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    Country shop dangers

    I moved my business out of the city over 20 years ago and have never been sorry but things are different. I was measuring and marking some 16" I beam today and saw this guy. I had already walked back and forth by him several times.
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    Re: Country shop dangers

    He’s a beauty love the slingshot

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    Rattle snakes don't bother me much any more.
    I've killed 43 since we moved into this place 13 years ago!
    What bothers me is I have not seen a single one so far this spring!

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    Re: Country shop dangers

    By the way Bob, that appears to be a Prairie Rattler, not a Diamondback!
    Kinda far east.

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    Six rattle beads or so, might make a nice hat band, I'm sure the snake won't mind.
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    Re: Country shop dangers

    tastes like chicken......BBQ time...

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    Re: Country shop dangers

    Quote Originally Posted by tackit View Post
    It's 4 or 5 years old by it's rattles,yes?
    Not necessarily. Rattlesnake rattles are much like deer antlers, it all depends on the weather, how well fed they and many other factors.
    Just like a yearling buck can have 4 points a yearling rattlesnake can have 2 or 3 rattles.
    The only thing the number of rattles truly represents is the number of times it has shed its skin.

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    Re: Country shop dangers

    Very few if any rattles left in the Utopia,TX area.
    Hogs wiped them out years ago. Not so much west of here.
    Only snakes I've seen on my property are Blue Indigo. Great rat and mice eaters. They do get big. Saw one sunning on the road one day, thought it was a suction hose from a honey dew truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by In Utopia View Post
    Very few if any rattles left in the Utopia,TX area.
    Hogs wiped them out years ago. Not so much west of here.
    Only snakes I've seen on my property are Blue Indigo. Great rat and mice eaters. They do get big. Saw one sunning on the road one day, thought it was a suction hose from a honey dew truck.
    I love seeing Indigos! They also eat rattlesnakes!


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    YIKES! we have the two legged varieties here in the city. an encounter with either has the potential to spoil your day.
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    Re: Country shop dangers

    Wasn't there any non-lethal way to persuade the little guy to go away? Is it edible at least?

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    I've lived on this 7 acres for right at 20 years and this is the 70th rattler that I've killed and seen several more that got away. I've looked my place over and my neighbors and can't find any thing that looks like a den sight. The San Gabriel river is right behind the house so they probably come from there. I have at least 3 coral snakes that live around the rocks on my 7 water garden ponds but I don't kill them. They don't bother any thing and you can always spot them right off. I've killed rattlers from 9" up to 6'2". All the rattlers die. They are just too powerfully venomous to take a chance.

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    At least a rattler will talk to you. A fer de lance just heads over to fight.
    I keep Micas to kil the fer de lance

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    There's another reason why I wouldn't want to move to TX. I HATE SNAKES. Must be the Irish in me, no snakes on my island!

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    Re: Country shop dangers

    I saw a den of rattlers nesting in a sprinkler system valve box in Texas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcflash View Post
    I saw a den of rattlers nesting in a sprinkler system valve box in Texas.
    Enjoy
    http://digg.com/video/rattlesnakes-den-video

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    Re: Country shop dangers

    Somebody is insane.

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    Re: Country shop dangers

    Love the slingshot. Silent and deadly......if you're a good shot. Nobody will hear it and get cranky about you killing something. Coral snakes are highly poisonous. "They have the second-strongest venom of any snake (the black mamba has the most deadly venom), but they are generally considered less dangerous than rattlesnakes because coral snakes have a less effective poison-delivery system." I'd be wiping them out in addition to the rattlers if it was my place.

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    Re: Country shop dangers

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzoo View Post
    Nuke it . . . . It's the only way to be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzoo View Post
    where's a flamethrower when you need one?
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    Re: Country shop dangers

    I always have a sling shot with me.

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    Re: Country shop dangers

    ill take my mosquitos and snow storms up here in Canada on the prairies. If its one thing I CANNOT handle its snakes. Id be all over that thing with my .338 lapua

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    What a bunch of, oops, can't say that, so I''ll substitute wimps instead. I've lived in snake country all my long life and have never had a snake attack me. They just want to be left alone. Surprise one and it will defend it's self. Keep your eyes open and look where you are going and you will be OK.

    School is out and my two oldest great grand daughters were spending the day with us last week. We were outside and they were prowling around and suddenly came running hollering, "Grandpa, there is a snake over here". I went looking and saw it was a hog nosed snake and tried to pick it up to show them up close. The little feller was having none of it and made his way into a crack and that was it for the snake education.

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