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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I usually find that a shovel blade does the job, and yes I would get that snake and any others out of my lumber pile, better to get rid of the snake than have one of my workers injured or killed.

No copper heads up here so far, but with global warming it is only a matter of time.

Jul 04, 2022 07:38 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

The only snakes that I see around my house are small garden variety, non-lethal, non-poisonous, bug eating garter snakes. They are of values and not to be feared or harmed.

Jul 04, 2022 06:55 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Close to home is a game changer. It is just not allowed. In their defense, they do a good job of keeping the balance in Nature on their little levels. We have snakes but I have not seen but one and he was a little one trying to take cover. The rattlers challenge us to either live and let live or kill & move on. I evaluate at the time

Jul 04, 2022 06:51 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

We have snakes in our area.  Rattlers are the worst.  Can't go shooting them here sadly.  Would have to call the fire department to come and wrangle them.

Jul 04, 2022 05:13 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I see only small lizards all around where I live. Some frogs too likely from the canal behind my condo. While I am not into killing things, a copperhead may not survive near me.  Saturday morning I realized that killing ants is okay too. 

Jul 04, 2022 04:58 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Yep, I regularly encounter Rattle Snakes hiking and golfing and we have several species some non-venomous around our home. San Diego is a coastal desert, so we definitely have snakes.

Jul 05, 2022 07:04 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

We have snakes, the most dangerous being Rattlesnakes.  I've only seen about a dozen of them since moving here in 1980.  There's horse country just about ten miles away.  My friends daughter just go bitten by a non-poisonous snake in the chicken coup.

Jul 04, 2022 10:32 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

We rarely see any of the more dangerous snakes around the house but my favorite golf course has shared a number of pygmy rattlers and once a sizeable Eastern Diamondback refused to share its tee box. Some times you are obliged to let them play through without question. It was beautiful to watch as it relaxed gathering Vitamin D and warming up for the day. At least two club lengths long and I am guessing close to 30lbs. by its girth so impressive and our presence did not move it an inch.

Jul 04, 2022 10:30 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

“Copperhead bites can cause serious local reaction, which can result in pain and debility in the affected limb. There is a range of severity, from dry bite, mild, moderate to severe. Antivenom treatment can speed recovery and reduce need for opiate pain medications. “The decision on whether to use antivenom is complex and depends on the severity of the bite, which is assessed by initial presentation, systemic symptoms and progression of swelling over time. Treatment usually consists of an initial dose of four to six vials, and then additional vials may be needed if the swelling spreads or systemic signs worsen. Your doctor may mark the edge of the swelling with a skin marker and re-assess periodically to observe for progression. “Antivenom is not always required to treat a copperhead bite, but it is important to be evaluated by a physician with expertise in treating venomous snakebites in order to make that determination.”



Jul 04, 2022 05:04 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

We have mostly black racers, they are quite nosy but usually try to get away as quickly as they can. We don't have copperheads in our area but I did encounter a diamond back rattle snake on our front porch once. You've never seen anyone shut a door as quick as I did. Curiosity made me go around the house and watch it from a safe distance. Apparently, it had recently shed, it was in no particular hurry and meandered away but not before I didn't get a few photos. If not, I would have had to call someone to relocate. 

Jul 05, 2022 06:36 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, I would kill a snake in my yard. Living in Florida, you had to be careful. Now, living in a downtown hirise inChicago, we have other security concerns.

Jul 05, 2022 04:59 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I scream at the harmless small ones so I'd be moving if there was a 3 ft any-kind-of-snake near my home.  NO WAY...!  I respect their role in nature but no thank you...! I've heard there are plenty of other varieties in the Adirondacks -- one of many reasons that I'm not a hiker.

Jul 05, 2022 04:57 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That must have been quite the find! We don't have poisonous snakes here but if we did and if we found one, yes, we'd get rid of it.

Jul 05, 2022 04:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have not see any snakes on my property. If I felt I had a problem, I'd be calling in the specialist to spray it against snakes. I'm terrified of them.

Jul 05, 2022 04:19 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

We do have some snakes in our area, but have only found non-venomous in our yard and it has been some time.  I pick them up with a stick and relocate them.  Sometimes, I think it was a mistake because they do keep the vermin population down.

