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The Villages Florida Snake Situation: Hi David, I came across your website while searching info on how to get rid of snakes form your property. We live in Lake County, the Leesburg area. We recently moved into a house which is close to a wood lot. just recently, about two weeks ago, we spotted a Gartner snake at the bottom of our entrance concrete stairs, underneath the slabbed bottom area. My husband moved the snake back into the woods. However, about a week after, the snake was again sitting underneath the slabs, hiding to one side. It was again sushed back into the woods. And I saw it moving back from the slabs back to the woods this morning again. I am really afraid as I have two young boys who love to play outside and 2nd it seems like a habitual think for the snake to come underneath those slabs and I am more afraid that there might be a snake nest there. I couldn't find any help here, could you please advise what should I do and how could I get rid of this snake and ensure we don't get this trouble again. I know living beside a wood lot comes with this problem, I really regret this decision. Please advise at your earliest possible. Thank you, Preate
Hi there! First let me say I love your site, it seems you care and understand animals. We have a "normal" house and yard and garden here in The Villages. We don't use pesticides, bug killers (except for ant mounds found on the driveway or sidewalk), herbicides etc. We do have ducks and they do lay eggs. Recently we've had no eggs but I chalked it up to season/cycle as I've read they can sometimes go through that. We have a lot of black racers and love them. We say hi when we see them and welcome them as pest control. The other day we saw a yellow rat (snake), middle of the day, at our pond getting a drink. We were so excited, thought it was so cool and have never seen one in our yard before! We haven't seen it since, either. It was a big one! So my question stems from the info above....
1) Could the yellow rat snake get in my duck coop and eat their eggs? (I know they love bird eggs but I mean get in with 4 ducks in there, middle of the night, get the eggs, and get out?)
2) If so, how big would the opening have to be?
3) Do they hunt/eat all day, night, morning? We usually get eggs laid overnight and collect them first thing in the AM but saw the snake out mid-day.
Thank you for any assistance in this matter! Just trying to figure out the why of the 3 ducks not giving us eggs. - Jen
My response: I guess a Yellow Rat Snake might eat chicken eggs. They would need about a 1-inch opening. They are more active at night.
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For more information on The Villages snake removal, identifying snakes of Lake County Florida, or general snake help, browse this site, or go to Snake Removal - How to Get Rid of Snakes home page. I wish you good luck with your The Villages snake problem!