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Old 06-01-2016, 07:40 AM   #15
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This scenario reminds me of the meme: If you see me running, you better start running too..

Seeing as I have a SERIOUS dislike for snakes... I would be running as fast as I could, to the nearest snake exterminator expert... there is no way in hell I would even think of undertaking this task on my own... I would be renting a hotel room and waiting for the "all's clear" from the exterminator...

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Old 06-01-2016, 07:47 AM   #16
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Just a thought: my motorhome had a furnace hot air vent in the wet bay to keep tanks and valves from freezing. The vent came directly from the vent in the bedroom floor. No grate or screen on the opening in the wet bay. Direct path from wet bay to bedroom (actually the whole MH) for insects, snakes, smells etc.

You might want to check it out.
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On the plus side, you probably don't have a problem with mice.
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Old 06-01-2016, 08:26 AM   #18
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Old 06-01-2016, 08:54 AM   #19
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Another reason to not leave the sewer hoses connected, a follow camper told how they ended up with sewer rats in their RV!!! As for the snake, Id fumigate the RV leaving the snake a way out. Spread flour around all openings to see a trail if leaves. The snake will leave when it is hungry.
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:15 AM   #20
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Wow plasma800 where ya been nice to see ya again,

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Get a Black snake and let it loose in the coach. It will take care of the Copperhead.
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I'd call a snake person (they are out there may just take some looking). What you can do is if you have access to power, turn on the A/C's and get it as cold as you can inside the coach..open up the cabinets and try to get all the nooks/crannies/hiding places cold. Lay a heating pad down in an open area with rat glue trap on it.
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that is actually a great idea..
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that is actually a great idea..
I can't take credit for it...exterminator did it in another Bus with a snake (didn't catch anything..snake had scooted off down the road).
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I'm about 60% sure it's gone. Been searching for the last 2 days on and off with nothing so far. I also ran the engine with that Bay open and the sewer disconnected. The wind was blowing exhaust into the compartment for a while. (I aired things out real good afterwards btw)

I'm hoping I either scared it off or it went Hunting and couldn't get back in. I'm going to be extra careful when it's time to dump the tanks at the end of the month though and if I see it again I'm going to call someone to make sure it stays gone this time.

I'm hoping it left a smell that might repel rodents along with munching any I missed with my traps though. If it was a black snake or something non venomous I wouldn't mind so much.
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I hate to be the one lone voice with this opinion, but I don't think you have anything to worry about. That snake doesn't want anything to do with you. He was hiding in the compartment because it was dark and safe. As soon as it saw you, it probably high-tailed it away from your camper as fast as possible. Most animals (except apex predators) are only aggressive if flight isn't a possibility. Nevertheless, I hope I never see one in MY camper
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I'm about 60% sure it's gone. Been searching for the last 2 days on and off with nothing so far. I also ran the engine with that Bay open and the sewer disconnected. The wind was blowing exhaust into the compartment for a while. (I aired things out real good afterwards btw)

I'm hoping I either scared it off or it went Hunting and couldn't get back in. I'm going to be extra careful when it's time to dump the tanks at the end of the month though and if I see it again I'm going to call someone to make sure it stays gone this time.

I'm hoping it left a smell that might repel rodents along with munching any I missed with my traps though. If it was a black snake or something non venomous I wouldn't mind so much.
I'm just glad you posted. Was starting to worry about ya.
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Oh my goodness. I do hope you were right and it is gone. By now I'm sure you are positive about it. I have no doubt I would not have been able to have stepped a foot in it out of fear...lol
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