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Old 07-15-2019, 05:15 PM   #1
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Snakes are out in force.

With the temperatures up; even up in NC mountains its in the 80s. The day before yesterday I was in my 24x36 metal building and turned to exit out the main door and almost stepped on a 6 black snake. Now Im not afraid of snakes per say but even my rural neighbors probably heard me holler as I did an awkward side gymnastics tuck and roll. Then seen it was only a black snake and I was fine as I escorted it out of the open door it had entered. Then today, as I was making my way down my backyard towards the pond; as I was about to step down and open our chain link fence gate I almost stepped on a 4 timber rattler. Luckily its head was through the fence, as if it was beginning to exit the yard. Its the first time in 18 years Ive seen a timber rattler at our house. About five years ago I did have a 3 copperhead in the driveway, but never a rattler. Still makes me nervous thinking about how I almost stepped on it. I ran an grabbed my snake stick that I keep in the back of my truck and pulled the rattler out from the fence; it never rattled at all. Heres a picture I took of it. So, when camping in the mountains keep snakes in mind.
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Old 07-15-2019, 05:55 PM   #2
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awww helllllll no
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Old 07-15-2019, 06:08 PM   #3
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PapaT I can't stand snakes or even looking at them. So, as a moderator, I'm removing your picture, it freaks me out.








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Then today, as I was making my way down my backyard towards the pond; as I was about to step down and open our chain link fence gate I almost stepped on a 4 timber rattler. Still makes me nervous thinking about how I almost stepped on it. I ran an grabbed my snake stickshotgun that I keep in the back of my truck and ....
I heard a while back that rattlers are going on the endangered species list. ...and I'm good with that.
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Isn't deep fried rattle snake suppose to be a delicacy on the menu?
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I heard a while back that rattlers are going on the endangered species list. ...and I'm good with that.
They're darn sure endangered if I see one!!
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What is a snake stickshotgun? I carry dual, a .45 and a .40 always. When in snake country in NY one is stacked with snake shot rounds in it.
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What is a snake stickshotgun? I carry dual, a .45 and a .40 always. When in snake country in NY one is stacked with snake shot rounds in it.
well darn... when I pasted it in there the "snake stick" had a line through it signifying a delete. The "shotgun" was in red signifying an add. Darned editors.
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