Canebrakes, a rat snake and my pooch... oh and a phantom coon with a bullet wound to the head. (1 Viewer)

JPJ

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These pics were all taken in the past three days.
Baby Canebrake Rattlesnake and a HUGE adult and a Gray Rat Snake... all road rescues that I find myself constantly taking part of... especially when it rains... reptiles and amphibians love to sit in the road and wait to get run over by a car after a summer rain.
This year has been the year of the snake to the fullest... I'm seeing them most every day.
Unfortunately I was unable to photograph a strikingly beautiful large Eastern King I got out of the road last week... the black and yellow colour contrast was amazing.
Enjoy.
 

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Janine

Mini Wiconi -Water Is Life!
Beautiful pics of your local wildlife JP I certainly hope the darlin raccoon makes a speedy recovery from his head wound your dog is gorgeous sweets:rose:
 

D.O.A.

These are great days we're living, bros
Great pictures, is the one in your hand the baby rattlesnake? I thought they were snakes you don't fuck with.
Pretty cool you go out of your way to help the injured ones :tu:
 

aRyan

TRUMP or BUST
Nice, JPJ. Thanks. I always look forward to the pictures you upload.

And do you feed that raccoon? I always want to, but I have a couple that live around my back yard, and a couple times I've went out the basement door at night and they will actually be at the bottom of the steps for some reason, see the door open and the light hits them and they freak. I'm about 1 foot away from them. I have to shut the door... really fast. So I try to get them a little further out.
 

JPJ

Rookie
These are a couple of pics I snapped last night after this thread was started... a first year baby grey rat snake... another road removal... it's the heat emitted from the roads that causes the reptiles to pause and enjoy when crossing... only to be snatched up by me or to become acquainted with Michelin, Dunlop, Pirelli, Goodyear, Firestone, Hoosier... whatever.

Beautiful pics of your local wildlife JP I certainly hope the darlin raccoon makes a speedy recovery from his head wound your dog is gorgeous sweets

Why thank you Janine... my pleasure... The raccoon is ok... no real wound... the full sized pic made it look that way, but it didn't really show up here... just one of the animals that wander into the yard at night to be fed.
My pooch?... yeah, he's an asshole, but I love him... he's the best!

Boomie :rose: what is the meaning of the raccoon and the bullethole thing? I must b too tired

Thanks for the reply sweetie... Nahhh... no bullethole... the raccoon is fine.

Great pictures, is the one in your hand the baby rattlesnake? I thought they were snakes you don't fuck with.
Pretty cool you go out of your way to help the injured ones

Why thank you D.O.A.
No the one in my hand is a Grey Rat Snake... probably its second year... the one I found last night after starting this thread is the exact same kind and is no doubt a hatchling.
The baby rattlesnake is the one in the first two pics I posted... I know it's kinda hard to scale, but if you'll notice it only has a button at the end of its tail whereas the one in the last six pics has a whole string of rattles... the sucker was huge!!!
Depending on the situation I don't use my bare hands on the venemous snakes or any snake for that matter if I don't have to.
For example, if it is a lonely country road with little or no traffic, I'll just stop the car and escort the animal out of the road with little or no contact. If the roads are more busy, and the animal has to be removed quickly, I do in fact catch them with my hands... although I have no pics of this... it is easy to hold a harmless snake in one hand and photo with the other, but I'd hate to get tagged by a rattler, copperhead, or cottonmouth trying this... although I have caught many bare handed.

Nice, JPJ. Thanks. I always look forward to the pictures you upload.

And do you feed that raccoon? I always want to, but I have a couple that live around my back yard, and a couple times I've went out the basement door at night and they will actually be at the bottom of the steps for some reason, see the door open and the light hits them and they freak. I'm about 1 foot away from them. I have to shut the door... really fast. So I try to get them a little further out.

Why thank you Ryan... always my best to you... Yes indeed I feed them all.
What it really amounts to is a big pile of food (or several big piles) in my back yard at night and an onslaught of hungry mouths... raccoons, oppossums, wild cats... and junk.
Maybe I make things a little easier on them by providing food and water nightly... at least I feel it is the right thing to do.
 

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mrln

silent ghost
i commend you j. i just wish there were more like you out there who feel the same. keep up the good work,be careful. and good luck! :beer:
 

Janine

Mini Wiconi -Water Is Life!
I feed my raccoons,opossums,feral cats,red fox squirrels and birds as well been doing it for quite some time now
 

groovysherrie

Morbidly Curious
These pics were all taken in the past three days.
Baby Canebrake Rattlesnake and a HUGE adult and a Gray Rat Snake... all road rescues that I find myself constantly taking part of... especially when it rains... reptiles and amphibians love to sit in the road and wait to get run over by a car after a summer rain.
This year has been the year of the snake to the fullest... I'm seeing them most every day.
Unfortunately I was unable to photograph a strikingly beautiful large Eastern King I got out of the road last week... the black and yellow colour contrast was amazing.
Enjoy.
Awesome that you rescue wildlife...thank you.
 

Domino69

In the Prep Room
These pics were all taken in the past three days.
Baby Canebrake Rattlesnake and a HUGE adult and a Gray Rat Snake... all road rescues that I find myself constantly taking part of... especially when it rains... reptiles and amphibians love to sit in the road and wait to get run over by a car after a summer rain.
This year has been the year of the snake to the fullest... I'm seeing them most every day.
Unfortunately I was unable to photograph a strikingly beautiful large Eastern King I got out of the road last week... the black and yellow colour contrast was amazing.
Enjoy.

Good for you!! Poor wee critters, they're all so beautiful! Thanks for rescuing them! :rose:
 

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