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Old 03-11-2008, 07:13 AM
 
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In eleven years at our home which was in a very wooded area - backed-up to protected wetlands - I only saw three snakes total.
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:56 AM
 
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Our property backs onto woods as well and for far no snakes. I did see snakes when I lived in NY but not very often.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:32 AM
 
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Our property backs onto woods as well and for far no snakes. I did see snakes when I lived in NY but not very often.
Watch out for the black widows though
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:55 AM
 
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Yeah, we have snakes in our yard (King snakes and Black Rat snakes). We see about 2-3 a year. My parents have copperheads in their yard (about 5-10 miles away). Snakes are a way of life down here.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:55 AM
 
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Watch out for the black widows though
Is this true? I just cleaned out our pool trap and found a spider that still has me shaking!!!!!!!!! This thing had a stomach larger than a quarter. It was dead, thank God. What the H*%! was this? Are you just kidding, or are there black widows down here? I'm shaking too much to google right now. Thank God hubby didn't find it or we'd be at the emergency room
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:59 AM
 
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P.S.........The basket, the spider, the needles, and my glove are all in the pool right now. I can't believe the neighbors haven't called the cops from my scream! For any "visual" people out there I thought I'd give you this laugh.
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:03 AM
 
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Yup, Black Widows too! I have not seen any of those for a while. The first time I saw one I was on the phone with the exterminator, they come every other month now. Black Widows love dark, wet areas. Keep standing water away from your house and be prepared for dark places. Always wear gloves when working outside (shake them out first). Exterminators cant do much for snakes though!
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Ligonier, PA
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Are you just kidding, or are there black widows down here?
tons of them!

I bet I could find at least five outside of every single house in the state.
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:16 AM
 
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tons of them!

I bet I could find at least five outside of every single house in the state.
OMG, I had no idea. Are they really deadly, or is that just in the movies?
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:20 AM
 
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Well, only the female black widows are poisonous. lol
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