US gov't to air-drop toxic mice on Guam snakes

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  1. momrids6

    momrids6 JUSTICE FOR JENNIFER

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  3. 21merc7

    21merc7 New Member

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    Fascinating that the snakes will eat something already dead. Most do not, they chase something live.

    Sort of similar to the mothball method of ridding your yard of green garter snakes. When they crawl over them they get woosey, as if drunk, and then you run over them with the lawn mower. Gross but effective.
     
  4. STANDREID

    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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    I wondered about them eating something dead too.

    Regarding garter snakes in my yard, I have no problem with that. I found one once that, I think, the feral cat (my mascot) that hangs around my house killed and ate part of. She claims my properly so I feed her when she is around.
     
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    Good. I hate snakes. I hope it works.
     
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    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    Good. Invasive species can wipe out indigenous animals and plants.
     
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    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    you had me all the way up to the lawnmower :eek:

    Love garters in my yard, they discourage the other less appealing (to me) pests.
     
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    agreed, we've all seen how well that works out (thinking of Florida and the python invasion most recently)
     
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    I didn't like it. I was living (so embarrassing to say) a trailer park at that time. The owner required us to keep the grass mowed and the snakes from the creek out of the yard. It was his method, I was 19 and stupid, didn't know what else to do. The black snakes I just waited for another neighbor to do something about. I wasn't going near them.
     

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