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Old 08-02-2013, 11:38 AM   #1
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Casa de Hoot Excitement

Let me start by saying that we live in an old farmhouse. Matter of fact, I was raised in this house. It's a bit drafty and there are many avenues for critters to find their way in, despite my best efforts.
My daughter moved out yesterday to move into a new place with her fiance.
Whilst cleaning up the mess left behind in her room, what do we find but 2, count 'em, 2 snakes!
They were small (too small to eat) but it was enough to give Mrs Hoot the shivers.
I hate killin' black snakes as they do more good than harm, but these crossed the line, I am afraid.
We have had snakes in the house ever' now and then and every time I find the entry point and close it, seems like they find another.
So....what are y'all doin' for excitement these days?
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:15 PM   #2
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If I ever again complain about a mouse in the house, somebody smack me!!
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:26 PM   #3
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I can handle lions and tigers and bears, but snakes, Oh my!

When we were little we had an old spring house on my Grandmothers farm. It was not used, just a remnant of the past. We used to have to go and pick spearmint in the damp runoff area and it was always loaded with snakes. It was almost like catnip for snakes. I was terrified of them then and I am terrified of them now!
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We still let the TEENAGERS in the house...but I'm thinking about changing the locks.

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Old 08-02-2013, 02:05 PM   #5
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I had a garden snake inside work before, but not the house... that I know of.
That would give me a jump start.
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The only "excitement" we have had around here is finding bumblebees sleeping on my cone flowers.

If I found a non-venomous snake, I would just carry it outside. I'm not sure what I would do about a venomous snake in the house, call someone I guess. But, we don't have venomous snakes in Quebec unless a massasauga rattlesnake migrates here from Ontario.
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:36 PM   #7
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If I ever again complain about a mouse in the house, somebody smack me!!
But if you had a snake, you wouldn't have mice in the house, Kayelle!

I like and appreciate snakes, probably not so much in my house. I've heard tales and seen pictures of whole nests of snakes in people's houses.

Wonder if there's such a thing as snake repellent.
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When I was a kid, my dad had a boa constrictor; he kept it in his army foot locker. I took the skin to school for show 'n tell. So I was never afraid of snakes. When I was in high school, a friend's boyfriend had a snake. Once, at a party at his house, I walked around with it wrapped around my waist. Fun times!
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Let me start by saying that we live in an old farmhouse. Matter of fact, I was raised in this house. It's a bit drafty and there are many avenues for critters to find their way in, despite my best efforts.
My daughter moved out yesterday to move into a new place with her fiance.
Whilst cleaning up the mess left behind in her room, what do we find but 2, count 'em, 2 snakes!
They were small (too small to eat) but it was enough to give Mrs Hoot the shivers.
I hate killin' black snakes as they do more good than harm, but these crossed the line, I am afraid.
We have had snakes in the house ever' now and then and every time I find the entry point and close it, seems like they find another.
So....what are y'all doin' for excitement these days?

You are giving me the shivers Hoot ! And now I'm looking down and in corners LOL
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When I was a kid, my dad had a boa constrictor; he kept it in his army foot locker. I took the skin to school for show 'n tell. So I was never afraid of snakes. When I was in high school, a friend's boyfriend had a snake. Once, at a party at his house, I walked around with it wrapped around my waist. Fun times!
I'm quite fond of snakes too. In high school biology I wore a large snake around the classroom and terrified the captain of the football team. He wasn't so macho about snakes.
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