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Was putting out Fire Ant remedy this morning and discovered a coral snake heading across my back yard toward the house. He was about 2 ft long, which is LONG for one of those rascals. Means he probably has cousins, aunts, uncles, etc., in the neighborhood. My designated other says he hasn't seen a coral snake here in 50 years.

By the way, he is ten years older than I am. LOL

-- Rose (, April 21, 2002


There is another snake that looks just like a coral snake but the colors while identical are patterned different; "If black touches yellow - kill the fellow", but I am not sure about that. Treat a snake like it was a snake - from a safe distance!

-- mitch hearn (, April 21, 2002.

"Red next to yellow kills a fellow. Red next to black don't do jack."

-- (, April 21, 2002.

Yes, I know the rhyme, and it flashed through my head when I saw him. I hollered for my designated other, scaring the person I was talking to on the phone about half to death, and one of my neighbors said she knew from the tone of my shriek that it was a snake, even though I didn't say that at first.

When my designated other came out, he had to disagree with me on the snake, of course, as I am, according to him, never right about anything unless some man somewhere said it, and I can document it. I said, "BULL$H*T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Red and Yella, Kill a Fella!! It is TOO a coral snake!" At which point he said, "Yeah, I guess you're right." Maybe it would have been better proof if I had let him chew on me a while???

Aaahhh well, he used a shovel and detached his head, and we hung the body on the fence to make it rain.

-- Rose (, April 21, 2002.

who did you find out the snakes age, and sex? Do snakes go by "dog" years?? The snake is 10 years older than you?? I didnt think they lived that long

-- Stan (, April 21, 2002.

ROFL at Stan.

My designated other is the subject of the sentence immediately prior to the pronoun 'he' and is therefore the antecedent.



-- Rose (, April 21, 2002. l.html f.urnishes a picture of a coral snake

-- mitch hearn (, April 21, 2002.

That did not work, the site has been moved, go into google with [coral snake identification] and it will come up about halfway down under U.S. snake identification.

-- mitch hearn (, April 21, 2002.

We identify snakes around here by how loud I yell and how high Lance jumps!

We've been told there are copperheads in this area, but fortunately we haven't seen any - knock on wood I hope that doesn't change!!

-- Christine in OK (, April 21, 2002.

I don't like snakes. But I recognize that SOME snakes are "good" and SOME are "bad" -- luckily up here in Alberta we only have one of the "bad" kind -- at least that I know about -- and I'm going to keep it that way, thank you very much!

-- Tracy (, April 27, 2002.

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