Living With Venomous Reptiles

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Living With Venomous Reptiles

Post by reptilist » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:35 am

This is a link to a PDF file available free for downloading/copying, etc...from the Tucson Herpetological Society.
It has some good information for desert dwellers regarding Rattlesnakes/Gila Monsters/Coral Snakes around the home.

http://tucsonherpsociety.org/LWVR.pdf

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Post by CactusGulch » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:41 am

Thanks!

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Post by cateyes » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:36 pm

Thank a lot! Very interesting reading and informative. Although now I'm scared of the idea of of a baby snake getting in my home! Would he leave on his own once he couldn't find anything to eat?

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Re: Living With Venomous Reptiles

Post by TradClimber » Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:03 pm

Welcome to the forum, Cateyes. Your question is problematic. I'm of the opinion the snake would be looking for food not a way out. However, while searching for food the snake could end up on the outside again. You're sort of throwing dice here and hoping you don't end up with snake eyes :)

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Re: Living With Venomous Reptiles

Post by Jerry Feldner » Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:40 pm

The best ways to keep snakes out of your house are:

A) Keep the outside doors closed

B) Check the weatherstripping at the bottom of the doors to insure a tight seal.

In over 15 years of doing snake removal and relocation. I have found two snakes in a house;
1) A Threadsnake (Leptotyphlops humilis which was in a house which had lousy weatherstripping. These snakes are tiny -http://www.reptilesofaz.org/Snakes-Subp ... milis.html

2) A Rattler (WDB - Crotalus atrox) which took up residence under the bed when the lady left the door open for hours so her little doggy could access the yard. http://www.reptilesofaz.org/Snakes-Subp ... atrox.html

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Re: Living With Venomous Reptiles

Post by LDMGOLD » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:19 pm

Hi Jerry:

Your name rings a bell with me. I worked with the Snake Alert program for the Apache Junction Unified School District for almost twenty years. I spent a bit of time with Jude McNally with Arizona Poison Control, at the University of Arizona Hospital. I have since retired from the school district. However, our Snake Alert program is still on line at the School District.

Jim Hatt was quite familiar with the program.

Tom K.

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Post by Jim Hatt » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:54 pm

LDMGOLD wrote:Jim Hatt was quite familiar with the program.
I sure was... Attended those lectures for several years in a row, in the late 80's and early 90's, driving all the way from Tonopah, AZ. (105 miles each way) just to attend them. I learned a lot about Arizona rattlesnakes from them too!

You can download the Snake Alert in PPS format at:
http://www.ajusd.org/depts/community_se ... rt2007.pps

Jim

<Whispered> BTW Tom... You know I have to wash my truck now thanks to you.(Private Joke) It's been about a year, I guess it is getting to be about time anyway. :mrgreen:

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Re: Living With Venomous Reptiles

Post by Apache Devil » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:13 pm

Those of you who are interested in reptiles should check out Herping With Dylan. http://www.herpingwithdylan.com/Default.aspx
It is a fun little site created and maintained by a young guy who makes very entertaining videos about his reptile adventures. Also, here is a video of me with a northern alligator lizard. http://www.facebook.com/#!/video/video. ... 0638428181

Oops, re-read this and just realized I was way off topic for this posting. Sorry.
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Re: Living With Venomous Reptiles

Post by Sandman » Thu May 20, 2010 6:39 am

Wear boots when doing yardwork, keep your eyes open and dont put your hands where you cant see. In over 30 years of living with rattlesnakes, I've never come close to getting bit by following these simple rules. Really, they are kinda shy creatures and dont really like to hang around humans.

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Re: Living With Venomous Reptiles

Post by gordon c. snelling » Thu May 27, 2010 8:49 am

Does being married count??

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