Snake in the house!

Old Apr 19th 2012, 4:50 am
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Originally Posted by dreadsoc View Post
UGH !!

The only good snake is a dead one in my book !!!!!!!!!

You lot are a lot braver than me - I couldn't even set foot in the house if I thought there was a snake in there

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Noooo

Tree snakes, carpet snakes are not going to hurt anyone.

We had a carpet snake killed by a neighbour, Why? its a snake that eats rats, mice and the young of brown and black snakes.

A animal you want on your property, not something to get rid of.
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Old Apr 19th 2012, 5:16 am
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Snakes are no problem, they are fab. Spiders on the other hand are the scariest, evilest (?) creature on the planet.
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Old Apr 19th 2012, 6:14 am
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Snakes love poultry. Keep chickens and you may find a few snakes turn up.
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Old Apr 19th 2012, 10:59 am
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Snake has wriggled around the doorway..


Sniffed around the drain in the middle of the floor


...and crawled around on the windowsill


Stil can't see the damn thing - so tonight we've put down a cozy looking shoebox to see if it like the look of it as a nice dark sheltered spot (although TBH wherever the hell he's hanging out right now must be pretty dark and cosy!)
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Seriously, I would be calling in a professional pest control company that will trap him for you.

As you dont know what kind he is, he is still on the loose - time to call in the professionals, it will cost you but worth it.
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Old Apr 19th 2012, 11:28 am
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Originally Posted by Cheetah7 View Post
Seriously, I would be calling in a professional pest control company that will trap him for you.

As you dont know what kind he is, he is still on the loose - time to call in the professionals, it will cost you but worth it.
Agree, I think the chance of it being a real nasty is very slim, more than likely a pretty harmless one.

BUT it isn't worth the risk. I would get the professionals in. You have to assume that your snake is trapped in your bathroom somewhere probably without any food source to go for.

It can take a while for snake to get hungry if recently eaten. But if your snake is getting hungry and if it is a dangerous type then it will come out take its chance eventually. And it will be a cranky little bugger when it does.

The longer you leave it the worse it could be.
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Originally Posted by cresta57 View Post
I nearly soiled myself at work last week.
sitting on a bucket outside the back door I looked down & there was a large snake between my legs, I didn't have a hole in my pants either It was a large King Brown that disappeared into the house & hid amongst some boxes. I shut the door & phoned the owner who turned up with a shotgun & a catch bag & stick. He decided if it was to angry to be caught he'd shoot it.
Green tree snakes are one thing but that looks nasty!
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Old Apr 19th 2012, 12:32 pm
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Snake has wriggled around the doorway..
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...n/5933d5a3.jpg

Sniffed around the drain in the middle of the floor
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...n/57a2411f.jpg

...and crawled around on the windowsill
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...n/6b70da1a.jpg

Stil can't see the damn thing - so tonight we've put down a cozy looking shoebox to see if it like the look of it as a nice dark sheltered spot (although TBH wherever the hell he's hanging out right now must be pretty dark and cosy!)
Who's going to open the shoebox to see if it's there? Do you have a small child worth sacrificing for the good of the remaining family members?
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Originally Posted by cresta57 View Post
Who's going to open the shoebox to see if it's there? Do you have a small child worth sacrificing for the good of the remaining family members?
You can borrow my neighbours little yappy dog as bait if you wish
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Originally Posted by cresta57 View Post
I nearly soiled myself at work last week.
sitting on a bucket outside the back door I looked down & there was a large snake between my legs, I didn't have a hole in my pants either It was a large King Brown that disappeared into the house & hid amongst some boxes. I shut the door & phoned the owner who turned up with a shotgun & a catch bag & stick. He decided if it was to angry to be caught he'd shoot it.

I soil myself when they rear up like that.
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Old Apr 19th 2012, 1:00 pm
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Default Re: Snake in the house!

Originally Posted by cresta57 View Post
Who's going to open the shoebox to see if it's there? Do you have a small child worth sacrificing for the good of the remaining family members?
Shoebox has a small hole with a flap. Procedure is as follows:

1) place piece of card in front of flap, closing box.
2) pick up box carefully ensuring flap remains closed
3)SHAKE gently

If box is empty - put it back and open flap
If boston rattles - take it far away, allow flap to be lose and run away....

seems almost foolproof?
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Old Apr 19th 2012, 1:58 pm
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Got a few mice running round our house at the moment if you need some bait.....
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Old Apr 19th 2012, 2:19 pm
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Originally Posted by DadAgain View Post
Shoebox has a small hole with a flap. Procedure is as follows:

1) place piece of card in front of flap, closing box.
2) pick up box carefully ensuring flap remains closed
3)SHAKE gently

If box is empty - put it back and open flap
If boston rattles - take it far away, allow flap to be lose and run away....

seems almost foolproof?
Anyhoo, let us know how you get on with the antivenom, they should have internet access in A&E.
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Old Apr 19th 2012, 10:01 pm
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Anyhoo, let us know how you get on with the antivenom, they should have internet access in A&E.
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Old Apr 20th 2012, 3:58 am
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Or as an alternative you could get you Mother in Law around, don't tell her about the snake and get her to stay over. If your in luck the snake might take a fancy. That is what I would do anyway.
My MIL is due back 2013 if you can wait that long... No charge... Just dont mention to her thats she's being used as bait for a king brown...ok?
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