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Thread: SNAKE!!!!

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    Super Member Leota's Avatar
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    I went to clean out my storm shelter and there are two snake skins and a live snake in there....
    No way am I going down into that tiny room with a snake.... I don't care that I have identified it as a Black Rat Snake... non-poisonous etc....
    I have put a 2x4 board "ramp" for it to crawl out on it's own.

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    Sounds like a good plan! I don't like snakes at all.

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    This is why I refuse to get a storm shelter! I absolutely do NOT do snakes, no way no how. Ewwww! Hope the lil pest comes out of there on his own for ya. *shudders*

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    I'm really thankful for our shelter... we've have 3 tornado's to pass over our house and touch down within 1/8 of a mile of us in the past. I live in a mobile home...

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    You said 2 snake skins...what happened to the other snake???YUCK!

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    When I had chickens, I had a lot of trouble with black rat snakes. They would eat the eggs. I killed several of them, even grabbing one by the tail and pulling him out from under the hay. Now that I don't have chickens, I wish I had a few. Maybe they would eat the pocket gophers I'm plagued with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    You said 2 snake skins...what happened to the other snake???YUCK!
    My daughter owns a ball python and said that snakes usually shed about once a month.... And I discovered a third snake skin.
    DD also said to get a rat or mouse and feed it and then it's too sluggish to be aggressive and I could move it without any problem.... may have to do that if it's still down there in a couple days.

    I hope the rains miss us... I need to leave the shelter open so sneaky snake can get out.

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    Call the snake police and Ditter :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyCakes
    Call the snake police and Ditter :thumbup:
    I did put in a call the the Critters Getters'... they haven't called me back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyCakes
    Call the snake police and Ditter :thumbup:
    Not so sure you should call Ditter! LOL 8-)

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    I hate snakes enough that I would probably avoid the shelter during a tornado....yes, I know that's ridiculous and stupid and all kinds of things, but that's me. I hate snakes with a passion.

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    Eww!! EEWW!!! EEEEEEEWWWWWWWwwwwww!

    Jan in VA

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    UPDATE on Snake...
    I put a 12 ft. 2x4 down and sneaky snake scrambled out as soon as he realized I wasn't gonna whack him on the head...
    Bottom line.... snake is gone :D

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    Oh poor little guy. He only wanted shelter.
    Just as well you don't livehere. We get lots of big poisonous ones.
    Glad for you sake it's gone now.

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    At least you know there are no RATS down there now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by okiepastor
    At least you know there are no RATS down there now!
    lol yeah but it could've taken the 4 skins with it...

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    You can buy a snake repellant which has a lot of sulfur in it. I sprinkle sulfur powder at my door steps because snakes have been seen taking naps there. Hardware stores carry bags of powdered sulfur and it's a lot cheaper than the snake repellant products. Sulfur has a terrible odor, but I can manage stepping over sulfur much better than a snake.

    I sprinkle it around my chicken coop area.

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    When I was selling my house last year I went into my Shed to see if I had stored there anything I needed to take with me. The first thing I saw was a snake, and not a little one. This thing was about 3 feet long and it may have not been too wide, but I know in my head I saw an Anaconda. I left and sold my house not knowing what was left behind. (No way Jorge was going there if I saw a snake. I am the daring one here). I haven't missed anything yet.

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    Give me a rat anyday!If it don't have legs I don't want any part of it!!!

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    Give me a rat anyday!If it don't have legs I don't want any part of it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindyline
    Oh poor little guy. He only wanted shelter.
    Just as well you don't livehere. We get lots of big poisonous ones.
    Glad for you sake it's gone now.
    That's why I'm glad I live where I live...no poisonous ones!

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    We had some Banks Roses planted all across the back yard growing up the fence and they became to big to take care of so we had a landscaper take them out for us and I new there was a King Snake here for a long time and I told my DH he lived under the shed and his name was slimeeey. Well the landscaper was working and we found 4 of these snakes coming out of the bushes. I told my husband on the first one to take it away. Then 1/2 hr passed and I went out on the patio and another one was wrapped around my grandson's bike seat. The landscaper took them away down by his house 12 miles and turned them lose by the river. I think we still have one because my grandson saw it last yr in some other bushes. King snakes keep rattle snakes away but I don't want 4 or 5. I am glad we don't have the bushes anymore.

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    I guess I'm in the minority, I like snakes. Of course the kind of snakes here are all non-poisonous. When I mow, I keep an eye out for them and move them out of the way of the mower.

    Snakes do a good job of keeping other unwanted critters away.

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    Oh ewwwwwwwww I do not mind our little fellers we get here. The little tiny grass snakes..but what your all talking about. I pass lol

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    I opened a tote of baby blankets that were in the barn and there was a dead baby rat snake....That tote really reeked... got it scrubbed out and all the blankets washed... that tote is stored in the house now...
    I don't mind 'good" snakes but the venomous snakes can stay away.
    When we lived in Texas on a mountain, we bought a book on snakes and our daughters were taught how to id a poisonous snake and what type it was. We never saw any snakes while we lived there.

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