Snake Is In The Bag
I was dispatched the other day to a house in the Sarasota / Bradenton area. I was called out to pick up a snake in a bag. I assumed they just needed someone to come by and pick up the bag with the already caught snake. Well, that was definitely not the case.
Upon arrival the home owner greeted me and informed me the bag and snake was on the back porch. So I headed to the porch and came to find out the snake was in a bag of potting soil. I figure no big deal.
- Open bag.
- Grab snake.
- Collect money.
- Not quite that easy.
The snake was covered in soil so there was no way of identifying the snake. Reaching in to grab an unidentified snake unprotected is definitely not a good idea. I could tell it was black and had some markings but I couldn’t really see enough to let me know if it was a venomous snake or not.
The Expert Knows What To Do
The only snake tool I had on the truck was a snake hook. So I finally get the snake out of the potting soil bag and into a mesh bag and off we go. I get it back to the office and wash it off letting me see that it was a juvenile black racer.
It’s interesting how a little dirt turned this capture into a little harder judgement call.
If you have a snake problem calls the PROS at Nuisance Wildlife Trapper before things get out of hand.
CALL 866-263-WILD (9453)