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trbomax
Join Date: Apr 2004
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2004-08-16          93680


This is for real guys.My wife has a resident black snake [about 3' long]who has taken up residense in her rock/flower garden.It has a habit of sunning itself on the bricks under the swing.Now my wife really is not much of a snake person, so it has to go.Any ideas?

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paulss
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2004-08-16          93683


There is a product (the name escapes me but you should be able to do a search on Google and find it) that is supposed to repel snakes. You just sprinkle it around and have to replace it after a heavy rain. If that doesn't work a hoe is a more permanent solution. ....

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Archdean
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2004-08-16          93686


First if I may say so, that Black Snake (HARMLESS)is doing more good for her Garden than she ever could!!
If that still doesn't warm her up, I can tell you that most snakes taste just like chicken!! (And yes I do know that first hand, not neccessarily by choice)

My best regards to both of you!
Dean ....

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fahrwood
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2004-08-16          93689


If you don't want to kill the snake, take a stiff tine garden rake and, from behind the snake, press the tines down over the body just behind the head (between the tines of course). It's alot more comfortable approaching when they are thus immobilized. Now you simply place a gunny sack over the tail and scoop it up in one fell motion as you lift the rake. Now you can haul the bagged critter so far away it'll forget where that nice rock was, and find another.
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yooperpete
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2004-08-17          93707


Archdean:
Sounds like another guy that got a 12-18 month government sponsored tour to the tropical jungle and got a chance to dine on the natural food chain. ....

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trbomax
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2004-08-17          93710


I tried to tell her that it would taste like chicken nuggets,but she's not interested. I really dont want to resort to anti-snake warfare,Id rather just find a way to convince it to leave ! ....

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Archdean
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2004-08-17          93712


times 2 plus!!! ....

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DRankin
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2004-08-17          93715


There are two viable choices. Catch and relocate or whack it with a shovel. ....

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Archdean
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2004-08-17          93720


Let me refer all to this thread...

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bnrhuffman
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2004-08-17          93742


Send it my way. Ive got moles real bad this year and Ive found that a few black snakes will take care of them. Amazingly, Ive convinced my wife of this and she doesnt have a problem with the couple of snakes Ive imported. ....

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Iowafun
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2004-08-20          93944


I used to run over the garter snakes I came across when mowing. Now I leave them alone since they do a nice job of eating insects. Same for the barn swallows and the mess they make. If you can do it, try relocation. I couldn't. I hate snakes and won't touch them alive or dead. A 12 ga shotgun works for me. You may want to try the repellant so it moves further away, yet still can eat critters close to your house.

You should have seen our techs when they went to fix a home test unit (I work for an appliance manufacturer) that broke. Control board was fried. When they took it apart, an 18" bull snake fell out. Looked for warmth and committed suicide by crossing contacts with it's body. Some were a bit freaked out by it even though it was dead. ....

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Murf
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2004-08-20          93951


Snakes are a problem for us too, golf courses are definitely high on the 'best places to live list' for snakes. Lots of food, sunshine and shelter in the rough.

Mark has it pretty well nailed, relocate them, or send them to meet their maker.

We find making them little 'snake friendly areas' away from the public helps some, but some snakes are just too persistent for their own good. If you can make the garden less attractive to them, and offer them an alternative it might work. If not the shovel certainly does.

I'm told that since snakes depend a lot on their sense of smell (taste?) they are very alert to danger from smells left by predators. If you have a dog try encouraging it to leave it's scent in the garden, a regular sprinkle might make the snake think this a poor location for survival.

Personally, I have a Jack Russell terrier (terror?) and snakes are on their 'mortal enemies' list, along with squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons, skunks and feral cats.

Best of luck. ....

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AnnBrush
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2004-08-20          93963


We have two hunting beagles and their mortal enemy list goes something like this:
1) Satisfy BOTH conditions
a)Smaller than 2x my size
b)Must be non-dog

Of course you see his leads to a LOT of mortal enemies, snakes included. ....

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Mikef54
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2004-08-20          93970


trbomax, the product you are looking for is called "Snake-Away". You should be able to get it at a good hardware store, gardening store, or pest control company.
Regards, Mike. ....

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Cmassey
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2006-01-03          122198


You are right, you WILL NOT have a rodent problem if you have a couple of black snakes around. Also you will not have a poisonous snake problem either. Check the laws some non-poisonous snakes are illegal to kill to the tune of 10 years and 100K. Otherwise catch and relocate. ....

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