The rattlers Britt removes will be relocated on some Coarsegold-area properties with ample acreage, or empty fields, where residents have asked for the snakes. I once caught five snakes over five days at one house. This includes. I have a high quality and professional trap that I use, as described and shown below. Tailing involves actually gripping the snake's tail while lifting it up. I don't like them.". Some people sell snake removals for $289 or more, and I've done preventions on commercial property for several thousand dollars. How does someone gain ownership over a hunted animal? * They are a Protected snake. Visit The Fresno Bee (Fresno, Calif.) at www.fresnobee.com, Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Trump administration asks court for extension to respond to refiners' biofuel petition, British grocer Sainsbury's is cutting 3,500 jobs and closing more than 80% of Argos stores. … 5. Snakes eat mice, rats, gophers, and other small mammals that eat farm crops. by Neta Rhyne. But the trap will catch it when it comes back or out of hiding. It has caught several hundred snakes. She points to snake venom being used for medical research to help cure various life-threatening ailments as one reason to protect them. Why the polls were wrong about Trump (again), 'Stop the count': Trump backers rally at vote centers, Live: Biden moves closer to reaching 270 votes, Fox News hosts question network's Ariz. call for Biden, Union members picked Biden after Trump 'abandoned' them, Black men drifted from Dems to Trump in record numbers, Pennsylvania AG on Trump lawsuit: 'We'll win again', Trump campaign unleashes wave of suits in key states, Coach cracks down on Tate's 'selfish behavior', Giants trainer may have saved this player's wife's life, 2020 election results highlight Hispanic diversity. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife offers more tips to stay rattlesnake safe. Please, just walk around it, and be on your way. If I can't find it in a reasonable time, I set a snake trap, and then return to the home when it is caught". (I promise, they won't chase you). Rattlesnake wrangler catches snakes for free. On each call I also try to sell snake preventions services. the elimination of habitat and features on your property that attract snakes. Snakes naturally seek out dark, covered areas, and are attracted to this trap design. O ur oldest daughter started college in 1989 and since employment opportunities are few and far between in remote west Texas I began looking for ways to make money. "I really want to spread education about rattlesnakes. The comments the post snagged so far are largely positive: "That is a noble thing, snakes are important and all part of our planet," wrote one person. The fee is due regardless of whether I find the snake or not". It's a dangerous business and a niche market. You can charge a lot more on snake jobs armed with these traps, and feel more confident. professional than just setting glue boards. I started using snake traps. I think having a nice professional-looking trap also makes me seem like more of a prepared snake expert, and it justifies charging a higher price. ? Armed with a snake trap, I'm able to leave the customer something and some comfort even if I didn't find the snake. Britt has loved snakes since she was a girl. Trap comes with detailed instructions and snake identification info. Generally, those who make a decent living from rattlesnake skins catch them and keep them alive securely, and then only kill them just before selling the skin and/or the body to the client. DIMENSIONS & DURABILITY: The traps are 18 inches wide by 10 inches deep, by 2 inches tall. Trust me, rattlesnakes are far more beneficial to our ecosystem than harmful. You should find a buyer first and see how they want it. It is often better than hiring a snake pro to come out, because the snake may have left or hidden by the time he arrives. ? But that's not all. The serpents eat mice and rats. Rattlesnakes usually avoid humans, but about 8,000 people are bitten by venomous snakes in the U.S. each year, with 10 to 15 deaths, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. I have caught many snakes up to 5' long in this trap due to the internal design. She works as a freelance photographer when she's not snake catching.