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evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

July 1, 2010
3:07 PM

Post #7936183

Two days ago I found this snake in the middle of the driveway catching some rays...when I went to get my camera, it slithered into the rosemary bush.

This is what I got...

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Burd_Fotos
Sandusky, OH

July 1, 2010
10:08 PM

Post #7936949

I did a little searching...Gopher Snake was best match.

Edited to add link http://www.californiaherps.com/identification/snakesid/common.html

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evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

July 3, 2010
10:04 AM

Post #7940376

Thanks Burd-Fotos...I came to the same conclusion as at first I thought it might be a Diamondback rattlesnake.

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greenthumb_NC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2010
4:35 AM

Post #7999499

I noticed a black snake going in and out my shed at the base. My pet rabbit got injured in the back yard a few months ago and we don't know how. We had the emergency vet and our regular vet continually treat him. (maybe a snake bite} We still have him inside and he is much better. Would a black snake do this kind of damage? He couldn't even walk when we found him.

Karin

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evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

July 27, 2010
9:07 PM

Post #8001345

AHH! What a sweetheart! I am not the person to ask about that, sorry!
Burd_Fotos
Sandusky, OH

July 27, 2010
9:18 PM

Post #8001357

Not sure the size of the rabbit but it is possible that the black snake may be a (Rat Snake) some get over 7 feet long and it may have gave the rabbit a try..but that's strictly going by your info, the rabbit could have got himself caught on something as well.
crittergarden
Pittsburgh, PA

April 14, 2012
8:17 AM

Post #9082062

Keep doze pet bunnies inside!
http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/outdoors.html

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