Quickest way to kill a snake????

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  1. brittvan22 profile image80
    brittvan22posted 8 years ago

    Quickest way to kill a snake????

    Also need preventative suggestions on keeping them away!!!

    1. Fancy Poet Girl profile image78
      Fancy Poet Girlposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Boiled eggs will kill snakes, sounds weird I know

  2. lisavollrath profile image90
    lisavollrathposted 8 years ago

    I live in the city, so the quickest way to be rid of a snake is to call animal control, and get someone with a long lasso pole and a canvas bag to come and tote it away.

    As for prevention, trim back the vegetation around the house, seal any cracks around the base of the house, and remove the sources of food (usually, mice and rats). There are commercial snake repellents made of fox urine, or you can soak rags in ammonia, and place them where snakes seem to be nesting.

    1. brittvan22 profile image80
      brittvan22posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh Dear God thank you LISAVOLLRATH, I almost had an internal explosion.. I will heed all of this, too bad I'm in Mayberry and they don't have animal control, guess I'll find the nearest Bubba and have him get rid of it thanks!! Missing the city bad..

    2. lisavollrath profile image90
      lisavollrathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Very welcome. I have small, harmless snakes in my garden, but they still make me scream an ugly word whenever they wriggle up out of whatever I'm digging. If you're in the sticks, there must be a Bubba who will take yours off your hands.

  3. ILoveLegosToo profile image84
    ILoveLegosTooposted 8 years ago

    We lived next to a field and when I was mowing the lawn as a kid, I ran over my fair share of snakes.  They didn't had a chance and I never saw them until it was too late.

    1. brittvan22 profile image80
      brittvan22posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      There is a field directly behind my home, so I can relate.

  4. handymanbill profile image79
    handymanbillposted 8 years ago

    I like a garden hoe. It keeps them at a distance. If you have a lot of stone walls, uncut grass and woods then you will have snakes. Snakes are not really good to kill because they eat mice and rats, there by keeping the population down.

    1. brittvan22 profile image80
      brittvan22posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Its the woods part. See we have cats, but they are lazy and like to play with stuff instead of killing it.. I blame my sister, she has them thinking they are human.

  5. connorj profile image72
    connorjposted 8 years ago


    Initiate a controlled/prescribed burn of your property if that indeed can be an option. We once owned 4 acres that we eventually built a house/ranch on. So I arranged for a prescribed burn by our local forestry agency. There was no charge and it yielded 8 crispy snakes; namely, 1 coral snake and 3 rattle snakes and 4 good snakes. The significant spin off was the burning off of biomass acted like fertilizer and the grasses came back in a more deep green and grew in so dense it seemed to take care of any weed inception...

  6. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 8 years ago

    first thing, run into yr house, lock the door, close the windows, close any ventilation holes and call the animal control

  7. Caveman Etris profile image63
    Caveman Etrisposted 8 years ago

    This is a sick, stupid and cruel question that only an idiot would ask and dumb careless people give an answer to. You should not be killing anything. Snakes are part of the ecosystem and are trying to exist in a world being destroyed by evil humans. Those who kill wildlife should be killed. Snakes are just another species trying to survive. Like many other animals worldwide, snakes are dying off in regions because of humans destroying habitats, polluting, creating fires, rounding up and killing snakes for profit and collecting them to sell. Posting questions like yours is promoting the execution of wildlife.

    1. girlgamers profile image76
      girlgamersposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      While I wholeheartedly agree with the statement that no animal should be killed, especially when it's in it's own native habitat, your statement it worded to where people may, and probably do, take offence.  Call someone to relocate it!

  8. alexanderwhite199 profile image61
    alexanderwhite199posted 8 years ago

    Take a shovel or hoe and cut its head off.  If its not poisonous leave it  alone it can't hurt you. As for keeping them away, there really isn't any, sorry.


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