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How to deal with snakes
« on: February 29, 2008, 11:34:19 PM »
What would you do?
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Re: How to deal with snakes
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2008, 11:47:05 PM »
Shoot now ask questions later.   :D :D
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Re: How to deal with snakes
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2008, 11:48:27 PM »
What would you do?
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Sometimes I do this. Especially if my little dog is around. If I can't identify it quickly as a friendly snake it gets whacked.
 

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Re: How to deal with snakes
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2008, 11:49:05 PM »
Man, I thought that this thread was going to be about lawyers...   :D
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2008, 12:15:50 AM »
None of the above... 8)
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Re: How to deal with snakes
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Re: How to deal with snakes
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2008, 02:19:09 AM »
Mooseherder too bad you didnt get a quick id on those. The top one is a cornsnake, they got a mark on the top of there head that looks like a corn kernel. There top grade for pest and snake control. And the second one is not a snake but a legless lizard. I bet his tail came off easy and you cant see it to good but they have a ear hole behind there jaw. I think its called a glass snake cornsnake would have got him too if he caught him on top of the ground.
I know how it is i gota deal with any that the wife sees and i dont handle any live ones around the little ones. I dont wont them picking up any little copperheads cause they seen me moving a king,corn,garder,gopher,hog, or any other kind of snake out of my wifes line of site. So i end up wacking some that dont deserve it.
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Re: How to deal with snakes
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2008, 07:32:55 AM »
i bet you have all kinds of snakes down in louisianna.up here in the mountains of nc they're just arent very many.  :)

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Re: How to deal with snakes
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2008, 07:35:01 AM »
You know it depends on the kind of snake. Black snakes I don't bother. Rattlers and Copperheads I don't have any use for.
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Re: How to deal with snakes
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2008, 10:05:36 AM »
Rattlesnakes are the only nasty ones I have had to deal with, fortunately, not up close. I find snakes quite fascinating and they are great for pest control.
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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2008, 10:53:43 AM »
I know what you mean about nasty snakes.It's that time of year for snow snakes.Those things can really put a hurt on ya.
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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2008, 11:09:05 AM »
An article on the internet this morning about, "Humans hardwired to fear snakes."  Google search "snakes, hardwire"
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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2008, 02:05:12 PM »

 I dont like snakes   :-\ ... good , bad , middle ... Shoot um , hit um, run over um ... bang um , what ever is easier um.. Only thing I dont do is thump um .
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Re: How to deal with snakes
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2008, 10:55:41 PM »
Don't kill the non-poisonous ones. 

They are only trying to make a living, and unless they come into the house, kindly remove them to a place away from the house.  It is a shame to kill the innocent ones because of a fear of the dangerous ones.  That is like shooting someone who drives up into your yard because they might be a thief :).

In some states, it is against the law to kill the innocent ones.
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Re: How to deal with snakes
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2008, 11:54:40 PM »
iffit's a viper...buh-byee!

pretty much everything else is alright...from a distance..and if it's in the house it's toast..

Little black snake lives in one of my sheds...i do try to persuade him to stay out of the rafters though.
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Re: How to deal with snakes
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2008, 01:37:56 AM »
Well the first thing I would do is go change my underwear....then get ready for the world to end.....NOOOOOO snakes way up here. Way to cold for them.  We just got large hungry bears. ;D
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Re: How to deal with snakes
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2008, 04:29:37 AM »
I might see a garter snake here once a year, but could go two or three. I know there are black snakes around, and rattlers the next town over. Just don't see them enough to worry about, although I will say the last one I saw was on the wrong end of a load of .22MAG snake shot. Not going under a piece of equipment with a 4' snake, no how!


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« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2008, 10:55:04 AM »
Years ago when I was in college a fellow down the hall was doing a master's thesis on the public's general dislike for snakes. As part of his routine, he would go to a lonely stretch of highway and place a very realistic rubber snake on the road. He would place it so that the driver would have to go out of their way to run over it. Then he would hide in the woods and wait to record whatever happened. As I recall, almost 99% went out of their way to hit the rubber snake. On one particular occasion, after the driver ran over the fake snake, he stopped, backed up until the rear tire was on the snake and then pealed out, flipping the rubber snake many yards into the woods. It took my researcher friend a good while to find the remnants of the now distroyed rubber snake( he was laughing for such a long period of time, he forgot where it landed) and he had to request additional funds to acquire another one. If I remember correctly, he got an A on his paper. I just wish I had obtained a copy but I heard it was a very popular publication.
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« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2008, 11:33:05 AM »
My Dad and Uncle dry land farmed in North Dakota when I was a kid and I use to get to go to the fields with them.  They had one combine driver who use to stand 30 feet away and peg rocks at the combine in the mornings before he would get near it.  The rattlesnakes would crawl in under the equipment at night because it was nice and warm and he was scared to death of snakes.

I can remember counting a dozen dead snakes on the highway each trip between the fields and home and yet we ran and played in the stubble and never worried about them.
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« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2008, 12:35:23 PM »
I've heard of people parking equipment on a patch of bare ground and raking the ground smooth. Then in the morning you look for squiggle marks. :D


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