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Snake problem

Postby Jogeephus » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:51 am

Been having a snake problem around my chicken coop and have been relocating them but they just keep coming back. Last straw came when one gave my daughter a big scare. Its one thing to scare me but its another when you mess with my daughter so something had to be done. Since I didn't want to kill them for risk of offending those who think snakes are such cute and cuddly creatures I had to come up with a more humane plan. One that involved logic and understanding of snakes and their feelings.

While thinking on this I was reminded of the old saying about the way to feed a man is not to give him a fish but to teach him how to fish. With that in mind I thought a distractive hobby might do the trick. Something like golf. Some people seem to be hooked on golf and will spend hours on a golf course doing nothing but chasing a little white ball around. Seemed reasonable snakes would do the same so I placed a golf ball on each nest and this morning all the golf balls are gone and the nests are filled with eggs. I'm so glad that snakes are reasonable creatures but I can't help but wonder what their handicap might be.
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Re: Snake problem

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Jogeephus wrote:Been having a snake problem around my chicken coop and have been relocating them but they just keep coming back. Last straw came when one gave my daughter a big scare. Its one thing to scare me but its another when you mess with my daughter so something had to be done. Since I didn't want to kill them for risk of offending those who think snakes are such cute and cuddly creatures I had to come up with a more humane plan. One that involved logic and understanding of snakes and their feelings.

While thinking on this I was reminded of the old saying about the way to feed a man is not to give him a fish but to teach him how to fish. With that in mind I thought a distractive hobby might do the trick. Something like golf. Some people seem to be hooked on golf and will spend hours on a golf course doing nothing but chasing a little white ball around. Seemed reasonable snakes would do the same so I placed a golf ball on each nest and this morning all the golf balls are gone and the nests are filled with eggs. I'm so glad that snakes are reasonable creatures but I can't help but wonder what their handicap might be.



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Re: Snake problem

Postby Dave » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:57 pm

Personally I just kill them. It doesn't matter what others think. It is between me and the snake. As of about 8:00 last night there is one less rattle snake in Baker County.
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Re: Snake problem

Postby 76 Bar » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:17 pm

Bingo.
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Postby callmefence » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:11 pm

Jogeephus wrote:Been having a snake problem around my chicken coop and have been relocating them but they just keep coming back. Last straw came when one gave my daughter a big scare. Its one thing to scare me but its another when you mess with my daughter so something had to be done. Since I didn't want to kill them for risk of offending those who think snakes are such cute and cuddly creatures I had to come up with a more humane plan. One that involved logic and understanding of snakes and their feelings.

While thinking on this I was reminded of the old saying about the way to feed a man is not to give him a fish but to teach him how to fish. With that in mind I thought a distractive hobby might do the trick. Something like golf. Some people seem to be hooked on golf and will spend hours on a golf course doing nothing but chasing a little white ball around. Seemed reasonable snakes would do the same so I placed a golf ball on each nest and this morning all the golf balls are gone and the nests are filled with eggs. I'm so glad that snakes are reasonable creatures but I can't help but wonder what their handicap might be.


Pretty sure only snowflakes worry about offending snowflakes.
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Re: Snake problem

Postby JMJ Farms » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:16 pm

Homework for today:
1) Look up definition of facetious.
2) Research golf balls and snakes.
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Re: Snake problem

Postby M-5 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:42 pm

They just reguratate the golf balls . Use light bulbs . They will crush and be more effective.
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Re: Snake problem

Postby Dave » Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:05 pm

Last nights research proved that a 22 with snake shot is an effective measure in dealing with general snake issues.
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Re: Snake problem

Postby wbvs58 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:10 pm

I thought you were going to relocate the snakes to the golf course.

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Re: Snake problem

Postby jehosofat » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:55 pm

I hate snakes, all snakes, and I don't give a damm who gets offended.
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Re: Snake problem

Postby ez14. » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:02 pm

wbvs58 wrote:I thought you were going to relocate the snakes to the golf course.

Ken

That's where I thought the story was going
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Re: Snake problem

Postby greybeard » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:39 pm

jehosofat wrote:I hate snakes, all snakes, and I don't give a damm who gets offended.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/18/po ... ilbox.html
From the comments:

Tonto say only good snake , dead snake , makeum good belt
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Re: Snake problem

Postby Jogeephus » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:33 am

ez14. wrote:
wbvs58 wrote:I thought you were going to relocate the snakes to the golf course.

Ken

That's where I thought the story was going


Nah, my relocation efforts have proved futile and I'm not in a habit of arming myself to check the chickens. I like this golf ball thing because it works 24/7 and so far the snakes seem to be busy playing golf.

Speaking of relocating snakes you might get a chuckle out of this. I sure did. Don't know if you are familiar with Black Racers but they are nonvenomous snakes that are very quick and do bite but the bite isn't anything to worry about. Once we caught one of these and stuffed it in a woman's purse and set the purse on top of a car parked on the side of the road and sat back and watched. A car drove by and slowed with the occupants breaking their necks when they spied the purse. It slowed down then made a U-turn and came back and slowed again and a fella jumped out of the back seat of the car and nicked the purse and got back into the car and they began to speed away. Didn't take but a few seconds before the driver slammed on the brakes and four guys bailed out of the car leaving it to roll unoccupied into the right of way. We almost wet ourselves laughing as we watched them win their stupid prize.
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Re: Snake problem

Postby ez14. » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:07 pm

Jogeephus wrote:
ez14. wrote:
wbvs58 wrote:I thought you were going to relocate the snakes to the golf course.

Ken

That's where I thought the story was going


Nah, my relocation efforts have proved futile and I'm not in a habit of arming myself to check the chickens. I like this golf ball thing because it works 24/7 and so far the snakes seem to be busy playing golf.

Speaking of relocating snakes you might get a chuckle out of this. I sure did. Don't know if you are familiar with Black Racers but they are nonvenomous snakes that are very quick and do bite but the bite isn't anything to worry about. Once we caught one of these and stuffed it in a woman's purse and set the purse on top of a car parked on the side of the road and sat back and watched. A car drove by and slowed with the occupants breaking their necks when they spied the purse. It slowed down then made a U-turn and came back and slowed again and a fella jumped out of the back seat of the car and nicked the purse and got back into the car and they began to speed away. Didn't take but a few seconds before the driver slammed on the brakes and four guys bailed out of the car leaving it to roll unoccupied into the right of way. We almost wet ourselves laughing as we watched them win their stupid prize.

We have blue racers around here. A few years ago we had a blue racer that had to be about record size that was terrorizing the neighborhood we found part of the shed skin and it measured close to 6 ft
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Re: Snake problem

Postby Jogeephus » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:58 pm

Googled the blue and it sounds similar to ours. They sure look like they can travel much faster than they actually do.
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