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Old 09-14-2006, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Kingsport, Tn
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was just wondering if there are snakes in Tennessee? im so tired of the snakes out here, they hang everywhere they are in the roads in the grass -please tell me there aint snakes there
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Old 09-14-2006, 03:25 PM
 
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We do have snakes, but from the sound of it not as many as your current home does. I saw one about a year ago and I had not seen one for years and have not seen one since. I'm sure they are more frequently seen in like woods, farm land, anything with more nature around it.
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Old 09-15-2006, 12:06 PM
 
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Snakes? Someone told me recently that there are 4,999 different snakes in the USA.... and that 5,000 of then live in Tennessee. I killed one recently within getting to my cabin in the Dunlap area, after being there 30 minutes, but did not see any more the week I was there. Actually, I believe there are only two varieties that are poisonous...I hate snakes big time.... but don't think it's any worse there.... unless you live in Alaska.... there's going to be snakes...
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Old 09-15-2006, 12:49 PM
 
Location: NC
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No poisonous snakes in 2 states Maine and hawaii
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Old 09-17-2006, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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was just wondering if there are snakes in Tennessee? im so tired of the snakes out here, they hang everywhere they are in the roads in the grass -please tell me there aint snakes there
I have a pretty good reference book on the entire state. It's called Tennessee and it's by Jeff Bradley. He says there are 32 kinds of snakes in Tennessee of which 4 are poisonous: Copperhead, Timber Rattlesnake, Western Cottonmouth and Pigmy Rattlesnake.
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Old 09-17-2006, 03:24 AM
 
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What seems to help to keep snakes, rodents, etc away is to keep your property neat.

I have seen rattle, cooperhead, cotton-mouthed, king, garden and rat snakes in Tennessee.
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Old 09-17-2006, 08:09 AM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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http://frogsandsnakes.homestead.com/snakes.html


Jmott, It is illegal to harm or kill snakes in TN.
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Old 09-17-2006, 08:40 AM
 
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Yes but for safety, it is not illegal to kill snakes if they are in your yard/property.
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Old 09-18-2006, 09:26 AM
 
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We had problems with rattlesnakes coming onto our house boat here in central California. We ordered a snake repelient called Snake-A-Way out of Florida that work great. I am sure you could find it back there.
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Old 09-18-2006, 11:17 AM
 
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Yeah.... I don't ever go out looking for snakes to kill... but if they are attempting to get into my house, garage, or truck.... and I have the means to dispatch them.... I don't really care whether it's legal or not....
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