black snake that eats rattlesnakes

Matt and Betsy are passionate about living naturally and building a like-minded community focused on the sustainable lifestyle. First snakes of the Spring! Even in defense, the snake that escapes without biting has a much greater chance than the biter. If so, what have you done that successfully kept them away? Lemongrass bunches can get really large, so you’ll want to keep an eye on it. A snake that eats other snakes is known as an ‘ophiophagic’ snake. Some species, such as the scarlet kingsnake, Mexican milk snake, and red milk snake, have coloration and patterning that can cause them to be confused with the highly venomous coral snakes. Sept. 7 2011 Rogers,AR, Black racer snakes are the most scariest snakes from the family of Florida’s snakes. I believe I was the first human he’d ever seen and he wasn’t afraid. In most cases, they will slither away if you go near them. It was eventually convinced to ‘move on and out’.It then climbed a nearby tree and INTO the bluebird nesting box! It moved so fast. But you can, over time, learn to identify their likely favorite spots, and perhaps learn to coexist? I have seen evidence of both black rats and garters this year, all babies. I have 2 house birds which is the concern besides the yuck factor. Black rat snakes are typically black on top with a faint hint of white between some of the scales. Behind my garage way behind the woods. Feel bad Man, that thing was huge. I pray he is not anywhere on my car to crawl on the inside. A black snake I wouldn’t mind snakes on my property but I love my kitty’s and they love eating mice. If they are eaten, the venom causes no harm. Which black snakes are you referring to? These are generally accepted by ranchers and farmers because they eat other snakes including venomous ones. I have no idea where it is now, but don’t feel very comfortable about the prospect of sleeping with it in the house. They can come through very tiny openings, so you should inspect cabinets, plumbing holes, and anywhere else a snake might get in from your attic or crawlspace. I recently went to my 3rd story attic for holiday decorations and found black snake skin shedded in various areas; also, rat droppings! So far, it’s been pretty respectful, to take off and stay away if we’re out. “You might see them on the ground, but … Saw a four foot black snake at the foot of my neighbor’s driveway today. I’ve come in to find a two-foot long snake climbing the inside front door frame. I can’t have it eating the eggs hurting my chickens or startling them. Please follow the law. Black snakes don’t want to hurt you. I never see one without the other. We couldn’t figure out a way to transport it out safely without getting bitten so we had to kill it. I know there are many types of “black snakes” but, I panicked and didn’t get to see the whole snake. A little olive oil and some patience released the tired snake into the front yard. A few years back I went to the coop in the morning and found a 5’ black snake in the coop. After all, the title is misleading otherwise. Then he explored the area a little. All rights reserved. Please instill in your children a respect for wildlife so that they will neither fear nor harass any animal. Is it outside or inside and how do I catch him? Thanks in advance for your advice… , Fed up in Florida. @rita- rita snakes do not bite their pray and leave them there they swallow them whole so I do not think there is a snake in ur house but if u start to see poop that are the size of those huge vitamin pills then I would call a professional and have it removed properly. LeeAnn- snakes don’t hoarde dog food, but mice and rats will. I know there might be extenuating circumstances but if there’s any way to make it work, she should come in. Debra recently started an organic herb farm in the mountains of Western North Carolina. I can’t even look at pictures of them without my heart racing. I am talking about the Texas indigo snake. And, thank you for introducing your daughter to snakes in a safe and positive way! Then she rested. It was a beautiful color. Does anyone know?? I seen black snakes before but none acted like this. Eventually he will probably be released, but in a very rural area as our area isn’t safe – too many people. Frankly, I’d rather have a snake than mice but am mildly freaked out at the thought of it! This morning I found the snake coiled up and resting quietly on to top edge. I let live because i dont like to kill wildlife but OMG!!!! seldom eat snakes. thank you Snakes can be beneficial, but sometimes dangerous. Did you figure out how that snake got inside? When dealing with creatures of all shapes and sizes, we recommend checking with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service office in your area. I live in Southeast Nebraska and for the first time was going out to my vehicle that is parked underneath