1-19 caught #20 & 21 showed up, not the big one.


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Caught #17 last night big sucker, raining, dark, wet, so left it to get in the AM, well it got out. It was frantic, almost went down to the pond to gather it up. It must have messed around until it found the hole. Not the easiest place to walk even in the daylight. So decided to be safe and wait, darn it!
 

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I am so sorry for your snake problem! But wow - looking at all that hornwort and hearing about the snakes -- the first thought that comes to my mind is "WOW - your pond is so full of LIFE!" (Maybe not exactly the life you want... but still. It is a haven!)
 

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It is so full of life, I love it. Would not even care if we had one snake, but this invasion is a bit hard on the fish and frogs. When I pull plants I shake off the snails (a ton of trap doors) shake off the tads, the little squiggly things no clue what they are. I put the plants in the water and shake hard.

The deer were out there eating up the lily pads I had tossed on the ground and have not yet picked up. My yard cleaning crew!
 

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Best not to venture out after dark and walk around an uneven pond's edge.....my guess is it'll be back !
I think so also, I don't think they have the brain power to learn, danger danger lol

I am going to put in fake bird eggs, smaller than the chicken eggs I am using (real ones) put in a nest full................make it soooo attractive! Good old Amazon, found 50 for 6.99 well worth it!
 

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Maybe install a "joy buzzer" in each egg before putting them in? A digestive system full of buzzers might warn the little buggers off for good! If nothing else, it would make the snakes easier to find! ;-)
 
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Doubt they will eat it, so far they have not eaten one chicken egg, they just rot. But they attract the snake, that plus raw fish, plus meat , plus small fish that swim in etc. Pluss whatever else I put in the cage lol
 

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So sorry you didn't get that thing! It'll be back and hopefully won't find it's way out this time. Need some kind of way to know if it's the same one or a different one. No telling how many are really around since you have caught so many.
Here snakey, snakey, come to ma ma and I'll take you to a nice new homey, home :D
 
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I made the pond edge naked, pulled plants, rocks, moved everything moveable, looks ugly. It is the snakes favorite path. Will rebuild after the snake invasion is over.
 
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What if you threw more of the hornwort you pulled out the other day over the trap and hanging down a bit in front of it.....would it camouflage it a bit?
 
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wish i was still in Baltimore that sucker would be fun to catch
 

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Yikes! I hope it will end up in one of the traps forthwith, and hopefully before gobbling up your fish!
 
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What if you threw more of the hornwort you pulled out the other day over the trap and hanging down a bit in front of it.....would it camouflage it a bit?
I had some over it, dried up so now deeper in the water with more hornwort over it, some hyacynth and a bit of anacharis. Two eggs, 4 pretend eggs, some pork and I am going to go get some raw shrimp to put in there.

Not today surgery at 11am............... back to a wrapped arm again, really limits what I can do.
He's HUGE!
I am really hoping it is a he ow if a she they drop babies through Oct.
 

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