Welcome to HandloadersBench.com. Our mission here is to provide a place for those interested in the hobby of Reloading Ammunition. We offer a series of forums where they can ask questions, share answers, and highlight successes & failures so that others can learn. If you join our site please be aware that front porch rules apply. If you wouldn't say it on your front porch with grandma, your pastor and your 12 year old niece present it doesn't belong here. The Golden Rule applies. If you can live within those guidelines, Welcome Aboard!
Spammers, trolls, and flamers will not last long here, your time would be better spent looking for a board where those traits are acceptable. HB Administration
SavageShooter wrote: 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.
IIRC owning a mongoose in the US is prohibited as possession of an invasive species. But I could be wrong or the statute could have changed.
The Lacey Act of 1900 forbade importing only the small Indian mongoose (Herpestes ailuropunctatus). The same act as amended up to 2006 lists 7 of 19 species of mongoose (at least 30 species are known) as injurious ones for which no import permit can be issued.
____________________ NRA Endowment member
NRA Range Technical Team Advisor
NRA certified pistol coach-Retired
NRA classified Master, F-Class mid-range
Velocity is like a new car, always losing value
BC is like diamonds, maintaining value forever
I dunno. I've hunted Texas my entire life. Spent time outdoors year 'round, fishing when younger. I've owned my own place in Real County for 35 years, more or less, worked clearing brush, setting fence, building blinds, placing feeders, setting up a small range. Worked in rural areas here in Bexar County, with time spent in the same type of areas in Comal, Guadalupe, Medina, and a couple other counties. In all that time, I've seen TWO rattlers, maybe FOUR Corals, ONE water Moccasin, and ONE Copperhead? Eight venomous snakes in 50+ ears of outdoors? Three of the Corals were here in San Antonio proper, not rural areas. Am I not paying attention and not seeing all the snakes, or are some people just flat scared to death of all snakes and think about them all the time?
Maybe I just make too much noise and vibration when I move, and are scaring them all away.
____________________ "The fact that guns can kill another human being is the whole point. That's why they are so darn good at deterring violent criminals". Ann Coulter