How to Remove a Snake in a Swimming Pool

Image that you are swimming in your pool at night. Things are going fine until something brushes your leg. My first thought is “SNAKE!,” but can Kansas City snakes swim? The short answer is yes, they can. So if you are afraid of snakes, you may want to take a look in your swimming pool just to make sure there aren’t any surprises. And if you find one, read this article.

The first thing you to do is get out of the pool! If your goal is to get the Missouri snake out, it is easier from the side of the pool than in it. Then next thing is to find out if the snake is poisonous. It will make a difference in how to get the snake out. Once those two things are done, you can work on saving your pool from the Kansas City snake.

While there are certain kinds of snakes that are found in water more often than others, the Water Moccasins, also known as Cottonmouths because of the white color of the inside of the snake’s mouth, is the most common. Copperheads can be found near water, but rarely just go for a swim. Both of these Kansas City snakes are poisonous. Another poisonous snake that can swim is a Coral snake and is found, along with the other two, in the Southern Gulf coastal states. If you know you have one of these snakes in your pool, you may want to call Kansas City professionals help in, to get it out.

One way of removing a Kansas City snake from a pool is with a net. It takes patience, as snakes, for the most part, tend to move away from what they consider danger. Simply swishing the net around will not catch the Missouri snake. You will need to position the net underneath the snake and hold it still. Once the snake has gotten used to the net being there you can bring the net straight up and catch the snake. Another way is to let the snake wrap itself around the pole and bring it slowly out of the water.

The easiest way, however, would be to just let your pool do with the Kansas City snake what it does with other things in it. Let the skimmer take care of it. Eventually, the snake will end up there due to the circulation of the water. The Missouri snake may or may not be dead at this point, so use extreme caution when removing the skimmer.

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