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WEC221: Dealing with Snakes in Florida's Residential Areas—Preventing Encounters

Figure 6. Mulch piles and compost bins can be inviting to rodents, which may attract snakes. Sturdy, sealed containers such as this can help to "rodent-proof" your yard. Note the PVC pipe used to hold the door securely in place.

Credit: Steve A. Johnson, University of Florida, 2007