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Old 03-19-2009, 06:14 PM
 
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I want realy baddly to relocate the outskirts of Greenville this summer. The only problem i have, is that my wife keeps hearing about how bad
the snakes are. She wants to move to but she would rather stay where
she is, rather than move to a place where snakes are bad. I am looking
to buy a place with at least 5 acres so i guess i would see an occasional
snake, but would you see them in your house or in a crawlspace? are there alot of snakes bites reported?
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:52 AM
 
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I read that only a dozen people a year are killed by venomous snakes in the ENTIRE United States. Bees kill far more people.

With that said - I have one acre of land bordered by forest in the back and side and have never seen a poisonous snake. Just a few small black snakes. I did find a 3 foot long skin shed when I was crawling around under the house.

With that said - my neighbor said he found a small rattlesnake sunning itself on his fence. I asked him what did he do with it -- he said he threw it over the fence onto my side. LOL.

Don't worry about them - they are more scared of us. Tell your wife she has more chance of hitting the lottery than seeing a snake.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Greenville, sc
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I have never seen one and we back up to woods and have a farm on both sides. I agree they are more scared of us!
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:03 AM
 
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I live in Dacusville in Pickens co and I have only seen one snake in my yard in the last 10 years. I live on a farm with a lot of trees. My brother-in-law lived off washington ave in greenville and found a nest of copperhead in his flower bed. So it does not matter where you live they will still be there.
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:43 PM
 
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We live in an area that has some woods and trails across the street for the neighborhood. We've been over there countless times walking the trails, fishing, etc and I have yet to see a snake since we moved here about 2 years ago. I know someone has seen one but we don't know if it was poisonous or not. I've seen and heard of more people seeing Black Widows than snakes.
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:05 PM
 
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I got black widows all over the place. The kids are alway turning over the rocks in my flower beds and putting them in glass jars. I told them if they get bit don't come whinin' to me - cause I take my knife and make an X on the bite and make the other kid suck out the poison.

They looked at me with big eyes - like -- is he serious. LOL

It didn't stop them.
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Travelers Rest SC
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Although not yet a resident, we've made many trips to the upstate, with most of our time spent hiking in the various state parks. We've never seen a snake. I'm not saying they're not around- I'm sure there are plenty, but I haven't happened to see one yet. Here in my tiny,urban FL yard, I see one at least once a week!
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