SNAKES RATTLERS !!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by bkymnro, May 26, 2008.

  1. bkymnro

    bkymnro New Egg

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    Tonight after my family had finished our dinner, we ate a half of a watermelon that I had in the frig. After I'd done the dishes, I took the rind out to throw it over into the chickenpen for the girls to eat tomorrow. It was dark already and when I tossed it over the fence, I heard a disturbed rattler rattling. I didn't have a flashlight with me, so I went into the house and got one and went back to see if he was still there. I didn't find him. I have young grandkids who love to go out there and gather eggs for me and this has upset me so that I do not feel comfortable letting them go out there now. WHAT TO DO???
     
  2. Bluedog420

    Bluedog420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All you need is a few guinea's and your snake problem will be over. I live in Ky where there are plenty of em here. Guinea's=no snake's [​IMG]
     
  3. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * WOW!! Guineas will even take on rattlesnakes???? Honest?? What about the big snakes??
     
  4. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * WOW!! Guineas will even take on rattlesnakes???? Honest?? What about the big snakes?? (DARN IT! Can somebody explain to me how I keep doing this stupid d.p. stuff??)
     
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  5. Wraith

    Wraith Out Of The Brooder

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    Shotguns work better than guineas. Kill it.
     
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We had to dispatch what I thought was a copperhead in my yard on Thursday. The more I have thought about it, I don't think it was a copperhead at all. I have gone to our states snake identification site and now I'm think it was a small (18") timber rattler. [​IMG] My 13 year-old came upon it while mowing grass.

    I will be getting some Snake Away to sprinkle around my coop this week. I, like you, am worried about the children. I would recommend that you do the same and like every one else is saying. Get some guineas! Those are next on my list as well. [​IMG] Meanwhile, do a thorough check around your coop and run. You don't want your chickens run across something like that either. Be careful and good luck! [​IMG]
     
  7. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Guess I'm gonna NEED a shotgun, too, if all they've had to say about the pythons and anacondas is true. There's big snakes and then there's BIG snakes!!! :[
     

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