Originally Posted by LadyDreamer
An idea most people wouldn't like would be relocating a native snake, such as a Cali King, or Gopher snake to your shed. I am trying to convince my parents to introduce a couple Black King snakes to our barn for pest control. King snakes are wonderful creatures, and the ones you find in California are gorgeous. Not aggressive. Not venomous. Can reach places the cats can't. And they are very good eaters. They are perfectly harmless. Gopher snakes are relatives to some of my FAVORITE snakes. They too are not aggressive or venomous and perfectly harmless, unless you are a mouse.
It is another idea, but me personally I can't handle snakes. I don't care if they're cute little garder snakes, I had a traumatic experience with one as a kid and they scare the crap out of me.
Indie too, she freezes and refuses to move when a snake is in the barn. We had a slight infestation one year when our chickens decided to lay eggs in the hay down in the corner and I never saw them... snakes did and got fat pretty quick.