Don't Look Now, Snake in the Garage

Real Estate Broker/Owner with M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. BK629999

Don't Look Now, Snake in the Garage I was headed out to an appointment and found this guy in the garage 2 feet from my van.  At first nearly jumped out of my skin. It surprised me. I think I scared the snake, too. Then, I grabbed a broom and gently guided him outside. He slithered into the bushes and disappeared.

Occasionally, we see a snake, here.  Usually they are outside in the bushes or hanging out in the garden.  They like basking in the sun. 

There are approximately 46 snakes native to Florida and most of them are not aggressive.  The best advice when you see a snake is to leave it alone. They don’t typically attack unless provoked.

I have a friend that can identify snakes. When he sees one he usually scoops it up and relocates it to a safer place. Isn’t there a rhyme, “when red touches black a friend of jack, when red touches yellow kills a fellow?” 

Snakes eat rodents, insects and slugs.



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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Are there any thing like moth ball that will drive them away from your house?


Jun 20, 2015 12:48 AM #1
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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It happended to me when we move in years ago. The guy was smaller and I used a stick or broom escorted him out. He hissed at me and I have not seen one ever since.

Jun 20, 2015 12:50 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Sandy,

I have a family of grass snakes living in the yard and they keep my yard mole free.

If they are not bothering me I leave them alone.

Make yourself a great day.

Jun 20, 2015 01:04 AM #3
Kim Johnson
Realty Associates of Florida I Inc. - Coral Springs, FL
Selling South Florida

Good morning! You are braver than I am. Good job! Hope you don't come across anymore! Happy Saturday!

Jun 20, 2015 01:35 AM #4
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Sandy, perhaps if this guy were around your home you wouldn't have lizards in your toaster!!!

Jun 20, 2015 02:00 AM #5
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I have one that lives in the flowers beside my front door. I don't mind it but when lies on the sidewalk to sun it can be an eye opener!

Jun 20, 2015 02:48 AM #6
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate - wow! I did not know snakes are so common there....

Jun 20, 2015 02:54 PM #7
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Sandy, it seems like you're having quite a few encounters with critters of late!  

Jun 20, 2015 09:39 PM #8
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