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    Another SNAKE story

    this was sent to me in an email it shows why you should refrain from killing black snakes i had always been told this as akid growing up but never seen it.. here is some proof that its true..

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    That was a mouthful!!! Dare I say that I just saw my first "good" snake?
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    yeah i would like to know how the black snake kills the rattler,, my guess would be afixation??
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    Awesome. They say the same thing about the gopher snakes we have around here, which is why I leave them alone. They do say they are territorial, and if you have the gopher snakes, they can keep the rattlers away. May be old wives tales, but I'd rather have the non poisonous ones around...
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    any idea how a black snake or the gopher snake would kill a rattler brent?
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    The human equivalent must be something like trying to swallow a six foot long hot dog without taking a bite out of it.
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    Many years ago I came across a black snake in the process of consuming a copperhead. I knew that snakes ate snakes but it is not somethng that you get to see in action very often. Great series of photos. I wonder how long the two reptiles are?
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    from what i can compare to i would say that the indigo snake is over 4 ft and the rattler is around 30"
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    Great photos. I have always heard the same thing as Brent about gopher snakes (we call them Bull snakes) around here (Well I think they are the same). I don't kill the bull snakes, but any snake scares the dickens out of me.
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