Ceropegia

Ceropegia

Posted on 02/03/2014


Photo taken on May 31, 2011



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herpetology
rat snake
herp
reptile
snake
wildlife
gray rat snake
Alabama
Etowah County
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Home Invader

Home Invader
This gray rat snake slithered into my family room tonight. I have no idea how it got in. Otis, my dog, went nuts and chased it under a desk in another room where it was cornered. It rattled its tail, hissed and struck out in a great imitation of a rattle snake. It was at least 5 feet long. Once I got Otis shut in another room, it took me awhile to figure out how to get it out of the house. I finally got it to crawl into a black cloth shopping bag, carried it out, and turned it loose outside, but not before I took a ton of pictures. Once I got it out on the patio, it calmed down, wasn't in a hurry to leave and let me take a lot more pictures, before I prodded it to leave. Etowah County, Alabama. (IMG_5861)

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11 comments - The latest ones
Rabbitroundtheworld
Rabbitroundtheworld
AAAAGGGGHHH!
4 years ago.
Ceropegia has replied to Rabbitroundtheworld
I can certainly understand your aversion to it.
4 years ago.
Peggy C
Peggy C
.. never had one that big .. at least it was a 'good' snake [ even though Rabbit doesn't care for them]
4 years ago.
Ceropegia has replied to Peggy C
I can understand Rabbits aversion to this natural enemy, although I doubt it would have taken on a full grown rabbit because it simply didn't have the girth to successfully swallow one.
4 years ago.
lovestruck
lovestruck
In your room??!!...blimey!

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4 years ago.
Ceropegia has replied to lovestruck
Yes, in my room. Gave me quite a start when I first saw it. Not the first one that has gotten into the house though. Sadly, the other one accidently killed itself by causing a board to fall on itself. Just one of the joys of living in the middle of the woods.
4 years ago.
Shine&Sparkle
Shine&Sparkle
Yikes, that's a lot of snake to suddenly meet in your house!
4 years ago.
Ceropegia has replied to Shine&Sparkle
Yes, but I think the poor snake was far more afraid than I was.
4 years ago.
Lorna Mchardy
Lorna Mchardy
I'm with rabbit on this one.
Aaarrgggghhhhh!!!!
I'd have phoned for help, then taken photos from a safe distance with a long lens. I don't care how scared it is, that makes it more likely to bite and that's horrible even if it's not poisonous.
Aaaaarrgggghhhhhh.......
3 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Those who say call for help.... lol.... it would take a week for someone to pick the phone up out here !

Sorry folks.. we are on our own in the "rurals" !!

Glad it was a 'goodie' still a scare though !

The goodies I dont mind.. I loath the Copperheads.....
3 years ago.
Lorna Mchardy has replied to Pam J
Remind me to stay in Scotland. Or anywhere, really, where the wildlife is exclusively benign.
3 years ago.