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Snake in the boat---help!!!
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GR    Posted 10-11-2003 at 16:23:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yesterday I I took my girlfriend's 9yr. old daughter fishing. We were out in the middle of the lake when this damn snake crawls out from under one of the consoles. (It's a fiberglass boat). Scared the daylights out of me. I started cussing up a storm. I think I was more terrified than the girl. Now, I took all my gear out of my boat, put the plug in and turned the hose on it thinking that chicken snakes can't survive underwater and he would come out. No such luck. Someone suggested putting mothballs (I didn't know moths had balls :) )all over my boat and that would drive him out and keep mice, rats, and other snakes out as well. Does this really work? Do any of y'all have any other suggestions?


deadcarp    Posted 10-12-2003 at 08:39:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
well don't do what my buddy's uncle did: a water mocassin crawled in past my buddy, so his uncle stood up, shot 2 holes in the bottom of his own duckboat and the snake crawled out the other end. by that time my buddy was laughing too hard to help. :)

cowpie    Posted 10-11-2003 at 17:16:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Grab the snake behind the head and toss it out! It always amuses me to see grown men terrified of creatures like snakes and mice. Now spiders, that is a beast to be afeared of!! ;)

Cindi    Posted 10-11-2003 at 19:28:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
(I didn't know moths had balls :)

Okay that got a big smile out of me, thank you.

Even if they had 'em, I don't see where they'd want to part with them or even if they'd help. Doesn't that require a sense of smell? I don't think snakes smell in the conventional sense, but I could easily be wrong. I almost was once so I keep waiting for it to happen.

I cannot help you here. We had everything from snakes and mice to a litter of feral kittens in our boat and our solution was not to use it (grin)

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