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Old 05-25-2013, 08:29 PM
 
Location: The Ranch
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Anyone having a high incidence of snakes on their properties compared to past years?

The property is well mowed and I'm finding them on my decks curled up out in the open.
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Is there any construction nearby??
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:54 PM
 
Location: The Ranch
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Is there any construction nearby??
No. This county requires a minimum of two acres per home site and I'm sitting on ten. The nearest open parcel is about four miles away.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Anyone having a high incidence of snakes on their properties compared to past years?

The property is well mowed and I'm finding them on my decks curled up out in the open.
If hey are the garden snake types (non poisonous), all they do is to keep the rodents at bay. What kind of snakes are you talking about?

By the way, my wife would be screaming in fright like a little baby if she sees any snake, spider, and so forth
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:59 AM
 
Location: The Ranch
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If hey are the garden snake types (non poisonous), all they do is to keep the rodents at bay. What kind of snakes are you talking about?

By the way, my wife would be screaming in fright like a little baby if she sees any snake, spider, and so forth
Baby (around a foot long) copperheads.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:05 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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ahh snakes! makes my skin crawl. This year I have seen a few on the roads..but so far(knocking on wood) I have seen none in my yard. I live with a pond in my back yard too. so its a haven for water mocassins(shudders) it s also my first year at this house. Usually the snakes Ive had in my past yards were the long skinny rad snakes that eat well rats and bird eggs and a few rattlesnakes...gosh I cant wait until October!!!
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:41 AM
 
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Baby (around a foot long) copperheads.
Ahem...not the type of snake one cozies up to. Uh...what DOES one do in such a case? We've had grass snakes and, maybe, one black rat snake in our dinky yard but the only copperhead I've seen in this neighborhood (never really LOOKING for snakes, have to admit) was on a bike path in a sunny spot in the woods (also a baby).

Plain old snakes I'd just look at, then ignore.

Copperheads? I don't know...

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Old 05-26-2013, 07:02 AM
 
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Is there water nearby? Copperheads are also known as water moccasins and swim quite well. You may have had a nest hatch nearby. We'd take their heads off with a shovel while small. Took the head off a larger one with a very long handled tile scraper.

They are pit vipers and are venomous. You may want to call a professional.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:02 AM
 
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Copperheads are also known as water moccasins
Nah, two different snakes: snakes
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:19 AM
 
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Anyone having a high incidence of snakes on their properties compared to past years?

The property is well mowed and I'm finding them on my decks curled up out in the open.
Maybe the racoon population has diminished.
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