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  1. skypager

    skypager New Member

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    We accidently found a great way to keep snakes off from the property.... Jack Russel Terrier. Our guy, Jake, protects our frog pond, shed, and garden like its his full time job and caught himself a gardner snake the other day. Fortunetly, for his sake, there are hardly any poisenous snakes in this area. He also works hard to keep all other wild animals out of his yard. I think the dog believes he's about 10 times bigger than he really is.

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  2. Shane

    Shane Minister of Fire

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    Small guy complex runs rampant in small dog breeds. Cute little buggars though.
  3. suematteva

    suematteva New Member

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    Josh,

    With our pooch we have similar experience Eva is mix of Rot, Newfy, Chow...about 75 lbs... she can't get near the moth balls and does not like them. She guards the frog pond also. One day she was barking and I figured it was a snake on the lawn...sure enough...as I got to the sliding door, she had it in her mouth and flung the snake about 15 feet in the air into the cedar hedge...I just about fell over I was laughing so hard...Not sure if she picked it up first to play.. or the snake tried to strike and then she grabbed it. Suzanne did not believe me....the next day while weeding buy the pond she sees a 2 1/2 ft long grass snake that is all torn up...but still moving.
  4. kregars

    kregars New Member

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    Ran across a Gartner snake on Saturday last. He was as suprised as I was and actaully coiled up and faux struck like he was going to jump. Wife was more suprised and next thing I know, she's the the machette and is ready to use said machette till I pointed out that snakes=less mice, field or otherwise...we live where our house backs to woods...so...lesser of 2 evils lives on to slither another day thankfully.

    I never realized how aggressive a gartner could/can be till I verified the snake with web and book on snakes and read in depth about them and their habits.
  5. Eric Johnson

    Eric Johnson Mod Emeritus

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    My neighbor has one of those little, puffy white dogs. He's smaller than my wife's big, fat cats. One thing I'll say about Murphy, what he lacks in stature, he more than makes up for in both enthusiasm and attitude.
  6. HarryBack

    HarryBack New Member

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    SNAKE REPELLENT REDUX:

    product: Snake-a-Way

    ingredients: 7% Naphtalene
    28% Sulphur
    65% Inert Ingredients (seems mostly to be clay, like kitty litter)

    so, they still make this stuff. Its still available as well.
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