Came home to find a theif!

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I would have relocated it as well. Maybe a little farther away to keep it away from my chickens. But I have nothing against snakes...kept quite a few in my day.
 
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Originally Posted by 4WD
This one won't
That's good eating right there! I get snakes all the time being rural. I don't mind them, they're good for rodent control. It's the venomous spiders i don't like. We get these huge hobo spiders which have recluse like venom. They come inside this time of year as the overnight temps are beginning to cool.
 
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Originally Posted by 4WD
Six if I recall … .30' on the fly … .410 full choke left that gouge
I've heard from people who live in areas where they're found that they can actually move fast enough to strike the projectile from the gun. It of course kills them because they don't know what it is. Is this true?
 
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Originally Posted by dlundblad
Originally Posted by 4WD
Six if I recall … .30' on the fly … .410 full choke left that gouge
I've heard from people who live in areas where they're found that they can actually move fast enough to strike the projectile from the gun. It of course kills them because they don't know what it is. Is this true?
Doubt it.
 
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O.K. Who deleted my post from this thread without notification? Orwellian Newspeak strikes again.. Cannot stand a bit of mild criticism I suppose. Oh my. -Ken __________________________
 
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CT8

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Originally Posted by bbhero
Originally Posted by CT8
Are you going to eat it? Tastes like chicken.
Now... We all know 4wd would certainly eat this... Given he would very likely be eat roadkill.. if it was fresh enough. Headlight delight LOL
Road kill fresh or not is quite a delicacy. banana
 
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Originally Posted by Y_K
We, mammals, we don't like them serpents
You've got that right. I can understand it from an evolutionary standpoint, but we humans should know better, being the enlightened apes that we are. Snakes serve a very important role in nature, as does everything else.
 

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I used to gather eggs on my grandparents farm. Chicken snakes were common and they got hauled off. In my youth ... I worked and hunted on south Texas ranches ... plenty used to buzz tails., Now, where the camp is ... there are 4 poisonous snakes ... but only a rattlesnake ever comes near the house ... at a place where friends and family of all ages gather ... not going to tolerate one certain viper ... They have plenty space as I stated ...
 
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Originally Posted by Mad_Hatter
Originally Posted by 4WD
This one won't
That's good eating right there!
I've never had a western rattler, I've eaten Michigan timber rattlers though, good eating. They are on the small side though and somewhat scarse.
 

CT8

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Originally Posted by The_Eric
Originally Posted by Y_K
We, mammals, we don't like them serpents
You've got that right. I can understand it from an evolutionary standpoint, but we humans should know better, being the enlightened apes that we are. Snakes serve a very important role in nature, as does everything else.
It there poisonous snakes are around where I live they are sent to Snake Valhala . There is no shortage of poisonous snakes. Or any snakes as far as i care.
 

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Originally Posted by aquariuscsm
Originally Posted by Chris142
I relocated him to another area of my property unharmed.
That's awesome Chris! I'm glad you didn't harm him. thumbsup
I don't harm them unless I find a rattlers in my sleeping bag with me or some other obvious reason to dispatch one. I have even scooted rattlers out of the road so they won't get smashed. This gopher is harmless to humans.
 
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Originally Posted by Chris142
Originally Posted by aquariuscsm
Originally Posted by Chris142
I relocated him to another area of my property unharmed.
That's awesome Chris! I'm glad you didn't harm him. thumbsup
I don't harm them unless I find a rattlers in my sleeping bag with me or some other obvious reason to dispatch one. I have even scooted rattlers out of the road so they won't get smashed. This gopher is harmless to humans.
You're a good guy Chris! smile
 
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Originally Posted by Chris142
This gopher is harmless to humans.
Unless you get malnutrition because he ate your breakfast. smile And what about the poor, defenseless, harmless to humans gophers? laugh
 
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I relocate the harmless ones and avoid the venomous type, drive around them but leave them to their fate on the road if they decide to hang around.
 
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