- Apr 1, 2002
I think this was a brown water snake from the pond- another snake attraction. We moved into their neighborhood, not vice versa so I need to deal. Wish I had a mongoose.
I hate to tell you this, but that many snakes around one home is really NOT typical of an area around a house in a developed area. They must be there for a good food source.I am living in Virginia now but come from Maine. My question is this- HOW do you deal with the abundance of snakes? We have them in Maine for sure, but not like down here. I love living here and I love our home (which is in the woods btw) but I am SO scared of them. Had one poking it's head out of our soffit this spring, had one on the deck a few weeks after, had one in the flower bed after that and today had a big fat brown one right outside my window. Trying to tell myself we live in THEIR neighborhood and that's the way it is but I am so scared. Irrational? Totally. Can't seem to get past it. I tell myself lots of people live down here, some of them must be scared too. UGH I'm ready to sell the house and move back to the tundra.
He was just a little guy, a cute little garter snake, who found his way in through a gap in the wall by the dryer vent. My brothers-in-law had a grand old time catching him Being chased by the water snake was when I screamed like a little girl. Those suckers are fast!ok, you are tougher then me , I would still be screaming like a 9 year old girl
Though the road is closed to vehicles, it is open to people traveling on foot.
Do your cats go outside? We have an indoor/outdoor cat, and rarely see snakes. I think he takes care of the rodents, and then the snakes have no interest in hanging out where there isn't any prey.I have 3 cats so if one gets in the house I'm sure they will find it.
Yeah I grew up in FL and don’t recall seeing that many snakes. Most were rat snakes or racers just crossing my path, a few times they were venomous. I just gave them a wide berth and continued about my business. One time there was a Cottonmouth under our hose when my dad went to use it. He called one of the wildlife removal companies, but it was gone when they arrived.I've grew up in Arkansas and now live in FL, I can't recall actually seeing a snake. Now other scary insects I've noticed are in abundance since moving here but no snakes.