Ceropegia

Ceropegia

Posted on 02/03/2014


Photo taken on May 31, 2011



See also...

Coup de coeur animalier Coup de coeur animalier



Keywords

nature
herpetology
rat snake
herp
reptile
snake
wildlife
gray rat snake
Alabama
Etowah County
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS


Authorizations, license

Visible by: Everyone
All rights reserved

189 visits

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_5859)

Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme has particularly liked this photo


11 comments - The latest ones
iSa13
iSa13
You are courageous !! And to think of taking pictures in this situation. I would have taken my dog and run out of the house to call for help. A beautiful specimen though.
4 years ago.
Ceropegia has replied to iSa13
Thanks. I'm not afraid of snakes (non poisonous ones, at least) and this was a photo opportunity I could not pass up.
4 years ago.
Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme
Chantal HILLENVECK d…
Il y a de quoi prendre des photos en effet..... quel serpent ......!!!
4 years ago.
Ceropegia has replied to Chantal HILLENVECK d…
Thanks!
4 years ago.
Jon Smith
Jon Smith
ha! i really wouldn't fancy that in my house. you are brave, i think i would have called pet rescue or the fire brigade :-)
4 years ago.
Ceropegia has replied to Jon Smith
Not brave - just never have been afraid of snakes. Doesn't mean I fancied it in my house though! My dog certainly didn't either.
4 years ago.
Aviolet
Aviolet
Wow, that's a big one! I had this happen to me a couple times - in 2 different homes.
4 years ago.
Ceropegia has replied to Aviolet
He was quite long and not a happy camper.
4 years ago.
Pandarine
Pandarine
A few years ago, I was wondering about my garden hose, which looked kind of funny to me. Then I took a second look and ... see for yourself! ;-)
4 years ago.
Ceropegia has replied to Pandarine
I looked at your "garden hose". From the bulges along its length, it must have been eating well.
Thanks for commenting!
4 years ago.
Pandarine has replied to Ceropegia
My pleasure! ;-)
4 years ago.