...i'm sure it is very, very different...that's why i want to see/experience it. No Man's Friend sounds a bit frightening ....Death Valley sounded scary too!...but I managed to make it out alive...totally different terrain i know...
I'll have to google the Swamp.
And yes, travelling through some areas, being armed can be your best friend...i still want to see a panther in the wild...my fav animals are from the cat family.
I recall 'squatting' in the woods (North Yukon close to the Alaska border) and looking sideways to see a Lynx staring at me....for a second I was mesmerized at its beauty and then I realized the lynx might have thought i'd be easy to pounce on...stood up and he was gone like a flash and with no sound!...it's a nice memory....used to travel by horseback through those areas.
I figure going through the swamps would be pretty interesting!...something different to experience....
Just last year in Georgia a hunter killed a panther because it tracked him to his hunting stand and kept circling the tree the hunter was in. He finally had to shoot the cat because he couldn't leave his stand. The first documented panther killed in the state.
...wow...so the panther hunts man...is that normal? there are not many animals in the world that actually do that...
I don't believe this is normal, but it does happen! But I don't worry too much about these creatures as I am usually armed when deep in the swamps.
They are a threat to my cattle though, especially the small calves. As the population of these panthers increase, such as the deer population has done, the danger to humans and cattle will certainly increase.
But this is the price we pay for protecting rare creatures. The alligator population is now becoming a problem for some residents with ponds and waterways on their property.
Uuuuuuuuuuf I'm afraid of snakes and I don't like them at all
Not all snakes are to be afraid of, the one used as my avatar is a kingsnake. This snake eats other snakes, especially rattlesnakes. They are immune to the rattlers venom. Really a beautiful creature if you can get past the fear!
Ring neck snakes, cute and tame, don't bite, so small, I like them, would like to keep one as a pet
I don't mind them--I steer clear of the ones that are poisonous, but will pick up other snakes. Thanks for the 'jump' start this evening!
I had seen that before and knew what was coming and still jumped. Dang! I definitely do not like snakes and glad there are none here in Hawaii (except when they hitch a ride on a plane or boat. Keep them away please.
I refuse to judge all lawyers as a group, but rather evaluate their morals and ethics individually
...continued....well i guess a cull will be called for when the pop. is too much...or transplanted..and or nature takes over somehow...not enough food for the pop....then they move in closer as you know since it's already happening....hmmm...wonder what animal would be a deterent to the panther and not a threat to the cattle...like the way i see the odd donkey strategically placed on ranches here....probably none...
the panther was probably hungry because of being old maybe with diminished hunting skills....or a young hungry one (kicked out of the family)
yea i don't feel comfortable travelling through the bush (or camping in it) unless there is a gun close by...i don't handle them...but don't travel through unless i'm with someone who has one....guess i should finally learn to use one since i love being out there....
...nice chatting again...off to the grind!
There is still some controversy regarding the killing of the panther. Before the incident there had never been any physical proof of a panther sighting in Georgia, even though many of us have seen them here all of our lives.
Enjoyed the chat! Later!
Snakes are okay, they don't bother me--spiders ewwww that's a different subject!!
Did you watch the link in the OP? It's a giant snake.
Yep... Something like that should not be a pet by any means. The largest that I would go as a pet is a red tail boa. Right now, my largest is just 4 feet long or so. I'm thinking about getting him a female, which will be about 6-7 feet.
Many years ago my cousins HAD a very large Boa. The also HAD a miniature poodle and the youngest girl wasn't much larger than the poodle. One day they walked into the living room and found the snake with a very large lump in its body and couldn't find my little cousin. Well she fell asleep up stairs but the poodle wasn't so lucky. They got rid of the snake.
well thanks for the scare my heart is still going a mile a minute *S* so I am totally going to send that to my brother .
that snake is to larger for me though I do like the smaller sizes better .
NO way. Snake are horrible. I sort of feel sorry for them though! Most of the world hates them...many kill them simply for being what they are. It's sad really! But still, they scare me!
I don't want to kill anything... but I'd rather they stay in their forest... or if they wonder onto my land... somebody capture it and take it back into the forest!
It very much depends on the personality and how shapely her legs are
My Ex was a REAL Snake when it came down to wrapping up her victims and swallowing things whole!!
Australia has some of the most venomous ...everything. Snakes do freak me out - it's the fangs.
I never had a problem with snakes until I stepped on one in my shed and it bit me. Now, I've almost developed a phobia. I used to have a pet python and that never bothered me. Now, I'll never allow one in the house again. Wierd.
Oh My! That snake just kept going and going didn't it?
I don't mind snakes, as long as I'm separated from them by either a piece of glass, the door or the magic of TV. I don't care to meet any in person, but if I do, I hope they're the non-poisonous variety.
My husband is absolutely terrified of snakes. I had to work to get him to calm down when he saw one on TV.
when I was little I used to love to freak my mom out with snakes! I was such a brat.
Absolutely! I especially like them with a nice butter and garlic sauce...
I love my William Snakespeare, I've had him for 6 years now and not once in all of that time has he been agressive to me or any of my friends who wanted to hold him. I also have 2 cats which are pretty cool as well.
You spotted snake, with double tongue.
One morning I went out to put chlorine in my pool and this huge black snake about 6 ft long and real thick was by the steps enjoying his breakfast. Breakfast happened to be a big frog that was halfway down and still squirming. I didn't interrupt him, but went back an hour later and he was gone. So was the frog I assume. I have no idea what kind of snake it was and I never saw one nearly that big in my neighborhood. I wondered if somebody who lived near me had some exotic reptiles and such because around that time I also saw a gigantic turtle slowly move across a field by my house and my dogs were barking at it.
I had a ferocious beagle who would kill rats, mice, possum and such, but she never seemed much interested in bothering snakes. So they are okay with me too. But I would have liked it better if that big black snake had been swallowing a rat instead of a frog.
Snakes, as well as most animals (excluding insects and spiders) interest me. I don't think that I would keep one as a pet, though.
I don´t like snakes. They are dangerous. I even turn off the telly when it shows snakes.
They're as good as hamsters when you want to run a string or wire through a conduit, pipe, etc.
I don't like snakes at all or worms! They both make my skin crawl. I could handle a snake more than a worm. I have a huge phobia of worms. If I see a worm I have nightmares and can't eat for a day or two!
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