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<a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15021048/" target="_blank">http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15021048/</a> Glad the snakes are a protected species and can't be harmed. Hopefully this can be resolved to human and snake benefit. Also glad the snakes are non-venomous. Strangely enough I had a dream like this a couple days ago before the story posted.
 

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One snake wouldn't bother me. But a whole houseful of them?<br><br><br><br>
AAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:">
 

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No thats not how it works, snakes den together by the thousands, they are not drawn by food . Thats just how they get through the cold season.<br><br>
You should see the snake roundups down here, its amazing how many mass in a small area
 

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Winter sanctuary<br><br>
Turns out the property was a winter snake sanctuary, likely a snake den or hibernaculum where snakes gather in large numbers to hibernate for the winter, said Lauri Hanauska-Brown, a biologist with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.<br><br><br><br>
In the spring and summer the snakes fan out across the wilds of eastern Idaho, but as the days get shorter and cooler, the snakes return to the resting place — in this case, the Hepworth's new home — where they ball up for heat.<br><br><br><br>
The snakes are likely a terrestrial garter snake, Hanauska-Brown said. Reptiles are a protected species meaning the Hepworths cannot bait them or kill them, she said.<br><br><br><br>
The couple has not contacted Fish and Game to move the garters, Hanauska-Brown said. The department would attempt to move the snakes, but it could be difficult because if they move them too far they would die and if they move them close by the snakes would likely return to hibernate, she said.<br><br><br><br>
‘That sounds kind of Indiana Jonesish’<br><br>
"They are used to going there and kind of balling up," Hanauska-Brown told The Associated Press. "That sounds kind of Indiana Jonesish. But this is a natural thing." Yup, Ayrlin your right! I guess reptiles like snakes had to evolve different ways of making it through winter.
 

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i wish they had posted pictures <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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It doesn't sound like they'd be hard to catch. They should block wherever they get in, then just evict them as they come across them.
 

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So the video showed snakes slithering on the back porch, climbing up the foundation and a ball of snakes on the side of the home, that's really creepy. There is another story I heard it's about Ben and Amber Sessions, they thought they were getting their dream property once they paid under $180,000 for a 5 bedroom house in countryside Rexburg, Idaho. However they soon learned their ideal was a waking problem. Their property was breached by hundreds of snakes. Here is the proof: <a href="http://www.newsytype.com/7683-snake-house/" target="_blank">Snakes infest Idaho house</a>.
 

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Snakes. Why does it always have to be snakes?
 

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Because it's their thread.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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