Lakeview Farms

Are There Snakes in the Berries ?

in Strawberries ?

From 1979 to 1990 we could almost count on at least one customer seeing a snake in the strawberry patch each year. During the 1990's, however, the customer snake sightings became very rare.  While I still occasionally see a snake in the lower creek area in tall grass & weed cover,  the snakes now seem to avoid the strawberry area to avoid being spotted by our airborne Snake Patrol

in Raspberries ?

The years 2001 and 2002, however, were  banner years for black snakes in our early raspberries.  There was evidently a bumper supply of field mice - the favorite food of black snakes.  We had a  LOT  more snake sightings by customers in 2001 ( 4 in the early raspberries alone where the hawks can't fly due to the wire trellis).  From 2004 thru 2007 very few snake sightings occurred never know.....we still have a good supply of field mice.

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