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Old 07-09-2013, 11:06 PM
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We've killed 26 so far this year and probably seen 40+. We try and let the Non venomous snakes go depending where we are. We kill all Water Moccasins/Cottonmouths and copperheads. We have run into all sorts this year so far- Garter snakes, Speckled King snake, coach whip, water moccasins, copperhead, andTexas rat snakes. Most of my customers do not want snakes on their properties.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:07 PM
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In 2006, the year after Hurricane Rita, we killed 64!
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:59 PM
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Why do people insist on killing snakes? They are part of our ecosystem just like any other animal. I have been in the landscape business for 12 years and have killed 1 rattlesnake because it was against a house with kids and dogs. I have relocated numerous snakes to woodlines or rivers.
we all are open to our opinions and actions. customers I work for do not enjoy snakes whatsoever nor do I. why would I let them continue to live there? also why would I take the time to relocate them?.. no one has time for that. I maintain about 180 properties in a month.. no time to tend taking care of pests!!!
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:06 AM
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we all are open to our opinions and actions. customers I work for do not enjoy snakes whatsoever nor do I. why would I let them continue to live there? also why would I take the time to relocate them?.. no one has time for that. I maintain about 180 properties in a month.. no time to tend taking care of pests!!!
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Because they are a part of the ecosystem and unless they are a danger to you, all they are doing is eating insects and mice.

DIE snake, DIE!!!
It's just not rational. It's like killing baby bunnies, or something. lol
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:13 AM
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Because they are a part of the ecosystem and unless they are a danger to you, all they are doing is eating insects and mice.

DIE snake, DIE!!!
It's just not rational. It's like killing baby
bunnies, or something. lol
Id rather see 12,000 bunnies than snakes any day!! lol
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:11 AM
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I've run over baby bunnies as well, Sorry!
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:14 PM
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Id rather see 12,000 bunnies than snakes any day!! lol
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I'd rather see 12,000 bunnies than just 1 snake. Btw, I have never even seen a single snake out here. Probably it's just the suburbs. No mice, no snakes. I hate snakes - sorry OakNut.
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:31 PM
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I'd rather see 12,000 bunnies than just 1 snake. Btw, I have never even seen a single snake out here. Probably it's just the suburbs. No mice, no snakes. I hate snakes - sorry OakNut.
agreed!
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:38 PM
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Ducklings are better than bunnies. Have a nice pond behind my house that is about 4 or 5 acres (I think) and there are several families of ducks with ducklings that are pretty cute. They also seem to keep away the canadian geese which is great.
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:57 PM
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we all are open to our opinions and actions. customers I work for do not enjoy snakes whatsoever nor do I. why would I let them continue to live there? also why would I take the time to relocate them?.. no one has time for that. I maintain about 180 properties in a month.. no time to tend taking care of pests!!!
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might as well whack the puppies and kittens as well ... no one has time for them .... Come on, KW!
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