In a message dated 12/4/2006 10:08:03 AM Central Standard Time,
> Why would you want to get rid of the snakes? The snakes help
> you with the rat problem.
The snakes are working me over during the night in warmer weather. At
one time, as I was speaking of in my prior post, my place was over-run with
rats and snakes. The rat problem is in hand and the snake problem is much less
than ever. I do however still have a problem with snakes migrating from a creek
bottom area nearby to feed on my young birds.
God knows I have enough Red-Tail Hawks hovering over my place daily
that no snake could survive an hour in the open daylight. Now that I have
almost no rats, my snake problem is greatly reduced, however they still come from
the swamps to haunt me when I have young birds hatching. What I need is a
gaggle/flock/murder of owls? C R
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