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Re: [RC] "I can't get the snakes out of my pasture." - Truman Prevatt

King snakes are about the best thing you can have to control pit viper populations, be it rattle snakes or copperheads. We used to catch them - easy to do - if we saw them and bring them back to the house and put them around the stable, corn cribs, hay barn, etc. and when you have a few of them around, you have no more problem with vipers. They seem to like it there and grew to amazing size because of the easy picking for food. Black snakes work well to but black snakes are a bit nasty themselves. The king snake is very mild mannered with humans but is a killing machine when it comes to pit vipers.

Truman

k s swigart wrote:

Ray O'Donohue rno2m@xxxxxxxxxxxx said:


I DO like the King snakes because they help control both the rodent
population and the rattlesnake population; but I see them significantly less
often than Ido the rattlesnakes.  Too bad I don't have a den of them around
:).

kat
Orange County, Calif.








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[RC] "I can't get the snakes out of my pasture.", k s swigart