Very nice king snake there. Glad you didn't kill him. Caught many like that one and they can rattle their tale and strike repeatedly.He was cornered in the tub and ready to fight. I waited it out, and he finally ventured into the hallway. I corralled him into the kitchen and was able slide him out the door unharmed. He was agressive, and even after we shut the door on him he was trying to get back in. He even climbed to the top of the door.
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After we moved him out I looked around to see how he might have gotten in. If course the flooring guy had three doors open while he worked, and that's one possibility, but it doesn't seem likely that the snake would come in with that much activity going on. What I did notice is that the dryer vent exits straight through an outside wall and there's no cover on the outside - just a straight one foot by 4" tube through the wall. Keep in mind that this home has been unoccupied since November and the remodeling started a few weeks ago. I'm guessing that dryer vent has been a doorway for a lot of creatures for the last 6 months.That house probably has rats or field mice in it. He wanted back in for a reason. Beautiful king snake though, and quite healthy.