the canopy where my vehicle is parked and I live in a very rural Countryside Village little town and as I’m getting into my vehicle I look on the side of my shead and on the woeod is a 3 1/2- 4 foot black rat snake in a curved position sitting still so I took a pic and that was it i left the Creator alone did not want to startle it but as I read more upon it I think I’m just going to let him be especially if he can keep the barn swallows and rodent mice away! Good article! I didn’t want to kill it but if I can’t catch and release that’s what will have to happen. I assume that the first was a female and the second a male–in heated pursuit! Thanks for sharing that, Hal! Ignorant comments like the majority of the ones on here solidify that — people are too stupid to understand that both spiders and snakes are their friends. Let them live and help keep the real pests, mice, out. I live near Lynchburg va. and was helping a neighbor cut his grass when I saw a black snake and then a small baby snake. Thank you for your comment! The longest recorded indigo snake was nearly 8½ feet long. Snakes can get though any opening, no matter how small. Snakes love frogs! DIY Natural™ is a trademark of The Jabs Group, LLC. Smaller snakes are less likely to eat birds but if they are easy prey they will try and feed on birds. I want to get rid of them not only because of my fear but because I think that these snakes have attacked birds’ nests out of the trees in my yard. If they do bite you guess what, you’ll live. This morning i was spraying for insects around the trailor and is saw a snake skin going under the tralor. Set humane traps with eggs but next day saw a small dried up mouse in front of one trap but no snake in trap. It’s the first time in 15 years I’ve seen a snake close to my house. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Hi I was working in my basement and moved an old suitcase and a large black snake looked out, I went back up the steps very quickly and shut the light off. my friend house in wa Australia may be have had snake and mouse in her house lopsided can you please help what is your phone number Oh my goodness. One of the most common snake repellents you’ll find is naphthalene. I throw moth balls under the AC unit. My encounter with the black snake was when my dog was barking and she was in the pen with the pony and she started barking really bad so I went to look to see what it was and it was a black snake curled up and yeah it was around five and a half to 6 feet long and only thing I had was the water hose I got it out with water it worked just fine he went his way we went ours.. My brothers family was recently awaken by their three dogs barking like crazy at 4 am in their living room. Any suggestions? Adult snakes may grow to 11′ feet (3.4 m) in length. Glad no one was hurt. I found one about the same size on a glue trap in the basement. These snakes are pretty easy to spot because of their large size and black or dark brown coloration. Our black snake continues to be spotted in the yard, but not the chipmunks. How/is, there a way to make sure this does’nt happen again? I had the bilco door open for about 2 hours and when closing it for the night I found a black rat snake on the 2nd step. At first we never saw any snakes. p.s. I decided to take pictures and make a movie of his movements. Just because you can do something does not mean you should; use your intellect. They also eat moles, voles, insects and some can even go after fish. Equipped with powerful venom, large fangs and a noisy rattle to dissuade potential predators, rattlesnakes seem well protected from most threats. I saw a black snake in my house. The belly was silver with yellow spots near the head underneath. I walked all around it and it never moved until I tried to pull it from under the flowers with the shovel. black snakes are your friend..id have 100 of them if i could …will they kill or drive away copperhead or rattlers i do not know but i have had none of them on my n/e tn mtn top….one that i have ranges all over a 30 acre range and i am ok with it…it can not kill or hurt me or my dogs so i am ok with it…i have picked up mine a few times safely and moved it.i do not know of a cave in my area so i think that is the reason no deadly snakes so far. Also a pair of pants had fallen in the floor in the closet and there was yellow stuff all over them?? We’ve de-clawed cats but never front and back. Any recommendations? I know most of these creatures are harmless and can be beneficial to have around your home but I really would prefer that they remain outside. Today we again have two blacksnakes out near the building and caught one other got away. Black snake bodies are black, with the exception of a white chin, scaled, and can measure anywhere between 42 to 72 inches long. Anything near structures, like mulch, shrubs, wood piles, etc., may harbor snakes or their food sources. really i need suggestions. They are remarkable that they can adapt to all the changes we make to their home, claim it as our territory and kill them. How can I keep them away from the birds nests? – If you’re determined, the next step would be a snake fence. Each time was when I was messing with the snake and I don’t blame them a bit. How can I find it in the house? