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Old 03-20-2008, 10:11 PM
 
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Some people actually try to attract bats - my husband, for instance - because they eat insects such as mosquitoes. He put up a bat house a few years ago and we have many fewer mosquitoes now.

NO!!! to your question about snakes.

Yes,we have lots of Japanese beetles. As Ani for advice about how to get rid of them.

The only person I know in Charlotte who has had Lyme Disease from a tick bite is pretty sure she got bitten while hiking in Ontario.

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Old 05-30-2009, 03:54 PM
 
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omg well i live on lake norman and today just a is was going to jump in the lake i saw a snake in the water A WATER MOCISIN
those are poinsonous
and ive seen one before these in my drive way

you should be fine but just stay on the watch
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Ligonier, PA
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omg well i live on lake norman and today just a is was going to jump in the lake i saw a snake in the water A WATER MOCISIN
those are poinsonous
and ive seen one before these in my drive way

you should be fine but just stay on the watch
there are no water mocasins west or I-95 (~)

what you saw was probably a northern water snake. they are quite common and commonly mistaken for cotton mouths
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Five Points
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there are no water mocasins west or I-95 (~)

what you saw was probably a northern water snake. they are quite common and commonly mistaken for cotton mouths
Newdad- You are correct.
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Old 05-30-2009, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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a see a snake, oh I'd say about 8 out of 10 times I'm on the golf course. I didn't believe people at first when they heckled me for going into the woods or near creeks (cricks ?) on the course, but after seeing them with my own eyes, I'm a believer now! usually either a black snake or copperhead. I threw a little stick near one while it was sunning on a rock. it didn't like it much. I reckon I won't be doing that again any time soon.
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Old 05-31-2009, 06:10 PM
 
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We have snakes, bats, bugs and other "animals"! It's great!
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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I posted a thread about a snake in my garage awhile back. I saw one dead in the road right outside my neighborhood. I am really hoping my area isn't bad for snakes.. I read a lot of the posts before of people who have never seen a snake here over many years time. I have seen two (granted one was dead) in a months time. Yes, they were black snakes and I know they are good. I just don't want them by me.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Dublin, OH
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Walking my dog near the woods yesterday, I saw the first Copperhead of the year...he was about 10 feet away from us, and needless to say, I steered my dog and myself well around it...next time I see one, I'll try and get pictures for people...I've seen the Black Rat Snakes around too...those are good, but like HLaw82 said, I dont' want them near me.
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:55 PM
 
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Copperhead
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:54 PM
 
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I've seen numerous snakes in that last few weeks in my yard (Huntersville.) No Copperheads yet. I'm crossing my fingers I don't see one ever!
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