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Old 06-02-2011, 06:07 PM   #1
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Default Idaho home infested with garter snakes

This is an incredible situation these people have faced. There's a video attached to the article. I've never seen anything like it. I wonder what causes it to happen?? It must be that the ecological environment in the area is out of whack, and there are no predators to thin out the snake population. These folks need some hawks nesting in the yard.

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Old 06-02-2011, 07:44 PM   #2
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They were more than likely hibernating together.
This briefly explains it. Garter Snakes
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When spring weather arrives, the snakes slowly come awake, some making short forays outside the den,
returning to the hibernaculum for the night to avoid the still-cold spring night temperatures above ground.
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:49 AM   #3
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I have heard of similar incidents occurring in ND/southern Canada; harmless but probably disturbing to the homeowners! IMHO, we need more snakes and fewer mice...
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:58 AM   #4
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There is an old home sight upon a hill in field that has long disappeared, all but the well.
I find the garter snakes return to that same spot year after year.
On another property I lifted what was left of a wooden cover off the well. It was LOADED slithering full of snakes just awakening for the year.
Just like the Indiana Jones movie. My friends eyeballs about dropped out and ran for the hills.
I figured they might have been in there
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:37 AM   #5
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I wouldn't mind a hibernaculum nearby but not in the house.
If that is a picture of the house, look at all that lawn. My husband's mother insists that she must keep short turf all around the house to keep snakes away as she lives surrounded by forest and water in Hot springs Village. She never lets anyone leave a door or window open even with screens. This would give her nightmares for sure.
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:44 AM   #6
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Just like what I was stating last week about why people feel the need to cut their grass around their home.
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