Copperhead Snakes

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Firstclasslawn, May 11, 2004.

  1. Firstclasslawn

    Firstclasslawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok I have a Commercial property where copperhead snakes have been spotted frequently, not by me but by others at the condominium, so I need suggestions SERIOUS suggestions on how to protect myself.... If anyone has any
     
  2. Firstclasslawn

    Firstclasslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 341

    BTW I know the obvious like guns and stuff but I mean is there a type of boots that landscapers where or repellent or call some sort of pest control or WHAT
     
  3. LAWNS AND MOWER

    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sub it out????!!!!!!!
     
  4. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300

    wear a tall leather boot also have anti-venom solution avaliable if you do get struck,also carry mace or pepper spray...
     
  5. yardman1

    yardman1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Stay on the mower.:laugh: :help:
     
  6. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    They make snake boots for just such occasions,but a good tough leather boot ought to do.
     
  7. robertyb

    robertyb LawnSite Member
    from ga
    Posts: 105

    Ten to one says the Copperhead Snakes are actually non-poisoness Rat Snakes or Chicken Snakes. In your part of the country you actually have to worry more about Rattlesnakes than Copperheads. Either way, I can assure you that they do not want to mess with you anymore than you want to mess with them. Leave them alone and they will leave you alone. If you had any idea how often you have been within striking distance of a snake it would probably keep you indoors. As long as you don't step on them grab them or corner them they will leave you alone.
     
  8. Green Acres Lawn

    Green Acres Lawn LawnSite Member
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    Your trimmer head should keep em busy until you move along!
     
  9. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Keep the trimmer rpm's up and cut their heads off.
     
  10. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 599

    turn 2 king snakes loose in the area and your problems are solved. They will seek them out and kill them over time. We always turn them loose around new deer camps to rid the immediate area of poisinous snakes. Finding them could be a problem. Do you know anyone in the reptile field? If not call your local aninal control department and ask them. It works but can take time.

    Tim
     

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