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First Snake Trap Now On Market
"It's the world's first snake trap. Works automatically and inexpensively," says Ken Holyoak, of Ken's Fish Hatchery, Alapaha, Ga., about his company's snake-snaring invention called Snake Guard. "It needs no bait or electricity and is easy to install."
Snake Guard is simply plastic netting specially designed to catch snakes that try to crawl through it. Once they get their head into an opening, the netting grabs hold of their scales and makes it impossible to back out, short of shedding their skins.
"There's no repellant, chemical or other means, besides manual killing, that we know of to control snakes. We own and operate a fish and frog farm and this has solved our problems. Works as well in water as on land," points out Holyoak.
Snake Guard comes inlengthy rolls 12 to 15 in. high. You simply peg it to the ground around the area you want to protect, making sure there's no room to crawl under, and remove the snakes as they're trapped.
"Non-poisonous snakes can be freed, if desired. Snake Guard itself does not kill or mutilate the snake," explains Holyoak.
If you have an area you want to protect - such as a yard or livestock barn - either encircle the area, or place Snake Guard netting in special configurations which Holyoak has designed to catch the majority of snakes. Campers place it around their entire campsite. It can be staked through ponds or streams.
Cost varies from 25 to 50 cents a foot, depending on quantity purchased.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ken's Fish Hatchery, Rt. 1, Alapaha, Ga. 31622 (ph 912 532-5395).

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