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On Wed, 25 Apr 2007 12:17:33 -0700, Paulo da Costa
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Persephone wrote:
Maybe this is OT, maybe not.

My gardeb is in So.Calif coastal.

Saw my cat staring at something yesterday afternoon.

Turned out to be a PURE WHITE SNAKE, about +- 3 feet long,
lurking under a rose bush. About 1-1/2" thick.

I called Animal Control, but snake was gone by the time they

arrived.

They seemed dismissive of my (and my cat's; he was meowing and

running
around in circles like crazy) concern. "Oh, it's just a garden

snake;
we see them all the time", etc. I asked whether I should block up

the
cat door, but they said snakes wouldn't go in there. ???

They probably meant "garter snake". Albino garter snakes are sold as
pets, as you can see he

http://www.albinogartersnake.com/

Probably not a great danger to anything larger than a mouse



Aha! That's the first thing I thought -- that it was a pet that had
escaped from the new (not very communicative) neighbors!!!
But when the Animal Control officers knocked, there was nobody home.


The first thing I thought was the 80s rock band Whitesnake ("Here
I go again...")

They aren't very communicative recently, either.


crap band from the 1980s who had a lot of hair but not much talent. Your
white snake'll likely sing better.

rob



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Maybe this is OT, maybe not.

My gardeb is in So.Calif coastal.

Saw my cat staring at something yesterday afternoon.

Turned out to be a PURE WHITE SNAKE, about +- 3 feet long,
lurking under a rose bush. About 1-1/2" thick.

I called Animal Control, but snake was gone by the time they arrived.

They seemed dismissive of my (and my cat's; he was meowing and running
around in circles like crazy) concern. "Oh, it's just a garden snake;
we see them all the time", etc. I asked whether I should block up the
cat door, but they said snakes wouldn't go in there. ???

I have been here [censored] years, and have seen other critters,
but nary a snake. Also have never heard of a PURE WHITE
snake!

I tried locating white snakes on the 'Net, but got only some rock
group.

Any input on this -- how to research that snake, whether
I should worry, and any similar experience in this area?

TIA

Persephone
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Persephone wrote:
Maybe this is OT, maybe not.

My gardeb is in So.Calif coastal.

Saw my cat staring at something yesterday afternoon.

Turned out to be a PURE WHITE SNAKE, about +- 3 feet long,
lurking under a rose bush. About 1-1/2" thick.

I called Animal Control, but snake was gone by the time they arrived.

They seemed dismissive of my (and my cat's; he was meowing and running
around in circles like crazy) concern. "Oh, it's just a garden snake;
we see them all the time", etc. I asked whether I should block up the
cat door, but they said snakes wouldn't go in there. ???


They probably meant "garter snake". Albino garter snakes are sold as
pets, as you can see he

http://www.albinogartersnake.com/

Probably not a great danger to anything larger than a mouse

Paulo
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On Wed, 25 Apr 2007 12:17:33 -0700, Paulo da Costa
wrote:

Persephone wrote:
Maybe this is OT, maybe not.

My gardeb is in So.Calif coastal.

Saw my cat staring at something yesterday afternoon.

Turned out to be a PURE WHITE SNAKE, about +- 3 feet long,
lurking under a rose bush. About 1-1/2" thick.

I called Animal Control, but snake was gone by the time they arrived.

They seemed dismissive of my (and my cat's; he was meowing and running
around in circles like crazy) concern. "Oh, it's just a garden snake;
we see them all the time", etc. I asked whether I should block up the
cat door, but they said snakes wouldn't go in there. ???


They probably meant "garter snake". Albino garter snakes are sold as
pets, as you can see he

http://www.albinogartersnake.com/

Probably not a great danger to anything larger than a mouse

Paulo


Sometimes when I see the corn snakes out back they look white, but do
have very faint coloration in a nice pattern. That I know of, there
are only four snakes in the United States which are venomous;
rattlers, water moccasins, copper head or coral. If there are
others, I'm not aware of them. My husband was bit by a rat snake a
while back as we removed it from the neighbors' yard. We asked her
not to kill them and offered to remove snakes for her. He didn't even
get a welt.
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On Wed, 25 Apr 2007 16:17:15 -0500, Jangchub
wrote:

On Wed, 25 Apr 2007 12:17:33 -0700, Paulo da Costa
wrote:

Persephone wrote:
Maybe this is OT, maybe not.

My gardeb is in So.Calif coastal.

Saw my cat staring at something yesterday afternoon.

Turned out to be a PURE WHITE SNAKE, about +- 3 feet long,
lurking under a rose bush. About 1-1/2" thick.

I called Animal Control, but snake was gone by the time they arrived.

