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by Carman Clark

All Snake Killers
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God has made us different,
he made us so unique.
We slither on the ground,
we have no hands and feet.
Though you find us scary,
or maybe just plain weird,
our intentions are not to hurt you
or cause you such great fear.
Our venom's not meant for humans
but to help us when we eat.
So, please stop the senseless killing
before we're all extinct.
We're not saying you have to love us
or tell us we're the best.
God's the one who created us.
So, treat us with respect.

written by Sarah Clark
for Southeastern Reptile Rescue

 

 

Fears are educated into us
and can, if we wish,
be educated out.
-Karl A. Merringer


A righteous man cares for
the needs of his animal...
Proverbs 12:10

The snake is an animal.
It has a backbone and a heart.
It has red blood.
It drinks water and eats food.
It breathes air and feels fear
just like every other
animal in the world.
And, it's in a body that's
the hardest thing
for the average
person to understand.
(author-unknown)

 Guide To A Snake Free Yard 

Guide to a Snake Free Yard

Basic things you can do to lessen snake encounters on your property

Food Snakes Like to Eat -

Get rid of possible food sources for snakes. A snake on your property is not there because it appreciates the view. Snakes live to eat and eat to live. If there is no food, a snake will soon leave and go to where the food is. Bird feeders attract more than birds. They also attract snakes. The snakes are not there for the seed but rather the birds, squirrels and mice that fallen bird seed attract. Imagine filling a bird feeder full of bird seed in your wooded back yard and not wanting birds to be there. That's crazy isn't it? Leaving food sources in your yard that snakes love and not wanting snakes is kind of crazy too. Feeding birds, squirrels, deer and even pets can contribute to a snake finding your yard suitable. When feeding pets outdoors, only provide an appropriate amount of food for them to eat completely within a few minutes. Left over cat or dog food or food meant for certain wildlife is often carried off by rats and mice when no one's around. Just as a K-9 tracks the scent trail of the perpetrator, a snake tracks the scent trail left by its prey item as it wanders around your yard gathering bits of food. Another thing to consider is night time lighting. Porch lights attract moths. Moths attract frogs and toads and some snakes love frogs and/or toads for dinner. Also, do not leave garbage or any other items lying around for long periods of time that may begin to attract mice and rats.

Places Snakes Like to Hide -

Clean, clean and clean some more. A snake will always look for a place to hide. Snakes are normally not found out in the middle of a clean and open yard, but rather in brush piles, under houses, leaves and other debris. Eliminate areas where snakes may want to hide. Low growing shrubery should be trimmed up off the ground. Plants such as ivy, juniper, monkey grass and other low growing vegetation should only exist in areas you are comfortable with snakes living. Many people use pine straw in their flower beds and around their homes. While pine straw doesn't neccessarily attract snakes, it does afford them an easy pleace to burrow and hide. Instead of pine straw, consider using mulch, bark or rock. These do not repel snakes but, snakes have a tougher time trying to hide underneath it. Storage items can harbor snakes as well. The underside of lawnmowers are favorite haunts but they seem to love the nooks and cranies of fire wood piles even more. Stacking firewood and other items up, off the ground helps tremendously.  

Chemical controls. Southeastern Reptile Rescue does not endorse snake repellant or any other chemicals. We do this not because they are harmful to snakes but because we have never found any that actually work. Diet, body temperature and other biological aspects of snakes complicate the potrential for developing such snake controls. In our opinion, anyone who tries to sell you snake repellant either does not know what they're doing or are just trying to take your money. Some retaillers sell snake repellant in their garden sections. If it actually repelled snakes, we would have a link right here for you to buy it from us so we could benefit as well. Jason, of Southeastern Reptile Rescue has personally spoken with the president of a local company who offers snake services and pushes the sale of its expensive snake treatment using snake repellant. Jason was told by this president that he himself does not believe that the repellant actually works and that it is more for the customers peace of mind than anything else. We disagree. We believe it is more for a piece of the customers wallet. If having snake repellant sprinkled around your house allows you to sleep better at night, then buy it. But, we will not sell it to you. After all, people's fear of snakes is psychologically based, I guess the cure should be also.  Various home remedies have been sggested for repelling snakes and several have been scientifically tested. Treatments included moth, lime, balls, sulfur, cayenne pepper spray, cinnamon, gourd vines, a tacky bird repellant, sisal rope, coal tar, creseote, artificial skunk scent and musk from a king snake (king snakes eat other snakes). None of these remedies prevented the snakes from crossing them.

So what does all this mean? - We cannot totaly prevent snakes from entering our property but we can lessen the chance of them choosing to stay. Instead of living in fear, we must learn to co-exist with snakes instead of always trying to kill them.

Southeastern Reptile Rescue will come to your residence or business and do a detailed evaluation pinpointing problem areas and identify acttractants that may be in place on your property. Any snakes that we find during this process may be removed. We are also licensed by the State of Georgia for Nuisance Wildlife Removal.
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"Guide to A Snake Free House"

One of the NATURAL predators of reptiles.
Are you living with snakes? Almost everyone has snakes on their property and for some reason does not want them there. Southeastern Reptile Rescue understands that not everyone is like us and does not appreciate a black rat snake sharing the garage. Because of this, we are here to give you information on how to snake proof your home without killing the snakes. You must first understand that we at Southeastern Reptile Rescue do not believe in evolution. We believe in Almighty God who created all life and has a purpose and plan for everything. We are not trying to get everyone to love snakes as we do. We know that is impossible. We do however wish to give people understanding and discount the many myths surrounding snakes and show that some snakes are not bad to have around. Snakes do a wonderful job of keeping the rodent population in check. And, there are some of God's other creatures that keep the reptiles population in check. Man already does enough damage to the environment through polution and habitat destruction. Let's not make it worse by destroying the creatures that we built our houses on top of. REMEMBER - They were here first!
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NEVER ATTEMPT TO KILL,
CAPTURE OR HARRASS A SNAKE.
THIS IS HOW MOST BITES OCCUR.

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