Has anyone used their Kingsnake in any manner to deter rattlesnakes? I might be moving to an area where rattlesnakes are really common. As in on the property near where we would live and a friend we know has killed one that was at least 5 feet. Don't really condone that but it bit his dog and he almost lost her to the bite. I keep horses, chickens and own dogs and cats. I was wondering if something like keeping a kingsnake on the property might help at least keep rattlesnakes away. Or if I had one I could use kingsnake poo to scare them off. I really hated dealing with rattlesnakes the last place I kept my horses though I do know how to deal with them. I do know when I saw Kingsnakes 'around' the rattlesnakes tended to vanish from that area of the pasture. But don't know if that means because it was living out in nature out because it could smell it. I'm a lizard (Leopard Gecko) keeper, I would love a snake but the only way my mom is going to go for it is if the poor snake has a use other then being pretty and running up the electric bill.