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Old 05-14-2007, 01:49 PM
 
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I live in Henry County which is not that far from Atlanta. . . .we see snakes ALL the time here. I have trained the kids to watch where you walk and look before you jump in the pool. We keep our yard cut and all junk thrown away. . .can't say the same about neighbors that have their grass at least 2 foot tall. So we lime the yard at least once a month. If the snake does not bother me I don't bother it.
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:27 AM
 
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Default snakes? hm

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We are looking to retire in Northern Part of the State. Are the snakes real bad? Any suggestions on small towns in Buford or Cherokee county? Want small town and yet close to shopping and medical


Buford is growing and you would be close to the Mall of Georgia, great Restaurants and in the middle of bad traffic. Cherokee country, wow, you must not have driven 400,the now toll road to and through Cherokee, an absolute highway and traffic from hell. Unless you are retired and don't have to go anywhere by car, don't move into Cherokee.

As to the snakes: the rattlers have a border in southern Ga, you might run into black snakes which are rodent killers and actually protected. They are more afraid of you then you should be of them. Georgia is a great place to live, if you can handle the traffic and the heat. People here are absolutely great!
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Currently in Atlanta Cobb County
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order from least to most poisionous
copperhead
cottonmouth
Eastern diamondback-Watch out for these

dont know if they are up north, ive never seen a rattler in north GA but have killed one in the south a real big one. They are mean watch out for them but in the metro area dont think they are but not sure
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Old 07-17-2007, 04:49 PM
 
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I live in Waleska Ga and have seen many snakes - as a matter of fact I saw a 2 ft Garter snake about an hour ago. A couple of Sunday's ago we had a 5 ft Rat snake on our front porch. We have a Ring snake around and I have seen many Mud snakes. BUT we have had 4 Timber rattlesnakes and two were NOT small - about 6 ft long - the other two were about 4 ft long. They were hanging around the bird feeders looking for ground feeders. I have dogs and they do not keep the snakes away. The remedy for the rattlers has been (so far) using shelled sun flower seeds (no seed on the ground) and sprinkling moth balls around the house and property. I am surrounded by woods and am close to Pine Log WMA.
I do not kill the snakes I find, except for the rattlesnakes- the first one we relocated. King snakes are the best! They are not bothered by the venom in the poisonness snakes and are their preditators Snakes serve a purpose and I leave them alone. The rattlers can kill you and cause major damage so I encourage them to go elsewhere.
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:24 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Rattlesnakes have actually been spotted as far south as the Silver Comet Trail in Smyrna (a guy got bit by one a few years back on the trail). But that's really very rare. Most Rattlers are in North Georgia, and I'm not really sure how the venom of the Timber Rattler compares in toxicity to something more deadly like the Diamondback. Copperheads are the most common in the Atlanta area unless you're near a body of water in which case you'll find the Cottonmouths.

In extreme South Georgia in the swamps the Bermese Python is breeding more and more, and they say becoming a real problem. They're not poisonous, but considering some of them have killed gators, it's safe to assume you don't want to tangle with one alone. The Coral snake (black, yellow, and red stripes) is along the coast - not real common to see, and not an aggressive snake, but highly toxic venom.
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:43 PM
 
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My husband and I will be moving to Snellville, near Moon Beam Way, later this year. I have a terrible phobia about snakes. Even though the house is in a fairly well built-up area, should I expect to see snakes in my backyard or front lawn? It's not too late to change plans---that's how big is my fear. Thank you very much for your advice.
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:54 PM
 
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My husband and I will be moving to Snellville, near Moon Beam Way, later this year. I have a terrible phobia about snakes. Even though the house is in a fairly well built-up area, should I expect to see snakes in my backyard or front lawn? It's not too late to change plans---that's how big is my fear. Thank you very much for your advice.
The more built up the area, the less likely you will see snakes. We are in Milton, and have seen 3 so far this year (on our property). My son stepped over one on the way to his school bus last week. Most of the snakes are harmless, and actually beneficial. I've only seen copperheads and cottonmouths on my bike rides along the Chattahoochee River. I've heard they are around our neighborhood, but in four years, the only snakes I've seen are garters, and black snakes. I'm sure most people in the suburbs never come across them.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:01 PM
 
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I live in Athens, Jackson County.. and I have terriers who will attack any living creature. I hate snakes.. The neighbor a couple miles down the road had her huskey bit by a coppermouth 2 times the second time the dog nearly died. I go out with mine.. I am really afraid of them being bitten!!
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:52 PM
 
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the original post was nov 2006.
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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I doubt you will see a snake very frequently if at all. If you do it will most likely be a harmless snake like a corn snake or garter snake. If it is venomous they are not looking to attack you that is why rattlesnakes have rattles so you can avoid them. As others have said the most common venomous snakes are copperheads and their bite is less serious than many others.


If you are looking for a place where you won't see a snake the only place I can suggest is Ireland, Alaska, or Antarctica.
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