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  • gerry ogilvie
    August 22, 2013 - 10:11

    when I was in summer cadet camp in greenwood nova-scotia, I remember the kids from the rock were very excited to catch local garter snakes and quite a few were hidden in baggage for the trip home as they had no snakes in nfld. I saw this over several summers in the 1970's and can only assume that a few of the snakes survived the trip and were released into the wild. we have plenty more if you run low.

  • Wanda
    October 10, 2012 - 10:30

    Oh my, Rod, I'd put up with the snakes if they ate Earwigs. They are starting to come into my apartment building already, especially the bottom floor.

  • Rod Lyver
    October 09, 2012 - 22:14

    Do they eat earwigs??????

  • Leah
    October 09, 2012 - 17:42

    I am absolutely terrified of snakes, mice, and rats. From now on when I go for a walk in my cabin area, I won't be able to enjoy it so much knowing snakes are in Newfoundland.

  • Chris Butt
    October 09, 2012 - 14:54

    Snakes have just as much right to live on this island as we do, at lease they weren't introduced by the government to repopulate and ending up killing 1000's of people like the moose. Leave them be, how would like it if you went to a new province and they all tried to kill you. God created these creatures and remember THOU SHALL NOT KILL Snakes and reptiles are your friend.....

    • traveller
      October 10, 2012 - 07:48

      so you like the snake but dont like the moose? you do realize not a single moose was responsible for anyone of those "1000's" of people that got behind the wheel. Time to get of the fence.

  • Marcus Smith
    October 09, 2012 - 10:41

    Snakes, Cyotes, Wolves,realy nice summers... times they are a changing! Anyone who comes across a snake we would love to be notified at reptilesontherock@live.ca or find us on Facebook. Steve- we would love to hear from you

  • pat
    October 09, 2012 - 09:08

    Where is St.Patrick when we need him?? Legend tells us that hedrove the snakes out of Ireland.

    October 09, 2012 - 08:23

    For years I would say this is the best place to live because we don't have snakes, now where am I going to live, just reading the article my heart was pounding, my mind is going crazy trying to figure out what my options are, maybe a small island in Placentia Bay !!!!

    • Anne
      October 09, 2012 - 09:09

      to "I HATE SNAKES" let me know where you are going because I will be right behind you. I have been waiting forever to retire to NL because it is supposed to be reptile free. I can't even go to the online subscription to read it today because of the cover page.

  • Jan
    October 09, 2012 - 08:22

    If you see them, kill them! I am not afraid. I just don't want them here. I love our snake-free, skunk-free, etc...free status. Next thing someone will be wanting a fence to keep them away. And feed on "earth worms, frogs, ground nesting birds and rodents"? I don't want them preying on these creatures! If you see them, chop off their heads with a handy little ax; slice 'em in two with a shovel blade; put em in a deep bucket and deal with them any way you want as long as you kill them.

    • Greg
      October 09, 2012 - 09:26

      Why don't you leave them alone? If there really aren't that many animals to eat at the ground level, the chances are that aside from some predation, they won't have a huge effect on animal populations, and will likely decline as your winters bring them to heel, so to speak. Try not to be so violent... I seriously doubt the isle is about to become infested.

  • carogers
    October 09, 2012 - 08:01

    I knew there was a reason God had me born in the city, because I'd be still running. LOL

  • Jack
    October 09, 2012 - 07:58

    Because most of the snakes introduced to Newfoundland likely came from Nova Scotia, particularly Garter Snakes, perhaps now is the time for Marine Atlantic to check all trucks destined for the island for non native species that can wreck havoc on our ecosystem.

  • Steve
    October 09, 2012 - 07:33

    These snakes have been here for atleast 35 years. We used to find them in the grass by our cabin near Lamanche decades ago.