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#1 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted December 17, 2013 - 02:41 PM

I am not one to kill snakes, I usually get on my guys at work for killing snakes. This one is different, as we have been in this location for 12 years and this is the first Poisonous snake I've seen here. I can't have these things around here with us picking up metal and equipment from the grounds around the shop and plant. He was warming up in the drive between the plant and shop. Sorry Ryan.

 

 

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Posted December 17, 2013 - 02:42 PM

BTW, he was still trying to bite 30 minutes after his separation of body and mind.


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 03:31 PM

That gives me cold chills. I hate snakes!

Copper heads used to be big around here when I was a kid. We would find them when we were fishing.

that snake is like in monty python

Come here so I can bite you!

But your head is separated from your body!

Tis but a flesh wound!
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Posted December 17, 2013 - 03:58 PM

I also hare snakes, this one looks like it was pretty healthy (kind of fat). There is only one kind of a good snake and that is a dead snake.

 

 

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Posted December 17, 2013 - 04:00 PM

I also hare snakes, this one looks like it was pretty healthy (kind of fat). There is only one kind of a good snake and that is a dead snake.

 

 

Dick

I cannot tolerate most any slithering creature, much less the poisonous variety. Glad there is one less down there!


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 04:08 PM

I keep King, Garter and Milk snakes here when we see them, I make sure they are not killed. But my guys have killed about all of them off, so now I have these to deal with. King snakes will keep Poisonous snakes away or dead.


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 04:19 PM

Gotcha on the King snakes. They also keep the mouse population down. I just have to make a quick decision when I see a snake whether it lives or dies. If it goes it's way, I'll go mine (maybe rather round about, though).


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 04:40 PM

I killed a copperhead in LA when I was there last spring and one in my garage in CT several years ago. The other snakes I leave alone. I've run into rattlers but they warn you and then leave. Live and let live(when you can). Good Luck, Rick
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Posted December 17, 2013 - 04:51 PM

I am not one to kill snakes, I usually get on my guys at work for killing snakes. This one is different, as we have been in this location for 12 years and this is the first Poisonous snake I've seen here. I can't have these things around here with us picking up metal and equipment from the grounds around the shop and plant. He was warming up in the drive between the plant and shop. Sorry Ryan.

 

 

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His family is coming to find you as we type.... 


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 05:02 PM

I keep King, Garter and Milk snakes here when we see them, I make sure they are not killed. But my guys have killed about all of them off, so now I have these to deal with. King snakes will keep Poisonous snakes away or dead.

:ditto:


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 06:39 PM

I had a copperhead walk across my path while I was running a zero turn mower.  Being exceptionally kind hearted, I decided to park a tire over it and chop off whichever end was still sticking out.  That didn't go so well, he was more maneuverable than my ZT!  We chased each other around a bit.

 

He seemed to be getting mad.  I couldn't tell why.

 

I drew the line when he jumped up onto the mower deck and went off the other side. 

 

Next time I get over him the deck went on.  I scattered snake parts across that section of the yard.

 

The good news is that there was nothing left to want to bite after 30 minutes!

 

Ben W.


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 06:58 PM

When I have to deal with Rattle snakes, I don't call it "killing".

I like to think of it as "Spiritually relocating".


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 07:12 PM

When I have to deal with Rattle snakes, I don't call it "killing".

I like to think of it as "Spiritually relocating".

 

I like that!  :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl:


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 07:23 PM

It makes you feel better, doesn't it. :smilewink:


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 07:41 PM

I've never seen a copperhead before. If looks smaller than I thought but still not something I would like to have around. There aren't any venomous snakes this far north. 


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