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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-05-2012, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Still Dealing With Snakes

My girl Misty is very lucky, her two snakes bites healed. One of my neighbors did not notice her dog acting sick and it passed after being bitten many times on the leg (don't know what kind of snake). I can back from the Outerbanks Sunday (dogs were still boarded until Monday) and started cleaning out the flower bed by the air units it was full of Copper Heads (this is the area where Misty was bitten) many had orange at the tail end this means they are under 1 yr old. I broke most of my large gardening tools and will have to replace them, the last one I could not get it was in a tight spot nothing sharp enough to cut it in half and I only have a 410 shotgun and that would have taken out part of my air unit. These guys do not just leave, most will if given the chance, these guys just watch waiting to strike. He was much bigger then I thought as he was kinda covered in the dirt. I am buying two new hoes and having them sharpened. Sulfer does not work because of the rains any suggestions would be helpful as it looks like it's going to be a long hot summer! I see lots of snakes gardening and leave them be, but not near the house in the dog yard if they are pit vipers.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-05-2012, 11:54 AM
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Snakes have been abundant here also. Mostly water mocassins (sp?) which are very agressive. We try to keep everything mowed down but Panda insists on pooping in the pine straw in the most remote areas of the yard. I go with her (and my trusty hoe) but having it sharpened is a good idea... You're right - in the south its going to be a very long, very hot summer....

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ACK!!!

*has heart attack*

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Oh my you really smacked them to have bent your spay that much. what about a hand edger tool? or a shovel? I would rather be standing then right on the ground like that. or is it self defense and you are on the ground already. Too bad someone hasn't invented a snake cage trap. I really fear snakes yuck! double yuck!! The only thing I cut in half around here is slugs.

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Thank God I live in Britain, the only snakes we have here are Vipers or Adders,and they like to lay out in hot dry sunny places so you can see them very easily,also they are pretty rare,as they usually keep themselves to themselves.

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That just send shivers up and down me. I'm from Al. and have hated snakes all my life. There's only one poisonous snake in NH (where I now live). It's the timber rattler and it's endangered so you aren't suppose to kill it. I don't ask a snake what kind it is, I just kill it.
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I hate the cold but there are some definite advantages to living here in the great white north. no poisonous snakes or insects!
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you are making me rethink my desire to move to sunny CA. eeeks. glad your girl is recovered though.




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Wow Robbie, I'd be getting an expert in to see what can be done.

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