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Jo Ann Poe-McGavin - female

Jo Ann Poe-McGavin - Female
Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Size: 5 feet
Just a newer photo 2011

i like snakes!
what kind are those?? i got a new car last summer and stopped on the freeway to rescue a big old bull snake but he he bit me getting him in..(i grabbed his tail) andhe shot up in the dash, and was in there tillnight sunking..but i left the windows allcracked so guess he got out in the night. nice to meet you jo ann

 
Hi! :3 Those are 2 Black Rat
Hi! :3 Those are 2 Black Ratsnakes (now called Eastern Ratsnakes) Male and Female. They had decided that a neighbors porch was a good breeding spot-much to my neighbor's dismay. Ratnsnakes if handled gently rarely bite-even wild ones.

I'm glad you rescued the Bullsnake :3 I'm never surprised when a rescue turns into a "bite fest" . They don't know we're helping them.

Nice to meet you too!

 
I love snakes too!
I'm a huge snake fan - even had a red-tailed boa and ball python as pets years and years ago. I started catching ringnecks and garters when I was just 6.

One thing that always bothers me, is the irrational fear/hatred people have of snakes. So I always try to help people learn about them ... even got to speak to some youth groups about them and offer some hands-on education. It was a blast!

My in-laws are of the mindset that "the only good snake is a dead snake." I'm always pleading with them that if a snake shows up - non-venomous or venomous - to not kill it, but to call me and I'll relocate it. I think I'm slowly winning them over and it's only taken the past 12 years. lol

Cool pic

 
It took some time to get my p
It took some time to get my parents over that. But now if they see one-they call me first. :3 They know I do snake rescues around the area-last year I had a few venomous calls. Some of which were actually venomous (usually it's misidentification) . I always go prepared for anything.

When I was younger I worked at a reptile exhibit so I got to educate a lot of people-later I did programs for schools and community groups-I will still do them if anyone asks. :3

Some weird I things I learned-Frogs do bite as do Salamanders, Alligators are friendlier & smarter than crocodiles and a tank full of Piranhas will not eat you. LOL!

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