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    Junior Member kwiltamomma's Avatar
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    I have a snake in my laundry room. My son-in-law won't answer his phone and DH won't be home for hours. The snake saw me and took off. I guess I will set guard so he won't move into the other part of house. I am not happy!

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    I hate snakes!!!!!!

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    I feel your pain. That is what I found in my kitchen Monday morning. Thank goodness my DH was home to take care of it. Hope you find help soon.

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    Any way to open a door to let it out?How about a neighbor?Animal control?

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    Oh no... I hope it is a non poisonous variety.
    Maybe SIL will answer his phone soon :D:D:D

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    Go get your son.

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    I don't want to leave house incase he goes in other room

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    What kind of snake is it? Where are you located? Do you have poisonous snakes in your area? How about a helpful neighbor?

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    open the door.... his friends might come in!!!

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    Junior Member kwiltamomma's Avatar
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    sil on way, it is a garter snake

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    Oh my goodness, I was just telling my sweetie last week after a mouse was on my four wheeler with me that next we'll have snakes in the house! Lets hope your snake is just an onery black snake, nothing to worry about there!

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    Garter snakes are stinky but harmless. You could pick him up behind his head and put him outside.

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    You are braver than me. I would have been so out of the house.

    mltquilt

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    I could never have been as brave as you were!!!!!!! I would never be doing laundry again at home. LOL!!

    I am scared of snakes!If I don't see them, they are behind glass at a zoo, or on TV, then I am okay. But real life close enough to touch, YIKES!!!! LOL!!!

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    Junior Member kwiltamomma's Avatar
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    ugh! sil came and left he could not find snake

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    I would leave the house.

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    yikes!

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    I learned at an early age that black snakes were our friends, and the two most poisonous ones in WV both had fat, triangular heads and narrow necks. Those you don't mess with.

    i would close off the rest of the house, then let someone else remove it.

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    DH came home and we cannot find the snake, not sure what to do now

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    I have a "Tarantula" in my laundry room..off my patio..she scared me to death..can't find her..GD named her Charlotte and teases me about her !!

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    Man, oh, man!!! SOOO glad I was not at your house today! Not sure I could stay there tonight if it wasn't found, either. As far as I'm concerned, a snake does not have to be poisonous, it can be green, it can "little", and still kill ya.....heart attack!

    I live in the country, on a farm, in a converted "summer kitchen" of a 200 year old plantation house. I was told by the "big house" neighbor (who grew up here and had helped convert the "kitchen" into a cottage and lived in it for years) that he came home late (midnight) one night and saw what he thought was a shirt draped over the front door knob (in the dark).

    Turned out to be a big old black snake which got into the cottage as he opened the door!!! He, of course, was a big ole farm boy and when he couldn't find where it had slithered off to after a search, went on to sleep and didn't see it again!
    Now, of course, I'm hearing that story YEARS later, and still freakiing out, LOL!

    I've been here for three years now and there's hardly a day in the warmer months that I don't think about that D snake when I open the shower door, or reach for something under the kitchen sink, or step out onto the tiny screened back porch to use the dryer, or open either closet beside the original fireplace, or go onto the front porch. I've shivered enough times now, you'd think just the shaking alone woulda helped me lose weight!

    Thankfully the new "big house" neighbors have dogs, nice, quiet, friendly dogs, but enough to place their scent and activites around the property so that deer, oppossums (so gross!!), and snakes are no longer as prevalent as they were a year ago. Now my furbabies reside peacefully on the front porch, sleeping their days away in comfort.

    Hope you get some resolution to your snake in the laundry ASAP!!

    Jan in VA

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    Quote Originally Posted by mltquilt
    You are braver than me. I would have been so out of the house.

    mltquilt
    I would have been the streak running in front of you!!!! I hate snakes!!

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    I killed a copperhead earlier this week that my Australian Shepherd cornered in the yard...thank goodness it didn't bite her! I always worry about that. :(

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    Hate to be the bearer of bad news but... if it's a garter snake it may be up inside your washer or in the dryer from underneath.

    If you want to know for sure it's still in the laundry room, sprinkle either flour or baby powder around the washer / dryer and in the doorway.

    Leave it alone and you'll be able to see if there are "trails" in the dust.

    The only way to be sure it can't get out of the laundry room is to tape a very high piece of cardboard or such across the entry way. They can get through teeny spaces so you have to have it full sealed off to keep it from going into other areas.

    If you have a cat or dog, they can corner it (if so inclined). They might strike and could tag you so don't anger it.

    They are generally very docile and can be picked up and put outside without any harm to either of you. It probably isn't thrilled to be stuck inside either.

    Good luck (some cultures would consider this very lucky)

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    I like your barn avatar...........I don't like the snake story because I am afraid of them.

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