SNAKES!!!! LOOK WHAT WE CAUGHT!!!!! PS. It's not dead!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Southern28Chick, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    One day after my roo was killed by a black snake!!!!! DH and I was checking on our new rooster and this is what was crawling through the fence.



    Two days in a row!!!! How do I get rid of these things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2007
  2. akyramoto

    akyramoto Songster

    Apr 10, 2007
    Northern CA
    ewww!! that gave me goose bumps, i dont like snakes, there has to be something out there that will help keep them away...yuk!!
  3. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    It sucks so much when People who hate snakes find them all over.

    I LOVE snakes with all my heart and there are none here. Dang it. Please dont kill them. I know, it wont help, but atleast I asked. [​IMG]
  4. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    WOW!!! I would be so freaked out!!!! Did you kill this one or is your hubby holding it alive?? I have no idea how to get rid of snakes, but I sure would be finding out and soon!!!

    By the way, your yard is gorgeous!!! So green and beautiful!
  5. mlheran

    mlheran Songster

    *shudder* [​IMG]

    YIKES. All my encounters with snakes usually involve me spotting them, screaming (it's a war cry, really!), them slithering off, and then me trying to "deal" with them: "Eat all the voles, moles, mice, and rats you want -just STAY AWAY from me and my animals!!!" Not sure how effective it is though. [​IMG]

    I've heard rumors of things that are supposed to repel insects and other small animals (such as creating a "barrier" around the perimeter with ground cayenne pepper), but I don't know if there's anything that actually works on snakes. I'm hoping some wise person will chime in here, since I'm interested too!
  6. drafthorse39

    drafthorse39 Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    Baltimore, MD
  7. homesteader34

    homesteader34 In the Brooder

    May 30, 2007
    North Carolina
    OKKK That scared the !$&# out of me![​IMG] I hope I dont see any of those anytime soon. But I know I will. We usually get 10 or more each summer. Thats only thing I hate about warm weather...well that and hurricanes.
  8. Jsto

    Jsto Songster

    Apr 30, 2007
    North Carolina
    [​IMG] [​IMG] That thing is huge. Your DH is a brave, brave man, lol! As are you...I wouldn't have been able to stand close enough to the darn thing to even get a picture. Eek!
  9. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    I think it would be best to "rehome" him... ie. Drive him out someplace far and let him go!
    I caught a king snake in my backyard last weekend and did that with him. He has every right to live, but not in MY backyard!!!
    It freaked my DH out because I saw him in the grass and went running over there and grabbed him. But, it's no biggie to me. I used to catch snakes for the neighbor when I was growing up- $10 a piece! [​IMG]

    PS I don't know about those snakes, but I know some snakes live in pairs. I wouldn't be surprised if that one was the other ones mate.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2007
  10. akyramoto

    akyramoto Songster

    Apr 10, 2007
    Northern CA
    Quote:i dont think u should kill it. I'm just one of those people that has never really been properly introduced to snakes so naturally i avoid them. I once had a roommate with two & made her put tape all over the top to hold the lids on as 'insurance'. I'm just one of those people tho!!

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