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    So I came home from work tonite and was talking to my daughter on the phone, and I turned around and saw a fox snake on my counter, wrapped around my toaster. Startled, to say the least, but not too freaked out, as we had two of them in our kitchen drawers about 10 years ago.

    I don't mind picking up a tame snake that's been handled, but even though I know this one is not poisonous, he is wild, and he is not happy and is hissing and rattling at me. He's about 3-4' long. Right now I have him boxed in on a bottom shelf so he can't escape, but what's the best way to get him back outside where he belongs? I've never had a pet snake. Don't know the best way to pick him up (or coax him into something) to get him outside. Last time around my husband put on fireplace gloves and a yardstick, and got them outside that way. But he's not home right now, and won't be for about 2 hours. The snake will be fine boxed in until then.

    Thoughts please?
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    Throw a pillow case over him and you should be able to carry him out. If you do pick him up, put you thumb right behind his jaw on top and your pointer in the same spot but on the bottom. He won't be able to get out or bite you. Wish I was there, I'd help you out!

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    Hubby came home, put the fireplace gloves on, picked him right up and put him in a box. Out to the back 40 he went.
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    Pics of the fox snake...

    http://imgur.com/a/9iRSr
    Eileen
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    Cool lol. I wish I lived where snakes came into my kitchen hah. Well in my new house a 2 in baby garter did get into my basement somehow... how did he get in?

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    We have no idea how or where he got in. We had two others come in - found them TOGETHER - about 14 years ago, too! We found that entryway and cemented it in, so this is a new one.

    You are one of the very few who say they'd love to live in my house. I posted on FB, and almost everyone (except a wildlife rehabber) said they would "burn the house down!" "Move out NOW" and the like. LOL. You guys are cool. That's why I posted here.
    Eileen
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    Awwwee...It's Pretty!!!! The only wild things that get into my place, aside from bugs/spiders (including a tarantula once), are bats. Still haven't the slightest idea how bats got into my apartment, twice in Michigan a long time ago, and once last year in California. I'd MUCH rather find a random snake....especially something that pretty!!

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