They seemed dismissive of my (and my cat's; he was meowing and running
around in circles like crazy) concern. "Oh, it's just a garden snake;
we see them all the time", etc. I asked whether I should block up the
cat door, but they said snakes wouldn't go in there. ???


They probably meant "garter snake". Albino garter snakes are sold as
pets, as you can see he

http://www.albinogartersnake.com/

Probably not a great danger to anything larger than a mouse

Paulo


Aha! That's the first thing I thought -- that it was a pet that had
escaped from the new (not very communicative) neighbors!!!
But when the Animal Control officers knocked, there was nobody home.

Well, guess I can breathe easy now...will share the news with
my cat.

Thanks to both posters for that link to albino garter snakes.

Persephone



Sometimes when I see the corn snakes out back they look white, but do
have very faint coloration in a nice pattern. That I know of, there
are only four snakes in the United States which are venomous;
rattlers, water moccasins, copper head or coral. If there are
others, I'm not aware of them. My husband was bit by a rat snake a
while back as we removed it from the neighbors' yard. We asked her
not to kill them and offered to remove snakes for her. He didn't even
get a welt.




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In article ,
Persephone says...
On Wed, 25 Apr 2007 16:17:15 -0500, Jangchub
wrote:

On Wed, 25 Apr 2007 12:17:33 -0700, Paulo da Costa
wrote:

Persephone wrote:
Maybe this is OT, maybe not.

My gardeb is in So.Calif coastal.

Saw my cat staring at something yesterday afternoon.

Turned out to be a PURE WHITE SNAKE, about +- 3 feet long,
lurking under a rose bush. About 1-1/2" thick.

I called Animal Control, but snake was gone by the time they arrived.

They seemed dismissive of my (and my cat's; he was meowing and running
around in circles like crazy) concern. "Oh, it's just a garden snake;
we see them all the time", etc. I asked whether I should block up the
cat door, but they said snakes wouldn't go in there. ???

They probably meant "garter snake". Albino garter snakes are sold as
pets, as you can see he

http://www.albinogartersnake.com/

Probably not a great danger to anything larger than a mouse



Aha! That's the first thing I thought -- that it was a pet that had
escaped from the new (not very communicative) neighbors!!!
But when the Animal Control officers knocked, there was nobody home.



The first thing I thought was the 80s rock band Whitesnake ("Here
I go again...")

They aren't very communicative recently, either.


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Persephone wrote in message
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Maybe this is OT, maybe not.

My gardeb is in So.Calif coastal.

Saw my cat staring at something yesterday afternoon.

Turned out to be a PURE WHITE SNAKE, about +- 3 feet long,
lurking under a rose bush. About 1-1/2" thick.

I called Animal Control, but snake was gone by the time they arrived.

They seemed dismissive of my (and my cat's; he was meowing and running
around in circles like crazy) concern. "Oh, it's just a garden snake;
we see them all the time", etc. I asked whether I should block up the
cat door, but they said snakes wouldn't go in there. ???

I have been here [censored] years, and have seen other critters,
but nary a snake. Also have never heard of a PURE WHITE
snake!

I tried locating white snakes on the 'Net, but got only some rock
group.

Any input on this -- how to research that snake, whether
I should worry, and any similar experience in this area?

TIA

Persephone


Little googling found albino king snake, albino milk snake, albino (red)
corn snake, albino gopher snake, albino rat snake, albino garter snake etc.

Try advanced search, albino "snake", english language.
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On Apr 25, 5:17 pm, Jangchub wrote:
On Wed, 25 Apr 2007 12:17:33 -0700, Paulo da Costa



wrote:
Persephone wrote:
Maybe this is OT, maybe not.


My gardeb is in So.Calif coastal.


Saw my cat staring at something yesterday afternoon.


Turned out to be a PURE WHITE SNAKE, about +- 3 feet long,
lurking under a rose bush. About 1-1/2" thick.


I called Animal Control, but snake was gone by the time they arrived.


They seemed dismissive of my (and my cat's; he was meowing and running
around in circles like crazy) concern. "Oh, it's just a garden snake;
we see them all the time", etc. I asked whether I should block up the
cat door, but they said snakes wouldn't go in there. ???


They probably meant "garter snake". Albino garter snakes are sold as
pets, as you can see he


http://www.albinogartersnake.com/


Probably not a great danger to anything larger than a mouse


Paulo


Sometimes when I see the corn snakes out back they look white, but do
have very faint coloration in a nice pattern. That I know of, there
are only four snakes in the United States which are venomous;
rattlers, water moccasins, copper head or coral. If there are
others, I'm not aware of them. My husband was bit by a rat snake a
while back as we removed it from the neighbors' yard. We asked her
not to kill them and offered to remove snakes for her. He didn't even
get a welt.



