Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Well no I didn't ever think I would be shopping for a snake. It isn't a rattlesnake, but a rubber snake. Late in the afternoons I've been sitting on the porch with broom in hand flailing it around and making swishing sounds as the barn swallows zoom down and under my porch. I thought I had given them a mind changing experience but when I checked today they had a small clay nest started. I scrapped it all off and washed it good and left the porch light on. Today at Curves a lady was talking about this very subject. She said she had tried everything and was ready to get a B B gun even if they are endangered. She said she has a large barn and they would be most welcome there but she doesn't want the mess on her porch where they have been determined to nest. Before she resorted to drastic measures someone told her to try a rubber snake and it worked except they are trying for the back porch now. My ledge is narrow so I will have to try to tape it up there. I'll try Wal*Mart toy department first and it they don't have any rubber snakes I will hit every dollar store in our county until I find a rubber snake. I love and feed birds but I don't want them on my porch.