If you find a snake in your garden your initial instinct may be to reach for your shovel and smash the poor thing. Before you release your aggression on the slithering reptile, consider this:
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Video Transcript for “How to Deal With a Snake in Your Garden”
Brian Clapp, WeekendFarmer.com: Most people when they come upon a snake in the garden get a little freaked out.
I can understand why, there is a pre-conceived notion about snakes and how dangerous they are – but here is the thing, a snake in your garden is actually a good thing! They eat slugs, they eat hornworms, they eat bad insects – the ones that are going to hurt your plants.
You know what a snake in your garden doesn’t eat – your plants! They aren’t going to mess with your stuff, so when it comes to pest management, a snake in your garden is a pretty easy thing to deal with.
Garter snakes like this one, actually have a mild poison in the back part of their jaw, they don’t have fangs, but they do have a little bit of poison they use to take over rodents, but it wont hurt a person. There is absolutely nothing to be afraid of.
Snakes in the garden like the cover of your plants, this one is in my strawberry plants right now, and you know what they are going to eat the stuff that I don’t want around – so don’t fight the snake, EMBRACE THE SNAKE!