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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 09:05 AM

1. Keep relocating them* if you can but if you have to shoot them a simple bolt action .22 rifle ...

... is the way to go. You should be able to buy a good used one for about $100. You can use
.22 bird shot or better yet you can get a sub sonic .22 round that doesn't make much noise at

* snakes are an important part of the ecology and the food web. You might want to ask your
state DNR about relocating them. Remember if you have a breeding population close to your property
shooting or moving one will not stop a new snake from moving back in.

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