rubber snakes scaring indian mynahs?

To: Cas and Lisa Liber <>, "'Messages Birding-aus'" <>
Subject: rubber snakes scaring indian mynahs?
From: Syd Curtis <>
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2010 11:36:04 +1000
Probably would.  And also other birds?

A couple of times we had a minor problem with birds roosting in trees above
paths in our garden ... leaving untidy messes of droppings.  Plastic snake
draped over branch was effective in moving them on.  Also effective with
Welcome Swallows roosting in, and later nesting, in my mother's garage with
droppings on car.  Waited until the young had left the nest and installed
the snake.  No further problem.

However, I gave my snake to a friend in Capertee Valley who had swallows
nesting on her verandah and fouling the area.  She reported that the
swallows ignored it.  (Maybe Capertee Valley swallows are smarter than
Brisbane swallows?)

But if you try it, don't just leave it lie in the one spot or they'll soon
learn to ignore it.



> From: "Cas and Lisa Liber" <>
> Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2010 12:00:24 +1100
> To: "'Messages Birding-aus'" <>
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] rubber snakes scaring indian mynahs?
> I heard somewhere that rubber snakes on a lawn might scare Indian mynahs.
> Anyone tried this before?
> cheers
> Cas Liber


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