water moccisan by my coop!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Kamokid95, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Kamokid95

    Kamokid95 Out Of The Brooder

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    incase your not from florida or anywhere else tropical-ish, water moccasins (how ever they are spelt) or cotton mouths are supposed to be one of the most aggressive and venemous snakes. and ive seen one around my coop twice. anyone have any tricks or tips on how to keep the snakes away?
     
  2. Flyboy718

    Flyboy718 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mothballs. problem solved.
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ruger 22 pistol. I don't like venomous snakes around my house are coops.
     
  4. Moonkit

    Moonkit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'd be worried about the chickens getting a hold of them..
     
  5. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    Quote:You need a couple mongooses to patrol the yard.
     
  6. NYboy

    NYboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rikki Tikki Tavi love that story!!!
     
  7. Chemguy

    Chemguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mothballs are easiest since they're easy to come by. You could put them in cloth bags if you're worried about the chickens eating them.
     
  8. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    A .22 pistol with rat shot in it or a shotgun. I won't kill non-venomous snakes, but moccasins can be very aggressive and I would not tolerate them near my coops.

    I presume yours are near the water? Clearing away any brush near your structures would help a lot.
     

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