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    Bought a snake infested property in Southern Louisiana

    Property hasnít been lived on for over 5 years. The pond has a cotton mouth nest in it and the mobile home has signs of snakes living in it. Iíve been shooting the snakes in the pond but what do I do about the snakes in the home?

    Damn itís hot down here!

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    Light it all on fire, and rebuild!!LOL

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    That sucks. You will have to get rid of any habitat. Lots of slash and burn, but your in Lower LA, so its a snake pit anyway. As far as the house, depends if you want to salvage it or not. If its a trailer you can get someone to move it out and then fire bomb any nests. If it is an elevated house, you could be screwed. Any holes in duct work will screw you, good luck getting a Heating and Air guy to crawl under it. I kind of had the same problem with copperheads, got to where I was killing 6+ a day in a very hot July. Cut and burned any habitat in a 100 yards. It helped, but I still killed some that wondered in the short grass where I could see them. You really have to keep the grass short, burn any habitat, and NEVER walk outside in flip flops. CCI shot works, but you have to have a gun that will cycle them. I went through a couple pistols until I found one that would cycle. My first thought was a J frame, but the shock broke all the capsules in the cylinders and the shot went every where and jammed it up. My USP 9 ended up being my every day carry while working outside. Now I know some one is going to say shotgun but one handing a zero turn with a shotgun on your lap is not really feasible. Shotgun was always handy, but the pistol was always on my hip. So do you run to the house/truck to get the shotgun and potentially lose track of the snake or do you just eliminate it then and there with a pistol.
    Hope this helps.

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    Forwarded to a friend who lives down your way, if she has any advice I'll pass it along.
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    Gives me the freakin' willies just reading that.

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    Cottonmouths all DIE, mostly needlessly aggressive snake I've ever dealt with. I was actually canoeing near Markham Park and one of the damn things left the bank to swim out to my canoe just to be an ass.

    If you have the opportunity to differentiate, several of them will likely be water bandits (non venomous but similar looking) and you might be able to sell them to pet stores. Weirdo people will pay lots of of money to own a snake. I "think" when I was a kid we got $25 per snake and the pet shop sold them for $75.

    The mobile home probably needs to be burned down. If it has snakes, it definitely has roaches and roaches freak me out more than snakes.
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    F' those things. Brush hog the whole place down to nothing, steel shot the shit out of the pond and burn the mobile home.
    Let's Go Brandon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteyrAUG View Post
    Cottonmouths all DIE, mostly needlessly aggressive snake I've ever dealt with. I was actually canoeing near Markham Park and one of the damn things left the bank to swim out to my canoe just to be an ass.
    They will do that, territorial and aggressive POS.
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    Ain't no way, no amount of money, would make spend one night in that trailer. Had an old bachelor uncle that had one come up thru the commode...while he was on it.
    He taped that thing shut, sat bricks on it, was never used again. We could hear them in the walls and see them them outside.
    I flat quit going over there. He wound up gettin a roach in his ear, that's a long sad, sick story tho. Ain't worth it bro. You'll have one slide in bed with you one dark night, and you'll never be right again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteyrAUG View Post
    Cottonmouths all DIE, mostly needlessly aggressive snake I've ever dealt with. I was actually canoeing near Markham Park and one of the damn things left the bank to swim out to my canoe just to be an ass.
    Black Mambas I think are the most angry aggressive snake in the world. They also can go 176 feet per second, 12 mph. They are scary nasty.

    I would call in a napalm strike on the property, I really don't like snakes.

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