Asked on Jul 18, 2013

Rattlers as in Rattle Snakes

Suellen HintzMariaKinsky


Anyone in South Sacramento having an issue with Rattlers? Rattlesnakes? I've found 3 in 5 days. I came from Shingle Springs, where they were everywhere, but here??? I'm confused??? I've moved a ton of stuff from Shingle Springs, but checked for nests etc.etc before they guys put the items on pallets, wrapped and brought down here (Nothing found). Hence my confusion. Any and all help is appreciated. I'm a Country girl transplanted to Suburbia, I don't know Suburbian South Sacramento.
11 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 18, 2013

    I am SO glad I don't have your problem!

  • Nancy Hand
    on Jul 18, 2013

    Me too Douglas!! We don't do snakes of any kind!!

  • Elyse
    on Jul 18, 2013

    yeah, sac does have rattlers..especially if you are close to any fields/vacant lots that have overgrown weeds/grass & mice

  • Sia@South 47th
    on Jul 21, 2013

    @Douglas Hunt I know!! I wish I didn't have it either LOL!! I want to live where there are no venomous snakes. Maybe New Zealand? hahahaa

  • Sia@South 47th
    on Jul 21, 2013

    @Elyse Yep, we are on the Southside with vacant fields all around being "revitalized" with new construction etc. Geez. THANK YOU! The City wouldn't give me any info regarding the Southside, as we are in the "County" and the "County" has voice-mail, that I guess noone answers. I thought it was 'strange, that I didn't see any Mice around. Now I know why! The snakes are eating them!! Thank you again!

  • Pamela
    on Jul 21, 2013

    We lived in West Sacramento, in a mobile home park and I found two very young rattlers in my carport on two different occasions. We thought that maybe we had a nest under the mobile but a very brave termite man went under for an inspection and said he found no snakes. Really strange and did I mention I am scared to death of snakes?

  • Nanci Haskin
    on Oct 19, 2013

    We just bought a home in Chino Hills, CA on 1/4 acre. I am told that rattlesnakes are very common. I am very concerned about our grandchildren playing in the yard as well as a very curious little dog. Any deterrent suggestions?

  • Capernius
    on May 3, 2015

    Sounds like dinner is almost ready!!! When having to deal with Rattle Snakes on a regular basis, first thing to do is to get Snake Proof Chaps or boots. for the benefit of the uneducated, chaps are an article of clothing that one wears over one's this case, to keep a poisonous snake from sinking their fangs into you. Now you can buy chaps & boots that say "snake proof" or you can just buy a high quality leather boots (make sure the leather is as thick as possible), or a good heavy pair of leather chaps(again, the thicker the leather, the better). Next, find out where the nest is....or where they are coming from... once you find out where they are coming from, the next step is to either prepare the grill, or get a big cotton bag & gather up as many snakes as you can(in the bag), put the bag filled with snakes in a garbage can(for transport) & take them out in the desert(where there are no people for about 20 miles in any direction) & set them free...about 50 miles away should work.... Will this solve the problem? not a chance.... but it will eventually thin them out in your area.... SNAKE FACTS: a snake, any snake, can only strike at you or their prey for the length of one half of their total length. EX: a 4 foot snake, has a striking distance of about 2 feet....a 8 foot snake has a striking distance of about 4 feet. More snake information can be seen here: FOOTNOTE: the average person has no idea on how to capture a snake, so do not even try. sometimes, a metal shield is needed to keep you & family members from getting bit....the bigger the shield, the better....the shield should only be used to get close enough to the snake to get to a loved one to remove them from the can always get a new dog or can not get a new son or daughter. when a snake(poisonous or not) is discovered, and all family members are safely away(this includes pets), the best coarse of action is to call animal control or the police/sheriff's dept. if you can get into the house, do so & do not leave the house until the snake(s) is gone.

  • Kinsky
    on Jun 9, 2015


  • Maria
    on Oct 2, 2015

    OMG! Moving to New Zealand! Wait a minute, didn't St. Patrick banish all snakes from Ireland? I have a friend who just built a house there. I'll rent a room from her.

  • Suellen Hintz
    on May 26, 2016

    Native Texan with some knowledge of rattlesnakes, copperheads, and cottonmouths but as an adult I lived outside of Austin, towards Bastrop. Off the hwy, onto country two-lane blacktop roads with gravel shoulders...frequently would see rattlers with their tail on the gravel shoulder, body on the blacktop, and head on the far gravel shoulder. Amazingly big around and long. When we had bulldozer work done at that house I went out to see what my cats were doing and made eye contact with a rattler. I went to the house to get my shotgun but the snake was gone. I then realized I was in a bulldozed yard with downed trees with a rattlesnake that I couldn't see. Carefully returned to my house. Chop heads off with a hoe like my father did; we didn't relocate them. ..sorry. These are dangerous animals in populated areas.

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