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#6158095 - 02/14/18 06:08 PM Water snakes
swampdonkey Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/19/10
Posts: 44
Loc: massachusetts
I was recently asked about removing water snakes...Has anyone ever dealt with this ? and are there and certain methods ?


Edited by swampdonkey (02/14/18 06:08 PM)
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#6158159 - 02/14/18 06:52 PM Re: Water snakes [Re: swampdonkey]
EatenByLimestone Offline
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Registered: 10/01/11
Posts: 105
Loc: Schenectady, NY
I caught one and moved it further down the lake a few years ago. It wasn't a job, just happened to be there and too many people were around and excited. The snake would have met a shovel or something. It wasn't hurting anybody.

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#6158164 - 02/14/18 06:53 PM Re: Water snakes [Re: swampdonkey]
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 2827
Loc: Lower Alabama (Daleville)
There are quite a few snake removal threads in the ADC Archives forum https://trapperman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/forums/17/1/Animal_Damage_Control_Archive. One is at https://trapperman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1228960/First_snake_call.html#Post1228960. Many more can be found using the SEARCH feature of the forum.
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#6158800 - 02/15/18 12:14 PM Re: Water snakes [Re: swampdonkey]
traprjohn Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 7171
Loc: Central NC
good advice so far...I would add that I've successfully used Cahaba Snake Trap as well a smaller homemade version using downspout material.

FWIW, I watched a rat snake go into a Cahaba in my very own house, when I got up at 2am to P.

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#6159026 - 02/15/18 05:36 PM Re: Water snakes [Re: swampdonkey]
swampdonkey Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/19/10
Posts: 44
Loc: massachusetts
Yes...I believe i will try these traps when the times comes.... Thank You ! cool
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#6159109 - 02/15/18 06:49 PM Re: Water snakes [Re: swampdonkey]
Budfish Offline
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Registered: 09/05/10
Posts: 544
Loc: Des Allemands, Louisiana


Edited by Budfish (02/15/18 06:51 PM)

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#6160393 - 02/17/18 07:22 AM Re: Water snakes [Re: swampdonkey]
bob pake Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/28/10
Posts: 50
Loc: southern ont. canada
How do you get a snake into a snake trap??? Location only ???

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#6160673 - 02/17/18 12:34 PM Re: Water snakes [Re: swampdonkey]
BigBob Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 14166
Loc: St. Louis Co, Mo
I once used a Mouse nest from my wood pile in the back of the cage trap for a large Black Rat Snake. Worked.
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#6160741 - 02/17/18 01:59 PM Re: Water snakes [Re: swampdonkey]
TRapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1292
Loc: Central IA
Personally i like the snake meeting a shovel method
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#6161030 - 02/17/18 07:06 PM Re: Water snakes [Re: swampdonkey]
warrior Offline
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Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 6576
Loc: Georgia
Water snakes readily enter minnow/eel traps. If the body of water allows bait for minnows (dry cat food in a bag hung in trap) and the snakes will come for the minnows. Suspend trap with a portion above water for live catch.

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#6161066 - 02/17/18 07:36 PM Re: Water snakes [Re: swampdonkey]
Budfish Offline
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Registered: 09/05/10
Posts: 544
Loc: Des Allemands, Louisiana
if in a little water, use crawfish in the trap for bait. if not, use chicken eggs, or quail eggs, or rats / mice.

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#6161196 - 02/17/18 10:55 PM Re: Water snakes [Re: TRapper]
AJE Online   content
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Registered: 01/22/16
Posts: 3114
Loc: WI - Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: TRapper
Personally i like the snake meeting a shovel method
Sometimes the snake is too fast or sneaky.
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#6172525 - 02/27/18 06:54 PM Re: Water snakes [Re: AJE]
varmintshooter Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/17/08
Posts: 1029
Loc: NE North Carolina
I used to catch them commercially. Tongs and hunting them at night is very effective.

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