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Old 07-24-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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So I was reading on the Charleston, SC forum about snakes. There seem to be lots of them there, which would freak me out.

I am really interested in moving to Dunedin and am hoping the snakes keep their distance, unlike the brazen ones in SC. Please give me the whole truth....

Thanks!
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:20 PM
 
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Black racers are very common down here and are excellent animals to have around- control the rodent population. They can be found sunning themselves during the day so they're more visible than the nocturnal hunters. They are harmless and will run away (fast!) to avoid people.

THe best thing to keep them out of your yard is to not give them anywhere to hangout. No piles of wood/thick underbrush, or sheds.
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Old 07-24-2009, 04:16 PM
 
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Thank you. I'm relieved! The SC forum makes it sound like they're hanging out all over the place!
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:14 AM
 
Location: On the East Coast
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I have an issue with snakes as well that's what keeps me here up North.
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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I have lived in Tampa (Tampa Palms) for 4 years (moved from NJ). So far, my time down here I have seen one cotton mouth (more poisonous than rattle snakes and can be agressive), one black racer (I nearly wet myself when I saw him), and several ring necks (those are the size of a large worm). My daughter just saw a corn snake (not poisonous) today. I really don't worry about snakes too much.
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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if you just go about your day you wont notice them even if they are there.
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:40 AM
 
Location: tampa
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snakes aren't much of an issue here...neither are gators...i'd worry more about peoples' driving habits if i were you.
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:06 AM
 
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there should be very few places in dunedin where you will see any snakes, ive lived in this area for 25 years, and about 6 in the dunedin community, i do many outdoor florida activities, and rarely have i seen a snake even in the wildest parts here. they exist, and one must be careful, but overall, youll probably never seen them. i seriously wouldnt worry.
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:17 AM
jdk
 
Location: TPA and SATX
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You will see snakes out and about in areas with moderate tropical climates like ours, there is no getting around it. You're basically cutting out a good portion of the US as inhabitable for you if snakes are your only concern. You should be more worried about getting over your fear of snakes than what cities have fewest snakes, in my humble opinion. Additionally the snakes here won't be any more or less docile or brazen than the ones in South Carolina.
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