Here is a picture of the snake I caught with your snake trap. Thank you very much for all your help and support. I’m the woman who thought I had a copperhead in the back yard but I think it’s actually a water snake.
In fact you do have a water snake. I think it’s a northern brown. They can bite bad but aren’t poisonous. They are quite common and will be found around any small pond or lake. Great catch!
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Hi. I am ready to buy a snake trap for some really pesky water snakes that have invaded two small koi ponds. Question: will the snake lure based on mouse scent work for water snakes, or is there something else I can use? I have tried to catch these sneaky critters for weeks, but they are too shy and quick. Help!
Tech Support says
@guest: Our customers have had great success with or without the lure. Remember, water snakes feed along the shore and a properly placed trap (half in the water, half out) will usually do fine by itself. But since they feed on mice, using our lure will no doubt get them curious about entering and in most cases, yield quicker results. Be sure to view the video on our snake trap page showing how many snakes one customer caught in our trap!
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Snake Lure: http://www.bugspraycart.com/traps/lure/snake-lure-4-oz
Hello…I have a small fish pond with water that trickles towards the sides from a central pump. I need to trap a northern water snake (less than 3 ft.) and I see you have 2 traps for sale. Will this snake likely find its way out of the traps, and which trap would you recommend, if either. I see that one of the traps has 2 entry points, but in a calm pond as I have I wonder if one entry point would be more apt to prevent the snake from escape. Also, would small goldfish work well as bait. Thanks…David
Tech Support says
@guest: I don’t think it will matter whether you get the two door or single door. In our experience, the two door tends to get snakes inside faster since there are twice as many ways for them to find a way in. But because of the way snakes naturally forage, it’s tough for them to find a way out. As long as the hole is angled “in” away from the outside most part of the trap, they don’t do well in detecting any hole. So whether you have 1 or 5, I just don’t think they’ll get away if the hole is properly located.
Snake Live Traps: http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/traps/snake_traps.html