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Old 01-21-2011, 08:55 PM   #1
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Can a snake get in?

Ok, I'm one of those people who freaks out if I see a snake - even crossing the road!

And I was reading a lot in the forums about mice getting in Airstreams - so I got to wondering if a snake can get in, or if anyone has ever had that happen?

If the news is bad, I'd rather hear it now, when it's about 20 degrees outside than during the summer when I wouldn't be able to sleep if you tell me (1)they can get in - which makes sense because a mouse can! and (2) you've had it happen! Ew, makes me all shiverery just thinking about it!
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:58 PM   #2
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you get mice in houses & not snakes unless someone had one as a pet & it got loose... so doubtful you need to fret over serpents
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:10 PM   #3
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yes, they can, and do. They come in most nights following mice and tend to get up in the covers attracted to heat.
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:14 PM   #4
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Yup, the '63 I bought had the sofa tossed out after the owner shot it to pieces while trying to kill a snake...there were shot marks on the floor to prove it...I can say...after pullin the interior skins and seeing all of the mouse sign...all of those mice musta been a heck of a snake attractor!!!

One of the VAP episodes talked about snakes falling out of a field find as they were at a gas station
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:17 PM   #5
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it's a basic design flaw...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...tch-56769.html

and well documented, going back years...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f239...pets-7617.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...lies-3267.html

simply surround the trailer with a lariat, and it will be snake proof,

except for the ones that get in the sewage line and crawl up into the black tank...

now what are U afraid of?

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...aid-25641.html

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Old 01-21-2011, 09:23 PM   #6
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:48 PM   #7
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CJ for sure yes they can. I recently brought a 75 back from North Caroilna and found several sheded snake skins in the trailer. They were under the kitchen sink and in the closets. The trailer had been sitting empty for some time and the snakes had moved in. The only good thing was there were no mice left.
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who woulda thunk... crazy... I guess if you can keep the mice away... you keep the snakes away
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:44 PM   #9
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Sometimes they get into the sewer line and hide in the black tank. They are trapped in there until someone flushes the toilet. Can't be too careful.
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Ok, I know some of you are pulling my leg! Or is that a snake??

Oh, geez, that photo will be with me for- Evah!

Well, I have a cat and dog and both will travel with us. Surely they would find it before I would. Yuk - that snake would have to be on the back - by the bed!

Maybe I don't want to go camping in the summer - maybe 20 degrees is a good time!

Anyone know where I can buy a mongoose?

And, I know in my heart that if I saw a snake (they should becalled "sneaks") I will empty all 15 shots from my Glock in the general area where said serpent is sighted. Then there will be holes in the floor, the belly pan, any plumbing nearby.......and maybe the dog and cat.

And of course, in my Excella, there is a crazy space where there's a barrier behind the lower cabinet under the sink to prevent me from being able to see under there.....great.

Thanks, but maybe I wish I hadn't asked???

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Old 01-22-2011, 12:42 AM   #11
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They should make a movie... snakes in a Airstream. Blockbuster!
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:12 AM   #12
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I think they are just pulling your leg. Most snakes don't eat people. We've got rattlers in Arizona, but you hardly ever see one. They avoid people, unless you sneak up on them. If you don't already have skunks, raccoons, squirrels and wild birds in your trailer, you probably won't have problems with snakes either. Also, if you are walking in an area that has snakes, just shuffle your feet and make a lot of noise (a walking stick helps) and they'll get out of your way.

The only time I have actually encountered a rattlesnake in Arizona was one year when the local lake level was rising fast. The snakes and small animals were concentrated near the shoreline when the rising lake level drove them back from what had been dry land. Even then, you just had to be careful and not walk through deep brush or stick your hand down into driftwood piles (a favorite place to hide).

You guys are funny -- I'd like to see "Snakes in an Airstream" though.
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Wow! An Arkansas girl afraid of snakes! I have always thought of Arkansas women as being the toughest in the country.. and a Glock carrying Arkansa girl to boot! Makes you loose all faith in womenkind. Remember - it is dangerous to be alive.
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my mom ate snake once... said it tasted like chicken
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