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Offline Jeff

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Re: "Slithery" visitor...
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2018, 09:14:10 AM »
Okay, now that I'm here, do I lock it block it or throw it in the woodshed?
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« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2018, 09:18:06 AM »
 :)  You made me smile.    :D  
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« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2018, 09:46:06 AM »
Okay, now that I'm here, do I lock it block it or throw it in the woodshed?
Just let it slide..... :D
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« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2018, 12:19:28 PM »
well, if you don"t want it back just ship it to jeff , he would be happy to take care of it for you
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Re: "Slithery" visitor...
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2018, 02:14:12 PM »
The ticks have been incredibly bad this year... Its like theyve mutated.  Used to be they stayed in moist areas out of the sun but ive seen so many new varieties to me just laying on a smoldering cinder block or scrap of metal lately.  I pull 5 to 20 per day off the family just around our yard.  


Snakes have been surprisingly absent for the most part.  Other than a black snake at the first warmup sunning in the woods ive only heard them take off, not seen any.   did get rid of a dozen mice so maybe that lowered the inccentive. 
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« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2018, 03:37:10 PM »
 Ticks are awful in this area too this spring. There is no shortage of snakes that I can tell. I've had several run-ins with black snakes, a few copperheads, garter snakes and one speckled king snake so far. My boss has been having alot of black snakes trying to get in his house as well  :D. Maybe there are just alot of rodents around this year, I haven't noticed any more than usual though.
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« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2018, 07:31:54 AM »
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« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2018, 10:22:16 AM »
Mr. MagicMan I haven't thought of that song since my Grandfather died back in 1991. He would play that song for all the grandkids when we would visit and we all loved it. Thank you for posting that.
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« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2018, 10:53:19 AM »
 I haven't heard that song since I was in kindergarten. Our teacher had that song on a cassette tape and played it for the class, all of us youngsters had fun with that song in kindergarten  :D
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« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2018, 02:44:48 PM »
 

 

wifey just heard the dog barking, came back in with the biggest rat snake i have seen in a while. It was more than 6'.
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« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2018, 05:34:47 PM »
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« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2018, 09:12:31 AM »
Maybe it's just the perspective of the camera but something doesn't look right about that shot. Says the snake is 6.5 ft but in the shot the doubled up snake appears to be the same length as his shoulders to the ground. That would make him very short. 
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« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2018, 08:22:48 PM »
 :-\ Iím with Jeff on this one. You guys are making me wish I lived further north! Around my house we donít even use the S-WORD from April to November! And yes I too have nightmares about them DanG things!
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« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2018, 10:22:44 PM »
Had a big black say hello yesterday when moving fencing for the cattle, was around 5' long.  Way out in a field so we each went our own ways. 
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« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2018, 07:05:26 AM »
I have a big black rat snake at the mill.  He likes to hang out under the sawmill shed in the air drying stacks.  He can get testy. 
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« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2018, 12:15:34 PM »
Maybe it's just the perspective of the camera but something doesn't look right about that shot. Says the snake is 6.5 ft but in the shot the doubled up snake appears to be the same length as his shoulders to the ground. That would make him very short.
Lee-  It's the same technique we use to make our fish look bigger in photos.  Hold them closer to the camera.  I can't make out what instrument/tool/stick that guy is holding the snake with, but it's obviously extending the snake away from him and towards the camera, which gives the picture its distortion.
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« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2018, 02:10:52 PM »
   A 6.5' canebrake is a big rattler. I have seen a number of Eastern Diamondbacks that big or bigger but never a canebrake. The article makes it sound like he gave due consideration before killing it which I appreciate. 

   Yes, that photo technique is widely used to embellish the appearance of fish. Another technique is to always string the smallest fish up first and biggest last. Anybody seeing them will repeat the tale "He caught 35 crappie/catfish/bluegills/bass  and every one of them was at least this big."
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« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2018, 06:10:56 PM »
 I found another fair size black snake in the yard, not quite as big as the other. He had'nt found the house yet so I put him out in the barn. Also seen a very large copperhead on a dirt road, wish I could have gotten a pic. He was way out in the middle of nowhere with no houses around so I don't figure he was hurting anything. I'd say he was pushing the 3' mark easily and very dark colored, probably getting ready to shed. He went off into the brush before I had a chance to look him over better. 
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« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2018, 08:55:01 PM »
I also removed a small black rat snake from the yard today.
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