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Possible Eastern Kingsnake question
Posted by Beth on June 24, 2005, 4:57 pm
Hi, I have what looks like an Eastern King that has taken up residence under my porch. Black with yellow irregular bands, and big, at least 4 to 5 feet(he was curled up on my one good look so far, so thats a guestimate). The dogs are harassing him and tearing up the porch trying to get to him. Austrailian Cattledogs are part beaver I think and they are REALLY into getting to this guy. I dont mind having him around, but I am wondering if he wouldnt find less furry climes more to his taste. If I were to catch and move him across the street to the uninhabited wooded lot, would he stay or would he just come back to my porch? Any advice would be appreciated.
The Appalachian Naturalist