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snakes in the house
Posted by JEFF on January 11, 2005, 4:43 pm
I recently purchased a very old house in New York State (235 years old). I have found 2 3 foot snake skins (which appear to be Milk Snake Skins from very faint markings and their similarity to online pictures I've seen of living snakes). One was found in the attic and one in the basement. The house probably had a decent mouse population prior to my occupancy and the snakes probably found foundation cracks and holes to sneak in. Obviously I'll try to close up any openings to keep them out and their prey also. Is there any, less obvious way to keep these valuable creatures outside where I would prefer them; such as a known repellent, ect. Thanks
The Appalachian Naturalist