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the Today’s Homeowner community! I live in Florida in a wooded area and in a trailer. Snakes are my biggest fear. They were wrapped together in the tree and when they came down one went one way and the ohter back under the outdoor fireplace But now I m concerned I will have little baby snakes. That makes my story even weirder. The chances of actually dying from a rattlesnake's venomous snake bite are very slim. Some one please help me.. Black-tailed rattlesnakes are venomous snakes. One reader mentioned keeping mice away will deter snakes. Sometimes it is really bad, other times I don’t smell it at all. Cut and come again lettuce is popular but did you know this gardening method works for growing many other vegetables during fall and winter? We wonder what attraction that black snake had to bring another one. Is it possible that the snake ate my dog???? I lnow it is probably hunting the group of Bofu frogs that hang out catching insects under my spotlight. THIS year we have a LOT of mole holes, and right up close to my house. Today there was a racer snake making its way diagonally through my chain link fence. If harassed, it will produce a foul-smelling musk that serves to deter predators. Plant some around the perimeter of your home or garage as a snake repellent. Those frogs can poison my dogs! I’m going crazy. However, some of the most dangerous predators of rattlesnakes are other snakes. I called for help and my neighbors can. (b) Should I call a professional exterminator or herpetologist to expel these snakes from my garage? I live in the forest and have a garden i just seen a very large black snake i have 3 girl, if i catch him and walk him into the forest will he come back? This adult ringneck was near to drowning. Who is going to go out there to take out the trash? These animals are a natural heritage we must preserve for future generations to purposefully cause their demise is failing our children, ourselves, and our creator. The whole time I watch it while I was trying to put our dog inside the house there were drops of clear liquid or venom dripping out of the snakes mouth. My daughter was in the bathroom today and much to our surprise there was a black snake…BIG BLACK SNAKE….crawling up the outside wall….he was on the window at the bathroom….about the size of a half dollar and at least 5 foot long….We where so scared….Hope he will not hurt any of us but wanted to leave him alone…I had no idea a snake could climb a wall…. Don’t get those old sissy cats that sit on your lap, you need a couple of ‘barnies’ (barn cats)…they will quickly reduce your rodent population…when the food is gone, so are the snakes! I did just that and then took out time to Goole as I seen it again today just crossing over. I have been having probs with voles eating the roots in my garden…so I dearly want this big boy to hang around. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Your comment about them being beautiful harmless snake is about the craziest thing is ever heard. 1 hour). We see no other holes. Natural controls. RE: Snakes in the house – we had a small hole in our foundation where the wires come in from the AC compressors. I found baby snakes obviously just born in a drawer in my house in a room I hardly go in. We are helping to raise a 5 yr old and I don’t want her bit. In the court yard around my trees and door. But as for your question about Snake-Away, it’s a snake repellent product. He was either hunting or basking . If provoked further, it may coil, shake its tail, and snap at its attacker. I don’t lije snake but I believe in bad luck on black snake. When I opened my garage to try and run over it I noticed there was another one already in my garage. I have two small dogs but we don’t bother the snakes and they have never in 12 years bothered us. There was a hole by my water heater. Carmen: I have never heard of a snake hibernating in a hose! We have had no mice or rats and never saw the snakes at all this summer .I think the skins were left when they came out of hibernation last Spring. Younger snakes might have slight patterning. Recently my son-in-law reported that there are some snakes (black in color) in my garage. Black snakes are just as afraid of you as you are of them. We opened the crawl space to check it out, and found it FULL of GIANT black snakes! TOOK TWO LARGE BLACK/RAT SNAKES 1.5 MILES AWAY WILL THEY RETURN. Stop being so afraid of them! My husband has killed two very lengthy black snakes in our back yard, one got away a couple of times but came back over and over and finally he was able to kill him, and then he killed another just a few days afterward, and now today we saw another one in the back yard in which crawled back into the wood before my husband could get to him, what is making these snakes come into our yard this year, we have been here for about 9 years and have never seen anything like this ? We have since put a screen over opening.]