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asbury park 04-14-2012 05:43 PM

Snake repellent?
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Was working in my landscaping this morning and as I was cleaning up I found a little copperhead that was staring straight at me. With a wife and dog I can't have these suckers around the house. Anyone know of any repellents that work?

DangerMouse 04-14-2012 06:13 PM

King snakes eat them, as do hawks and owls. Insofar as a repellent? There are some products that claim to repel them, just google " copperhead snake repellent " for links.

DM seems to have a couple added ideas.

Jay 78 04-14-2012 09:19 PM

joecaption 04-14-2012 09:26 PM

Someones sure to suggest Snake Away, the main ingredeant is Napthalene and there's very little of it in it, most is just fillers.
Now read a box of Moth Balls same ingredent but it's 95% and only $1.00 a box at the dollar store.
I put them in a doubled up plastic bag and hit them with a hammer to turn it into powder.

A pro would lay out some 12" X 12" sticky traps.

Kill them as you find.

jklingel 04-14-2012 10:49 PM

I'm w/ joe; a small gauge shotgun with very fine shot (like #9) should be kept handy, but obviously not loaded. Make sure everyone in the house knows how to safely use it. "The only good poisonous snake in my yard is a dead one." (Thankfully, we don't have any snakes in my present 'hood.) Sorry about unbalancing Nature and all.

ratherbefishin' 04-14-2012 11:31 PM

That's not a copperhead. It's an immature black rat snake.

jklingel 04-15-2012 01:08 AM

Ah so. Rat snakes we keep.

chrisn 04-15-2012 03:31 AM


Originally Posted by ratherbefishin' (Post 899187)
That's not a copperhead. It's an immature black rat snake.

Thanks, saved me from typing that:laughing:

asbury park 04-15-2012 08:11 AM

Yep. After studying it a bit I found it was a copperhead. Good to know but still hate snakes.

chrisn 04-15-2012 05:41 PM


Originally Posted by asbury park (Post 899340)
Yep. After studying it a bit I found it was a copperhead. Good to know but still hate snakes.


asbury park 04-15-2012 08:28 PM


Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 899619)

oops. I meant to say "wasn't".

ratherbefishin' 04-15-2012 09:50 PM

Hey, asbury, if that's your location as well as your user name, copperheads are a protected species in your state.:eek: So if you ever do tangle with one and come out on top, don't tell anyone.:wink: And if NJ really wants more of them, come on down, we'd be happy to give up a few of ours. Heck, we'll even throw in some moccasins....:laughing:

UFoPilot 04-15-2012 11:01 PM

Do a google search for something called "snake away" It's basically sulfur pellets.

chrisn 04-16-2012 04:12 AM

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One of these( or a couple) would work

knotquiteawake 04-16-2012 08:34 AM

Taurus Judge. Takes shotshell rounds. Its pretty much the perfect "snake gun". Easier to handle that a shotgun and easier to carry around the yard/property as well.

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