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Solar powered snake repeller

by cjj on February 13, 2011

solar panel on top of a snake repeller

snake repeller

This little disk has a solar panel on top that charges a battery. Under it is an aluminium post about 30cm (1 foot) long. Inside it is a battery, and something that makes a load vibrating noise. When you hold it it is quite loud. So you bury it, and it is a very soft sound that can only just be heard. The snake feels the vibration through his belly and runs away. He thinks it is a big animal and feels very threatened. Hopefully I won’t ever have any more photos of snakes on my blog!

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Whoops!

by cjj on April 26, 2010


This dead tree had been standing just outside our place for more than 30 years, so I guess it had to come down eventually. We heard the crashing sound late last night, but didn’t know what had caused it until this morning. Jon and I spent most of the day cutting it into little chunks to fit into our fire place during winter. I was looking forward to finding bird nests in the hollow branches but there was nothing there. However there was a brown snake that slithered out of it … straight into the garden.

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Brown snake in our garden

by cjj on March 13, 2010

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The birds always let us know when there is a snake around. Once, we saw a brown snake swallowing a honeyeater in this same part of our garden. They know the snakes are a real threat and they ban together to call us so that we can scare it away!

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