Look what we caught today

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by AccidentalFarm, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

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    ...a Coral Snake - in my garden, next to the coop. DH caught it and stuck it in a soda bottle. We are going to relocate it to the far end of our property, about 10 acres away. I wonder how the chickens would have dealt with this guy?
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  2. BigR

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    I would relocate half to one end of the property and half to the other end.
     
  3. mlheran

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  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    BigR [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I almost choked on a jelly bean over that one!!

    Are those snakes poisonous??? [​IMG] UGH!! We found our first garden snake today...my grandson found it while we were mowing.

    Garden snakes....I can handle....NO OTHERS!!!
     
  5. eichenluft

    eichenluft In the Brooder

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    VERY poisonous - be careful handling that one. There is a King snake that looks like a coral snake - what is the color rhyme? Red next to black, your safe Jack - red next to yellow - kill a fellow. Looks like red next to yellow to me! I still wouldn't kill it - they won't harm you if you don't harm it. But, be very careful!

    molly
     
  6. shemarie

    shemarie In the Brooder

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    Yup...red next to yellow will kill a fellow..I just googled it. Coral snakes are really poisonous....I'd follow BigR's advice.
     
  7. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

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    I'd skip the relocation and put that bottle in the deep freezer for a few days. Then throw that poisonous snake popsicle away. Yucky snakes.... [​IMG]
     
  8. peanut

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    Last year mowing I found the King snake that looks like the coral snake. Coral snakes don't live here but it still scared me half to death. Snakes are cold blooded would freezing kill it?
     
  9. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

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    If not, the lack of air in the bottle would.... [​IMG]

    (Sorry, I really dont do the creepy crawly thang..<<bleh>> They creep me out...)
     
  10. MTchick

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    Freezing would absolutely kill it. "Cold blooded" just means that it can't shiver and doesn't keep a steady body temperature.

    I don't know if I'd be as nice as to relocate a coral snake. Maybe... but once you got it in the bottle, sheesh... I'd kill it. It is dangerous to pets and kids.

    -MTchick
     

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