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#27350 June 11th, 2005 at 12:35 PM
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Does anyone know if I should be happy or concerned that I have garter snakes in and around my garden Duh ? I have seen one or two in the past but it appears this year is better(?) then most. What do they eat, do they stick around because they are larger then last years group, and should I be concerned gab .

#27351 June 11th, 2005 at 03:15 PM
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Generally speaking, garter snakes are harmless, and will keep down your pest population of small rodents, like field mice. It should be fine, really. smile

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#27352 June 11th, 2005 at 03:23 PM
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Yep, I gotta agree with the Megster.

Garter snakes are nice little snakes.
And if you're lucky enough to come across a Hog-Nose snake, you will have a constant source of entertainment! Those suckers are so funny!

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#27353 June 11th, 2005 at 03:51 PM
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(even tho I scream like a little girl & run the other way.. I know I'd freak over a snake in my yard..lol) But still, yea, they're good, really. laugh

#27354 June 11th, 2005 at 07:19 PM
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They sure are good. Except around my pond. They also eat fish! eek flw

#27355 June 11th, 2005 at 08:11 PM
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#27356 June 11th, 2005 at 10:42 PM
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BF...I'll trade you :rolleyes: ....your garter snake for my 6 ft. long gopher snake .....whatcha think Duh !!!

#27357 June 12th, 2005 at 02:23 AM
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Hey Catlover,
I can one up you. Ever heard about the black bear problem in northern Jersey thumbup ?

#27358 June 12th, 2005 at 04:10 AM
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YIKES....he might dangle his baby over a venus fly trap!!!!!

We have fox and coyote close (but then coyote are just about everywhere) and tons of deer and moose and a few elk. We have a lone wolf that kills small calves and lambs. My dogs keep the deer away so the horses have taken their places eating on my lilacs and other small bushes I actually want to grow. I have more trouble with the rodent population than anything else. The evil masked rodent ate a new bud off my gerbera!!!!! I hate that animal.

#27359 June 12th, 2005 at 06:54 AM
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BEARS!!!! sca
Nope no, no, no frown bears for me....you can keep them WAY OVER THERE in New Jersey thank you very much. The closest I have ever got to a bear was when we were canoeing up at Lake Erie....he came into camp during the night and decided to take a bite into a detergent bottle we forgot to string up....that was close enough for me.
I'll stick with our California King snakes, rattlesnakes, gopher snakes, black widows, cougars (that we never see...but there AROUND), coyotes that I hear every night walking in the orange grove behind me....came within 6 ft. of one one evening when there was a fire behind us....we were both scared of each other.....have you ever seen a coyote do a 180 on a dime. laugh
Now I WILL, ship you all the gophers you would like if I could ever get another one....they are my main pain in the rear right now. The next generation of gophers must of got a little smarter than the end of my spade. It is amazing how much damage a little stinken 6 in. creature can do. Grrrr!
The next door neighbors 5 dogs dig to China trying to get those gophers....all they do is chase them into my yard.

WOLF...that is another no way no how!!! NOPE, NOPE, NOPE!!!!

So yeah....what was your question again....LOL...garter snakes are good....keep him around.
Catlover

#27360 June 12th, 2005 at 02:45 PM
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thumbup So I guess its true, the grass isnt always greener on the other side muggs , but the snakes are bigger shk shk

#27361 June 15th, 2005 at 08:18 AM
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I'm hoping the rattlesnakes get the squirrels before they finish off the rest of my peaches.
Saw a 4'+ Eastern Diamondback in the Hydrangias over the weekend.
I have been putting out a few pecans everyday to give them something else to do till my last 9 or so have a chance to get ripe. Seems to be working so far. Now I just hope I dont run out of the pecans before then.

#27362 June 23rd, 2005 at 12:49 PM
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I'm terrified of snakes, good or bad. I think I'd move if I found them in my yard. LOL.


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