Snake story


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cwalker3
September 13, 2003, 07:07 PM
I received my Albanian SKS yesterday and am in the process of cleaning it up. After tearing it down and cleaning off pounds of cosmoline, it was time to attack the stock. Since it is in horrible shape, I decided to strip off the finish. I needed some newspaper to lay on the bench so I headed straight for the 'reading room', which is on the 2nd floor of my house. I grabbed a bunch of circulars and noticed something had fallen on the toilet seat. It looked like a piece of string. Went I reached for it, this piece of 'string' slithered off of the seat and onto the floor!

It turned out to be a small black ring snake. How it got on the 2nd floor of the house, let alone on the back of the toilet, is beyond me. I eventually caught it a put it outside. I'm just glad I found it before it introduced itself to the wife while she was... Well, you get the idea.

As for the Albanian, I don't think I'm going to be able to save this stock, but I'm giving it my best effort. No cracks, but lots of gouges and one terrible repair job that looks to be done with some type of epoxy. At least it had a shellac finish on it that kept the cosmo from seeping into the wood.

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Chris Rhines
September 13, 2003, 07:28 PM
A ring snake? By any chance, do you mean a Ringneck snake? Black or dark grey, with a bright red or orange ring around the neck, and similarly colored belly?

If so, congratulations! You've been visited by a snake that pretty mich defines the term 'secretive.' Pretty, too.

- Chris

C.R.Sam
September 13, 2003, 08:14 PM
Cool !

Sam

Betty
September 13, 2003, 08:22 PM
Bore snake. ;)

cwalker3
September 13, 2003, 08:42 PM
Thanks for the correction Chris. Yes it was a black ringneck snake. I think it was anyway. This one was jet black and had a bright yellow ring around his neck. About 5" long and thin.

4v50 Gary
September 13, 2003, 08:45 PM
Cute & cool! :cool: But glad it wasn't in my house.

It's been years since I caught a snake & the last one was a harmless little dude in the woodpile. I picked him up and tossed him up into the icicle plants.

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