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Snakes and Bird Netting

Post by gldance » Sun, 12 Aug 2007 05:39:57



Today I had to cut away some bird netting from a black snake that was
entangled in it.  The netting was over the top of the garden, but some
of it was on the ground and this what the snake was in.  My husband
held the snake's head away from me as I cut and cut.  She was finally
somewhat free from the netting, but still had three areas still
encircled by it.  Not once did she try to bite, but was very patient
with me.

It finally wiggled away from us. Strong!!  I hope that the rest falls
off her or I am going to have to find her to try to get the rest off.

So this is just a warning about netting left on the ground.  I learned
my lesson!

gloria in sunny hot hot hemlock hollow
(everyone into the pool!)

 
 
 

Snakes and Bird Netting

Post by Sheldo » Sun, 12 Aug 2007 06:14:26



Quote:
> Today I had to cut away some bird netting from a black snake that was
> entangled in it.  The netting was over the top of the garden, but some
> of it was on the ground and this what the snake was in.  My husband
> held the snake's head away from me as I cut and cut.  She was finally
> somewhat free from the netting, but still had three areas still
> encircled by it.  Not once did she try to bite, but was very patient
> with me.

> It finally wiggled away from us. Strong!!  I hope that the rest falls
> off her or I am going to have to find her to try to get the rest off.

> So this is just a warning about netting left on the ground.  I learned
> my lesson!

What type of netting... sounds like you have the expanded polyethylene
kind like they sell in the large hardware emporiums and typical Garden
nurseries, if you do get rid of it, cut it up into small bits first.
 
 
 

Snakes and Bird Netting

Post by Ann » Sun, 12 Aug 2007 09:13:50



Quote:
>Today I had to cut away some bird netting from a black snake that was
>entangled in it.  The netting was over the top of the garden, but some
>of it was on the ground and this what the snake was in.  My husband
>held the snake's head away from me as I cut and cut.  She was finally
>somewhat free from the netting, but still had three areas still
>encircled by it.  Not once did she try to bite, but was very patient
>with me.

>It finally wiggled away from us. Strong!!  I hope that the rest falls
>off her or I am going to have to find her to try to get the rest off.

>So this is just a warning about netting left on the ground.  I learned
>my lesson!

>gloria in sunny hot hot hemlock hollow
>(everyone into the pool!)

I freed a robin yesterday that had got his toe twisted up in netting
over blueberries at a client's garden.  I heard a strange flapping and
it took me a bit to figure out what was going on.  He was frantic,
made it quite difficult to do much, but then he went limp, so I
gathered up the netting in one hand so he was*** down below it
and used my clippers to snip very close to the toe - I hope the bit
that was wound around it falls off.  He bolted the moment he was free.
--
Ann, gardening in Zone 6a
South of Boston, Massachusetts
e-mail address is not checked
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Post by jangchu » Sun, 12 Aug 2007 10:48:42


Quote:


>>Today I had to cut away some bird netting from a black snake that was
>>entangled in it.  The netting was over the top of the garden, but some
>>of it was on the ground and this what the snake was in.  My husband
>>held the snake's head away from me as I cut and cut.  She was finally
>>somewhat free from the netting, but still had three areas still
>>encircled by it.  Not once did she try to bite, but was very patient
>>with me.

>>It finally wiggled away from us. Strong!!  I hope that the rest falls
>>off her or I am going to have to find her to try to get the rest off.

>>So this is just a warning about netting left on the ground.  I learned
>>my lesson!

>>gloria in sunny hot hot hemlock hollow
>>(everyone into the pool!)

>I freed a robin yesterday that had got his toe twisted up in netting
>over blueberries at a client's garden.  I heard a strange flapping and
>it took me a bit to figure out what was going on.  He was frantic,
>made it quite difficult to do much, but then he went limp, so I
>gathered up the netting in one hand so he was*** down below it
>and used my clippers to snip very close to the toe - I hope the bit
>that was wound around it falls off.  He bolted the moment he was free.

Aside from the ridiculous statement about killing ground hogs which
has nothing to do with this subject, I have hope the world is honoring
life.  I thought I saw a bird today flapping on the ground so I
stopped my car and waited.  Actually, the birds were taking turns
acting injured because there was a hawk overhead and they were
diverting the attention back and fro.

I went home happy knowing it was okay.

