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Snake ID?

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Damn. Poor little guy. It's a milk snake.

Most common basement snake in Ma.

A watersnake would be almost unheard of in a basement. 

 

I frigging hate sticky traps.

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44 mins ago, FEW3 said:

Your pretty lucky it didn't attack you. It's huge, very dangerous.

100% harmless and very cute/beneficial. A milk snake would never "attack" anyone.

They are not venomous and if they did bite it would only be for show so it could try to get away from you.

I can attest that the bite hardly hurts as I've been bitten by a few. They are mostly docile when handled, even more so than a garter snake.

"Milk Skanks", on the other hand.....

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43 mins ago, jason colby said:

100% harmless and very cute/beneficial. A milk snake would never "attack" anyone.

They are not venomous and if they did bite it would only be for show so it could try to get away from you.

I can attest that the bite hardly hurts as I've been bitten by a few. They are mostly docile when handled, even more so than a garter snake.

"Milk Skanks", on the other hand.....

100% agree.

My kids grew up handling them just like I did.

Very docile most of the time. They can be nippy if you're not gentle. Just scratches though. A thorn bush hurts worse.

 

Very beneficial indeed. All natural rodent control. Much better than sticky traps.

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1 hour ago, skinnywater said:

Only balloon knots use sticky traps

Thanks. My basement is infested with mice this year. I have all types of traps set up. The sticky is the only thing that will catch the tiny mice. 

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