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Old 05-18-2013, 03:43 AM   #16
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:30 AM   #17
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Ha!

As long as it stays out of the walls, it is free to roam the yard. If it's eating mice or other rodents, then who needs a cat?
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As long as it stays out of the walls, it is free to roam the yard. If it's eating mice or other rodents, then who needs a cat?
I get the feeling you wouldn't have a cat for very long either...

Brian: I am in awe of your girlfriend. She just casually goes to sleep..on her own..while this unknown serpent slithers around a mere few metres from where she is sleeping...with her eyes closed...

Typically..you wouldn't have a girlfriend for long as well.
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I get the feeling you wouldn't have a cat for very long either...

Brian: I am in awe of your girlfriend. She just casually goes to sleep..on her own..while this unknown serpent slithers around a mere few metres from where she is sleeping...with her eyes closed...

Typically..you wouldn't have a girlfriend for long as well.
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C'mon, it's not like what you see in the movies. The snake isn't going to bust through the wall, be over 50 feet long, and swallow her whole. She knows this. She also knows that if she encounters it in the yard, to back away and leave it alone. Chances are, as long as she doesn't have it cornered somewhere, it will just run away.
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Thanks Rock.

I was cornered by a snake and couldn't get away..mine didn't run away. BTW those most be some strange running snakes you have down there.

I wonder though..if you were to be swallowed whole by a snake if he would take you feet or head first. Probably head first, so those pesky appendages wouldn't get all caught up
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Just a suggestion: get a sticky trap, a big one like one for rats, not little mice. Place it near the hole. I have caught several snakes over the years while setting the traps for mice.

The glue used for a sticky rodent trap is available in gallons. You need a bowl of soapy dishwater to avoid having it stick to you and a trowel. This would allow you to use a piece of cardboard and cut a hole so it can be placed directly over the hole.

I had a job where a new construction site had the insulation outside until it was installed. Apparently, a group of garter snakes took up residence in the insulation and were accidentally put up into the attic. The snakes showed up in light switches and outlets around the house.

I have recently seen boroscopes at the big box hardware. They are a digital camera in a flexible tube that can give a good view inside a wall with just a small hole. Although the cost of ~$200 was high for a single use, I suspect a local pest control company or supplier would rent you one. That way you could get a good view.

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How would I safely get it off of the glue trap? I don't want to kill it. It's here to eat mice or rats. I'd rather have a snake roaming around than mice.

Also, after reading online and comparing the feces I found, I think I may have a rat snake. Rat snakes don't make holes in the ground. They take over holes that other rodents make, go in and eat that rodent, and then leave.

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http://www.houstonzooblogs.org/zoo/2...old-rat-snake/
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Taking something off a glue board is not too difficult. It just takes slow motion.

I have removed snakes and birds from the glue boards. Grip the snake near the head with one hand and the glue board with the other hand. Slowly pull the glue board away from the snake. The glue stays on the glue board.

The snake's entry could be hidden from your perspective. Many types of snakes will come out of their habitat in the early morning as the sun rises. They find a place to get warm. Then they leave. The pic of the hole in the ground is not a guarantee that it is the snake entry (if it is a snake).

Do you have a crawl space, or a basement, or just a slab? My question regards how the snake is getting into the wall. If it is in the wall, there must be an entry point beyond the hole in the ground shown in your photo. A crawl space would be the easiest place for you to investigate. There are often multiple entry points into the walls from inside the crawl space.

A slab would be difficult because you cannot get into the snake space if it is beneath the slab. If you have a basement, the entry could be where the house sits on the foundation.

You could take a handful of flour and spread it around the suspected snake hole. If there is a snake, you will see some marks, like lines (not footprints). That could help confirm it is the entry.

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Chances are, as long as she doesn't have it cornered somewhere, it will just run away.
Snakes don't have legs. So they can't run. LOL
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Removing a snake from a sticky trap will result in injury or death to the snake. I am certain of this. Snakes are not as indistructable as people think. Their skin is soft unlike an alligator's hide.
Best to leave the snake alone as you plan to do and it will repay the favor by eating unwanted mice. Gopher snakes (not sure if you have them in Texas) will borrow into the ground and they are relatively large. Also quite harmless.
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That's what I was thinking. I've held snakes before and know how soft they are. I honestly have no issue with the snake, just so long as it stays out of the wall. Still haven't heard it in the wall, so we are good for now.
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Snakes don't have legs. So they can't run. LOL
Sorry, I forgot that evolution took them away.
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Snakes are not great at digging holes. Sure. a sand snake can bury itself in loose sand but digging holes is not a snake's forte. Problem is they can't seem to grasp a shovel. If I had to take a guess I'd say you have moles or chipmunks making the holes and the snake is enterring in search of food. Once the food source is gone the snake will go elsewhere. I hope there are woods nearby. Not many homeowners are as enlightened and tolerant as you are.
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Snakes are not great at digging holes. Sure. a sand snake can bury itself in loose sand but digging holes is not a snake's forte. Problem is they can't seem to grasp a shovel. If I had to take a guess I'd say you have moles or chipmunks making the holes and the snake is enterring in search of food. Once the food source is gone the snake will go elsewhere. I hope there are woods nearby. Not many homeowners are as enlightened and tolerant as you are.
Yep. I read that the rat snakes don't make the holes. They go in holes made by rodents, eat the rodents, and leave. So, that rat snake did me a favor by getting in my wall. Especially when you consider that I found the snakes feces with mouse hair in them.

My back yard is a very giant field. I expected all of the wildlife before I moved in and keep my camera fully charged at all times.
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