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Old 01-10-2018, 10:22 AM   #1
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Laundry day

I do laundry every other Wednesday, sticking to the same schedule I use when I'm on the road. This morning when sorting clothes I found a lizard in a pair of jeans, fortunately not the ones I was wearing at the time. I wrapped it in a towel and took it outside. I have no idea how it got into my bedroom. Florida.
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:26 AM   #2
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Mike is that a lizard in your pants or are you just glad it is laundry day?
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Well, guess since the iguanas were falling out of the trees down there, this smart lizard found himself a place to weather the cold.
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At least it wasn't a snake this time. I occasionally get those in the house as well, usually oak snakes. One night I reached for the front doorknob to go outside and it didn't feel right. I jerked my hand back and saw a small oak snake fall to the floor. It had decided the doorknob was a good resting place. I picked it up with my snake grabber and took it outside.
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I had a shed in the back yard where I kept my CubCadet lawn tractor, went out one spring and sat down on the seat and it started to move, a 6' long black snake was coiled up on the seat. That summer I paid someone to cut my grass......
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Years ago when my father died I came home to clean out his house (now my house). When working in the garage I picked up all the belts and hoses he had lying everywhere. I reached down to pick up a "hose" and it calmly started to slither away from me, taking its time, going back into the crack in the paneling it had come from.

Although it's a brick house its floor is above grade, meaning a crawl space is beneath, with emphasis on the word "crawl". There are all sorts of nooks and crannies where critters can come into the house, and they do, especially in cold weather. Ugh.
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Years ago when my father died I came home to clean out his house (now my house). When working in the garage I picked up all the belts and hoses he had lying everywhere. I reached down to pick up a "hose" and it calmly started to slither away from me, taking its time, going back into the crack in the paneling it had come from.

Although it's a brick house its floor is above grade, meaning a crawl space is beneath, with emphasis on the word "crawl". There are all sorts of nooks and crannies where critters can come into the house, and they do, especially in cold weather. Ugh.
I had a friend that had a concrete block house that was sided with asbestos shingles. When he hired a company to replace the siding with vinyl, the company doing the work quit & wouldn't come back until we/he got rid of the snakes. Seems a large number of garter snakes "lived" under the siding. We had to tear off the siding & found over 30 of them. (This was in the days before asbestos abatement)
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Years ago when my father died I came home to clean out his house (now my house). When working in the garage I picked up all the belts and hoses he had lying everywhere. I reached down to pick up a "hose" and it calmly started to slither away from me, taking its time, going back into the crack in the paneling it had come from.

Although it's a brick house its floor is above grade, meaning a crawl space is beneath, with emphasis on the word "crawl". There are all sorts of nooks and crannies where critters can come into the house, and they do, especially in cold weather. Ugh.
Mike I'd move real fast ! Pat
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i love snakes but only the non poison ones! its fairly easy here to identify a poison one from a non poison -we only have rattle snakes to worry about. but in other areas down south you have way more dangerous varieties to contend with. Oh course when you have a lot of them even non poison ones can be an issue- disgusting mass of snakes/rodents/insects....
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At least it wasn't a snake this time. I occasionally get those in the house as well, usually oak snakes. One night I reached for the front doorknob to go outside and it didn't feel right. I jerked my hand back and saw a small oak snake fall to the floor. It had decided the doorknob was a good resting place. I picked it up with my snake grabber and took it outside.
Ever get coral snakes in your garage?
We've had them 3 times so far.
I scoop them up and toss them on the other side of the creek.
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