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Old 12-30-2013, 08:50 PM   #127
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Snake trap

If it makes you feel better why not put a couple of mouse traps out with some peanut butter as bait. You can also build this simple snake trap to rid your trailer of any if they are in fact inside the trailer.

Here is a video of how to build one:

How to make a snake trap - YouTube

You could put a couple outside as well to get them captured BEFORE they enter the trailer.

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Old 12-30-2013, 09:36 PM   #128
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I have seen this thread for weeks now and avoided reading it. I could not resist this morning.

Snakes, rodents? snakes? rodents? In my trailer I want rodents? Snakes?
I too, should never have read this thread. Absolutely disgusting and disturbing.

Do I have the same issues with my Interstate? Or is it mainly due to design of the trailers? ugh

I don't worry about them getting in my car, so do I really need to worry about them getting in my Interstate? It's just a big car!!
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As a longtime collector of snakes may I offer a somewhat professional opinion. Most important, by using this technique you will handle two problems at the same time...mice and snakes.

Get a kingsnake (banded or speckled) either outside or from a reptile vendor.

Keep it in a cage and take it with you on every trip. At night release it and go to bed.

The kingsnake eats mice readily. But its most desired diet consists of other snakes.

Harmless, handleable and very efficient.
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:30 AM   #130
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4 foot long snake found in van...

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I too, should never have read this thread. Absolutely disgusting and disturbing.

Do I have the same issues with my Interstate? Or is it mainly due to design of the trailers? ugh
Well, BBC reported that a 4-ft snake was found enjoying the warm engine of a van, "Snake found under van bonnet at London garage".

But not to worry, when the engine cools, it will probably find warmer places to go...
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Old 12-31-2013, 08:35 AM   #131
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Well, BBC reported that a 4-ft snake was found enjoying the warm engine of a van, "Snake found under van bonnet at London garage".

But not to worry, when the engine cools, it will probably find warmer places to go...
The only time I ever found a snake under the hood of a vehicle (in southwest Oklahoma), it was rather messily killed by getting caught in the alternator belt when the engine started. All I found was the carcass, not a live snake. Cleanup was not fun, though!
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:44 AM   #132
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I have heard Hoop Snakes can be deadly. According to Pecos Bill they will grab their tail in their mouth and roll like a hoop. Then they slither into your black water drain and attack when you are sxitting.


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The hoop snake is a legendary creature of the United States, Canada and Australia.[1] The hoop snake appears in the Pecos Bill stories; although it is his description of hoop snakes with which most people are most familiar, stories of the creature pre-date those fictional tales considerably. Several sightings of the hoop snake have been alleged along the Minnesota-Wisconsin border in the St. Croix River valley and in Wake County in North Carolina and in Kamloops, British Columbia.
According to folklore, the distinguishing feature of a hoop snake is that it can grasp its tail in its jaws and roll after its prey like a wheel,[2][1] thus looking somewhat like the ouroboros of Greek mythology, or Tsuchinoko (a legendary fat snake that can roll like a wheel) in Japan. In one version of the myth, the snake straightens out at the last second, skewering its victim with its venomous tail. The only escape is to hide behind a tree, which receives the deadly blow instead and promptly dies from the poison.[3]
The hoop snake is mentioned in a letter from 1784 (published in Tour in the U.S.A., Vol. I, p. 263-65. London):[4]
“As other serpents crawl upon their bellies, so can this; but he has another method of moving peculiar to his own species, which he always adopts when he is in eager pursuit of his prey; he throws himself into a circle, running rapidly around, advancing like a hoop, with his tail arising and pointed forward in the circle, by which he is always in the ready position of striking.It is observed that they only make use of this method in attacking; for when they flee from their enemy they go upon their bellies, like other serpents. From the above circumstance, peculiar to themselves, they have also derived the appellation of hoop snakes.
”Sightings are still occasionally reported, even though the existence of the hoop snake has never been accepted by the scientific community. Naturalist Raymond Ditmars placed $10,000 in trust at a New York bank for the first person to provide evidence of a hoop snake.[5] Some have suggested that is a distorted description of the sidewinder of the American southwest, or of mud snakes, which will occasionally lie in a loose hoop shape.[3][6] It is also possible that the hoop snake is an embellishment of actual instances of snakes swallowing their own tails. Photographic examples of this are readily found on the Internet today.
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I too, should never have read this thread. Absolutely disgusting and disturbing.

Do I have the same issues with my Interstate? Or is it mainly due to design of the trailers? ugh

I don't worry about them getting in my car, so do I really need to worry about them getting in my Interstate? It's just a big car!!

I think you need to start worrying about them getting into your car and your Interstate. .




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I think you need to start worrying about them getting into your car and your Interstate. .

Forget The Plane! Woman Finds King Snake In Car While Driving On 14 Freeway « CBS Los Angeles

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"Can a snake get in?" updates...

AirForum's thread, "Poisonous Snake Encounters AND Avoidance"

And YouTube links:

How-To Keep Snakes Out Of A Camper
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