 
 
 

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Post by gldance » Sun, 12 Aug 2007 12:12:34



Quote:

> > Today I had to cut away some bird netting from a black snake that was
> > entangled in it.  The netting was over the top of the garden, but some
> > of it was on the ground and this what the snake was in.  My husband
> > held the snake's head away from me as I cut and cut.  She was finally
> > somewhat free from the netting, but still had three areas still
> > encircled by it.  Not once did she try to bite, but was very patient
> > with me.

> > It finally wiggled away from us. Strong!!  I hope that the rest falls
> > off her or I am going to have to find her to try to get the rest off.

> > So this is just a warning about netting left on the ground.  I learned
> > my lesson!

> What type of netting... sounds like you have the expanded polyethylene
> kind like they sell in the large hardware emporiums and typical garden
> nurseries, if you do get rid of it, cut it up into small bits first.

Yup, it sure was.  Will never use it again. I learned my lesson. And
be assured that I well definitely cut it into small pieces.  I hope
that snake sheds the remains with her skin.  A beautiful snake with
strong muscles.
 
 
 

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Post by David Hare-Scot » Sun, 12 Aug 2007 15:22:53



Quote:
> Today I had to cut away some bird netting from a black snake that was
> entangled in it.  The netting was over the top of the garden, but some
> of it was on the ground and this what the snake was in.  My husband
> held the snake's head away from me as I cut and cut.  She was finally
> somewhat free from the netting, but still had three areas still
> encircled by it.  Not once did she try to bite, but was very patient
> with me.

> It finally wiggled away from us. Strong!!  I hope that the rest falls
> off her or I am going to have to find her to try to get the rest off.

> So this is just a warning about netting left on the ground.  I learned
> my lesson!

> gloria in sunny hot hot hemlock hollow
> (everyone into the pool!)

 A friend of mine had to do the same task at the orchard where he worked.
The snake got him a good one and so off he went to hospital to get the
antivenine (sp?).  As we have a number of highly dangerous snakes and the
serum is specific to the type the doctor was keen to know what sort struck
him.  Friend said 'red-bellied black snake'  the doctor said 'are you sure?'
friend said that he was sure but the doctor was welcome to double check, the
snake was in a bag in his car.  The doctor took his word for it and gave
hime the shot.

David

 
 
 

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Post by Sheldo » Sun, 12 Aug 2007 21:37:51



Quote:


> > > Today I had to cut away some bird netting from a black snake that was
> > > entangled in it.  The netting was over the top of the garden, but some
> > > of it was on the ground and this what the snake was in.  My husband
> > > held the snake's head away from me as I cut and cut.  She was finally
> > > somewhat free from the netting, but still had three areas still
> > > encircled by it.  Not once did she try to bite, but was very patient
> > > with me.

> > > It finally wiggled away from us. Strong!!  I hope that the rest falls
> > > off her or I am going to have to find her to try to get the rest off.

> > > So this is just a warning about netting left on the ground.  I learned
> > > my lesson!

> > What type of netting... sounds like you have the expanded polyethylene
> > kind like they sell in the large hardware emporiums and typical garden
> > nurseries, if you do get rid of it, cut it up into small bits first.

> Yup, it sure was.  Will never use it again. I learned my lesson. And
> be assured that I well definitely cut it into small pieces.  I hope
> that snake sheds the remains with her skin.  

Why would there be any remains, if you left even one loop of plastic
that snake may very well suffer a long painful death.  Why didn't you
remove all the plastic???
 
 
 

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Post by Nanz » Sun, 12 Aug 2007 22:57:51



Quote:


> > Today I had to cut away some bird netting from a black snake that was
> > entangled in it.  The netting was over the top of the garden, but some
> > of it was on the ground and this what the snake was in.  My husband
> > held the snake's head away from me as I cut and cut.  She was finally
> > somewhat free from the netting, but still had three areas still
> > encircled by it.  Not once did she try to bite, but was very patient
> > with me.

> > It finally wiggled away from us. Strong!!  I hope that the rest falls
> > off her or I am going to have to find her to try to get the rest off.

> > So this is just a warning about netting left on the ground.  I learned
> > my lesson!

> > gloria in sunny hot hot hemlock hollow
> > (everyone into the pool!)

