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Old 05-06-2009, 01:44 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I noticed several holes about 3" wide in the pine needles outside of my house. Today I saw baby snakes by them. I should mention I am terrified of snakes. I went to Lowes and got "snake away" but it says not to use it in areas where there are snakes already as it might confine them to that area. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of them. I don't want to hurt them I just want them gone. There are a lot of them and I'm afraid I'm not handling it very well.
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I don't know how to tell you to get rid of them without hurting them. My co-worker just found a couple baby Copperheads near her house and she had to off them.
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I would say get a shovel and cut their heads off, especially if they are copperheads, which are very popular in this area and this time of year. Just make sure the mama isn't around (if so get her too), maybe you have a neighbor or friend that could do it for you. It may be hard to tell what kind they are if they are very young, but better safe (to kill them), then sorry (if they bite you when they're older). I'm more terrified of spiders than snakes. Good Luck!!!
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:06 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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One to one combat? That isn't going to happen. It would have to be something from a distance. I do like the neighbor idea though. I have no idea what kind they are. They are very colorful. Different colors including yellow. I didn't hang around to study them. Agggh. The holes are on both sides of my front door. I will be going in and out through the garage for the foreseeable future.
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:09 PM
 
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Chances are they are not poisionous - copperheads are very vicious looking! Browns are more prominate and harmless. Call Orkin or similar.
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:14 PM
 
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We're in "snake country"! There's hardly a day that goes by that I don't get calls to go and remove snakes, and yes, I said remove - not kill! There's absolutely no need to kill everything in the world simply because we're scared of it! I relocate all species of snakes and have never in 25 years had to kill one to get rid of it. Baby copperheads or any other baby species can't bite through leather work gloves, even if you were careless enough to give them the opportunity. Baby copperheads are extremely easy to identify and anybody that knows anything about snakes would never misidentify them. Every species of snake is beneficial to the ecological system. It's sad that the solution to everything for some people is just to kill it.
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:15 PM
 
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roflmao

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call orkin .
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:19 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Thank you all for your suggestions. I never thought to call someone to remove them. Actually I didn't know that was available. I learn a lot on this board.
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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We're in "snake country"! There's hardly a day that goes by that I don't get calls to go and remove snakes, and yes, I said remove - not kill! There's absolutely no need to kill everything in the world simply because we're scared of it! I relocate all species of snakes and have never in 25 years had to kill one to get rid of it. Baby copperheads or any other baby species can't bite through leather work gloves, even if you were careless enough to give them the opportunity. Baby copperheads are extremely easy to identify and anybody that knows anything about snakes would never misidentify them. Every species of snake is beneficial to the ecological system. It's sad that the solution to everything for some people is just to kill it.
bugguy, I always wonder why that is. As far as I can tell, I don't think there are any more or less or different snakes here than anywhere else along the Eastern seaboard. I just had a conversation with my neighbor this past weekend about the same thing. He's seen a large black snake on occasion in our backyards. As far as i'm concerned, if that snake's that big then he must be eating well, which presumably means he's eating any bugs, rats, mice, or other vermin that might otherwise be in the house. I'm all for leaving him alone. The neighbor, unfortunately, plans to kill it if he gets the opportunity.
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:29 PM
 
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One to one combat? That isn't going to happen. It would have to be something from a distance. I do like the neighbor idea though. I have no idea what kind they are. They are very colorful. Different colors including yellow. I didn't hang around to study them. Agggh. The holes are on both sides of my front door. I will be going in and out through the garage for the foreseeable future.
A baby copperhead has a yellow tail. See the other snake thred, I posted a photo of a copperhead.
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