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    No they do not work - look at aussie snake catcher you tube vids and they all say they do not work.

    Also my 91yo mum has two in her suburban back yard that make that irritating noise - April last year spotted a 3 ft red belly curled up next to one that was chirping away - snake was quite happy.
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    Get your money back and spend it on some budgie netting, Snakes struggle to get through the small mesh
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    A few days ago a brown couldn't find its way back out of the bird cage through the budgie netting. Lots of browns here but I wont allow them to get used to being around the house so the trusty snake-chopper was put to use again. Too many times I've encountered them outside the back steps so the chopper lives at the edge of the verandah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    Tried them here, no effect. Electrify the fence.
    Yep. I have a few. I'm impressed that after 5 years or so they still wobble. The only thing that works with snakes at our place (we get lots of browns) is my little Jack Russel. Natural born killers. You can't stop them. It's inherent. Cheers

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    Perhaps this might work.

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    I reckon the pong of Marigolds would put everything off including me, so your chooks are safe from a Southern Invasion Mick.

    Yep, Jack Russel's rock but as quick as they are they can still get bitten. Much better on rats though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob2s View Post
    Perhaps this might work.

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    Interesting read, but that stuff is not cheap and if you have to keep reapplying will become a very expensive exercise for a larger area (such as around our house and sheds).

    Particularly interesting about the effects of spraying directly on the snake!! I donít wish to get that close to a brown.

    We also get green tree snakes which seem to live in our roof cavity cos they are after the micro bats which nest in the gaps around our windows (weather board house) and wip-snakes that present no threat to us but more wanting to keep the red belly blacks and particularly browns away. I guess all the approaches here are an all or nothing solution.
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    Particularly interesting about the effects of spraying directly on the snake!! I donít wish to get that close to a brown.
    Really? I don't think the writer meant a Hairdresser's spray bottle but more a Garden or Knapsack sprayer yer know, big balls stuff artillery .

    But you knew that, roight?


    In 37 years here I've only spotted 1x Brown but plenty of semi-protected Mount Lofty Copperheads near water courses.

    Not long after moving here & being a "city lad" & pig ignorant of things rural I dispatched a Copper with the rake. Can't really miss with a Rake. I felt quite guilty afterwards.

    They are a lovely looking snake but can't bite a human because the mouth doesn't open far enough, but if they do try & they get you on the web of skin betwixt thumb & forefinger that apparently can be painful same as if they could bite a small dog or cat if they could get the gob open far enough.

    Me? I'm not sticking my hand out despite them being a "friendly" creature.

    N B.You do realise when I said Copper I meant a snake & not the local Gendarme. I would hate SAPOL Angas St to think I did one of her Majesty's finests in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
    The Navigator is unhappy about the local pythons eating the chooks (the chooks also seem a bit against it too Pulse deterrents - do they actually deter snakes?).
    The chook cage has been rewired to try to close the gaps, but the snakes are still hanging around.
    So she was in a hardware store and came back with this thing, which claims to emit a pulse which the snakes sense and avoid.
    I'm a bit sceptical, but I'll give it a go.
    My question is, can anyone say if these things work, or are they a waste of money?
    Had a few dozen snakes let go on the wooden floor of the Austrian Club in Heidelberg with dozens of BIG guys finding yoga poses on their chairs to get there feet of the floor in an amazing display a few years ago Mick.

    The snake man was more than a little interesting on Myth busting. Stamping your feet when walking as snakes feel the vibrations an flee was well busted as he Jumped up and down with vigor on the floor with the snakes clearly not reacting in the slightest to the vibrations we could feel 20 metres from him jumping

    Not sure at all if the item your considering will work better than stamping while bush walking ( It doesn't). I'd be a bit skeptical as well. Does it have a money back guarantee?

    Not looking good according to this snake catcher. The word fraud appears in that link.

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    From personal experience Guinea Fowl, had them roaming the farm for a couple of years and havenít had any snakes (havenít seen any) since they have been on guard
    Seen them ganging up on something in the grass down by the river too far away to see what it was but a lot of noise and jumping up to attack from all directions
    Used to get gwardars and browns hanging around all the time before we got the fowl
    Worth a try if you can put up with the noise of them in the morning
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