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Old 02-07-2011, 04:19 PM   #71
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I never heard of a snake eating raisins...
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:36 PM   #72
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I love snakes. Last fall a neighbor's cat got ahold of one in my garden & chewed on it, leaving it alive on my step but with a big wound. Unsure of the right thing to do (too cowardly to kill it off, I mean) I decided to put it in a Tupperware container on the kitchen counter where it could die in peace or maybe even get better. I left the lid cattywampus & weighed down with a paperback.

Next morning, lid is pushed over & snake is gone. Not sure whether that is good news or not but definitely was hopeful that he/she had recuperated.

Fast forward a few minutes: That darn snake is darn lucky that I always stick my hand in the garbage disposal to check for silverware before turning it on!!!

Last I saw it, the snake was alive & slithering under the front porch, looking far less startled than I.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:49 PM   #73
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:53 PM   #74
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I never heard of a snake eating raisins...
'um...those ain't raisins...
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:56 AM   #75
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I think those aren't "really" raisins. Mouse poop. We had some in our trailer when we got it, but so far, we haven't found any snake skins.

Ah, geez, is that TWO snake skins, one in the sink and one on the counter?

This thread may never die - but I may when it gets warm and I remember all the photos proving a blankedy blank snake can get in an Airstream.

I've already spent considerable time crawling around under Esmerelda looking for holes that would admit a mouse or whatever might be chasing a mouse (yes, a snake, I can hardly say it). I plan to search out every hole even a little bitsy snake (or mouse) could get in, and close it!

Ewwwwwwwww, gives me the creeps so bad!
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:22 AM   #76
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:16 AM   #77
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Snake pit!

Oh, dear. I can't believe I watched that video. Oh, Oh, Oh...and at night, too, right before bedtime. Oh!
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:31 PM   #78
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Trailer been inspected for this years camping?

(And with this I officially quit the fun with snakes business).
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:05 AM   #79
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This thread will never die!

Let this thread be a reminder to newbies. NEVER ask this bunch about snakes, bears, mice, things in the toilet, etc. It doesn't take much to set them off and keep them going for a YEAR or more!

Rednax.....YOU! Yes, it has been inspected. At length and often!

And it still has foam spray stuff hanging out of every hole, around all the plumbing, and I even put so much in one place it poked through the belly pan! LOL

So far, I haven't seen a snake anywhere near the trailer. And I better not ever. There will be (snake) blood.

We're thinking of going out west this summer. Probably see a snake, eh? And a dang bear, too. I prefer bears.
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Okay, then we won't bring up wolverines as you're staying away from the UP of Michigan.
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Hi Carol.

Mind if I ask what kind of "foam stuff" you used to seal up places? We're about to do that.

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The foam

Hi Deb,
Use low expansion foam in a can. If I had used high expansion, I'd have no belly pan and the skins would be buckled out!

It has a spigot thing and you just press the sprayer (like hair spray!) Last time we bought it at Walmart. It's kind of fun! It does expand, so stop and watch a little.

Seriously, I have learned every hole Airstream ever cut for anything is roughly twice the size needed. But we don't have varmint problems in our Stream!

I also set bombs off in it (some people object but no bugs or spiders) and have Downy sheets everywhere, and I absolutely will not have spots where I can't see & regularly inspect! I just took all our clothes and stuff out that usually stays in the camper so I can do spring inspections! I'm a little obsessed maybe

If I wanted to deal with varmints, I'd tent camp!! LOL
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Spring sunshine is here and so are the snakes. My drill power cord disconnected and I reached down for the extension on Sat. and almost picked one up by accident. They were coming out of a topsoil pile I had left by the garage. There's a bylaw here 'no shooting'.

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Hi Deb,
Use low expansion foam in a can. If I had used high expansion, I'd have no belly pan and the skins would be buckled out!

It has a spigot thing and you just press the sprayer (like hair spray!) Last time we bought it at Walmart. It's kind of fun! It does expand, so stop and watch a little.

Seriously, I have learned every hole Airstream ever cut for anything is roughly twice the size needed. But we don't have varmint problems in our Stream!

I also set bombs off in it (some people object but no bugs or spiders) and have Downy sheets everywhere, and I absolutely will not have spots where I can't see & regularly inspect! I just took all our clothes and stuff out that usually stays in the camper so I can do spring inspections! I'm a little obsessed maybe

If I wanted to deal with varmints, I'd tent camp!! LOL
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:44 PM   #84
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Oh! I am not enjoying this thread at all!
On our first trip in the AS, I woke up at about 4 am to a noise that sounded (when you're half asleep) like a rattlesnake. After a startling moment of me pounding Mr. Mod on the chest to wake up, I realized it was far too cold for any snakes. The noise was coming from right outside our window. I looked out the window and saw that fattest, most brazen raccoon racking his claws up and down the ribbed sewage hose.
I wonder if he does that to all the campers.
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