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    Snakes in the pool.... Problem?

    We live in North Texas, and the pool was a new build and finally we are enjoying the pool this month's after all the rain...... Anyhow, I have been catching 3 small snakes, 10 inches long, around the shady part of the infinity spa, the water channel portion. Is there a reason to be concerned? The snakes are in the water channels where the infinity spa flows into.... And I catch them when I just scoop the leaves and whatever inside of those channel. The water chemistry is good, and the pool is clear. Do I have a snake problems that needs attention?
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    Re: Snakes in the pool.... Problem?

    Do I have a snake problems that needs attention?
    Of course that all depends on what they look like? Got a pic?
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    Re: Snakes in the pool.... Problem?

    If they are like the rattlesnake I had removed from my yard yesterday morning, that is a problem. If they are like the king snake we watched fighting with a bird yesterday afternoon, that is fine

    The bird won btw and the snake retreated into the rocks.
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    Re: Snakes in the pool.... Problem?

    Ok, here is the pic of the snake... After I smashed him....
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    Re: Snakes in the pool.... Problem?

    It is a baby snake, the third one I caught...about 8 inches long...
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    Re: Snakes in the pool.... Problem?

    That is a non venomous snake. Release them away from the pool rather than killing them.
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    Re: Snakes in the pool.... Problem?

    It got me scared because he was swimming to the big portion of the pool where children plays..... I did released the first two into the storm drain on the street.... Good to know that this is not venomous.... Anyone know why they keep getting into the pool?
    72' X 10' IG pool with infinity edge spa and in pool dry deck completed Nov 2014. Pentair 3 HP VS pump for pool and spa. Pentair Challenger 3 HP for three 3 feet sheer decent water features. Pentair MasterTemp Heater and QUAD D.E. Filter.

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    Re: Snakes in the pool.... Problem?

    Has it been real hot there? Could be they are looking to cool off, or perhaps looking for food (many snakes eat frogs and such).

    They are no threat to people.
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    Re: Snakes in the pool.... Problem?

    Btw, there are 4 species of venomous snakes in the U.S; rattlesnakes, copperheads, water moccasins, and coral snakes. All but the coral snake have a distinct triangle shaped head. The coral snake has red,yellow, and black bands (there's a non venomous King snake that has these bands, but in a different order). As you can see, the snakes you have don't match any of those characteristics.
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    Re: Snakes in the pool.... Problem?

    There's a Neville Flynn joke to made somewhere around here, but I'm empty......
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    Re: Snakes in the pool.... Problem?

    Thanks! I saw a picture on FB somewhere saying to watch out for water moccasin since we had a lot if rain here last month..... So I thought that was it.... But thank you for your clarifications! Feel better now and will put them back to the drain or the creek aways down the street if I get another one..
    72' X 10' IG pool with infinity edge spa and in pool dry deck completed Nov 2014. Pentair 3 HP VS pump for pool and spa. Pentair Challenger 3 HP for three 3 feet sheer decent water features. Pentair MasterTemp Heater and QUAD D.E. Filter.

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    Re: Snakes in the pool.... Problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by MARCO...polo View Post
    There's a Neville Flynn joke to made somewhere around here, but I'm empty......
    Snakes in a pool!!!
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    Re: Snakes in the pool.... Problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saturn94 View Post
    Snakes in a pool!!!
    Definitely non venomous. There's an awesome snake ID page on facebook for Texas. I'm going to assume that's a botched water snake. But I'm no pro! Join the group its called "what kind of snake is this? North texas"

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