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Old 08-06-2008, 12:26 PM
 
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SD, don't listen to RatRace. He or she is obviously playing with you, when they say imagine a tarantula crawling out of your bed sheets it's obvious they aren't trying to help but just fooling around.

How many times have you come down here to visit? I think you will really enjoy it here.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:30 PM
 
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just resurrecting this thread...hope you all don't mind...

have their been any differences in these past couple of years..
any input would be great...

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hola all!

it has been my lifelong dream to one day live in San Diego.. If I won the lottery, I would be there in a heartbeat.. but for right now, I am hoping to make my move in the next couple of years..when I tie up all loose ends, save enough $ , and leave here for good..
anyhow.....being that I know all that I need to know about San Diego..with years of learing and a lot of help from these boards... I have a question, I hope some of you may be able to answer..I can't seem to find the information anywhere..

how is the snake condition in San Diego?...
the reason for my question, is I have a huge phobia of snakes..

I understand that there are rattlers commonly found in the trails..
but for those who currently live in San Diego and surrounding area..
how often to you come in contact with snakes.. do you find them in your homes.. backyards.. on the beaches, when you go out walking.. etc...

any information would be greatly greatly appreciated...
I am sure there may be others like me that might want to know also..

I do have a request when replying to this post...
PLEASE DO NOT POST ANY PICTURES OF SNAKES HERE..... so sorry for the bold caps... but I can't stress that enough..I thank you kindly.. and I hope you understand...

thanks again.. and goodbye 4 now!
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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We are not in a drought this year so expect to see more snakes.
More rain, more grass. More grass more mice. More mice more snakes.

I do see a lot more hawks this year, they eat snakes too.
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Barrio Logan/Shelltown
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There are snakes everywhere, not just in San Diego. It just depends on where you are.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:04 PM
 
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well how often do you come in contact with one..

and do they trickle their way into apartments / homes on a regular basis..
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Near Graham WA
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In 30+ years here, I've never seen a snake in a residential area. You may well run into snakes when out hiking, or out in the country, but if you have a phobia of them I assume you would stick to populated areas and/or the beach. You should be quite safe there!
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:50 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Hello!

I grew up mostly around Chula Vista and when I was very young east county. I don't ever recall seeing snakes when I was little until we moved into our new house. We were the first people to live there and it was a new area, lots of hills and mountains and trails over there. It was Ocean View Hills area by Palm ave. but they called it San Diego. Anyway, we definitely saw lots of wildlife over there, whether walking on a trail or just walking down the street. Lots of big spiders, lizards and even remember recieving letters in the mail about mountain lion sightnings nearby! Amazing. And snakes were there, too. Usually we saw them on trails but a few times I'd seen one in the street, or crossing in front of my cousin and I on the sidewalk. And in the backyard our lawn usually was full of tall grassy plants because my parents were too busy to keep after it. So lots of animals liked to hide in there and I saw areas in the grass where the grass was pushed down, as if something had slithered across it. Saw new ones every day. Had one almost bite me actually because I wasn't paying attention and was messing with a plant! I turned and saw the snake right in front of me, and managed to pull my hand away before it was too late! I wasn't scared though, I'd seen plenty of them before and they don't hurt you as long as you leave them be, much like any other animal might.

Since October we've been living downtown and all I see over here is lizards (which can be scary when they dart right in front of you when you least expect it) and some spiders, and the usual other insects. Never seen any snakes around here and doubt I ever will, 'less someone's got it in a cage. Don't think you have much to worry about! Keep in the residential areas. The suburbs and the newer neighborhoods as well are more likely to house snakes than downtown, etc. It's all about location. You'll be safe in new high rises but when you're in a new area, new houses/buildings etc, there is more than likely going to be a lot of wildlife because the nature hasn't been wiped out yet.

Good luck in California! : )
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Barrio Logan/Shelltown
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Read about the snake house in Idaho........
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:10 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Read about the snake house in Idaho........
I've seen things on the animal planet about houses being infested with snakes! Scary stuff
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:42 PM
 
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I've lived in the suburbs of San Diego for most of my 37 years and saw a rattlesnake for my first time this year. We do now live along a nature preserve, so I'm not surprised. I actually walk through this preserve every day and haven't seen any snakes there yet. So, I really doubt that you'll ever find a snake in your house and probably not in your yard, either.
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