Neigbor got mad at me once when I told her I killed a large black
snake.
I said, "Well next time, Louise, I'll just put the snake in your
yard."
Then, she really got ****ed
Frank

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On Thu, 26 Apr 2007 03:33:23 GMT, "Dave"
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Persephone wrote in message
news
Maybe this is OT, maybe not.

My gardeb is in So.Calif coastal.

Saw my cat staring at something yesterday afternoon.

Turned out to be a PURE WHITE SNAKE, about +- 3 feet long,
lurking under a rose bush. About 1-1/2" thick.

I called Animal Control, but snake was gone by the time they arrived.

They seemed dismissive of my (and my cat's; he was meowing and running
around in circles like crazy) concern. "Oh, it's just a garden snake;
we see them all the time", etc. I asked whether I should block up the
cat door, but they said snakes wouldn't go in there. ???

I have been here [censored] years, and have seen other critters,
but nary a snake. Also have never heard of a PURE WHITE
snake!

I tried locating white snakes on the 'Net, but got only some rock
group.

Any input on this -- how to research that snake, whether
I should worry, and any similar experience in this area?

TIA

Persephone


Little googling found albino king snake, albino milk snake, albino (red)
corn snake, albino gopher snake, albino rat snake, albino garter snake etc.

Try advanced search, albino "snake", english language.


Duh. I didn't think of "albino"; just called it "white".

Snake showed up again, this time in back yard. My housemate wanted to
catch it but I was worried about liability in case...

This time Animal Control came promptly and caged it. Officer told me
it was an Albino Corn Snake.

Posted on alt.binaries.pictures.gardens under Subject "white snake".

Tx to all who posted.

Persephone
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On 26 Apr 2007 10:17:51 -0700, Frank wrote:

Neigbor got mad at me once when I told her I killed a large black
snake.
I said, "Well next time, Louise, I'll just put the snake in your
yard."
Then, she really got ****ed
Frank


I couldn't tell you how many snakes we have, but there are at least a
few dozen babies and that I've seen, ten adults. We love them. Why
kill them? You a big scardey cat?


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On Thu, 26 Apr 2007 10:57:49 -0700, Persephone wrote:


This time Animal Control came promptly and caged it. Officer told me
it was an Albino Corn Snake.

Posted on alt.binaries.pictures.gardens under Subject "white snake".

Tx to all who posted.

Persephone


The one I thought it was. Thank you for all the applause. I will be
signing autographs tomorrow at animal control for my incredible wisdom
and truthseeking. Bow. A so.
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On Apr 26, 9:30 pm, Jangchub wrote:
On 26 Apr 2007 10:17:51 -0700, Frank wrote:

Neigbor got mad at me once when I told her I killed a large black
snake.
I said, "Well next time, Louise, I'll just put the snake in your
yard."
Then, she really got ****ed
Frank


I couldn't tell you how many snakes we have, but there are at least a
few dozen babies and that I've seen, ten adults. We love them. Why
kill them? You a big scardey cat?


Snakes don't bother me and we have no poisonous snakes here. But, my
wife is deathly afraid of them. This particular snake was over 5 ft.
long and hanging from a tree and would have scared anyone that walked
into it like I did. I just went and got a weed wacker tool and
dispatched it
Frank

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Jangchub wrote:

I couldn't tell you how many snakes we have, but there are at least a
few dozen babies and that I've seen, ten adults. We love them. Why
kill them? You a big scardey cat?


Same feelings here. Snakes are good in a garden. They eat a lot of
bugs and small rodents. Here are some pictures of some of them in my
garden: http://members.iglou.com/brosen/snakes.htm
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On 27 Apr 2007 05:31:01 -0700, Frank wrote:

On Apr 26, 9:30 pm, Jangchub wrote:
On 26 Apr 2007 10:17:51 -0700, Frank wrote:

Neigbor got mad at me once when I told her I killed a large black
snake.
I said, "Well next time, Louise, I'll just put the snake in your
yard."
Then, she really got ****ed
Frank


I couldn't tell you how many snakes we have, but there are at least a
few dozen babies and that I've seen, ten adults. We love them. Why
kill them? You a big scardey cat?


Snakes don't bother me and we have no poisonous snakes here. But, my
wife is deathly afraid of them. This particular snake was over 5 ft.
long and hanging from a tree and would have scared anyone that walked
into it like I did. I just went and got a weed wacker tool and
dispatched it
Frank


I have too much respect for life, including my own, so I don't kill
intentionally whether I'm afraid or not. Being afraid of something
which has nothing to hurt me with is idiotic.


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