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snakes and hay
Posted by Serisha on April 21, 2005, 8:07 am
Hello! I live in the northeastern tennessee mountains (five minutes from the NC border) and this past winter I stacked hay bales inside my dog's 10'x10' kennel to assist in keeping him warm. (He was dropped off and abandoned near our home 2 winters ago, was obviously abused due to his timidity and absolutely refuses to come inside the house.) Anyway, with warmer weather approaching I wondered if I should remove the hay in order to not attrack snakes. Is this necessary? Last year, we had several snakes around our property, copperheads and tons of ringnecks. And, if you dont mind can you answer a couple more questions:
* Do marigolds really help to keep snakes away from flower beds/gardens? If not, is there anything that will aide in detering them?
* When do snakes emerge from their winter hibernation?
Many thanks in advance for your response! Your site is so incredibly helpful!!
The Appalachian Naturalist