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Old 04-14-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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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?
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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.

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http://www.bugsaway.com/copperhead.htm seems to have a couple added ideas.

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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.
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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.
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That's not a copperhead. It's an immature black rat snake.
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Ah so. Rat snakes we keep.
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That's not a copperhead. It's an immature black rat snake.

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

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Hey, asbury, if that's your location as well as your user name, copperheads are a protected species in your state. So if you ever do tangle with one and come out on top, don't tell anyone. 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....
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Do a google search for something called "snake away" It's basically sulfur pellets.
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One of these( or a couple) would work
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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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