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NvaGvUp 03-Aug-18
HA/KS 03-Aug-18
elkmtngear 03-Aug-18
NvaGvUp 03-Aug-18
Thumper 03-Aug-18
JTV 03-Aug-18
JTV 03-Aug-18
NvaGvUp 03-Aug-18
JTV 03-Aug-18
NvaGvUp 03-Aug-18
'Ike' (Phone) 03-Aug-18
longbeard 03-Aug-18
NvaGvUp 03-Aug-18
Owl 03-Aug-18
NvaGvUp 03-Aug-18
HA/KS 03-Aug-18
NvaGvUp 03-Aug-18
Two Feathers 03-Aug-18
JTV 03-Aug-18
TD 04-Aug-18
MK111 04-Aug-18
Shuteye 04-Aug-18
NvaGvUp 04-Aug-18
From: NvaGvUp
03-Aug-18
Good grief! I've never seen this before!

I opened the utility room door to go out and bring in the mail and a freakin' snake dropped down from the top of the door and landed right at my feet!

How it got above the door I have no idea, but it sure surprised the heck out of me. I mean, how often do you have something land 3" in front of your feet when you open a door? That it was a snake made it just that more interesting.

I have no idea what kind of a snake it was, but I've never seen one that looked like it.

It was 15"-18" long and a light tan color, almost the color of a night crawler.

From: HA/KS
03-Aug-18
Actually, you have your up and down mixed up. The snake jumped up from the floor.

From: elkmtngear
03-Aug-18
Tree frogs tend to sit on top of the door jamb to my unfinished basement. I can hear my Wife scream every time they drop at her feet, lol!

Maybe he was up there eating some tree frogs...

From: NvaGvUp
03-Aug-18
I have no idea how it got up there, nor why.

He couldn't have actually been on top of the door itself because it's way too small of an opening.

The house is stucco, so that must have given it some traction to climb.

Whatever kind of snake it is, it's now 'was.'

From: Thumper
03-Aug-18

Thumper's embedded Photo
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Picture would have been nice to ID the snake ????.

Utah Blindsnake

From: JTV
03-Aug-18
I just Googled "tan colored snakes" in Nevada.... Google laughed at me .... musta been one of those "sneaky snakes" ..

From: JTV
03-Aug-18

From: NvaGvUp
03-Aug-18

NvaGvUp's embedded Photo
NvaGvUp's embedded Photo
Here's a pic of what's left of it.

After it dropped down, I kicked out onto the front porch, then onto a plant.

A few minutes later I got a shovel and terminated the event.

He was crawling into and under some rocks at the time, so this is only the part of it I pulled out a few minutes ago.

It looks like the Utah Blind Snake Thumper noted.

From: JTV
03-Aug-18
you snake killer you !! ... and it was blind at that ..... tsk tsk tsk .. ;0)

From: NvaGvUp
03-Aug-18
Jeff,

Please don't tell PETA or the animal rights idjuts!

LOL!

03-Aug-18
Federally protected...Nice! Lol

From: longbeard
03-Aug-18
How can that be? Your in Nevada

From: NvaGvUp
03-Aug-18
The snake obviously crossed the Nevada border illegally. ;^)

Besides, Reno is not a Sanctuary City.

From: Owl
03-Aug-18
Had a blacksnake fall at my feet opening my workshop once. Same scenario. He lived though; snakes are hugely beneficial. Well, except when they crawl into your garage and die. Man that reeks.

From: NvaGvUp
03-Aug-18
Federally protected?

Oh, great. Now I'll spend the rest of my life in a federal correctional institution!

From: HA/KS
03-Aug-18

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On a related note, I saw a dog get bit by a Copperhead yesterday.

Dog had to step on it before it finally struck. The owner said that his other dog gets bit once or twice a year, lays around for a couple of days and recovers.

This was a big yellow dog, gentle as a lamb, and cried like a baby.

From: NvaGvUp
03-Aug-18
Henry,

We have 'rattlesnake avoidance' training for dogs here in Reno.

We've taken our Golden Retriever to it twice, and after the first part of the very first session, she wanted nothing to do with them!

When we took her the second time, as soon as she realized where she was and why, she just wanted to get back in the SUV and go home!

Check out similar training in your area.

The dog you save might be your own.

From: Two Feathers
03-Aug-18
I don't like snakes.

From: JTV
03-Aug-18
Snakes are cool critters, any snake, poisonous or not ... just treat them with respect .... I wont kill a snake needlessly .... I had a great time when I lived in Texas and helped my buddy catch and milk rattlers ... good way to make extra cash back then ...

From: TD
04-Aug-18
Our shorthairs would be dead. They are lizard killin' machines...... peeds near the size of snakes bite em and make them sick though, swell up into sores. Fortunately no snakes here. And geckos neither (really) bite nor are poisonous. Just the peeds and scorpions..... and a couple spiders that are pretty nasty....

Where I grew up I killed every poisonous snake I found. From dogs to horses to people.... lots of things bit by them. Got a diamond back once that was well over 6 feet, as thick as your forearm. With a tire iron. Get him to strike and then beat him with the iron while he was stretched out. He was in the middle of the road at about 1am..... tried to run over him with the car but it didn't do much. Was told later you have to lock up the brakes as you run over em. I'll know next time.....

From: MK111
04-Aug-18
I opened my garage door 3 weeks ago and a 6 ft black snake was laying right there. I've had couple black snakes in the garage over the last couple years. They loose when I catch them again. I closed the garage door went around and caught it and released on the back of the farm. My son next door has so many in his building during the year they set the alarm system off.

From: Shuteye
04-Aug-18
If that was here I would call it a worm snake, we have bunches of them. My wife digs them up in her flower garden all the time. She catches them and takes them over to the woods. That and salamanders she takes care not to hurt them.

From: NvaGvUp
04-Aug-18
When I lived in the SF East Bay, I used to do a lot of running on Mt. Diablo, a 3'850 peak that sticks up all by itself. Most of the 'trails' are actually dirt fire roads and the rattlers like to stretch out on them in the morning. So they're easy to spot.

There are a lot of rattlers on that mountain and when I saw one, I'd either kill them with rocks or whap 'em with whatever stick I could find.

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