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    Snake in an AC unit

    Found a snake in an outside unit wrapped around the fan, causing it to work improperly. Full story and pictures here:

    http://www.butchersonandassociates.c...-got-that-beat

    This is the first time I've come across anything like this, was wondering if anybody wanted to share their unique findings along with the rest of us. Let's be carefull out there!!!

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    No snakes but many a black widow tucked up underneath compressor suction lines.

    Oh and one bi-sected pidgeon in a cooling tower.

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    Actually had the same thing happen though thankfully I didnt have to unwind the entire snake most of it was in pieces inside of the condenser.

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    No snakes yet here in so cal, lots and lots of hornet's nests though, they seem to love the corners of carrier units...
    You cannot cheat an honest man. But that doesn't stop people trying!

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    Had that with a cuban lizard here. "Is that under warranty?"........."Ummm, sorry no"

    What's the deal with the smiling brick in the last photo?

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    Samual jackson says "I'm tired of these mother f$&@in snakes in this mother f$&@in air conditioner. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Six View Post
    No snakes but many a black widow tucked up underneath compressor suction lines.

    Oh and one bi-sected pidgeon in a cooling tower.
    Gotta love bloated tower birds. I also love the piles of chopped birds on roofs around exhaust fans. A good one i remember is we had a plumber clean a wedged in rotting squirrel out of a gutter drain with a paddle bit.

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    Oh my... I live in AZ with rattlers...that is all I need...sorry I got a 'thing' with snakes...creepy

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    good grief...squirrels, snakes birds...Oh my!

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    The only good pigeon is a dead pigeon. I have one customer who's roof isn't leveled properly. Every time I go up there after it rains, I have to wade through what is literally a 2" deep mixture of water and liquid pigeon crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_P View Post
    Found a snake in an outside unit wrapped around the fan, causing it to work improperly. Full story and pictures here:

    http://www.butchersonandassociates.c...-got-that-beat

    This is the first time I've come across anything like this, was wondering if anybody wanted to share their unique findings along with the rest of us. Let's be carefull out there!!!
    YES - snake burnt out condenser fan mtr.... snakes-wasp- lizards-spiders-etc etc etc. Fl.

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    It sounds scary! I haven't witness any snake yet

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    About 30 years ago had an outdoor condensing unit so loaded with snake and so old we sheared the lines threw a rope on it and dragged it into the woods. In that same area I worked in a dark crawl space on a w/in cooler unit at the next stop a brown snake crawled out of my tool bag. The milk house cats took care of it. Glad I hadn't reached in to my bag.

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