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"Have some backbone...That's my pet snake Reggie"

This is Reggie...

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That's before Reggie became Reginna!

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I discovered these in the compost while removing dirt...I quickly covered them back up...if they hatched I didn't see them. From what information I can gather they came from this Pine Snake that was lurking about.
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Nice snake you have there. Last summer i had a scary run in with a 8ft black runner. Was up in a bush in my yard at about head height,
after i was just watching a show about black mamba's :D made me laugh afterward.
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Wait, so is Regina the pictured snake, and she's a wild Pine Snake?
I have no clue about snakes as pets and was wondering if they would come back when called, etc.....

At first I thought you were saying that you had let your actual pet snake climb the tree for a "run". As always your garden is providing habitat for some "exotic" wildlife! :o. ...I counted 15 eggs... :shock:

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I had pet snakes when I was a kid. They like the warmth of your skin and so they like being handled and will "cuddle" up. They don't come when called and will just escape if given the chance.
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I actually like a few small snakes around but that one is big enough to startle me if I found it while weeding!
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Thank you!

The Natural, Im thinking you might be thinking of the Black Racers that chased you. I too years ago had been chased by a Blue Racer. They move very fast. There also is a Yellow Belied Racer, which they all have a very large range across our nation. Their habitt are woods, grassy and brushy areas along with rocky slopes. Thank you for the "up lifting" story it gave me a giggle. :)

Applestar, Thank you, Im trying to keep the grounds for wild habitat. If I don't see them again, I did at least seen them once as they passed by.
Im very sure that is Regina pictured in the tree. I found her shortly after the discovery of the eggs. As far as I can tell she is a Pine Snake, which would be her Eastern name, Bullsnake in the Midwestern and Gopher snake in the Western parts of the nation.
There are several races, I hope some will stay. They do follow the food sorce, as shown with her sitting in a tree, my guess its bird eggs... which they rarley do. Their main food sorce is rodents. The babies become a food sorce for the Hawks here but there are alot of hidding places. Thank you Applestar.

Rainbow, I enjoy those warm hugs but for Pine snakes it rings their dinner bell...They are a powerful constrictor, maybe not like The Natural's "Black Mummba" :) ...but all the same. I had thought that being the reason for eggs found in the compost area, she found it a good place.

LA47, She did give me a jump of nerves when she passed over the tops of my shoes while in the strawberry patch, that was the first time I seen her... I carefully moved back :)

Marlingardener, I too enjoy snakes outdoors, In the past I came across a Hognose snake, that one gave me a big fright. They hiss and lunge at you. I'm not sure if they or the bullsnake make a fake rattleing sound. All the same it makes you take a step back..

Thank you gardeners :D

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All the same though lol, a heart attack is a heartattack either way. :D
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