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    imported_js Guest

    OK....Odd Question....

    This is way off the topic of guns, but every spring and summer I have a major snake problem around my house. Mainly just black snakes, but a ton of them. It's becoming the norm to see one or two a day. I live way out in the country and this is to be expected I know, but it's really becoming an issue. Every year it seems to get worse. I've tried moth balls around the house but that doesn't seem to work...at all. Now that spring is here, I'm preparing for another season of... "Watch where you step" in my yard...and porch.

    Any Idea's?

    Oh, and for those who have read that moth balls will keep snakes away (like I did), I'll leave you with this picture that I took last summer in my carport.


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    MM Developer is offline Junior Member
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    hmm

    that is a mighty fine blacksnake you have there. I live on the river and have blacksnakes and watersnakes visit often. Killing them was futile. If I kept the grass constantly mowed, basically making the living conditions for small animals less than desirable, the snakes left with the small animals (frogs, lizards, moles, etc). I also have 2 hawks, an osprey, and 3 eagles that keep the place under control too, but for me, keeping the grass down was key.

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    imported_js Guest

    Re: hmm

    Quote Originally Posted by MM Developer
    that is a mighty fine blacksnake you have there. I live on the river and have blacksnakes and watersnakes visit often. Killing them was futile. If I kept the grass constantly mowed, basically making the living conditions for small animals less than desirable, the snakes left with the small animals (frogs, lizards, moles, etc). I also have 2 hawks, an osprey, and 3 eagles that keep the place under control too, but for me, keeping the grass down was key.
    I've got 2 red tail hawks in the area and a few owls. I was actually thinking of building a huge birdhouse in the hopes of having either the red tails or the owls make their home in my yard. My backyard consist of a 150 acres of pasture land. There's a small pond about 50 yards or so from my house. So there's plently of frog action going on back there. The blacksnakes around here are pretty bold... Here's a picture to bring home the point, this was taken last year while mowing the yard... I came within about 6 inches of this snake before I noticed it was beside me...I about sh*t! I ran inside and grabbed my camera. I spent the next hour mowing and the snake didn't even move.


    I'm telling ya, never in my life have I seen so many snakes...

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    MM Developer is offline Junior Member
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    wow

    wow, just make yourself at home eh? hehhe

    The blacksnakes here aren't that brave, but we have these brown watersnakes here that are. These things get big too. They will lay out in the sun down by the bulkhead and like close their eyelids. You can mow grass, walk all around them, touch them with a stick, do whatever you want and they just lay there.

    When you piss them off they emit this horrible odor.

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