Yep, there really is a product on the market that is supposed to repel snakes. Supposedly once you sprinkle it on the ground snakes will not cross the granules. I always wonder if snakes are aware of this because I am at Lowe's a lot and not one time have I seen a snake in there reading the back of that bag. I live in a condo building between the ICW and a fair sized pond and while we do have snakes it was the 6 foot alligator they pulled out of the pond that really scared the bejesus out of me. It took DNR several tries and multiple whole chickens before they had him on the bank, mouth duct taped closed and ready to load in the back of a pickup. I told the grandchildren he was being taken down Hwy 17 to Alligator Adventure but me thinks he is probably a handbag on Paris Hilton's arm.