Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
I, too, am still laughing Delfina. It reminds me of the time I was "between cloth changes", I had on brand new pink fluffy slippers, a camisole, and ragged to short jean shorts. What did I care, who would see me? Well, fighto took off after a cyote ... so I am running along yelling when a UPS truck appears in the road...it is a rough road so he was going slow. DAM! I couldn't even hide behind a tree...there aren't any. So, I left the road and got my new slippers all icky. My dog returned not long after, tongue dragging...so, all for not.
Yeah, I like good snakes...they keep the mice and pack rat populations in check. We have one that pops in the yard on occasion (might be several different ones), I call him "herman"...he is trully an amazing snake! He is huge, looks like a rattler but is non-venomous...and can make the "rattle sound" through his mouth. I mean it is like memorex!! I am always careful to look for rattles before I shoot....I don't want to accidently kill Herman.
My absolute favorite gun, Fly, is a .223...you could hit a rattlesnake at 100 ft, no problem (if you could see his head at that distance). :) But for snakes, pellet guns are the greatest - they are pretty darn accurate at good distance and almost silent..and ricochet is not much of a concern.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.