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Texas Rat Snake

Pantherophis obsoletus emoryi


Managed to relocate this guy from a boat dock without harm. It made for a good teaching opportunity.

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MitchRay 12 years ago

That's true. I take issue with senseless killing.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 12 years ago

About 55 years ago my dad had killed a snake . My mom was very disturbed and repentant about it and religiously prayed for forgiveness. Since then i have developed an awareness, respect and fascination for these creatures.
One day my mum in law, found to huge snakes in the kitchen. She lifted them up with a huge stick and walked very slowly to the river and released them. The river was about 2 miles away. That is how much we Indians restrain ourselves from killing snakes. this was in Gujarat which has lots of cobras. People keep mongoose as pets.

Christiane 12 years ago

@ Emma.. I have to agree with you... Poison or not.. all living creature have a place on this planet...

MitchRay 12 years ago

Sadly many of these guys are killed due to long held fears and misconceptions.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 12 years ago

I wish that people would learn to use tongs rather than cutting the head off!
If you kill a living creature ,you have to live with that all your life.

MitchRay 12 years ago

It was well over 5 ft long, and it is a constrictor

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 12 years ago

looks at least 7 ft long.

it uses constriction rather than venom?

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Texas, USA

Spotted on May 29, 2011
Submitted on May 29, 2011

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