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  1. #1 Are Snakes affected by Salt? 
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    Hello


    I have heard that many people use Salt around there Homes to prevent Snakes from Entering, this happens usually in India. Does Salt affects Snakes?

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    It seems like something that could be the basis of a fairly simple experimental research. Get some snakes and observe to see if they are un willing to cross salt. If they are reluctant to cross it i would guess that it might be because their eyes nostrils and tongue are at ground level and salt is very reactive.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sealeaf View Post
    It seems like something that could be the basis of a fairly simple experimental research. Get some snakes and observe to see if they are un willing to cross salt. If they are reluctant to cross it i would guess that it might be because their eyes nostrils and tongue are at ground level and salt is very reactive.
    Good Point,
    But basically this experiment needs "A group of People who are not afraid of Snakes" Which definitely I am not one of them

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    Salt marsh snakes and sea snakes seem to do just fine in salty conditions. So, salt might deter some species of snakes, but I can't imagine salt being much of a preventative measure.
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    Hey,

    Because of the lack of efficiency of the kidneys (comparatively to mammals...), I was under the impression that reptiles and avian relatives were able to withstand high levels of salt anyway... My guess is that it's a traditional wives tale.

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    This is an urban myth. Salt has no influence on snakes behaviour.
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    This is pretty interesting,

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