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Forum topic by Whiskers posted 08-19-2013 02:58 AM 943 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-19-2013 02:58 AM

I live literally on “Snake” road. That’s what its called, and it not because it twist and turns, It’s 20 miles long and as straight as a arrow, but it’s well named. It runs along the Tennessee River here in North Alabama. Today I bagged and evicted my 3rd snake from my house in as many months. In the past this was a arduous process cause frankly, despite what people say, I think I am more scared of them than they are of me. Thought I would share my newly developed technique and tell you all about my kit I have, Which most of you probably have most of the components of on hand. The main component is a plastic footlocker I picked up on sale from walmart made by sterling. Any such box would work though, This is the only thing you might not have freely on hand. This is for transporting and evicting your unwanted house guest. Component 2 is a empty soft drink 12 pack box. It’s important the little hand hole for easy carrying is not punched out. 3rd component is a wooden stick, but nearly anything would work here, for me it was the rod from a old broken vinyl set of blinds i had around. Finally a flashlight is needed. Anything should do, I happen to carry one of the little harbor freight jobs in my pocket all the time. Love to freak out the deputies when I go to the court house.

Here is how it’s done, when you see a snake in your house, you scream like a girl and jump back. This is usually the snakes signal to run hide behind some piece of furniture or something. Watch the snake and see where he goes and than grab the kit. Place the soda container next to one edge of the furniture he is hiding behind making sure the top flap is pointing up and the soda container is flush against a wall so the snake goes in the soda box and not behind it. Don’t fret this too much, they seem to like small enclosed places and will probably bee line for it. Put the open footlocker right behind it. Now shine the flashlight behind the furniture on the snake on the opposite side. He won’t like that, but it not enough to piss him off, so he will try and exit the other side and find the soda box. Hopefully he will like what he sees and scoot right into it. Keep a close eye on the box though cause if he tries to go around it, or double back out of it, you want to use your little plastic stick to tap him GENTLY on the head or push him back into direction. Trust me, best not to piss him off, be gentle. Once he is in the soda box, quickly grab the soda box up and dump it in the footlocker and slam the lid down. You can now safely transport the snake to be deposited across the street in a wooded lot or your pain in the tail neighbors front porch.

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#1 posted 08-20-2013 01:49 AM

Click for details

Or you can go to plan B

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#2 posted 08-20-2013 06:05 AM

When I lived in Zambia I found a six iron with a metal shaft to be the the quickest and most effective way to get rid of up to seven snakes per day. Turn the iron around and use a sharp downward chopping motion, try to get the six iron to bury the head completely into the dirt where the snakes head was.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#3 posted 08-20-2013 11:21 AM

Sounds kind of messy on the carpets, besides, these are harmless little mouse munchers, not rabid man eating pit vipers. Putting them back out alive helps control the population of mice which I also hate and keeps mother nature balanced so in their favor so the man eating pit vipers don’t get a hold on the area. Kind of like killing all your wasps to discover the next season your overrun by spiders.

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