. I’m not used to this type of environment or living style and I’m 21 years old so I am still slightly irrationally neurotic. Any ideas? These guys are usually nice, but this little dude is feisty with a fiery temper. Lillington NC. i heard if u kill a black snake bad luck will come to you. My husband has disposed of a rattle snake and copperhead and a water moccasin in the last year. Coral Snake. Was hoping went back to sleep, and had help today to remove the suitcase and take it outside. It is found in products like Snake-A-Way. Went to lowes & got snake away. In other areas of the country, snakes will eat animals like rabbits, nutria and other rodents that may be destructive to homes and crops. DIY Natural is about rediscovering the traditional value of doing things yourself, doing them naturally, and enjoying the benefits. It gets to be over 6 to 7 feet long. I was outside for a while and went inside for about five minutes. Small snakes can enter openings as small as 1/4 inch, so they absolutely could come in around a drain hose! Diet: Mostly eat rodents, lizards, birds and bird eggs. Black snakes are more scarier than you are. Chicken snakes eat chicken eggs What Kinds Of Snakes Eat Chickens? Does this mean the snake is under the tralor? It has a mostly black head and a body with a triangular cross section. The largest snake in Massachusetts, the black rat snake grows up to 101”. I called the animal control and when i came back it was gone. That’s quite a broad scope but there are many subspecies to include! They are normally very passive creatures, shying away from danger and confrontation. (Find them all here.) There is both woods and a pond in behind my home and my uncle complained of water moccasins while fishing, I never went back. “Black Rat Snakes are a very common snake in Ohio,” says Amanda Dalton a Naturalist at Hueston Woods State Park. so i’m a believer, Port st lucie Florida has so many today 29 th march it have three at our front door tataking sunshine. They both wanted to kill it….so I had to put my foot down. 3 days ago, I saw a black snake crawling behind the dry wall in my garage. I don’t know if birds will use the box again. TH community members helping other TH community members — we love it. Today when i went to sit on the toilet i felt a cold touch and saw a black snake “with yellow belly” trying make his way out through my legs. I find the babies in the late spring which are gray with mottled markings…kinda similar to a copperhead but not the right coloring….they quickly turn all black as they mature. We also have NEVER had a problem with mice or rats. Actually, any type of ratsnake, and other snake species vibrate their tails in the exact same manner, and for the exact same reason, as rattlesnakes vibrate their tails & thus their rattles. Thanks for the comments and questions! We have plenty of lizards, seen a couple of dead mice (from the cat), but first time seeing a snake. So we took the one we caught 5 miles. All and all there was 3 of them. How to avoid them entering into our backyard.Unfortunately there is a common place where there is a bush area which was not taken care by our HOA. ), no problems. About a week later it happened again. Its name comes from the varying shades of blue-black — or indigo — it displays along the rear half of its body, though such coloration does not usually appear until the snake … We have a lot of Black snakes, but also poisonous Copperheads, Cottonmouths, Timber Rattlesnakes, Pygmy Rattlesnakes, and more. I wish I could have one instead of a cat for mouse control, but have not got there yet. I just have an issue with it being around at night. I think they think they are something to play with. I closed the bilco door for the night and trapped the snake in the stairway area between the regular door and the bilco door. Came home today from vacation and my husband found a very large black snake on our screen enclosed pool deck. I ran and got a shovel and when I got back they started unraveling I was able to hit 2 but the others moved so fast and in the name of their namesake they raced like hell out of here. I am wondering if the black snake I’ve been observing more frequently lately is waiting somehow to eat the turtle eggs or the little hatched turtles. I am now thinking it was a racer. I’d rather have to catch a mouse once a year than be unexpectedly freaked out by these over-3-foot things