Jul 05, 2022 03:59 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

relocation to your most unfavored neighbor perhaps?

Jul 05, 2022 08:11 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

We do have copperheads in NC. I've only seen a few and they were in their own habitat. A few weeks ago I'm pretty certain I saw a black snake in the bushes in front of my porch. I think my husband scared it away. I've never seen as many snakes here as I did in Florida. One July 4th we had 8 black racer snakes climbing the juniper trees in front of my parents house. One of our neighbors was a firefighter so anytime we saw snakes at my parents house he would come down, catch them and take them to the meadow.

Oh, and to answer your question, yes, if removal to a better place wasn't an option the I would kill a snake. I hope I'm never than close and in that situation.

Jul 05, 2022 07:14 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

We have a variety of snakes in the area, like king, garter and milk snakes that are beneficial in keeping the mice and gopher populations down and leave them alone. We have yet to come across a venomous one at home, though there are rattlesnakes native to the area.

Jul 05, 2022 06:01 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Just green garter or grass snakes... little guys you don't see very often here in Maine. Winter weather cures a lot of the ills other areas suffer Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate ! Lots of white tail deer, moose, black bear and game birds though... 

maine moose

Jul 05, 2022 04:35 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Not the type you have but there are snakes

Jul 05, 2022 12:10 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes, we have all kinds, Black, Garter, Copperheads, Rattlesnakes, Water snakes, Corn snakes, Racers, Milk snakes, Eastern Fox snake, Worm snake,  etc. I don't kill them unless they are aggressive. Usually just give them space, and they'll move along. We sometimes find black/rat snakes and garter snakes in our garage and basement. I just set them back outside.

Jul 05, 2022 10:59 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Of COURSE we do, it's the desert - HOWEVER in the 'burbs' where I live there's no food for snakes so they tend to stay more out in the wilderness where they can catch rodents, etc . . . in coming up on 30 years here I have seen a snake only 2 times - one was a lil baby garden snake when we lived where there were evergreens and raw land nearby - the second was a big boy right outside KOHL'S at a shopping center that abuts a wildlife preserve - Animal Control got him and sent him home . . . 
My folks' old house in SoCA (Corona) had orange groves for miles west (just on the other side of Capistrano, now it's all McMansions) and so they got critters a lot. One time my mom was screaming at the top of her lungs, a snake was in the garage pantry! LOL it was a garden snake but the 'how the hell'd you get there factor', LOL

Jul 05, 2022 10:14 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Fred- we are in snake season here in Texas and like Indiana Jones...I hate snakes.  My neighbor across the street was visited by a copperhead just last week.   We've seen them near or on the path where we walk as well. Should you hear an obnoxiously loud scream from my area, you'll know that I came upon a snake. 

Jul 05, 2022 09:37 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Yes Fred we live in a desert and right underneath the hills of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. We don't see a lot of snakes in the yard per se but we know they could show up anytime.  I've seen many a snake while out hiking in the Preserve.  Hikers  warn other hikers when a snake is seen and take precautions (rocks in hands typically).  Nothing bad has happened to us in 30+ years hiking here.  But it could and there are regular classes given by a local ER doc at the hiking visitor center. I highly recommend them to newcomers.

Jul 05, 2022 08:57 AM
Lillie Painia, ABR,NHC,TAHS,SRS
Lillie L. Painia, Tri-R Realty Group - Missouri City, TX

Wow! I don't like snakes of any kind! A little too much excitement for! Thankfully I have not encountered any. I would have called immediately to have it removed!

Jul 05, 2022 08:20 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

OH MY, I hate snakes!    I have a bridge behind my house, and have seen a garter snake out there, and they don't hurt you.   

Jul 05, 2022 05:01 AM
Julie A. Black
KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist - Kapaa, HI
CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker

No snakes in Hawaii fortunately. We do have to keep an eye out for centipedes. If they are in the house I killed them. The ones in the compost I leave alone.

Jul 06, 2022 01:05 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I hope we do not, have not seen any in our yard for a long time but we have three feret cats and that helps I think.


Jul 06, 2022 08:55 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

We do, mostly harmless ones. Copperheads are venomous, I can't blame you for destroying it. 

Jul 06, 2022 05:50 AM