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  • Why not? Just shoot it. Kill it.

    Why? WTF? Wasn't the snake just passing through? I truly understand hunting for food, it's common in the animal kingdom. But this just seems stupid and wasteful to me. It's not like he's going to eat the snake. I guess Florida...



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    They wouldn't be killed if they weren't poisonous. That's a big one but they captured a rattler in Arizona last year that makes that one look small.
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    • #3
      Next to my house a snake that can do the damage that one can isn't going to have a long life expectancy, out in the boonies I'll keep my distance and leave it alone.

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      • Phil O'Keefe
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        This... although I have to admit that I have killed (and eaten) snake out in the boonies.

    • #4
      i have an uncle in southern IL who shoot snakes for a hobby

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      • The Badger
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        Did he vote for Trump and Pence, as well?

      • HAMMER TOSS
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        lol never asked him, but I am pretty sure he did

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      That would make an awesome guitar strap!!!
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        Hoddy!


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        Story checks out...

    • #6
      Originally posted by NOS68 View Post
      Next to my house a snake that can do the damage that one can isn't going to have a long life expectancy, out in the boonies I'll keep my distance and leave it alone.
      I've never had a rattlesnake in the yard, but have definitely left a few alone out in the boonies.

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        • Phil O'Keefe
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          Include your own comments with your posts too please, and not just text or images copied from other sites.

      • #8
        And I gotta add it wouldn't go to waste I'd fry that SOB right up.

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        • #9
          Originally posted by NOS68 View Post
          And I gotta add it wouldn't go to waste I'd fry that SOB right up.
          It goes pretty well in chili.

          One of my young friends from the high plains used to bring prairie rattlers he had killed near his house to make an annual rattlesnake chili night at the festival where we see each other every year. He has young kids who played in that yard. Otherwise he lets them go on their way.
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          • #10
            rattle snake is good eating...I've had to avoid them when hiking around the SaMos for decades. Back in teh 80s, where I worked we had an outdoor radar test range...on warm days it was full of rattlers, so we learned how to catch them and release them after we were done. The occasional 6 foot plus mommas always gives me pause...
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            • #11
              Originally posted by erok123 View Post
              Why? WTF? Wasn't the snake just passing through? I truly understand hunting for food, it's common in the animal kingdom. But this just seems stupid and wasteful to me. It's not like he's going to eat the snake. I guess Florida...



              https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/11...2951510165089/

              How do you know he isn't going to eat it? Rattlers pretty damn good eating. I also ask what if he let it pass through and it nails a kid or somebody's pet? A senior? Eastern diamond back will put a big hurt on a healthy adult let alone those more vulnerable.

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              • #12
                I'll tell y'all a true story. I used to like fishing a lot. And I would go to extremes to find the perfect spot. So one day out west, on a sunny mid-morning, I'm walking along a creek bed, and the banks were kind of high and rocky. The footing was a bit unsteady. I'm having to use my right hand to balance myself, carrying my pole and gear in my left hand. I reached out to steady myself, and felt something move.

                Next thing I know, I'm eye-to-eye with a very large western diamondback, and my hand is actually touching him. Before I could even react, he (or she) gave me a look I interpreted as mild annoyance, and simply slithered away with a flip of the tail. He was truly a magnificent specimen, and I had disturbed his sun bathing.

                My perception of snakes changed that day. I would never go out of my way to kill one - unless I was really hungry.

                Disclaimer: I don't recommend that you pet a rattlesnake, ok?

                But I did, and got away with it.
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                • #13
                  I actually came upon a rattler today at sunset on my hike. Luckily the 3 german shepards I was walking didn't get bit. One walked right over it.

                  Lesson-even when hiking an hour earlier than usual to account for the lack of daylight savings time-if its getting dark out its snake time.

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                  • #14
                    Growing up in the Carolina hills, copperheads were an on-going issue. We generally left them alone, as they prefer to stay away from people (golfers excepted, apparently), but I've taken out a few when they were too close and aggressive around kids, pets or large groups of people. I found the best tool to be a garden hoe, though I once dispatched one with a cultivating rake (at a fraternity keg party - only tool available).

                    Thankfully, I've never been face to face with anything like the one in the OP.
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                    • #15
                      I would have bagged that serpent and taken him to church on Saturday for our revival meeting.

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