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Old 01-22-2011, 10:18 PM   #57
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so r u suggesting that...

-tossing dryers sheets everywhere,
-using sonic mouse gizmos,
-hanging deer whistles on the truck bumper or
-wearing a copper bracelet...

might not work?
Thats right folks, you read it here first! Some of the old time "wives tales" may not be true...
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:00 AM   #58
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Ill bet you dont have any mice. Funny thing [read post 2] the day after I removed the snake I had a mouse in the breadbox. Sal.
I guess between the four cats and even the two mice-hunting dogs, no smart mouse will want to even consider my trailer :-) I always feel bad for any small fuzzy that comes around. Not the moles that wreck my lawn though. I don't mind them getting ousted.!!
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Old 01-23-2011, 03:57 PM   #59
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Hi "61 Ambassador".

Are you the one sitting across the street from the restaurant in Bladensburg? Actually, on a connecting street -- with the "door-in-a-door"?

If so, very nice AS! We have friends who know our passion, and told us about the nice AS they saw when they were at the restaurant, so, naturally we had to do a "drive by". They thought it might be for sale, but when we saw the extension cord going to it, we knew better. (This was earlier last Fall.)

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Yes, this is us. It needs some interior work and a polishing job.. but for a '61 this is lookin' good. Hope to take some tax money and get her looking good soon!

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Old 01-25-2011, 09:34 AM   #60
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When I first got my camper one of the first things I did was crawl under it and check for any voids that a mouse could go through. I couldnt find any and there is no signs of a mouse was ever in my camper. If a mouse or snake ever gets inside he will have to chew through the plywood in the waste valve compartment or come in the door.
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The only good snake is a boot, belt or handbag....
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:04 AM   #62
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Give warning

After fighting mice and pack rats chewing the wiring on my truck, I bought some ugly, realistic looking, rubber snakes to place around a scare the snakes away. (worth a try)

I had to replace some tires and in the rush to the tire dealer I picked up the snakes and threw them into the passenger seat. Arrived at the dealer, placed the order, and turned the keys over to the counterman...who in turn called in the tech doing the work and gave him the keys.

I did not actually see it when he jumped in and started the motor.....but I will never forget the commotion involved and sound of a grown man screaming in terror. No mice seen since.
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That as a good laugh, I needed that! (Especially with all this nasty weather we are dealing with this week.)

So, did you place them in the bottom of your cabinets? If not, just where did you place them?

Thanks so much -- this sounds like an excellent idea. As you can imagine, I am terrified of snakes and mice -- that's why I had that terrible dream while camping about them (I shared what happened in this thread in an earlier post). It's good that I can at least laugh at myself about it now.

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Old 02-02-2011, 02:03 PM   #64
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Not to hijack the thread, but more people in The US die of spider bites than snake bites.
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:20 AM   #65
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I live where EVERY veterinarians office advertises 50% off snake bite vaccine, and the sporting goods stores run specials on knee-high snake-proof boots come late February. Rattler skins better than 8' in length are often wall-mounted as conversation pieces.

Spring in South Texas

Never worried about the big ones inside (just outside, and underneath), but the little ones are persistent.

Big enough to be picture-worthy

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Old 02-05-2011, 09:41 AM   #66
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Holy ***t!

That guy is huge! How did you happen to come upon that one? I would have fainted dead away if I saw that snake somewhere...

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Never heard of anyone complaining of snake bit wires or vacuum lines, at least a snake eats what it catches, dogs and cats have been known to bring home the almost dead catches. lol
Maybe that is why most don't put a doggie door in a trailer.
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Holy ***t!

That guy is huge! How did you happen to come upon that one? I would have fainted dead away if I saw that snake somewhere...

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Having seen these trophies and plenty of pictures I knew that a GOOGLE search of "rattlesnake" and "South Texas" would bring up plenty of candidates. This is not even the largest.

As to fainting dead away there is one school of thought around here that the big ones are good to have . . they keep the little ones away (that are more prone to bite). Rats, cats and other critters don't stand much of a chance, and, so long as children aren't around there are those who favor their presence at deer leases, etc as their den and their "rounds" become known. Plus, they tend not to be very fast and are rather loud (relatively). Sort of like a wasp nest over the front door. A bit of mutual respect is necessary for each of us to carry on our appointed tasks.

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Here's the snake skin I had mentioned previously. And the reason (raisins!)
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I never heard of a snake eating raisins...
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