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Old 09-14-2009, 09:25 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Wow, what part of Alpharetta do you live in? (I want to avoid it...). I hate snakes.

Does anyone know how prevalent they are in Cobb County? Marietta area?
You're going to find snakes throughout the metro area - going a few miles one way or the other isn't going to thin them out, any.

I mean, sure, if you live next to Lake Lanier or a stream or with woods behind your house you are MORE likely to see them than if you live in an apartment complex in a busy area, but they're still there. I live in West Cobb, but I live in a dens(er) neighborhood - no steams/ponds near my house - no woods close by, and in the middle of my street, etc., but we still have snakes sometimes. They're everywhere. Sorry. LOL
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Old 09-14-2009, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Atlanta,GA
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You're going to find snakes throughout the metro area - going a few miles one way or the other isn't going to thin them out, any.

I mean, sure, if you live next to Lake Lanier or a stream or with woods behind your house you are MORE likely to see them than if you live in an apartment complex in a busy area, but they're still there. I live in West Cobb, but I live in a dens(er) neighborhood - no steams/ponds near my house - no woods close by, and in the middle of my street, etc., but we still have snakes sometimes. They're everywhere. Sorry. LOL

Don't snakes fear Mongoose? I might just adopt a few..

How often do you see them though? What types do you see in your area?
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:12 AM
 
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In East Cobb I've never seen one, but I have seen their shed skin on my driveway twice... I don't care if they are there just as long as they stay away from me! I'd rather have snakes than rats or roaches.
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Atlanta,GA
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In East Cobb I've never seen one, but I have seen their shed skin on my driveway twice... I don't care if they are there just as long as they stay away from me! I'd rather have snakes than rats or roaches.

Yikes!! .....How long were they?

On your last quote, I'll take roach and rats combined over any snake!!

I was looking into getting my permanent property in Cobb, but you guys have me thinking..city life ....(where am I going to park all these cars? )...
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Old 09-16-2009, 08:52 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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I hate snakes.

Does anyone know how prevalent they are in Cobb County? Marietta area?
Oh, I just can't help it anymore....

MisterNY... this is JUST for you...





Oh, ok... this one too...
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:21 AM
 
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What kind of snakes are those? Other than snakes, how is Alpharetta? Is it a good family area with lots of things for the kids to do?
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:51 AM
 
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Ship, there are lots of threads devoted to Alpharetta. But, for the short version, it is a very family-friendly area with great schools and tons of recreational activities for kids.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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What kind of snakes are those? Other than snakes, how is Alpharetta? Is it a good family area with lots of things for the kids to do?
The top snake is a Rat Snake and they're harmless (well, except maybe to Chihuahuas), though they can get very large and can climb just about anything. They're common to this area though they usually try to avoid people/pets, and are actually beneficial for as their name suggests, they eat rats and mice. The bottom snake is a Burmese Python... they can get up to 22 feet/400+ pounds and can be considered dangerous simply due to their constricting ability, but fortunately they are only found in extreme South Georgia around the swamps, and North Florida. I just wanted MisterNY to pee his pants by seeing one. LOL

As far as your "Alpharetta for kids" question, you may wish to simply start a new topic thread on this for yourself to get the most answers, or search the forums first, other than to steer the topic here away from the snake theme.
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:25 PM
 
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Do not let the threat of snakes bother you. They are just as common there as anywhere. I lived on a golf course there for 10 years and only saw snakes along the creek beds and ponds. Nothing a garden rake could not take care of...I routinely walked the creek looking for them and then hung those I killed in a tree to warn others of their presence. In another home I lived at for 10 years with wooded lots on either side, I ran into one and that was it...

Good luck on the move!!
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:56 PM
 
Location: North Fulton, GA
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Oh, I just can't help it anymore....

MisterNY... this is JUST for you...





Oh, ok... this one too...
Those look like redneck security systems to me.
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