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    Taking sneks outside?

    I keep seeing photos of people taking their noodles outside in the grass now that a lot of us are getting warmer weather! So I wanted to know what the basic rules and guidelines are for doing this. Obviously, make sure there's no sharp or dangerous things, keep an eye on your noodle, kind of like kids. But what else do I need to know!

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    Make sure you don't live in an area known for predatory birds. I have tons of falcons, hawks, crows and owls where I live - I'm not comfortable at all letting my snake out of my hands outside.
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    Re: Taking sneks outside?

    Quote Originally Posted by hilabeans View Post
    Make sure you don't live in an area known for predatory birds. I have tons of falcons, hawks, crows and owls where I live - I'm not comfortable at all letting my snake out of my hands outside.
    Good call!! I live in Portland, Oregon. I don't *think* there's much out here? Not like in Cali where I used to live where those birdies are everywhere. I'll have to research. And out of paranoia I would stay very very close to her I'm sure. But I'm sure predatory birds are so fast and quiet I wouldn't even see it coming.

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    Make sure there are no pesticides wherever you put them!
    Okay! We have a very large backyard that we *at most* mow a few times when it's spring and we don't treat our yard with anything so I believe we're good. Good call!

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    Re: Taking sneks outside?

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    Make sure there are no pesticides wherever you put them!
    Quote Originally Posted by hilabeans View Post
    Make sure you don't live in an area known for predatory birds. I have tons of falcons, hawks, crows and owls where I live - I'm not comfortable at all letting my snake out of my hands outside.
    these are pretty much the two, right? i can't think of anything else except if you have a fast mover, like a colubrid, be careful!!!
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    Make sure there aren't any rodent holes in the lawn.... so many here I don't dare take a snake outside.

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    I had someone ask if my snake was more prone to sunburns because he's white. So make sure you have sunscreen and a floppy hat if yours is fair-scaled.

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    Re: Taking sneks outside?

    Quote Originally Posted by hilabeans View Post
    i had someone ask if my snake was more prone to sunburns because he's white. So make sure you have sunscreen and a floppy hat if yours is fair-scaled.

    omg yellow is albino is he ded
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    These are all such good things to remember thank you all!!

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    We have predatory birds so I stay very close (practically straddling) the smaller snakes if they are on the lawn. OTOH I don't see an adult retic getting carried off by a hawk or owl.

    Also bear in mind that if the snake is outside and you haven't touched it for a few minutes, it may forget that you're around. I take a hook out and if the snake has been in the grass exploring for a while, I touch it with the hook first as an unexpected touch can get treated as an attack, and they'll nip.

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