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Watch for snakes
« on: July 16, 2013, 10:30:15 PM »
Had a close call today. I work by myself and  had quit for the day and was driving out of the woods. I stopped a few hundred yards from the landing at a spring to wash the grime off my hands.

Was starting to kneel down when I heard the rattler singing. stood up looking around for  it and saw it coiled up right beside the spring . It would have been about neck level if I hadnt heard it and I had got in the spring.

A feller never knows what will get him,  I was thankful like everyday leaving the job that I didnt get hurt or worse and dang if an old snake about got me. So be careful
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Re: Watch for snakes
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2013, 11:14:00 PM »
Glad you had your ear protection off.   :o

Looking for a location, but where are ya located? Don't need to know, but would be nice to relate to when reading things like you are telling about. ;)
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Re: Watch for snakes
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 06:08:35 AM »
Im in the southern appalachain mountains.

The landowner said back in the 60s they killed 27 rattlers in one year. this is the second one I have got this summer.

 Production will go down,  keeping an eye out for the rascals. :laugh:
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Re: Watch for snakes
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 08:24:13 AM »
They are darn good eating.

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Re: Watch for snakes
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2013, 03:07:51 PM »
They are darn good eating.
you must get them some other place then here  :-X   :D :) :) :) 8) 8) 8) 

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Re: Watch for snakes
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2013, 10:23:53 PM »
They are darn good eating.

To me, they stink, even when cooked  :).
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Re: Watch for snakes
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2013, 12:06:04 PM »
Welcome to the forum!!!  And watch out for not just snakes, be aware of your surroundings!!
Have a great day!
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Re: Watch for snakes
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2013, 07:08:34 AM »
welcome, keep your boot laces tied and your ears/eyes open. stay safe. no snakes here thank goodness, I've got a phobia of snakes.   :o
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Re: Watch for snakes
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2013, 07:27:40 AM »
I have a lot of respect for the guys working where there is more then just poison ivy to worry about.  Glad you made it out untouched! 
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2013, 10:26:18 PM »
It is very snaky here. Very snaky. 
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Re: Watch for snakes
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2013, 01:38:06 AM »
Here too ! I sometimes feel that my head is on a swivel watching for snakes . Not a lot of rattlers here but some and copperheads . Not really interested in eating them either . Red
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Re: Watch for snakes
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2013, 02:05:33 AM »
Red Good
How about adding some location to your bio so we could easily tell from what part of the country you hail.  ;)

And what part has snakes !!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Watch for snakes
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2013, 05:05:40 AM »
I turned down a skidder job in Eastern Washington which campared to Western Washington is like logging in a park as far as underbrush goes, had the vision of sticking the choker under a log and reaching for it on the other side and ended up with a p----d off rattelsnake who didn't want his head stuck in a choker bell.
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Re: Watch for snakes
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2013, 07:58:44 AM »
August is the month I always see a rattler. One reason is supposedly the rattlers begin to breed this month, the male will crawl around everywhere seeking the female. A 54" long Timber rattler was killed in our woods this past month.

Always heard that turkeys kill snakes and can attest of a freshly killed copperhead I found while squirrel hunting, had a hole pecked in his head, there were fresh turkey scratchings all around the dead snake.


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