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Old 07-29-2020, 01:59 PM   #31
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There are usually people who specialize in dealing with nuisance wildlife and if you were to contact your local State Wildlife office, they may be able to provide you with a list of those people. They may also be listed in the phone book. I have a black racer inhabiting the outside azalea bushes and found him recently in my apple tree chasing down chameleons.
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Old 07-29-2020, 04:36 PM   #32
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The only reason a snake would be around is if thereís food. Eliminate the food source and he will be long gone. We have wild raspberries along the back fence line and see a few snakes when the berries are dropping. Now they donít eat berries but they sure eat the creatures that do. We moved our cockatoo in the garage over the winter. His cage needs replacement so I canít move him back outside until we get a new one. But now we have bird seed on the floor and the squirrels are in there daily. Wife called the other day there was a rat snake in the garage. What Iím getting at is once I get rid of the bird seed the other critters will be gone.


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Old 07-30-2020, 06:41 AM   #33
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You mentioned mice & chipmunks being in your garage. That's why the snake is there. Get rid of the food supply yourself or just let the snake do the work for you.
Rat snakes are virtually harmless to a human unless you pick them up.
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Old 07-30-2020, 08:13 AM   #34
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Yeah, I'm a country boy, so see how the food chain works just about every day, and understand it. And that's part of what has me stymied a bit. I have lumber and sheet material, scrap wood, scrap metal, a number of large wood and metal working tools, several workbenches, etc., so lots of hiding places, and have had countless birds and animals in there over the years. One real hot Saturday or Sunday a couple of years ago I left one of the overhead doors open while I went to the house for dinner, came back out and had a fawn laying down on the floor, probably because the concrete was a lot cooler than the ground. But it's a frame building, not pole construction, the overhead door seals are in good shape, the soffits are properly enclosed, the windows are sealed and screened, etc., so yes, things get in when I'm working out there with one or more doors open, but no more than I can keep in check with traps, and when it's closed up it's not like critters come and go at their leisure. The summer before last, I think it was, it got exceptionally hot fr a couple of weeks, I happened to be spending more time than usual in the shop, so had the doors open a lot, and we happened to have an overabundance of chipmunks and mice, so they were literally running in and out constantly, and I set extra traps. That was when I found the rat snake in there the first time and it made perfectly good sense. But that was the only time in around 30 years that the populations were that high. This year I haven't actually seen any live mice, and think I've only gotten two in traps in the past 6 months or more. Again, all I have to go on is what I thought I might have heard and smelled, so am still watching, but beginning to doubt I have a snake in there. If I do though, well, I still don't like them, but have decided I'm a big boy and can deal with it.
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another way: Build a snare harness on a stick. fasten a PVC coupling on end of a 4 ft long rod, run fence or aluminum wire through the side nearest you and out the other end then, back in again. Where the main feed goes through the coupling, fasten it down. You are left with a loop coming out the top of the coupling and a length of wire. Hold the rod in left hand and tighten the loop with the wire in your right around the snake's head. Once on the snake, hold on tight! An embellishment to this design would be to add some sort of ratcheting wire grasper which holds the thing tight for you. Another embellishment would be to use wire very fine yet strong enough to cut off the head!
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