that may or may not bite my kids! A snake’s prey has to be small enough, relatively, to be swallowed whole. My philosophy toward these little fellows – let them live. Of course, I’m sure we will. At first I thought it might be the tortoise. The copperhead at the Smithsonian's National Zoo eats mice and rats. I lost track of him while planting other bushes, but I think he might be checking out the garage. I didn’t know snakes could climb. I HATE SNAKES!!!!! Be aware that the scent of naphthalene is very pungent and can linger for weeks and even months. The order of the snakes’ vibrantly colored band patterns can be easily confused. Sadness. I grew up playing with snakes. Snakes are creepy, but I believe much more healthy to have around than mice and other rodents, which can definitely cause illness. You put it around the perimeter of your yard, and supposedly snakes will not want to cross it. I’m trying to be mindful and considerate of nature. So rat poison stay down since I don’t have any pets at this time. On the East side of my home, adjacent to a low lying vacant lot, filled with water, under my hibiscus bush I found a 3.5 foot black snack with a 18” water moccasin in its mouth. And if you see them, enjoy their presence. I mean i almost got bitten and we have kids in the house it would have been a different a case If it was my kid brother who’s only 8 years old. I thought I got bit by a spider and have been hurting a little and stared to get sick to my stomach.Then today as I was getting my laundry together I noticed a black snake in my bedroom.Could this be what bit me and should I go to the hospital, Today right now I’m having a snake in our house Hey you guys listen up! Gary, thanks for your feedback about needing more specific information on how to deal with a black snake. I was freaked. Adults are mostly black, with a white throat, and juveniles are mottled grey. I think of the snakes as good neighbors. She came up to me and climbed onto my left arm. What kind of prey a snake eats primarily depends on the size of the snake. I found a lethargic Northern Water Snake about 20 feet uphill from a creek in a wilderness area about 30 miles from our Kentucky farm on April 4. Hate snakes. I know they are good snakes that kill rodents and such so I wouldn’t dream of killing one. Again, made out of 1/4″ hardware cloth, 36 inches tall with 6 inches of it buried in the ground. 1-2 maybe but 4-5 is way too many!!! You all are truly sad. Ever since we have lived here (15 yrs) in Lee’s Hill, Sposylvania Co., VA, I have smelled a foul odor in the warm months when I work or even walk by the flower bed in front of our deck and even walking on the deck. Otherwise he’s very sweet – not sure if he’d survive taking on the snake if he encountered it, though he’s taken on mice and won, and downed a bird once. you should replace them every 6 months or so. When I’m elsewhere and there’s a unwanted black snake I take it and release on my land from which the go away from lack of food. I tried to kill it, but it was too fast and ran into the woods behind my house. suggestion? True or not, they work to keep snakes at bay. My daughter saw a 4 foot black snake in our yard and I simply scooped it up with a snow shovel and moved it to my fire wood stack far away from our house. omg 2 days ago we had a black racer in between the screen and window of our Florida home. Head shape like black racer picture above (but this was a really small snake). But yesterday I saw it in my backyard, slivering very quickly along side my house and down the bank. My wife was all set to trim them, but now that job is falling to me. We have had our house about four years and have had several snake encounters. It had yellow stripes under its neck, but rest of underbelly was white. I get black snakes in my garage, crawl space and attic all the time. What if it gets in the house? I discovered a snake skin in our basement and found a live black rat snake in our garage yesterday. When adult these snakes are either brown, grey (silver), or black. The thing is, it was not afraid of me at all! The milk snake is commonly 1.5- … The dorsal portion of the snake is mostly black with red bands emerging from the ventral (belly) side of the snake. So do you think it is hibernating in the basement/attic or since it is in the house it is active year round? It’s thought that snakes think the oils will melt the scales, so they stay away from them. Do black snakes kill each other..we saw 2 mating one day and a few days later found one dead and the other one about a foot away…didn’t know of one was a female or was it 2 males and one killed the other…saw no blood or cuts on dead snake. There are holes and easy access points where they could come in but, I am renting this trailer and do not have the financial means to be blocking these animals out. 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