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Snake Man theme song
by Carman Clark

All Snake Killers
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God has made us different,
he made us so unique.
We slither on the ground,
we have no hands and feet.
Though you find us scary,
or maybe just plain weird,
our intentions are not to hurt you
or cause you such great fear.
Our venom's not meant for humans
but to help us when we eat.
So, please stop the senseless killing
before we're all extinct.
We're not saying you have to love us
or tell us we're the best.
God's the one who created us.
So, treat us with respect.

written by Sarah Clark
for Southeastern Reptile Rescue



Fears are educated into us
and can, if we wish,
be educated out.
-Karl A. Merringer

A righteous man cares for
the needs of his animal...
Proverbs 12:10

The snake is an animal.
It has a backbone and a heart.
It has red blood.
It drinks water and eats food.
It breathes air and feels fear
just like every other
animal in the world.
And, it's in a body that's
the hardest thing
for the average
person to understand.

 Eastern Rat Snake 

Eastern Rat Snake

The Eastern Rat Snake can reach lengths of over seven feet long. It occurs in two color phases; the black phase and the yellow phase.  Eastern Rat Snakes are very prevalent within their range and account for many of the calls and requests for help we receive from homeowners who don't understand the benefits of having this snake on their property. Fortunately, rat snakes are non-venomous and pose no threat to children or pets such as dogs and cats. Rat Snakes are excellent climbers. They easily climb trees to search for prey and are often found climbing on houses after birds nests and into the roofs of homes as they follow scent trails of prey animals such as mice. If you have a rat snake under your home or even inside your attic, it poses no harm to your family and is not an animal that usually causes damage to your home. It is simply trying to rid the area of the many different pests that do in fact cause substatntial damage to structures. To find out about removing a snake from your home read our "Guide to a Snake Free House" by clicking here.  Rat snakes are usually more active in the daytime in spring and fall and become nocturnal as the summer heat approaches. Rat snakes are also frequently found in chicken coops where they may consume several chicken eggs. This can be very frustrating to people wanting to collect eggs. However, it is important to understand that the benefit rat snakes provide through the removal of many unseen rodents in the barnyard far outweigh the damage they do to a few chicken eggs. A solution is to either snake proof the chicken coop using 1/4" hardware cloth wire or get a few more chickens and donate their eggs to your new snake friend. Eastern Rat Snakes are a protected species. This means it is illegal to harm them and/or possess them. 

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