What to Do with a Caught Snake
The moment you catch a snake, there is a wave of relief. The pest that has tormented you and been a problem is now caught, and you can breathe free. That is, until you realize you have to do something about that snake. You cannot let it stay in its trap or bag, or whatever you are using to contain it – that is cruel and would lead to suffering and death. You cannot simply rerelease it into your home, either, obviously, as that would present the same problems as before. There are ways to deal with a caught snake. Knowing the correct measures to take can help you to make smarter choices for yourself and the snake.
Release it Somewhere Else
By going somewhere far away from your home, and other homes, you can find a place suitable for the snake. A few miles away, at least, will do the trick. Drive out some miles into an area with plenty of wooded areas and shelter. Find someplace you know the snake will not be in immediate danger and release it. There are risks to this, of course. Releasing a snake in the wild, at all, can lead to risks for it. There are predators out there that can harm it. However, there is also shelter and food available in these areas. Snakes can survive fine when rereleased into wild areas. For your sake, this is one of the best options available to you.
Release it Outside Your Home
Releasing the snake outside your home seems counterintuitive, as it can easily make its way back in, but there is a way to do this. If you know where the snake got into your property, and how, you can begin making the necessary repairs. With the repairs out of the way, you can release the snake back outside. So long as there is no way back into your property, there is no problem. Even if it is on the other side of a fence, it is still fine. Without an open entrance, you should not have to worry. The snake will go out on its own to find its new home. Releasing the snake is the easiest solution here. You can release it in the wild or in your backyard. So long as there is no way back into your home, the snake will be on its way and will no longer be an issue for you. Go back to the home page: Snakes of Elizabeth