Deer netting works great for snakes

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jeffro29, May 21, 2010.

  1. jeffro29

    jeffro29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have been putting deer netting around our fence for a couple of years now and it works very well for catching snakes. So far this year we have caught 6. The best thing about it is it doesn't kill the snake right away you have the chance to let it go if it is a good snake. This might help some people out that want to move snakes around the yard or farther away.
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  2. nursemeh

    nursemeh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for sharing this!

    could you show, explain how the deer netting is affixed to the fence?

    is it along the ground, running up a bit?

    I just want to place it in the most effective way and I cannot get a good picture in my mind.
     
  3. jeffro29

    jeffro29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We take and twist or bunch it up, lay it on the ground beside the fence. The snakes seem to crawl through it making them go right into the net holes and they can not back up. The more they push through the more they are stuck in it. I like it because we have alot of copperheads and moccasins behind us on the creek and I dont want to kill every snake. I also have to say my wife is the release person along with my kids because I just cant bring myself to grabbing a snake lol. jeff
     
  4. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have deer netting around my coops and caught a Copperhead last year:

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  5. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    palestine texas
    I am going to give this a try. Thank you for the info!

    Micah
     

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