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Common Snakes of San Francisco, CA: The most common snakes in San Francisco include rat snakes, garter snakes, and racers. In water, common water snakes. These are not dangerous. Venomous snakes of San Francisco are rare and may include rattlesnakes or copperhead/cottonmouth. For a full description of all snake species in San Francisco, with photos and identification of all poisonous species, visit www.sanfranciscosnakes.com
San Francisco California Snake Situation: Snake in house - A snake in the house will not cause damage to your home but it needs to be removed all the same. If the snake has entered through a crack in the exterior of the building, you need to seal off that area as soon as possible. The snake may have wandered in on accident; however, some snakes will den in foundation cracks if they are suitable. The first thing to do with a snake in the home is to confine it to a reasonable area. Close off the room that it is in. If it is a nonvenomous snake, move around the room and close off any areas under appliances and furniture that might make capture difficult. If the snake is venomous, you are better off just closing up the room, sealing off the underside of the doors, and waiting for a professional. A snake can strike at alarming speed and over an impressive distance. There may not be a safe area of the room if the snake is poisonous. If you are not sure about its classification, do not take the risk; call a professional immediately. A nonvenomous snake can be picked up with thick gloves and placed inside of a pillow case. If gloves are not handy, you can use a thick blanket, though exact location of the snake beneath the fabric will be challenging.
Hello, I am currently conducting an experiment with deer mice in San Francisco and I have a problem with snakes. I have two 300ft x 300ft enclosures containing a few hundred mice. The enclosures are constructed from 5 ft steel walls that extend 2 ft below ground and 3 ft above ground. They have been successful at keeping the mice from escaping. Unfortunately, we have found a large bull snake in one enclosure and a rattlesnake in the other. We think they were probably present before we built the enclosures. We would like to have these snakes removed. Do you have advice whether I should either: 1. Hire a snake removal expert. If so, do you know one in California near Oakland or Richmond. 2. Use the snake traps listed on your website. I am worried about doing this because I cannot risk killing any mice in the traps. Do you think the traps would be likely to capture mice? Thank you for your help, Rowan
Rowan, Oxford street you say! I visited Oxford, England in June to guest lecture. While there, I studied the local rats. I am of course interested in urban evolution. It's amazing how some animals have evolved to thrive in urban environments - I'm seeing a shift in raccoons happen before my very eyes, I kid you not! They're actually being selected consistently to become greater and greater urban nuisances. Rats are pretty stable and have been for a long time, but raccoons are really fascinating right now. Do not use the snake traps that I sell on my websites. They will catch mice, more mice than snakes. I do recommend that you hire someone to remove them. If it was just the Bull Snake, I'd say jump in there and grab it, but the rattlesnake is a different matter. Unfortunately, I cannot vouch for anyone in your area. Wish I could get them myself. David
Ok, thanks for the information, David! We tried to grab the bull snake but it went down a hole. Best, Rowan
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For more information on San Francisco snake removal, identifying snakes of San Francisco County California, or general snake help, browse this site, or go to Snake Removal - How to Get Rid of Snakes home page. I wish you good luck with your San Francisco snake problem!