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  • Snake Rescue

    This has happened too many times and I will have to stop using bird netting...

    The new summer door for the shed is now snake proof!

    BTW, this little thing was extremely feisty. Even after being rescued it stayed put, curling up and rising like a cobra-wanabe striking out multiple times like I was the enemy.
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    Frank Tallahasee 8B
    North Florida Figs

  • #2
    Frank,

    You can still use netting you just need different netting. They have netting that has maybe 3/8? mesh and snakes would not get caught in it. Hershell bought two 1500 foot rolls of it from my commercial BB friend to keep his birds out.
    Cutting sales have ended for the season. Plant sales will start March 1 at 8 eastern time. If it is still too cold in your area I can hold your plants till a date of your choosing.

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    • #3
      Good info, Wills. Thanks.
      Frank Tallahasee 8B
      North Florida Figs

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      • Hershell
        Hershell commented
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        I have plenty if you want some. And I mean plenty

      • FMD
        FMD commented
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        Thanks Hershell, I make take you up on the offer later this summer when the birds start feasting.

    • #4
      Way to go on saving the snake Frank. That was a Big Man move and I'm guessing it took a good amount of time and effort to do so. You realy are Dr Feel Good. You gave me something to feel good about for the rest of the day!
      Many thanks

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      • FMD
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        Thanks Chris. I wish more people would think twice before reflexively killing snakes.
        It didn't take all that long, though since I've had practice and have assembled the proper tools.
        The snake was lucky I found it before it baked in the sun.

    • #5
      Is that a black snake?
      https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
      SE PA
      Zone 6

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      • FMD
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        It is a black snake indeed but they have many sub-species. This one belongs to the feisty, take no BS species. Can you imagine a little thing like that standing up to a 150 lb ugly beast...ie me

    • #6
      Wow! I not like snake. Here only garden snake. I wish we had anaconda to eat all rabbit that keep destroying my farm and flowers. I just plant many pots of flower for wife mother day and rabbit are eating flower! I try spray but smell like someone make diarrhea in Italian kitchen.
      Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
      1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
      2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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      • rusty hooks
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        TMI........not about the wabbits either

        you need a good recipe for rabbit...

    • #7
      Looks like a black snake. I get them too. They are quite feisty, and while they are nonpoisonous, they are very aggressive and will bite. They are territorial and will hibernate under your house. I had one live under mine for three years, before I caught him.
      Ray in Columbia, SC Zone 8

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      • #8
        It was probably scared after being trapped in the netting. Maybe why it was striking. Nice job saving it though. Probably eats lots of mice that would otherwise be feeding on your fig trees.
        Jeff in 6a

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        • Chrisk
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          Thumbs up Jeff!

      • #9
        I make sure my yard is inviting to snakes and hope they will come and stay! !!

        First I love shakes, they are awesome. Second, they are great to have in the yard. .. GREAT TO HAVE! !!

        Way to go Frank. ... Way to go.
        Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

        “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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        • #10
          Snakes are a gardener's friend
          Ed
          SW PA zone 6a

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          • #11
            Snakes are a gardener's friend
            Ed
            SW PA zone 6a

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            • #12
              They're not all aggressive. One day I was looking for my dog and I stuck my head under my porch. It was too dark to see anything so I stayed there until my eyes adjusted. Then I looked around, didn't see a dog. Just as I was about to leave I saw this big snake head inches from my nose. He was a large, black snake standing about 2' off the ground. Since he didn't bite I left him alone. He was easily big enough to eat a squirrel.
              Bob C. KC, MO Zone 6a. Wanted: Martineca Rimada, Galicia Negra, Fioroni Ruvo, De La Reina - Pons, Tauro, BFF, Sefrawi, Sbayi, Mavra Sika , Fillaciano Bianco, Corynth, Souadi, Acciano Purple, LSU Tiger, LSU Red, Cajun Gold, BB-10 any great tasting fig

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              • #13
                You can say that twice Ed!!!! Lol
                Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

                “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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                • #14
                  You can say that twice Ed. Lol
                  Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

                  “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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                  • eboone
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                    I got an error message after posting the first time. But worth saying x2.

                • #15
                  Good job! I lost a couple of snakes to bird netting as well. And man do they stink after a few days. My solution was chicken wire at ground level and bird netting above. No more dead snakes. I saved one, all the others were DOA. Here is a picture of a tiny one that was living in a hole under my driveway. Notice the cigarette butt in the foreground for size reference. The hole was about the size of a dime.
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                  Phil
                  Zone 7A - Newark, DE; Zone 8A - Wilmington, NC;

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