Keep in mind trying to kill a snake may put you endanger of getting bit yourself. Dead snakes DO bite (nerves)!
Remember there are many options other than killing the snake.
Call a trapper, call Chief (407-445-1812), call someone who knows about snakes before destroying it !!!
Mothballs: using mothballs around your property will run off
select food that snakes like to eat (lizards, rodents...)
Pure Ammonia: spraying ammonia on any reptile or animal will scare them off, no permanent harm will be done.
If the snake is venomous, do not catch the snake with your hands.
Your child needs you to teach and guide them, not bleed and die on them!
REMEMBER: Chief Rowley is a licensed Trapper (#NWT-1549) for Snake Removal! 407-445-1812
Something to Remember: Most people that are bitten by venomous snakes are bitten trying to kill or catch the snake.
Knowledge is Power and Power is Knowledge!