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Re: snakes

Postby BigBill » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:02 pm

I hate snakes. When logging firewood with 15k loaded in the truck I would catch snakes in the road sunning themselves. If I ran them over they lived. If I locked up the dual wheels over them their road pizza and crow food.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

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Re: snakes

Postby Barnyard » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:14 pm

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Re: snakes

Postby Shane Nelson » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:37 am

I went deer hunting several years ago the week after Christmas in pinehurst, NC with a friend. The temperature got up to 70 degrees for 2 days and I was driving one afternoon to pick up a guy and this rattler was laying in the road getting sun. He was about 8” longer than what you see here. I blew that much off with 3 1/2” buckshot from 8’ away. The guy I went to pick up walked up and took a stick and laid it in the back of the truck. The next day I ask a guy if he would cut the rattler off so I could have it. He said get the whole snake and I’ll skin it for you. 26 hours after killing it I put a glove on and picked it up by the tail, it curled up, I dropped it and took off running. I can’t stand snakes. He and another guy were holding each end of the snake while he cut it and it was just a squirming. It had 11 rattles on it at the time. 2 have fallen off over the years from people touching it.
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Re: snakes

Postby Urbish » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:48 am

Oh the joys of living in Michigan. I haven't seen any snakes other than small garters in about 25 years. I grew up next to a wetland and I'd find blue racers in the yard once in a while. Michigan has about 17 species of snakes, but I have never seen any but the two mentioned in the wild.

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Re: snakes

Postby Eugene » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:59 am

https://mdc.mo.gov/conmag/1999/05/missouri-copperheads

Run into copperheads and other snakes every so often on the acreage. Most snakes take off when you are in the area. Copperheads just lay there quietly, unless you mess with them.

I leave the snakes alone because they keep down the rat and mouse population.
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Re: snakes

Postby Scrivet » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:23 pm

Eugene wrote:https://mdc.mo.gov/conmag/1999/05/missouri-copperheads

Run into copperheads and other snakes every so often on the acreage. Most snakes take off when you are in the area. Copperheads just lay there quietly, unless you mess with them.

I leave the snakes alone because they keep down the rat and mouse population.
First sentences of your link;
Look into a pit viper's eyes and you'll see pupils shaped like cat's-vertical and elliptical. All venomous snakes in Missouri-including copperheads-are pit vipers. If you see a snake with round pupils, it is a nonvenomous species.

From the copperhead myths section:
Myth, A copperhead will likely bite a person who steps on it because it is trying to defend itself. Truth, This type of bite is not that common. Most bites occur when someone sees a copperhead and decides to capture or kill the snake.

Or maybe when they're trying to look it in the eye to determine the shape of it's pupil! :shock:

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Re: snakes

Postby Indy4570 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:42 pm

"I had to kill him.....he was lookin at me funny..."
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Re: snakes

Postby RaymondDurban » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:12 pm

Barnyard wrote:elizabeth-snake.jpg

Wow, that was a long time ago!

Got these two in the same weekend not too long ago. All three were right in the yard. Elizabeth didn't pick these up this time, but I made sure to leave them at the back door for her to walk over. :lol:
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Re: snakes

Postby Shane Nelson » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:55 am

RaymondDurban wrote:
Barnyard wrote:elizabeth-snake.jpg

Wow, that was a long time ago!

Got these two in the same weekend not too long ago. All three were right in the yard. Elizabeth didn't pick these up this time, but I made sure to leave them at the back door for her to walk over. :lol:
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Where do you live so I can be sure to never come visit :shock:
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Re: snakes

Postby Landreo » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:38 pm

Guard snake that keeps an eye on my barn. It rattles to let you know it is serious.



However, the one in the bottom photo really keeps the place safe.

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Re: snakes

Postby coppersmythe » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:44 pm

in the ten years i worked at lsu , i had many times talked to experts in many fields of study , often their human bias towards their object of study would show through . children playing in a yard with a "thirsty" copperhead is not a "not much chance getting bit " decision . :wink: coppersmythe........................PS: my son-in-law was helping me work in my shop , the ceiling above him was missing the last two pieces of plywood to finish . as he worked at the table , a very impressive king snake fell onto the table just in front of him ( squirrels in the attic ) . hollered like a schoolgirl . we finally had a good laugh after id'ing the snake , and shooed him out the door . :lol: :lol:

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Re: snakes

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:53 pm

Red on black, won't hurt Jack. :D
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