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Venomous snake problem
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 Posted: Mon Mar 6th, 2017 06:54 AM
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Old thread but there really isn't much you can do that is practical to keep the buggers out. Unfortunately they are "Protected" here, Ya we will go with protected ummmmm.

PDF for how to deal with South Western venomous snakes.



 Posted: Mon Mar 6th, 2017 05:13 PM
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Sorry I hate snakes, I still remember the round-up's at Sands that the MP's needed to escort the snake guys, so they could go out on the range and collect and milk them.



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BEAR wrote:
Never get a Government agency involved....you will be required to keep all those snakes.

I believe that hogs will kill and even eat the snakes;and are are generally immune to venom because of their fat.

Personally, I'd just move to more civilized area, IF the snakes are a big concern.



i have herd of sheep herders using tame pigs to get rid of rattlers too here in idaho. 86



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Pigs will eat them, quinea fowl will chase them away or aleast let you know one is around. Some dog breeds will kill them. My mother has a pit bull mix that kills every snake, opossum, armadillo, and raccoon that comes around. Cats and small dogs could help with the rodent problem.



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My vote is Guineas, get eggs and "fried chicken" as by product.:sofa:



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rattlers are good too!!:thumbs:



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win 86 wrote: rattlers are good too!!:thumbs:
Taste like chick'n:wink:



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olyeller,
I rather have a cold beer:beer: and a good steak than that chicken-snake !!



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how about steak n snake with a whiskey milk shake?:stirpot:



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Hello 86,
Been a while but since you offering , lets go for it:thumbs::lol:



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ok ruffian go fer it.



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Snake tasted more like frog legs, than chicken, to me anyways. Way too many bones, unless you pickle or can them though.



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RobertMT wrote: Snake tasted more like frog legs, than chicken, to me anyways. Way too many bones, unless you pickle or can them though.
You musta had water moccasin.



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Never had cottonmouth, I've dealt with lots of rattlers, never been around copperheads or cottonmouths, heard they can be pretty nasty. Used to do concrete work in foothills of Sierra, seems like rattlers were always either being dug up or getting in the ditches.



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Cotton mouths are the most dangerous snake (native snake) on the NA Continent. Very territorial and belligerent



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See if you can get a couple of bull snakes and release them on the property. They will actually eat the rattlers, they also leave a sent trail behind them that scares of the rattlers. Not sure about the corals.



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gmanhawaii wrote:
See if you can get a couple of bull snakes and release them on the property. They will actually eat the rattlers, they also leave a sent trail behind them that scares of the rattlers. Not sure about the corals.



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I agree with most comments here. Get rid of the food source and habitat for the snakes to reduce the population. Or, you find a predator that kills snakes and get it for a pet, aka: Mongoose kill snakes with ease. Or you can go all out and have a Hawk trained that will seriously destroy your snake population. But I'm betting it won't be cheap to buy a trained hawk. Although it would be a lot of fun to use him.



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But if you get crickets started, an infestation of those will be followed by scorpions, a mess.

Yes, the mice have to go, snakes don't hang out where no food is.



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Down here in South Texas the ranchers use Indigo Snakes.

On hunting leases we clean up all debris and put out an ample supply of rat & mouse poison, and keep it out. Otherwise you will have rattlesnakes.



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