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How do I keep this snake out of my basement?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by ASHDUMP, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. fencer

    fencer NES Member

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    Pick up snek. Walk to edge of property. Throw snek with all your might. Repeat as necessary.
     
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  2. wilson911

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    Also true for women.
     
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  3. Spanz

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    just about all of the .22 LR snake-shot ammo cannot be depended upon to do a terminal job on a snake of any size. Moving up to the .22 WMR, you begin to get enough shot and enough power to do the job on one of these critters. However, I find that the best snake loads are built around, at least, the .38 Spl. and 9 mm. The .44 Mag. and .45 ACP snake-shot loads to an even better job transferring Mr. Fangs to a celestial location. Some of those big rattlesnakes can take a lot of killing. CCI Ammunition makes a great line of snake-shot loads available in a variety of common calibers.

    Guide to Using Snake Shot
     
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    What you got is a free introductory offer which provides mice protection. You can upgrade to Black Mamba Package and get a complete home security system which will protect your home from humans.
     
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    Those snakes are great exterminators, like dragon flies and spiders.

    They are a sign that you have mice and bugs around your house.

    Don't kill them - they are natures' way of controlling pests.
     
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    Great as a protection against gators!

    View: https://youtu.be/dVRhRzE_AkQ
     
  8. Mountain

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    +1 for fixing the threshold. You can buy inserts with seals at most home improvement stores. Otherwise let your free pest control alone.
     
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  9. ASHDUMP

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    I sprayed the perimeter of my door and foundation (near basement doors) with the Snake b Gone. Now my basement smells like garlic.

    I'm OK with them being around, but don't like it when I reach for my yard tools and the thing jumps out at me. Who knows, might have been in there a long time. Really don't want it getting upstairs (probably won't).

    My house was built in the 1800's. 1853 to be exact. no way to fully secure my basement from rodents.
     
  10. Choctaw

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    When I was young (7ish) I was watching Saturday morning cartoons. I left the room for a minute and when I returned there was a copperhead in the middle of the room. He was in the spot on the floor I had vacated. Maybe it was warmer, I dunno. Anyway he was raised up as high as he could get swaying back and forth sideways and watching cartoons. I pinned him down with a baseball bat then took him outside and removed his head.

    If they aren't poisonous and you don't feel like you can ever fully secure your basement from rodents, you really can't beat (lol) a good snake. It is pretty unlikely that he will try to climb. The food source is most likely in the basement. Consider him an ally.
     
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    Mice (and thus snakes) do like to climb up and use the foundation wall as a highway, and from they will sometimes find their way through plumbing openings into the house proper. Another good application for copper mesh as an exclusion measure.
     
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    We had a resident black racer a few years back an I swear my wife didnt go outside the whole summer. She is one of those people who have an irrational INTENSE fear of snakes.
     
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    410 single shot is what I use. It sits next to the back door with a box of bird shot. I’ve dispatched a rattlesnake that thought my shed would be a great place to live under. Shot a copper head for my cable guy when he came to upgrade our cable.

    I was shocked to learn that copperheads range as far north as Massachusetts.

    But here in NC, all snakes get shot on sight. So many poisonous ones, copperheads, water moccasins, rattlesnakes etc. There are rumors that there are hybrids that are poisonous. Look safe, and they aren’t, cause they got the poison gene.

    Heck, had a green snake hanging out on my third floor deck on the beach. How that little sob got all the way up there, I’ll never know.
     
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  14. Spanz

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    rattlesnakes too!
     
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    music to shoots sneks with

     
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    huh.. who knew?? not me... learn something every day here on NES..
     
  17. Spanz

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    my dad gave me some .22 snake shot when i was a kid. that is the ONLY time i ever saw it. I guess if i lived in snake country, i would have a case of it, or two.
     
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    First, let's get our terminology correct--no snakes are poisonous unless you eat the wrong part of them. Some are venomous if they bite and inject a toxin. Milk snakes should be welcomed as part of a healthy rural ecosystem--they do away with things way worse than they are. Next, these are black racers (from the 60s): IMG_1687.JPG
     
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    [QUOTE="Obie1Next, these are black racers (from the 60s)[/QUOTE]

    I prefer watching these... Thompson-Gladwell-RioOlympics-PartIII-2.jpg
     
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  20. Spanz

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    lets not forget the dreaded Hoop Snake. Deadly AND cunning.

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    Get yourself a pet mongoose! Fearless little buggers...

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    I have no fear of snakes and have caught and handled many. (non poison ones). After a short while when they are done biting you they will enjoy the warmth of your hands and will calm right down. The bites are only scratches. Here in Acton, I have not seen a snake for about 25 years. The neighbors manicure and poison their lawns. No more toads, mice or moles to provide snake food. A shame. Jack.
     
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    speaking of snakes....



    -chris
     
  24. Wrench75

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    If you're in NC then it's probably a black mole snake. I have seen dozens of them down here. They are harmless but will put a hurting on rodents.
     
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    yeah.. wife went out to Montana for work.. went to do some exploring and saw this:

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    Factoid:

    " Copperheads " were Northern Democrats at the start of the Civil War, were opposed to the War , sound familiar ?
     
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    1853? C'mon, give it a Donald Trump treatment:


    View: https://youtu.be/rFJHpw1gS4w
     
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    Now imagine how many pounds of mouse it takes to make a pound of snake...

    The Bride once worked with a Subcontinental guy
    who was so afraid of snakes from where he grew up,
    that if he was walking around his house (in the Greater Maynard Area)
    and saw a garden hose that he himself had placed on the lawn,
    he'd U-turn and walk around the house the other way
    to avoid stepping over the hose.
     
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    You must show snek dominance,a naked teabagging is in order. Make sure snek gets a good look at taint.If the bagging fails, double decker and keys to roof.
     
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