Snake problem...

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Bridget399, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Bridget399

    Bridget399 Songster

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    I have a problem with huge black snakes in and around my house. Do Guineas really help with this problem? They're any where from 3 to 6 feet.[​IMG]

    Can a Guinea really take care of a snake this big?

    Will they do alright with chickens?
     
  2. Faverolle

    Faverolle Songster

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    Quote:Are they black racers or black rat snakes? I lost a young guinea to a large rat snake.
     
  3. Bridget399

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    I'm not sure. What do you think it is? I've just always called them black snakes. Sorry if the pics are bad...
     
  4. ILOVEFRIZZLES

    ILOVEFRIZZLES Red Roof Hens

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    did you find that snake in your kichen. I would have had a heart attack.
     
  5. Bridget399

    Bridget399 Songster

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    Quote:Oh yeah, that's not the first I've had in the house. Makes me sick! [​IMG]
     
  6. I have seen ours chase snakes before. But never kill one.

    Steve in NC
     
  7. If you are not sure what it is the DNR can help you to identify what type of snake it is.

    I would be interested in seeing a close up of one.

    I dont think that here in Michigan I have seen a snake that large before except in pet store.
     
  8. Bridget399

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    It's the third that we've gotten in 2 days. We spent last night sealing any gaps that may lead to the attic. I have several acres and just want them to say in the woods.
    I have to do something. I'm not sleeping well at night anymore. Someone suggested the guineas.
     
  9. Bridget399

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    Quote:I'm sorry, whats the DNR?
     
  10. Department of Natural Resources.

    Game control they are the ones that regulate the hunting seasons and bag limits on the animals when you hunt or fish.
     

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