snakes and bats and mice... oh my!
All in a Day
Copperheads and Terriers
A Copperhead appeared in someones fenced in yard recently. Was a first time occurrence. She loves her three little dogs and was alarmed by a close encounter between her, on her pups and the copperhead. No one was harmed. Presented her with some options to discourage snakes from entering the fenced in area and keeping mice out from under her home. If there are mice the snakes are never far behind.
Snake in the Shed
Out on 11 acres this client encounters a lot of wild life. Black rat snakes are harmless and she knows it. Yet she has a innate fear of snakes and does not like surprise encounters with any snake which has happened several times now when entering her shed. And there were definable mice getting in the shed. Seal up holes around the shed door to block the snake from entry. Eastern Black Rat Snake was take less than acre away to the edge of her property.
Based on my observation the presence of the Black Rat Snakes suggests fewer copperheads. Not because the black snake eats copperheads but because they both specialize in mice. If one species is present it may out compete the other. One of the Copperheads natural predators is Eastern King Snake formerly abundant, declined precipitously in recent decades.
Dead Bat In the Attic. No Other Evidence.
How does one a bat get into the attic and die? No other bats. No droppings. No obvious entry points found after searching the attic roof and exterior. Some things are just a mystery!
What’s creeping, crawling and dying in your attic!
Just Call. We’ll sort it out, get it out anr keep it out.
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