Copperhead problems

Brent460

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My in-laws bought their first place out in the country. It's not heavily wooded by any stretch on their property and for the most part keep the grass fairy low. Any ideas on how to try and keep them away? Any ideas on where to possibly find a nest/den?
 

Mitch

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Hooved animals kind of deter snakes as a whole. Or, that has been my experience.

I have killed 2 copperheads in Flower Mound in the middle of town, so, it's not just the country.
 

Mitch

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You can also build snake traps. Basically a sticky trap.
 

OleCoot

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Cats and or dogs will kill them. Cats team up and take turns swiping at the snake..kinda fun to watch. Dogs usually get bit but its not life threatening. We just found a good size coral snake dead in the front yard, killed by our dogs. Another time they found a copperhead in front of my shop. Damn thing came inside for me to kill. Copperheads are all over Texas..
 
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Brent460

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Ok. We've found 6 snakes within the last couple weeks mostly juveniles. Not super worried about my kids but my nephew is 2 so you know he's a solid listener. LOL! We will have chickens about patrolling the property before long. We have 5 and the in laws will have 12 shortly. I hope that will take care of it. My chickens love snakes.
 

Monstercrawler

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Our chickens keep them ran off for the most part. If it's a big fat chicken snake they act like the world is ending and start screaming for their lives.

Our so called pond attracts water moccasins but I enjoy taking them out with the shot gun on my daily ride around.

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snick

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The only plus side to having ferral hogs around, they eat them like candy.
The opening to most dens will face southwest. Gas them in the early spring on a mild day to drive them out to catch them. Run them yearly to lower the population but do not destroy the den or they will make a new one that is harder to find. They like rocky areas the most little caves and what not. The enterace will be smooth with no vegetation around it.
I'll try to get a pic of what one looks like tomorrow for ya.