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Old 05-23-2020, 05:01 PM
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There God's creatures, let them enjoy life as god intended.
And no way did God intend snakes to be on my property. Otherwise He wouldn’t have let me buy the place, knowing me .... although I did have some beautiful reptiles in my classroom.

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black racers will bite if cornered but are not poisonous.
If it were me i would leave them be and keep the well cover open just a bit so when they do hatch they are able to get out easy. They won't all hatch at once, and will scatter for food, and won't hang out as a family. You might have a couple that will stick around but you will hardly ever notice them. Obviously your yard or neighbors was the mothers home turf, when was the last time you saw one on your property?
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Well, actually no vipers lay eggs, so no worries there. Coral snakes are the only venomous species in the area that lays eggs but their clutch sizes are not anywhere near as large as you are describing so that’s pretty unlikely.
As far as your yard being inundated with snakes, that’s not like likely to happen, for several reasons. Mostly because your yard likely can’t support that many snakes. You also have to account for those that will become prey, starve, and just die due to other natural selection based causes. Also, many will certainly dissipate in search of their own territory in other yards.

If you haven’t moved them just leave them be. They can only do good things for your yard via natural pest control
That’s what I’m thinking
But I need an expert for plan B to remove all these snakes
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And no way did God intend snakes to be on my property. Otherwise He wouldn’t have let me buy the place, knowing me .... although I did have some beautiful reptiles in my classroom.
LOL
I’m sure your students with had fun with these
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Old 05-24-2020, 03:37 AM
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There God's creatures, let them enjoy life as god intended.
And did he not also create Alligators, Black Widow Spiders, Venomous snakes, rats etc.
Who wants those in your yard?
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Can you post a picture?
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Old 05-24-2020, 05:26 AM
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I was told that the black racer was protected. We have them in the yard but they do not set up housekeeping, they move on. Let them be, they will hatch and move on.
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Old 05-24-2020, 07:33 AM
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Ok but I am going to have a lot of them
The black snakes usually leave your property and go on their own to establish their own somewhere else, leave it be
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Black Racers will bite if cornered but are not poisonous.
If it were me I would leave them be and keep the well cover open just a bit so when they do hatch they are able to get out easy. They won't all hatch at once, and will scatter for food, and won't hang out as a family. You might have a couple that will stick around but you will hardly ever notice them. Obviously your yard or neighbors was the mothers home turf, when was the last time you saw one on your property?
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I never saw them on my property. I saw one under a neighbors outdoor storage bench when it was removed from her garden. Also another neighbor two houses down removed three from a sprinkler box
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Can you post a picture?
I’ll try later but I don’t like to be within 10 feet of the clutch
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Old 05-24-2020, 07:46 AM
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If you have Black snakes, you won't have Rattlesnakes. Leave the eggs alone. Yes, there are eastern Rattlesnakes here. More deadly than Western. I killed a 5 footer several years ago. They have enough venom to kill 24 adults. Shall we lock down?
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Old 05-24-2020, 08:15 AM
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I was told that the black racer was protected. <snip>
No! You were misinformed.
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Check to make sure they’re not under a protection list as many things are here
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Old 05-24-2020, 08:26 AM
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Had a large black racer in my hedges (didn't know it at the time) and started trimming with the electric hedge trimmer...caught him in his midsection. After a few days, a turkey vulture untangled him from the branches and took him away for his meal. You never know what's in your hedges. Be careful!
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Old 05-24-2020, 08:38 AM
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Would love to have some little Racers around here. They may occasionally startle you, but they are great at getting rid of pests.
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