Coco Mats to Repel Snakes?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by LesGan, May 18, 2013.

  1. LesGan

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    Searching for ways to repel rat snakes from entering chicken house to eat eggs. I came across the "snake not crossing the rough rope" thing. I am skeptical but was wondering if a rough coco mat laid outside the pop door might discourage snakes from slithering across that surface to enter the house. Also don't know if the rough surface would irritate bottoms of chicken feet. Anyone with experience or feedback?
     
  2. Sparrow

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    Will not work. Snake belly scales are not that sensitive, and it will not bother them at all.
     

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