My First encounter with a Poisonous Snake in Texas!!!

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Real Estate Agent with Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring

My First encounter with a Poisonous Snake!!! 

Last weekend I was invited to a ranch north of The Woodlands / Houston area.   While driving along the country roads that would curve and wind I came across this HUGE POISONOUS SNAKE!!!!

 

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I am from the Pacific NW where you don't grow up around these big, FAT snakes so I had to turn around and go back to look at this thing!

Here is a picture to give you an idea of the size of this snake (compared to the mailbox)texas poisonous snake ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My husband assured me that this snake was more scared of me than I was of the snake so screaming like a little girl I got within 3 feet of this snake and took this picture as it kept coiling up .....

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Ok ...now looking back at the pictures, the snake looks a little more scared than I did!!!!!!

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Rainer
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Duane Murphy
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LOL! Saw lots of snakes the last time I was in Texas hunting. Spiders too.

May 22, 2010 09:10 PM #1
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Pippa Mac
Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring - The Woodlands, TX
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Duane ... its all gross!!!

May 22, 2010 09:12 PM #2
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Patricia Kennedy
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Oh, Pippa!  That snake turned himself into a nice heart for you!  I think he has a cruxh!

May 22, 2010 09:15 PM #3
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Cameron Wilson
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They may be afraid of us but I'm not getting close enough to find out. No screaming just leaving.

May 22, 2010 09:17 PM #4
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Sharon Parisi
Keller Williams Dallas Premier Realty - Dallas, TX
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I did not notice the heart!  I would have screamed and fainted! -Not a good thing!

May 22, 2010 09:25 PM #5
Rainer
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Constantine Isslamow
Century 21 United Realty Inc. - Peterborough, ON
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Wow, I would be out of there so quick, I would not have been able to take the pictures.

take care

May 22, 2010 09:26 PM #6
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Kathy Toth
Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
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LOL, I am terrified of snakes!

May 22, 2010 09:42 PM #7
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Cameron Novak
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You're a Realtor... I'm sure there's plenty of poisonous snakes right in your office.

May 23, 2010 12:06 AM #8
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Shanna Hall
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I love your post and proud of you for taking the pictures!  So how was the rest of the trip?

May 23, 2010 02:15 AM #9
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Pippa Mac
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Shanna .. the trip was sooo much fun!  The snake was a great start!

May 24, 2010 01:15 AM #10
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Pippa Mac
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Kathy .. me too!!!

May 24, 2010 01:15 AM #11
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Pippa Mac
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Constantine ... I was screaming and jumping around the whole time .. I could just envision a quick "strike" and I'm out!

May 24, 2010 01:16 AM #12
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Pippa Mac
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Sharon, I did not notice the heart either until I played back the pictures on my camera

 

May 24, 2010 01:17 AM #13
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Pippa Mac
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Yes, Cameron .. next time I will drive on by ... it was just a first and I was curious!

May 24, 2010 01:17 AM #14
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Pippa Mac
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Pat ... well the next day when I drove back on the same road I saw he was crushed .... kinda sad!

May 24, 2010 01:18 AM #15
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Carissa Acker
Real Estate by Design with Keller Williams Realty - Denton, TX

I guess, growing up in the country, snakes don't really bother me as much as most others.  Think you're ready for the Rattlesnake Roundup out in Sweetwater now?

May 24, 2010 02:49 PM #16
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Suzanne Strickler
Weichert, Realtors - Wayne - Havertown, PA
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Its a much better that you didn't test the hypothesis of the snake being more scared than you. Scream, take a picture and run was the best solution. You're in Texas. This is sure to happen again.

May 26, 2010 01:43 PM #17
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Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor
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I would have been out of there in a New York minute!  I am terrifed of snakes!  Yuck!  I have a friend in San Antonio who tells me stories. 

June 01, 2010 10:13 PM #18
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Hey just fyi that is not a poisonous snake, it's a harmless Rat Snake.  It's acting like that (mouth open, etc.) because it's already been hit by a car and is likely dying.

January 12, 2011 09:07 AM #19
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That is not a poisonous snake.  I'm not sure what kind it is maybe a rat snake or king snake.  The tail is too slender as is the body.  The head is slender as well.  I have seen more than a few cottonmouths behind the house and copperheads.  this is not one of them.   It's still a nice looking snake nonetheless.  I stop for al lsnakes on the side of the road,  alive OR dead!

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