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    Re: Baiting snakes

    What fun! You've got an excellent garter snake "collection," and the best part is that they go elsewhere to poop . How's your wife doing with your new hobby?

    Rick

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    Re: Baiting snakes

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan-A View Post

    Also reminds me of this crazy idea I once had. Anybody ever consider making an artificial hibernation den?
    Actually...I have an allotment for growing my own veg etc. I have built a hibernaculum out of sawn logs. It fills up with various rodents, amphibians and (the ubiquitous) hedgehogs in the winter.
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    My wife thinks I am nuts! Every time she sees me with the camera she asks “don’t you have enough photos of those snakes yet? She is pretty tolerant though, and we both know that as soon as it warms up they will head for the hills till fall. I was a little worried about them because it is still below freezing out and they have been a more active than normal and I thought they might be getting a little dehydrated. I went to put more water in the little “bowl” and a really interesting thing happened (you have to remember that I have not had that much experience observing snakes up close). I added water to the bowl from my bike water bottle, and when I did all of the snakes (4) seemed to react to the sound of the water drops and looked right at me. I had to see how they would react to the water, so I dropped a couple of drops on them. One started shaking his head back and forth and flicking he tongue, then he drank a drop off his buddies back. Pretty cool! I just moved the bowl closer and it didn’t take long to find it. By the way the grass is really greener on the other side of the pond. I would love to have hedgehogs!
    Terry

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    Re: Baiting snakes

    hey Terry ... I just luv this thread !!

    thanks for sharing !!!
    marian

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    A new one came out this morning. I had only seen its nose before. Much bigger, and much greener than the others. Almost no markings or stripes. This is getting to be fun!

    Terry

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    Re: Baiting snakes

    I don't even know what to say anymore
    this is just too cool
    rhea
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    Re: Baiting snakes

    Are those two snakes trying to mate?
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    Re: Baiting snakes

    Terry, if your wife objects I'm sure we can get a petition together asking you to continue, lol !! As Rhea said, this is just way too cool ...

    That sure looks to be a nice female and her male consort ... NICE ...

    enjoy your day !!
    marian

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    Nope, they are just trying to get warm. At least so far!
    Terry

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    Re: Baiting snakes

    The way that smaller snake is positioned on top of the larger one sure looks to me like a male interested in mating. Does he follow her around when she moves? Are his movements "jerky"?
    James.

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