Mower Magic: How to Keep Snakes Away

Learn how to keep snakes away with a mower or tiller.


| June/July 2012



Snake

Ground vibrations may repel snakes.


PHOTO: FOTOLIA/RUSTY DODSON

A few years ago, I went out to pick green beans and almost picked a snake hiding beneath the leaves.

So now, to keep snakes away, I run the tiller or mower around the garden before I go into it. The vibrations drive any snakes back underground. I also run the mower around the house a couple of times a week to drive away any hidden snakes.

Milton Ammel
Parker, Kansas





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