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Old 05-25-2016, 09:39 PM   #1
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Rural house I'm working in (aerated septic tank-no field). Homeowner just called with garter snake in her toilet. Any suggestions as to how to remove?
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:42 PM   #2
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Garter snake is harmless... Pick the little bastard out of the bowl and throw him in the garden...

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Flush ?
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Oh hell no.

Can of gasoline and a match.
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it goes back into the toilet trap when it sees anyone, I'm told
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Break off a plastic hanger hook. Duct tape to broom stick. Fish lil bastard out and drop him in a 5 gallon bucket. Sell on craigslist to recoup your time. Ha! Ok. Probably dont want to sell him as many don't do well in captivity.
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how did the movie "Snakes on a Plane"end?
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Use a wet vac?
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Isn't A&E a snake expert?
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2 lousy bolts hold that toilet down - prolly needs a new wax ring any way.

wet/dry shop vacs are the best dambed thing for sucking the tank and bowl dry before pulling a stool, I'd like to point out.
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how did the movie "Snakes on a Plane"end?
That was literally on TV an hour ago. They shot the windows of the plane out to suck them out the window.

Shut the water, flush and vac out the left over, use a pair of tongs to grab the sucker
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here's what I've got from a few friends in rural areas:

Because garter snakes have small teeth, use a heavy glove like a welding glove and wear a heavy thick coat to protect upper arms. Then grab it.

Use a rope noose

lower the temperature of the house with the a/c. put a heating pad under a bucket in the bathroom. The snake will seek out the warm bucket being a cold blooded animal.


here's what has happened from the owner. Drano in toilet. Not sure of that idea but what's done is done.
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here's what I've got from a few friends in rural areas:

Because garter snakes have small teeth, use a heavy glove like a welding glove and wear a heavy thick coat to protect upper arms. Then grab it.

Use a rope noose

lower the temperature of the house with the a/c. put a heating pad under a bucket in the bathroom. The snake will seek out the warm bucket being a cold blooded animal.


here's what has happened from the owner. Drano in toilet. Not sure of that idea but what's done is done.
brutal. I suggest you stay on her good side.
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here's what I've got from a few friends in rural areas:

Because garter snakes have small teeth, use a heavy glove like a welding glove and wear a heavy thick coat to protect upper arms. Then grab it.

Use a rope noose

lower the temperature of the house with the a/c. put a heating pad under a bucket in the bathroom. The snake will seek out the warm bucket being a cold blooded animal.


here's what has happened from the owner. Drano in toilet. Not sure of that idea but what's done is done.
That's a rough way to go, I would have just picked it up they are harmless.
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brutal. I suggest you stay on her good side.
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That was literally on TV an hour ago. They shot the windows of the plane out to suck them out the window.
Hollywood endings Maybe a James Bond fan in the toilet would have done it.
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Here's a funny thing. My son with his lawn cutting biz has a guy that keeps reptiles. I went to see him last night but it was too late, the house was dark. Small world. He might have been able to help.
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brutal. I suggest you stay on her good side.
No sh!t.

I wonder what she does when the dog misbehaves, dissolve it in a barrel of lye?
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Snake might still be kicking. Shortly after the Drano was put in the snake showed itself again then went back down the pipe. So who knows; it might be alive.

Meanwhile she found a hole in the septic tank this AM and has her septic service company on the way.

Now the question is if it is the only one or if it has friends.
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