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Old 04-20-2017, 08:36 PM   #1
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The tree outside the living room is loaded down with them and making all kinda noise . Does anyone know how to drive them away?
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:37 PM   #2
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:38 PM   #3
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The tree outside the living room is loaded down with them and making all kinda noise . Does anyone know how to drive them away?
The copperheads will do that for you.

Oh! Watch out for copperheads.
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:39 PM   #4
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Yes get the water hose.

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Old 04-20-2017, 08:39 PM   #5
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I'm fixing to go outside and try that they are about to drive me crazy. I've already tried shooting a gun that didn't work.


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Old 04-20-2017, 08:41 PM   #6
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:43 PM   #7
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:46 PM   #8
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:59 AM   #9
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The copperheads will do that for you.

Oh! Watch out for copperheads.
This is a fact. Copperheads will come specifically to those trees with cicadas to feed. My neighbor killed 11 in one night this time last year.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:13 AM   #10
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This is a fact. Copperheads will come specifically to those trees with cicadas to feed. My neighbor killed 11 in one night this time last year.
Arthritis and back pain means I have frequent episodes of insomnia. One night, I was channel surfing and caught an episode of "Texas Parks & Wildlife" on the TV about this. Some guy in Texas was killing bunches of copperheads in his yard every night. He finally called TPWD and they sent a biologist to investigate. Yep, cicadas. Seems the snakes were attracted to the cicadas that were molting, and became their food source. The cicadas seemed to attract all sizes of copperheads from young and small, to more mature and large.

Instead of killing them, the biologists started capturing the snakes for research. Turns out that something in their venom seems to prevent cancerous tumors from growing. Coincidentally, the landowner had recently lost a relative to cancer, so now, he is an avid capturer of copperheads, rather than a killer of same.

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