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Old 04-18-2013, 09:57 AM
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Re: the snakes: do you know what that drain is tied into? City systems or a french drain or...?
It's a city storm sewer. My guess is that somewhere in the city, there's a winter nest... and since the storm sewers are completely overloaded, they're getting washed in. I'm not the only one with problems with snakes coming up in the drains... other residents have had the same problem. Trust me, if it was just me, I'd be burning the house down because THAT would mean the nest was on MY property. And I would not be able to deal with that.

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okay I love snakes that would absolutely freak me out. I'm so sorry.
I love them too... but when they come into my house uninvited, it's where I draw the line. Luckily we've only had a few come up. It's not dozens or anything, just a few.

Still pumping water out, by the way. No snakes since last night. Ugh this is ridiculous.
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Not only would I start closing my toilet lids but I would also begin using cinder blocks to secure them.

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Well they are probably just trying to escape drowning from the unexpected surge of water in what I assume is normally a dry drain. Just asked because if the drain line lets out somewhere on the property (vs tying into the city system somehow) you may want to find the outlet and secure hardware cloth or similar over it to prevent a reoccurance.

I'm on my phone so the pic is tiny but it looks like some sort of garter snake to me.
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It's a city storm sewer. My guess is that somewhere in the city, there's a winter nest... and since the storm sewers are completely overloaded, they're getting washed in. I'm not the only one with problems with snakes coming up in the drains... other residents have had the same problem. Trust me, if it was just me, I'd be burning the house down because THAT would mean the nest was on MY property. And I would not be able to deal with that.
Ah, sorry sounds like a good theory, but what a nightmare. Sorry you're going through this.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:18 AM
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Ugh I just hope there are no more problems by Saturday. I have a CAT trial this weekend and I don't want to miss it.
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You should start filming for Snakes in a Drain :

In all seriousness, that really, really sucks. Flooding is NOT fun to deal with at all.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:59 PM
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Ugh, poor you! That sucks. Our basement flooded a couple years ago and it was terrible. Thankfully no snakes though! I hope it all gets under control soon for you.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:20 PM
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You should start filming for Snakes in a Drain :

In all seriousness, that really, really sucks. Flooding is NOT fun to deal with at all.
HAHA yeah.... this.

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Old 04-18-2013, 02:31 PM
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omg omg omg omg RUN.
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:55 PM
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I would die if snakes came out of ours. Ou basement used to flood so much when powers went out we got a generator. But snakes?!!
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..there are no words to describe how I would feel if I had to deal with a flooded basement and snakes

((HUGS))

I would move.
or just run away.
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