electronic snake repellers

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    jeffa_8 Active Member

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    Do these actually work?
    It says "it emits a pulsing vibration, which the snake picks up through sensors throughout its body. The snake perceives a danger zone causing them to evacuate the area; most snakes will retreat almost immediately".
    I thought the snake may have been curious and investigated it rather than scare it away.
    Just a neighbour has it and reckons it works.
     
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    No, i remember Neville Burns saying during one of his shows that he has found snakes laying next to them!
     
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    If they feel vibration would they think its a rat or something?
     
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    Snakes use vibrations to track their food... wouldn't the vibrations trick them into thinking it's a rodent moving around and attract them?
     
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    There have been a lot of threads about this, search for 'sentinel' or 'snake repellent' and you should find the info you want.
     
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    sssssnakeman (i forget how many s's are in there) just did some filming for one of the news stations finding a number of snakes in the vicinity of one and even had one next to one and it just wrapped around it. They're on his youtube channel.
     
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    ok thanks heaps guys
     
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    Tony Harrison from Reptile Relocation and Awareness has produced dozens of Vids on YouTube showing snakes living in, on and around these repellers.
     
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    Have caught snakes on top of these dont waste your money
     
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    They rate well up there with ultra sonic pest/mosquito repellers, total rubbish!
     
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    Yeah i never believed in it i thought it would be just another scam. Someone has made a lot of money with this crap. I thought about leaving snake sheds around them to see what they say. Could be funny
     
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    Most likely your neighbor stomping around checking his repellers that is scaring any snakes away!
     
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    Dont waste your money! They do nothing. If vibrations really had some influence on snakes I wouldn't get call outs to remove then from D9 bulldozers and 40 tonne excavators ha ha lol:) We take one out on our ven courses and show that they do not worry snakes at all. They usually crawl up under it and go to sleep. ha ha
     
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