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    Default Snakes in AK

    So, tell me... Are there snakes in Alaska? May sound like a silly question, but I really don't know. And, if I'm honest, I hope there aren't...a bit of a weak spot with me.

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    Talking standard answer is "no".

    it is possible that there are garter snakes in the EXTREME SE portion of SE alaska, as it is hypothetically within their range, but nobody to my knowledge has ever verified it. kind of a sparsely populated area<grin>.
    no ticks that attach to people, poison oak or ivy, or scorpions either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by homerdave View Post
    it is possible that there are garter snakes in the EXTREME SE portion of SE alaska, as it is hypothetically within their range, but nobody to my knowledge has ever verified it. kind of a sparsely populated area<grin>.
    no ticks that attach to people, poison oak or ivy, or scorpions either.

    Also no worries about fleas on your dogs. Our critter problems tend to be of a larger toothier nature!

    As for our plant life I'll take poison oak or ivy over having to work in devils club any day!

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    Default snakes and spiders.....

    One nice thing about AK is that anything that can kill you up here is big enough you can see it coming!!
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    Now snakes down here in SE Alaska But there are a LOT of Fleas. My vet says that southern south east alaska has one of the highest concentrations of fleas in the country.

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    Snow snakes...... Seen'em with my own eyes.

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    Talking snakes in SE

    Woody:

    i mentioned in another thread a month ago that there were snakes in SE, check the local auto dealers. lol

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    Talking no snakes but...

    What we lack in snakes we more than make up for in Mosquitoes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOMCOD View Post
    What we lack in snakes we more than make up for in Mosquitoes!
    And they may not swallow your pet but they just might fly off with it

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    Default We do have snakes

    I use to live in Anchorage and I caught 2 snakes in the yard about 15 years ago, one was a 10 foot Burmese Python and the other was a 3 foot Red Tailed Boa both free range snakes in Alaska so yes we do have snakes here but always imported.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smwwoody View Post
    Now snakes down here in SE Alaska But there are a LOT of Fleas. My vet says that southern south east alaska has one of the highest concentrations of fleas in the country......
    Yup. Same with roaches, rats, snakes, hobo spiders, et al.

    Invasive species.

    The fleas are here. It isn't like California, for example, but they're definately here now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBighorn View Post
    And they may not swallow your pet but they just might fly off with it
    In Fiordland, in the South Island of New Zealand there isnt one single mosquitoe........... they are all married with big families!

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    Talking that's it, I'm going north of the circle!

    I really was not expecting to hear that there were snakes. I mean, I thought maybe in the southern parts, but that's it. Suppose they hide themselves come winter in Michigan, so must do the same there too.

    Skeeters...dim little bugggers, they don't bother me so much. I suppose I'm too full of pee and vinigar for dem to like me! But if they are the birds you say they are...well, maybe I will bring my butterfly net...I hears dems got good protien in um!! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by BucknRut View Post

    Skeeters...dim little bugggers, they don't bother me so much. I suppose I'm too full of pee and vinigar for dem to like me! But if they are the birds you say they are...well, maybe I will bring my butterfly net...I hears dems got good protien in um!! :-D
    No offense meant here Josh, but until you've experienced a BAD mosquito run-in, you have NO idea how bad they can be. A windless day when they are a living cloud around you is something no one can explain...Ya just have to see it for yourself....
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    You said that right Alaskahippie. No head net and you breath them in will drive you crazy. Don't forget the bug dope bring extra don't run out.

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    Be a good poll to start.
    "Which is worse, 'skeeters in masse or white socks?"


    Much as I dread skeeters, I REALLY abhor a cloud of them bitin' socks....
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlaskaHippie View Post
    Be a good poll to start.
    "Which is worse, 'skeeters in masse or white socks?"


    Much as I dread skeeters, I REALLY abhor a cloud of them bitin' socks....
    No-see-ums are the absolute worst.
    By the way, we do have leeches up here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlaskaHippie View Post
    Be a good poll to start.
    "Which is worse, 'skeeters in masse or white socks?"


    Much as I dread skeeters, I REALLY abhor a cloud of them bitin' socks....
    That would be a tough vote.

    I don't like bug dope. A head net and gloves are what I prefer, but that is tough on a warm day during mosquito season..........

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    Another vote for white socks being much worse than skeeters.

    As to snakes, there seeme to be a fair number in Juneau

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