follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
click here for Rodent Pro  
click here for  Animal Specialties
Mealworms, Crickets, Dubia, More...
Available Now at New York Worms!
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Tortoise . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Gecko . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Charlotte - Dec. 16-17, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Baton Rouge - Dec. 16-17, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Dec. 16, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  All Ohio Reptile Show - Dec. 16, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Kentucky Herp Society Meeting - Dec. 17, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  All Cleveland Reptile Show - Dec. 17, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Greater Cincinnati Herp Society Meeting - Jan. 03, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Calusa Herp Society Meeting - Jan. 04, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Reptile Super Show Los Angeles - Jan. 06-07, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Fort Lauderdale - Jan. 06, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
click here for Helix Controls
pool banner - $50 year

RE: san francisco Garter

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Garter & Ribbon Snakes ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: OrangeHeterodon at Thu Sep 5 10:38:44 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by OrangeHeterodon ]  
   

I would notify Fish and Game if I was really concerned. Do you live near some wilderness areas or are you surrounded by other homes?

Example: I live next to a swamp so I would put a drift fence to mitigate them going into my neighbors yard where they would be killed, as well as a drift to mitigate them going onto the road where they might be hit be a vehicle. One of my friends has done that at his house for any snake in his yard.

Don't know if you could do that though because SFGs are protected based on what I inferred from your post.

Now if you do notify the Fish and Game commission there is a chance that they may catch and remove the SFGs to a different habitat where they have more range and are not as likely to encounter people. I wouldn't be too worried about that though because that strikes me as the "too much trouble" category for government organizations. Now if you DO want them to be in a safer area, you could ask F&G for permission or a grant to move them to a safer area that is suitable, though you may or may not be permitted.

However if you have found a lot around your house, chances are they are doing just fine there. Fish and Game might appreciate some documentation of them though, I know the Florida FWC likes to know when residents find Indigo Snakes, Pine Snakes, and Southern Hognose Snakes.


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


<< Previous Message:  san francisco Garter - bridog99, Tue Sep 3 00:23:43 2013