snake phobia PLEASE help moving to snake country
Hi, city dweller here forced by high price of real estate to move 35 miles outside of city to buy a decent house. thing is, it's backing a golf course and i KNOW there are snakes there. of course i want to garden but i'm terrified of snakes. i don't want to EVER EVER EVER reach down to pick a strawberry or pull a weed and see a coiled up something or other snake, i dont care if it's poisonous or not!!
SO.. any other snake phobics out there! i know you're out there!??! HOW can i prevent these critters from getting on my property. I'll even build a WALL if i need to out of brick!!!!! would this help or do snakes even travel underground and then pop up. i don't know much about snakes, i know, for those of you who can bear them, i know they are good for environemnt, eat bad critters etc, etc. none of this matters to me. Let them live in peace, OFF my property and OUT of my garden!!
i hope someone can give me some ideas! i suggested to my husband that we get an electric fence to repel snakes a la dog electric fences, but then he pointed out that we'd have to collar all the snakes! ha ha ha