WARNING: Again today, I’ll be talking about that snake that I keep “finding”, so if you want to skip today’s post, I’ll understand.
About 50 feet from the little red shed is where I first encountered the 6′ black snake. First I must tell you that in order to enter the equipment room you walk through the door to the little red shed. And visa versa to exit once the garage door is closed. While moving items from the room built onto the side of the little red shed I was observing the mess inside the little red shed caused by the ongoing renovations. And I noticed this in the upper right corner of the shed……
Yea, a little unsettling. But we continued to go about out work all the while keeping an eye on that thing in the corner.
A little later I noticed this….
That is one big snake!
I know there are bigger snakes elsewhere, like the jungles of South America or the zoo, but still……
I don’t like the idea that this thing is living where I store my stuff.
So anyway, knowing that where there is one, there are usually two. So Boo and I kept looking until we found the “other” one. We only found the tail, but it was there none the less.
(Sorry about the image quality! I went to get my other lens for the rabbit and when I returned the “tail” was gone.)
Eventually, as we continued to observe the room, we found another snake shed. This one was from head….
The thing is that the evening before this Boo and I were in that building moving boxes in the corner below where we found the snake. And I know those snake sheds weren’t there then. So either those snakes slithered in sometime during the night or they were in there when Boo and I were in there. And that really gives me the creeps!
I don’t know for sure if it is the same two snakes, but we have been seeing black rat snakes here on a regular basis for the past couple of weeks. I’ve heard people say that the snake problem would be worse this year due to the mild winter.
While I was mowing the yard I watched one slither across the yard and driveway. A little later while working on the new room beside the little red shed the Captain had a close encounter with one of them which left him creeped out. One has been seen on two different occasions near our pool. And on Sunday I went to the little red shed in search of something, I heard something move then witnessed one of them moving about my things. What I went to search for is still there because I wasn’t about to have a close encounter of my own.
The Captain is threatening to set off smoke bombs in there and I’ve heard of putting moth balls about to repel them. I’ve not had this problem before so whatever it takes I have got to get those snakes out of my building. On one hand I know where they are and I know to watch for them. But on the other if I run them out I don’t know where to watch for them.
Have any of you ran across this problem? If so, what did you do? What ways have you heard of to get rid of them?