A Snake Catching Guide

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1 - The safest option is to set a snake trap.

It is always advisable to hire a professional snake expert if you cannot catch it yourself.

In order to catch a snake with thick gloves, you must be able to IDENTIFY the animal, and ascertain that it is non-venomous. Place it in a pillow case and relocate it.

As a last resort, if you do not want to handle the snake or cannot identify or reach it, a snake hook or snake tongs such as pictured below will work best.

However, keep in mind that most bites happen when people try to catch or kill snakes, so maybe your best bet is to leave it alone! Traps or experienced professionals are your best options if you want it gone. Those options can be found on this page.

There are only a few things that can unnerve you more than watching a thin, long body suddenly slither beneath your feet, if you own a garden and you like to spend hours bending over in the heat of the day. In your garden, he likes to watch you take rocks and weeds out of the soil. After you experience this a few times in a row, you are bound to feel anxious when trying to reach into a thick clump of vegetables, and finally you may refuse to go into the garden at all. This sort of abandonment is quite painful for someone who enjoys the fruits of their labor. The snake may be caught if only you tried.

Verify what kind of snake you're dealing with before you try to catch it. Taking care of a poisonous snake will require special skills, if not even professional training. The snake must not be poisonous before you can begin.

The first thing you need to do is re-enter your garden. The snake is located in this area, so it must be caught there. Your goal is to distract the snake using a branch, yard stick, or fire poker. The focus of your tool should remain on the snake's head. With your opposite hand, you will pick up the snake's tail. Snakes should have the majority of their bodies on the ground. It is never a good idea to pick up snakes by the tail alone! As quickly as possible, lift up the snake's front end with the stick. As a result, a hand should be holding the tail of the serpent, and the other hand should be holding the stick that holds the snake's head. With this position, you can control the reptile's body and prevent yourself from being injured. Transfer the snake to a location that is safe for relocation. The animal may not be able to find a safe haven near you, so you can transport it by vehicle in a pillowcase. If you do not want the snake to go in a particular direction, gently point its head towards it. Spread the snake out in a pillow case so that the body is partially covered. Back away and leave the pillowcase on the ground. You can reclaim the linen once the snake has slithered off.

The above method can be too direct, so you can try to shoo it into a large garbage bin. A broom can be used to guide the snake into the bin once it's on the ground. Make sure you don't hit or push the snake inside. As a result of the smooth sides of the container, the snake cannot climb out and will be safely relocated.

To remove snakes from the house, use a pillowcase and a shirt. Your shirt or light blanket will be able to cover the snake, so fold it over and put it in the pillowcase. Use a garbage can or large storage bin to place the pillowcase inside so the snake can come out if desired. Make sure the container has an air-tight lid. This snake is safe to transport now. Do you need to wear gloves to handle a snake?

It is safest to remove snakes using a snake trap of professional grade. Nonetheless, there are a few traps that have earned the endorsement of wildlife professionals. These traps enable you to remove snakes from your property without having to handle the snakes themselves. If you are unsure of the type of snake you are confronting, use a hands-free method. Find out What should I do after I catch a snake?

If you want to catch a snake, you basically have three choices. To begin, you can call a professional wildlife expert from the following list. The person can catch and remove the snake(s) and take other measures to solve the snake problem. You can also obtain a snake trap to catch the snake yourself. The third option is to modify your land and seal up your house to keep snakes out, if you're not interested in figuring out how to catch a snake in the first place.


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Option 2: Purchase a Snake Trap

Traps work for snakes that are present inside. Glue-based traps should not be used outside because they can harm small animals. According to my research and field testing of several snake trap models, the design below is the most durable and effective. This is the world's best snake trap. More information is available on Snake Trap.