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        09-17-2012, 01:42 AM
    Delfina, don't feel bad! A while back I walked out the door in my white nightgown, muck boots, messy hair, and a shovel! As I rounded the corner an old friend of the former owner was stopping by to say hi. I almost threw the shovel at him!
    I was soooo mortified!
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        09-17-2012, 09:26 AM
    Rattlesnakes once cost me thousands of dollars.
    was relocating to Witchita Falls and only took 3 horses. I boarded them a first for me. JAN and FEB no problem late march we started seeing little rattlers dead around the stalls . I was told the small ones leave the den early and start venturing out but not very far.
    Since there was a den close by and the big ones had not started leaving yet I grabeed all 3 horses and moved them to a friends property on the other side of town. I paid 6 months board and then bought my own property.
    I hat snakes and they are the only thing I fear worse than Romney as President. LOL
    I kill any and all snakes that cross my path and have gotten 10 so far this year. I always picture myself acting like the woman in the cartoons when she sees a mouse when ever I see one. LOL Shalom
        09-17-2012, 10:44 AM
    Green Broke
    I haven't had many rattlers to deal with and the last one I killed with a hoe.

    That said, a .22 revolver and some snake shot is what I suggest instead of a pellet or BB bug.

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    This is pretty short range stuff and what I use for rats at the barn.
        09-17-2012, 10:56 AM
    Green Broke
    You shouldn't kill ALL snakes!

    Bull snakes will kill Rattlers and they are harmless. I have a 5ft Bull Snake that lives under my porch and her offspring (which aren't very small) around the outside of my house. I don't like her, particularly when she feels the need to spread all 5ft of herself on my doormat but she eats mice, kills rattlers and therefore gets to enjoy a cushy life.
        09-17-2012, 12:06 PM
    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.
        09-17-2012, 12:26 PM
    Originally Posted by gunslinger    
    I haven't had many rattlers to deal with and the last one I killed with a hoe.

    That said, a .22 revolver and some snake shot is what I suggest instead of a pellet or BB bug.

    CCI Ammunition - Product Detail

    This is pretty short range stuff and what I use for rats at the barn.
    Well, you have the courage to get close enough to use a hoe....some of us are just not that brave. :)

    I don't like snake shot much - you have to get too close. I guess if you can get close enough to use a hoe, you won't mind snake shot. But my imagination will run wild w the old "what if they decide to come for me?" stuff. Which, some will. You have to hit them square in the head w a pellet or bb, otherwise it is cruel and they just get injured and mad...but a head shot will knock them dead. I target practice w a pellet rifle a bit...but I have zero courage. So, no hoe, snake shot or shovel for me!
        09-17-2012, 02:50 PM
    I've only seen 4 or so snakes this year. 3 of them were black snakes, so I left them alone. But like 3 weeks ago, we were burning our huge brush-pile in the yard and my mom saw a cottonmouth. She yelled for my dad, who got the .22 and shot it. Then Mom made me get my phone and take a picture. :)
        09-17-2012, 03:48 PM
    I am not going to take the time to tell if it is a venomous snake or not.
    I will beat it , shoot it , or club it to death if it slithers on the ground and has no legs.
    Snakes give me the creeps and are my one true phobia.
    I understand that they have a place in the ecosystem. As far a s I am concerned that is O as long as it is an invisible place. Shalom
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        09-17-2012, 03:54 PM
    HAHAHAHAAAAA!! I can just hear the Eeeekkkkkkssss now!!!
        09-17-2012, 03:58 PM
    Flygap picture the lady in the cartoons when she sees a mouse in Tom and jerry. That's me without the highheels. I have no pride in this matter. Shalom
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