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    I used to employ the "dispatch" method on any and all. Now I let them go if I can scoop them in a shovel and relocate them away from the house. Some take the trip well (like a dog in the car). Some don't (RIP on those).

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    Last summer was the Year of The Snake here. Garter and similar snakes under every rock it seemed. I'd see one or two every time I mowed the yard. That's about the only sort of snakes we get here, like jimmyj in ON.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave1949 View Post
    Last summer was the Year of The Snake here. Garter and similar snakes under every rock it seemed. I'd see one or two every time I mowed the yard. That's about the only sort of snakes we get here, like jimmyj in ON.
    Years ago we had property in southern Wisconsin. Snakes loved the front stoop. I put in one of those big satellite dishes and they loved that concrete pad also. We had a corner of the house in the woods with a patio door and during the annual spring clean-up I took a break...wasn't long before we had a snake under the piano bench in the living room. Pine snakes, bull snakes, hog snakes, etc. I used to hate them, then realized they were nice to have if they stayed away from the house.

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    Here is another black snake I found just this afternoon on the lower deck (screened in). I don't know why it's all contracted like a spring. After I grabbed it, the dang thing stretched out pretty good. It's on 2x6 floor in the pic. Sorry the picture is a bit blurry.

    Snake Farm...-tues.jpg

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    My daughter when she was 2 stepped on a 6' black rat snake. Scared her, scared the snake too. It went slinking off into the woods, she still remembers it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by forgeblast View Post
    My daughter when she was 2 stepped on a 6' black rat snake. Scared her, scared the snake too. It went slinking off into the woods, she still remembers it.

    Reminds me of when my daughter was 6, always had trouble getting her to put on shoes before she went out in the yard. One day there was a huge bull snake in the yard, 6' plus, I took her out and showed her and we never had to ask her to wear shoes again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MotorSeven View Post
    Beautiful snakes...Rat and Corn. Good to keep them around to destroy ALL MICE........ALL MICE MUST DIE
    YES! DIE DIE I wish we had a bunch of these around here.

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    We've got black snakes and the usual assortment of king snakes, water snakes and the like. But in the lifetime of myself and my dad - going back almost a century, we've only seen one poisonous snake, a rattler. My dad killed it. Otherwise we leave the snakes alone. I worked around some at an animal park when I was younger, but they can startle you. My agreement with the wife - who hates them - is that I remove any in the yard and put them back in the forest.

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    Seems we see more venomous snakes around here than non-venomous. With the rat snakes being the most common non-venomous. Occasionally a grass snake. Lots of Copperheads, A few rattlers every year, and at least 2 coral snakes every year since we moved in (3 years). Already saw one this year on the property line a couple of weeks ago. Good snakes get relocated. dangerous ones usually get dead.
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