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Venomous snake problem
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 Posted: Sun Mar 19th, 2017 09:03 PM
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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.

Federal Regulations
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.

More at: http://animals.mom.me/can-keep-mongoose-pet-2117.html



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 Posted: Sun Mar 19th, 2017 09:26 PM
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If a fella had a mongoose, what would he do then?



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 Posted: Thu Mar 23rd, 2017 04:05 PM
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swampshooter wrote:
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.


Had to look up Indigo Snakes, never heard of, huge suckers, but immune to rattler poison and plenty fond of them for meals.............



 Posted: Thu Mar 23rd, 2017 04:54 PM
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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.



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