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Postby john2189 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:02 pm

anyone have trouble with black snakes in he workshop? Im not afraid of them, i just dont like being surprised! I chased one out the door and into the woods about 150 feet away, do you think he will come back? I just dont want a bunch of baby snakes .....

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Postby Don McCombs » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:21 pm

Snakes come indoors for just one thing... food. If you have mice in your shop, get rid of them.
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Postby john2189 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:32 pm

Havnt seen any mice.... mabe the snake is eating them all...
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Postby Don McCombs » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:40 am

Put out some traps and see what you get. Mouse traps, that is. :D
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Postby T-Mo » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:56 am

I know there are good snakes, i.e. black snakes, king snakes, that can take care of other pests, like mice and other snakes, but I guess in my mind, the only good snake is a dead one. That said, it a black snakes takes cares of the mice population, I might be less tolerant of them. :)

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Postby Rob in NH » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:23 am

This is what i found under the hood of a buick i was working on

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Re: snakes

Postby Eugene » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:50 am

Get an occasional black snake in the shop. I just leave them alone. They will go away in a day or two.

I put rat and mouse bait out in the acreage buildings every fall to reduce the number of nests in tool box drawers and in machines.
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Postby Don McCombs » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:38 am

:D
T-Mo wrote:I know there are good snakes, i.e. black snakes, king snakes, that can take care of other pests, like mice and other snakes, but I guess in my mind, the only good snake is a dead one. That said, it a black snakes takes cares of the mice population, I might be less tolerant of them. :)

I hope you mean MORE tolerant. :D
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Re: snakes

Postby Stanton » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:58 am

Rob in NH wrote:This is what i found under the hood of a buick i was working on

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He doesn't look happy... :shock:
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Postby T-Mo » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:58 pm

Don McCombs wrote::D
T-Mo wrote:I know there are good snakes, i.e. black snakes, king snakes, that can take care of other pests, like mice and other snakes, but I guess in my mind, the only good snake is a dead one. That said, it a black snakes takes cares of the mice population, I might be less tolerant of them. :)

I hope you mean MORE tolerant. :D


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Re: snakes

Postby tmays » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:16 am

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Got this bad boy awhile back. Cottonmouth. No backup in these ole boys. I got bit by a copperhead back when I was six. Waged war on all snakes for years after that. I've mellowed since then and let the nonpoisonous ones go.
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Re: snakes

Postby john2189 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:34 am

I havnt seen him since i chased him out... but I do know they are good at blending in
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Re: snakes

Postby coppersmythe » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:33 pm

T - mays , you got that right . cottonmouths do not have a reverse gear , they are aggressive . I've had my share of encounters . when the kids were still here , i dispatched a record breaking copperhead , drought brought him to a leaking faucet one too many times . coppersmythe..............................

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Re: snakes

Postby Indy4570 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:54 pm

I kill every copperhead I see, dont need pets or livestock being bitten, but the black snakes eat copperheads so I love them! I enjoy snakes as long as they are not poisonous. we have found a few beautiful rat snakes here
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Postby Shane Nelson » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:39 pm

Indy4570 wrote:I kill every copperhead I see, dont need pets or livestock being bitten, but the black snakes eat copperheads so I love them! I enjoy snakes as long as they are not poisonous. we have found a few beautiful rat snakes here

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