Snakes moving?

swwit

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Anyone notice any snakes on the move yet? If so what have you seen. Thanks.
 

woodjin

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I havn't seen any yet. Still a bit chilly at night I suppose. The snake hot spot is whites bog in the spring. I havn't been there yet but in previous years I've come across plenty of young common watersnakes, pine snakes, and as a bit of a surprise...a bunch of newly hatched king snakes one spring.

Jeff
 

Bobbleton

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They're out. So far I've seen a pinesnake, a black racer, and a garter. You won't see them on the cooler days, but most have already emerged from hibernation.

-Bob
 

PBJ1971

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I've noticed quite a few of them...even the two nasty lookin' ones that appeared as we were getting ready to move a tree near the septic tank (guh, why they would want to hang out there? :p ) Husband removed one of 'em and the other one went back underground. Seen one in the shed, too....along with the turkeys, gunie (sp?) hens, falcons, turkey buzzards and every other creature.
 

Bobbleton

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PBJ1971 said:
guh, why they would want to hang out there?
Pretty simple actually---the stink attracts bugs and makes the grass grow green--which attracts frogs and rodents. Good hunting grounds. the rule of thumb for finding snakes around the property is to look where the prey is.

-Bob
 

Hewey

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saw a black racer about 4.5-5 foot long out back of our barn at work on 4/20, that really hot day last week. we have a healthy population of chipmonks and field mice around the barn, no doubt he was on the hunt.
 

swwit

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When i was younger my friends dad used to take us to ride dirt bikes in this big dirt pit that had lots of tires in it. It was huge. I remember having to watch out for all the racers so we didn't run over them. It used to get a little muddy from some pools of water in them. I do remember getting of exit 50 something on the Garden State Parkway. Does anyone have an idea of exactly where the place is that i'm talking about? I would ask the friend but i've long lost contact with him since. I'd like to go back and see if it's still there. Thanks.

Steve
 

woodjin

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Ummm. Exit 50 something leaves a few possibilities for which pit it might have been. Do you recall how long of a drive it was once you got off of the parkway. Or anything else about the pit other than snakes and tires? How long ago was this?
 

swwit

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woodjin said:
Ummm. Exit 50 something leaves a few possibilities for which pit it might have been. Do you recall how long of a drive it was once you got off of the parkway. Or anything else about the pit other than snakes and tires? How long ago was this?

I remember that as we approached the pit was on the left side of the road. The pit was surrounded by dirt mounds and trees. I remember that the pit was huge. This was about 8-9 years ago. I was told then that it's been there for a long time. I'm not sure about the distance off of the parkway.