You doubt me…?

For those who doubt my story of a 4 foot long snake in my yard– are you from Missouri or what??– here is further photographic proof.

The kids, though.. they’re all made up.

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  1. Yuck! Do you know what kind it is?

  2. I'm a believer! I don't knwo where you live, but if it's south they are a dime a dozen. We used to find huge ones in our yards all the time. Of course, I lived near a bayou… Blech!

  3. eww..I would have died if I had seen that in my yard! I hate snakes…they are creepy and have no legs, that my friends is the DEVIL!

  4. Is it a bull snake? My first husband was an amateur herpetologist and he kept live snakes (some venomous) in cages IN THE HOUSE, before we had kids and I had to fight to get rid of them. That kind of proximity makes you less afraid of the non-venomous ones, and completely phobic about the venomous ones. I have some snake horror stories that would make your hair stand on end…!!

  5. it is a gopher snake– not poisonous but very gross anyway.

    Mary

  6. LOL I looked up snake patterns when you first posted the tail pic, and I jotted down gopher snake and spotted leaf-nosed snake. But man…there are so many snake patterns!

  7. Can I say yuck?

  8. Oh my gosh, where's the head?!?!?

  9. under the shovel!

    Mary

  10. Growing up out in the country (on the central coast of California), we encountered many a rattlesnake…who always found their head under my dad's shovel!

  11. we only have garter snakes on the Island – they are non-poisonous and great for the garden. They give me the willies now but when I was a kid I used to carry them wrapped around my wrist – hey!! maybe I should have entered that into your contest Mary 🙂

  12. I live in AZ and we have lots of snake sightings!! In fact, one of our friends found one in their yard just a couple weeks ago : )

    Yuck… I hate snakes!!

  13. SKETCHY. Seriously. I've got the crawly feeling on my neck now.
    At least it's not a rat.

  14. EWWW. All snakes are gross!!

  15. That's a whole lot of snake.

    I used to have a "pet" blacksnake that lived under my grandparents' front porch. She would come out to sun herself and I would pet her. She was about six feet long.

    But I can understand your reaction. With a yard full of kids, a big 'ole snake would freak me out, too.

  16. the tapr measure is a lovely touch!