Official 2021 Pool Critters Thread

Shirker

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Jul 2, 2014
693
Athens, GA - USA
Pool Size
19000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Weird year for sure, I killed a 4’ copper head 2’ from my front door. My little dog saw it but was smart enough to stay back.
It has been a crazy snake year for us too. I usually see a couple per year but I've seen DOZENS! of snakes so far this year. Thankfully no copper heads. Mostly just rat snakes, brown water snakes, and at least one king. None in the pool yet this year though.
 

markayash

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Mar 21, 2016
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Atlanta Ga
It has been a crazy snake year for us too. I usually see a couple per year but I've seen DOZENS! of snakes so far this year. Thankfully no copper heads. Mostly just rat snakes, brown water snakes, and at least one king. None in the pool yet this year though.
I still feel bad killing any animal but it would have killed my little dog for sure.
 

Shirker

Well-known member
Jul 2, 2014
693
Athens, GA - USA
Pool Size
19000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
I still feel bad killing any animal but it would have killed my little dog for sure.
Same. I usually relocate snakes to the woods away from the house. Thankfully they have all been friendlies so far. If I do come across a copper head in the yard, I would probably kill it too. As much as I would hate to do so, it is just too much liability with kids and dogs running around.
 

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