If you salt the slug, does it kill the snake?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by lengel, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. lengel

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

    615
    0
    162
    Apr 30, 2008
    MA
    Several years after MIL killed most of them off, the garter snake population is coming back. I love garter snakes and think they're just the best thing since sliced bread for keeping rodent populations in check.

    One moderately sized (teenage?) snake has camped by some of my potted plants on the porch because the slug population is on the rise. I just started salting the slugs tonight because there are just too many. George, the snake (we call all of our snakes George), ate a fairly large slug yesterday so I know he's good for a week or so but I was wondering if anyone knew what the effects of salted slugs on snake diets is just in case George eats a salted slug.
     
  2. Aneesa's Muse

    Aneesa's Muse Chillin' With My Peeps

    998
    1
    141
    Jun 8, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    Hopefully, it will only make George a little extra thirsty ..but honestly, I really don't know if there's any detrimental effect.

    I would say, if you're using some kind of slug/snail bait or poison, then George may have some problems...


    Garter snakes are very cool little snakes ..as long as they keep their musk to themselves [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by