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Re: How to deal with snakes
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2008, 09:56:14 AM »

 If It's got rattles It's coming home for supper! I have never tried any other snake but rattlesnake tastes great!
Beyond that I let them all go, we have so many mice in the cabin I like having snakes around. Just don't want to find one in my sleeping bag :o
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Re: How to deal with snakes
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2008, 12:04:54 PM »
I don't know if I'd try rattlesnake, McDonalds is just so much safer. ::) ;D


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Re: How to deal with snakes
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2008, 04:27:06 PM »
me no likey the snakes!

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Re: How to deal with snakes
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2008, 05:35:24 PM »
I was getting ready to grease the head on my cutting machine. Set grease gun down about an inch from it. went did something else came back. I picked up the grease gun started greaseing the bottom grase fitting and out came this snakes head about an inch from my hand. i could  feal its tounge when it stuck it out. Well i about crapped myself. I jumped back and yelled at my skidder driver to come over there and see what kind of snake it was. I wasnt going close to it. He grabs a little stick walks up there and jumps back and said we need a bigger stick.It was a timber rattler :o. Needless to say snake didnt make it. The thing about it was We was on an conservation ground not suppost to kill the right. I asked the conservation agent what he would of done and he said the same thing. Later that week an agent showed up at my workers house saying he wanted to snake. He had already got rid of it. Good thing I dont know what the fines are for killing one i hear pretty steap.

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Re: How to deal with snakes
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2008, 12:13:53 AM »
I dont like Copperheads just sneaky land mocans in drag. Had one come up out of the leaf litter between my hands and my face once while i was laying on my stomach hooking a chain up to brush that i was pulling up by the roots out. He would have gotten me if i wouldnt have had gloves on.
Ever seen a snake climb a big tree? They wedge there body into the ridges in the bark and go almost straight up its very slick and they dont mess around they get on up there.
I like snakes i think they are very benifical animals. I realy like the racers, there harmless but they put up a good bluff.
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Re: How to deal with snakes
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2008, 09:10:49 AM »
Most of the year I will give them a path to escape.  They always take it.  But when the critters are molting I am the one booking it out of there  :D
We have bunches of snakes but you don't hardly see them.  Mostly corn snakes, racers, queen snakes, ring necks, copper heads and timber rattlers.

Seen one rattle snake must have come over from Arkansas - he had three Arky faces tatooed on his side  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2008, 12:46:34 PM »
 


  This is a king snake here at the log yard.  He is about 7 ft long.  I have caught him 3 times so far.

  For the most part I just catch them.  They's so cute!  I have how ever been bitten 2 times by 'rattlers and once by a copper.  Cotton mouths are the worst when it is very hot and you are trying to fish under the willows.  I do evoke Genessis 3:15 on the pision ones as that is what the Good Book says to do.
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« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2008, 03:23:18 PM »

 When we were sneakin up and down the little feeder streams, looking for sunken logs, we always had to keep an eye peeled up on the limbs over head, fer Moccasins laying there waitin to ambush sumpin.  ::) ::) :o :o :D :D
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Re: How to deal with snakes
« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2008, 08:10:24 AM »
 

Farmer got tired of losing sheep so he set up an electric fence.  According to the email the wire strands are 10" apart.  Nice set of chompers huh? :o
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« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2008, 09:24:47 AM »

 Electric fence is not tied directly to metal stakes. I believe the whole thing is faked. Look  at the spacing ribs on the rebar ???  ::) ::)
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« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2008, 12:12:14 PM »
The electric fence wire is about 2 feet inside the other fence.  I should have put that pic in also so it would be a little clearer.  Faked or not if those teeth are real I would be the last one on earth (well maybe behind Jeff) that would try to wrastle him for National Geographic.

 
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« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2008, 02:18:53 PM »

 Ahhhh, The REST of the story  ;) ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2008, 04:05:20 PM »
Like Paul Harvey, I wanted to keep you in suspense. :D ;D ;)
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Re: How to deal with snakes
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2008, 11:15:06 PM »
For some reason I feel no pity for that thing.


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« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2008, 08:44:54 PM »
Don't look to fake look at the ground behind the snake were the tail was rubbing the ground. I  am glad we have smaller snakes around here. But they are just as dangerous. I ve seen plenty of copperheads as big around as my arm. I wish i had bigger arms. ;D

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Re: How to deal with snakes
« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2008, 01:32:43 PM »
Shoot now ask questions later.   :D :D

Sounds good to me!!!

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Re: How to deal with snakes
« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2008, 05:01:57 PM »
People have that little poem for coral snakes that I can't ever seem to remember but I have one of my own.

Snake that flees is friend of me.
Snake that attacks, is dead Jack!

Seems to work for all snakes too and it is a bit hardwired if you know what I mean.  ;D
So, how did I end up here anyway?

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« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2008, 02:51:01 PM »
Now That snake would be a Meal. Are snakes good for diets?

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« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2008, 03:34:00 PM »
I have little fear of snakes but I will kill every one on my place because of my wifes fear of them. I have never seen or heard of anyone as scared of snakes as my wife, they quite litterally petrify her, I have had to take the wheel while she was driving and one crossed the road, she just froze up like someone pushed the off button on her.
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« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2008, 05:39:17 PM »
Snake blood really pops the figure in good walnut.

 
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