>  A friend of mine had to do the same task at the orchard where he worked.
> The snake got him a good one and so off he went to hospital to get the
> antivenine (sp?).  As we have a number of highly dangerous snakes and the
> serum is specific to the type the doctor was keen to know what sort struck
> him.  Friend said 'red-bellied black snake'  the doctor said 'are you sure?'
> friend said that he was sure but the doctor was welcome to double check, the
> snake was in a bag in his car.  The doctor took his word for it and gave
> hime the shot.

> David

We cut 3 different snakes out of bird netting streched over our fish
pond. One of the snakes went a few feet away and came back towards us
and lifted up, staying that way for a few seconds then turned around
and left quickly.  None of them tried to bite us either.  We now have
a different fabric streched over the pond.  The first one, our 20 yr
old daughter saw when she had gone out for her last cigarette of the
evening. She is terrified of snakes and hates them, but made us free
it. DH is slightly afraid also, so he did the cutting of netting while
I held it.  Our JRT grabs them and shakes them into pieces.  We
discourage this, but damn is she fast. And a game little thing!! Nanzi
 
 
 

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Post by gldance » Sun, 12 Aug 2007 23:02:15



Quote:



> > > > Today I had to cut away some bird netting from a black snake that was
> > > > entangled in it.  The netting was over the top of the garden, but some
> > > > of it was on the ground and this what the snake was in.  My husband
> > > > held the snake's head away from me as I cut and cut.  She was finally
> > > > somewhat free from the netting, but still had three areas still
> > > > encircled by it.  Not once did she try to bite, but was very patient
> > > > with me.

> > > > It finally wiggled away from us. Strong!!  I hope that the rest falls
> > > > off her or I am going to have to find her to try to get the rest off.

> > > > So this is just a warning about netting left on the ground.  I learned
> > > > my lesson!

> > > What type of netting... sounds like you have the expanded polyethylene
> > > kind like they sell in the large hardware emporiums and typical garden
> > > nurseries, if you do get rid of it, cut it up into small bits first.

> > Yup, it sure was.  Will never use it again. I learned my lesson. And
> > be assured that I well definitely cut it into small pieces.  I hope
> > that snake sheds the remains with her skin.  

> Why would there be any remains, if you left even one loop of plastic
> that snake may very well suffer a long painful death.  Why didn't you
> remove all the plastic???- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

I tried, but couldn't remove them before she slithered away.  I will
probably catch her again to try to take the rest off of her.  This
netting is very fine and may break with her slithering over the
rocks.  Like I said, I tried to remove every bit of netting that I
could.
 
 
 

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Post by Farm » Mon, 13 Aug 2007 00:28:19


Quote:

> A friend of mine had to do the same task at the orchard where he worked.
> The snake got him a good one and so off he went to hospital to get the
> antivenine (sp?).  As we have a number of highly dangerous snakes and the
> serum is specific to the type the doctor was keen to know what sort struck
> him.  Friend said 'red-bellied black snake'  the doctor said 'are you
> sure?'
> friend said that he was sure but the doctor was welcome to double check,
> the
> snake was in a bag in his car.  The doctor took his word for it and gave
> hime the shot.

Good heavens!  I hope he has the sense to stay away from Tigers or Browns!
I wouldn't tangle with a red bellied black either for that matter!
 
 
 

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Post by dr-s.. » Thu, 16 Aug 2007 02:00:26


how to hold a bird still while working on it.  I netted birds for
years with an ornithologist (banding) and I have my own collection.
http://weloveteaching.com/fnch/holding1.htm
Ingrid
Quote:

>>>Today I had to cut away some bird netting from a black snake that was
>>>entangled in it.  The netting was over the top of the garden, but some
>>>of it was on the ground and this what the snake was in.  My husband
>>>held the snake's head away from me as I cut and cut.  She was finally
>>>somewhat free from the netting, but still had three areas still
>>>encircled by it.  Not once did she try to bite, but was very patient
>>>with me.

>>>It finally wiggled away from us. Strong!!  I hope that the rest falls
>>>off her or I am going to have to find her to try to get the rest off.

 
 
 

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Post by Ann » Thu, 16 Aug 2007 02:30:34



Quote:
>how to hold a bird still while working on it.  I netted birds for
>years with an ornithologist (banding) and I have my own collection.
>http://weloveteaching.com/fnch/holding1.htm
>Ingrid

Thank you!  Hopefully I won't need it again, but it's good to be
prepared.
--
Ann, gardening in Zone 6a
South of Boston, Massachusetts
e-mail address is not checked
******************************