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#1 petrj6 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 03, 2016 - 12:57 PM

A friend let's us camp on his land so I try to keep the field cleared. Well after getting bit by two snakes (my own fault) and breaking the sickle bar twice I now have a flat and give up!!!! Grass 1, me 0 . Next weekend I will finish up.
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Posted July 03, 2016 - 01:09 PM

I sure hope it wasn't a rattleheadedcoppermoccasin....they are the worst kind!


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Posted July 03, 2016 - 02:15 PM

I sure hope it wasn't a rattleheadedcoppermoccasin....they are the worst kind!

Them are some BAD suckers, for sure!



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Posted July 03, 2016 - 02:24 PM

What kind of snakes do you have? I've got a black racer that lives under my old tire changer(a 4' x 4' slab). He keeps the other snakes away. Even a nonpoisonous bite can get a nasty infection. Maybe you need to rebuild your sickle and slime your tires. Post a pic of the part that you were looking for. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted July 03, 2016 - 03:53 PM

The snakes were my own fault, my buddy owns a saw mill so there are board piles all over down here and the covers get blown off somtimes. Of course when you pick up a large flat anything in the middle if a field there will be snakes under it. My daughter was there so I was catching them and showing her, caught a really pretty corn snake and a gardner snake both of which bit me ( I was wearing cloves and not being careful ) also saw a few ribbon snakes and a red belly racer.
Think the bar is fixed, I welded the cutter bar with a tig this time and it held up fine till I got a flat.
Pete

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Posted July 03, 2016 - 05:25 PM

Looks to me like your several days late on the mowing.  Kind of like camping in a hay field.  Lot of those non- poisonous snakes don't really bit, they just pinch hard.  Been "bit" several times handling bull and garter snakes.  Hove lot of them around and do a great job on the mice, etc.  Now that the weekend is about over you can go camping.  Best time.



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Posted July 03, 2016 - 09:16 PM

Camping, with all those snakes around???  I'll PASS!! :shoot2:






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