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    Default Hello Dog Lovers

    Hi,
    Some of you know me from other forums and I have been asked to join this one to hopefully educate and provide advice for anyone who has a problem with snakes on their property.

    I am a snake lover and I don't really need to know how they are killed or why they should be killed.

    I am in the job of protecting, rescuing and caring for all Australian wildlife at my shelter but I have a particular passion for reptiles

    Looking forward to some lively discussion and I hope to be able to help

    By the way, I never advocated spraying the clove mixture into the face of a snake and as far as the clove spray goes, all I ask is that you do not rely on it to repell snakes.

    If you let yourself get lulled into a false sense of security then you may not be taking the appropriate care.

    In Australia in the Summer, snakes are a part of life, they are protected by law and they o not want to hurt us or our animals but they scare easily and they will bite if they are attacked.

    Please be nice to snakes, train your dogs not to attack wildlife, and be happy.


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    Hi Snake Catcher

    Thanks for dropping in. Sorry your post got hidden until one of us mods unhid it but it's up now.

    It's quite the challenge training my dog to leave the blue tongue in our back yard alone. So far so good. But I think that's more because it disappears when it sees us coming.

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    G'day mate....thanks for sharing some valuable tips.

    What are your thoughts on the battery or solar powered snake reppellers ?? I have one (a gift) and reckon it's B.S. I've watched cane toads sit right next to it unfased.

    Also,.....i'll be honest with ya mate. I'm not a fan of snakes. I dont go out of my way to hurt them or any animal for that matter....but the shovel has been used on the odd cranky brown that didnt get in the bin that i'd used to try and relocate them with. Sorry...just cant take the chance when it comes to my mutts or my kids. Pythons can roam my roof space anytime they want if they keep it mouse free.


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    Don't waste your money on solar powered reppellers.

    I have been to many callouts where these were being used and the snakes were still there and I have tested them myself.

    On my Youtube channel, there are quite a few videos of me relocating snakes from gardens with these devices in place.

    They are a ripoff that preys on peoples natural fear of snakes.

    Also, if the dog is going to attack a bluetongue, then it will go for a snake to.

    I recommend training your dog not to attack wildlife, even if it means using a shock collar

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    Are there any repellents you can recommend? I'm lucky we never had a snake in our yard but a friend of mine has her property bordering on bushland and paddocks... they get heaps every summer. So she was considering buying these super-expensive snake repellents. I'm not sure what it was but some stuff you stick in the ground and that's supposed to send off an electric vibration every now and again. Is that this solar powered stuff maybe??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Catcher View Post
    I recommend training your dog not to attack wildlife, even if it means using a shock collar
    Easier said than done! A lot of don't have 'access' to wildlife to use as a training aid. Shock collars are illegal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy.Maree View Post
    Easier said than done! A lot of don't have 'access' to wildlife to use as a training aid. Shock collars are illegal.
    Not illegal everywhere - 'Kristy.Maree' - yes they are in Qld - but can be used under certain circumstances and conditions:

    Is the use of electronic dog collars legal? - RSPCA Australia knowledgebase


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    G'day snake catcher, I've watched pretty much all of your youtube vids and always enjoy them - also recently found you on facebook. I will send you a question via PM if that's ok.

    cheers

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    No worries Chris, Nice to see there are some decent sane people here to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by margoo View Post
    Are there any repellents you can recommend? I'm lucky we never had a snake in our yard but a friend of mine has her property bordering on bushland and paddocks... they get heaps every summer. So she was considering buying these super-expensive snake repellents. I'm not sure what it was but some stuff you stick in the ground and that's supposed to send off an electric vibration every now and again. Is that this solar powered stuff maybe??
    There are a lot of people who will try to sell you expensive reppellents and potions that are supposed to deter snakes, now I have tested these and I have found the main ingredient is usually cloves, so I made a few mixtures my self and tested them on wild and captive snakes.

    While a clove based spray may deter a snake temporarily, it wont prevent a snake from entering if it can smell rodents, water or a mate on the other side.

    A spray would need to be applied daily and possibly even more often on hot days, after night dew and rain and windy days .

    The cost of the commercial sprat would run into 1000s of dollars over a Summer.

    Please, if you decide to use the spray, don't be lulled into a false sense of security and think that because you've sprayed, you can drink wine and go barefoot in the backyard on a hot Summer night.

    Be aware and use common sense during snake season and you will be safe..

    Also, solar powered repellers, the electronic beeping vibrating devices do not work.. They are a scam

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