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Re: Hey, look at me. I'm big and mean [Re: Lee_R] #16156527 06/09/21
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Originally Posted by Lee_R

On a side note, to Rock Chuck's comment about 2 of 3 not rattling...they're seeing that more often. The logic being the ones that rattle get killed so the ones that don't are passing that trait to the next generation.


Sounds like we should at least be killing the silent ones.....



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Re: Hey, look at me. I'm big and mean [Re: Whiptail] #16156563 06/09/21
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Originally Posted by Whiptail
Originally Posted by Lee_R

On a side note, to Rock Chuck's comment about 2 of 3 not rattling...they're seeing that more often. The logic being the ones that rattle get killed so the ones that don't are passing that trait to the next generation.


Sounds like we should at least be killing the silent ones.....

A co-worker had that policy - if they were "gentlemanly" enough to rattle he would let them live, but woe unto the silent ones.


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Re: Hey, look at me. I'm big and mean [Re: Rock Chuck] #16156965 06/09/21
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Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
My phone doesn't take very clear photos so it's a tad blurry.


Next time, get a lot closer, and hold the camera still for awhile, ta let the focus adjust.


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Paul, my daughter is a nurse at Our Lady of The Lake in Baton Rouge and told me this morning that it’s the quietest that it’s ever been,,there.


Was you lyin then, or is you lyin now?

Re: Hey, look at me. I'm big and mean [Re: Rock Chuck] #16157019 06/09/21
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I think rattlers are neat, but antivenom is like 18 grand. I had snake gaiters on once, and they worked. But the SOB bit "me" above the boot line and I was four miles on foot -- so I kill every rattler I'm aware of.


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Re: Hey, look at me. I'm big and mean [Re: RUM7] #16157074 06/09/21
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Originally Posted by RUM7
I HATE those basterds. Kill everyone I see or hear.
If not for me, for the gun dogs that might find them.

Dogs can sure seem to find them. All my setters have been snake proofed. Hasbeen


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Re: Hey, look at me. I'm big and mean [Re: Rock Chuck] #16157415 06/09/21
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Freeze-dried now. 🙂 From western SD prairie dog shoot. Ran into several of them over a couple days. Picked this one up with my shooting sticks and dumped it into my cooler of ice thinking by the time we got home, he’d be real lethargic. At home cautiously opened my cooler and he started buzzing pretty well again.

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I kill every rattler I come across.


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Thats a big one RC! I found this prairie rattler a while back while out with my snake detector. A little guy but ornery!! I fed him a .45 acp round to the noggin.
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In New Mexico, on an Explorer Scout trip to Phillmout Ranch, a few of the boys were teasing a rattler with a stick.

I stayed way back.


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All ya fuggin' idiots out there killin' every snake you see are much like the chinks who were told to kill every bird so that they wouldn't eat the grains... then the locust population exploded and ate more grain than the birds did. Nature is about balance. If it's within your curtilage, sure... but otherwise move around it/move it to another area, or continue to be a emotional thinker rather than a logical one and kill every one because it makes you FEEL better..


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Had a timber rattler on my driveway this weekend. Ran to get a shovel but it was gone into pine trees quick. I hadn't seen one in several years. Dog didn't see it thank God.

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Originally Posted by BALLISTIK
All ya fuggin' idiots out there killin' every snake you see are much like the chinks who were told to kill every bird so that they wouldn't eat the grains... then the locust population exploded and ate more grain than the birds did. Nature is about balance. If it's within your curtilage, sure... but otherwise move around it/move it to another area, or continue to be a emotional thinker rather than a logical one and kill every one because it makes you FEEL better..


This is pretty much where I am.

I hunted rattlers for their hides years ago, and somewhere along the way I learned they are about as innocuous as any creature can be....so they get a pass from me unless they are about to sink teeth into me or a dog. More misconceptions about Rattlers than any other single creature. ( and tall stories...)


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Originally Posted by Rock Chuck

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Re: Hey, look at me. I'm big and mean [Re: ingwe] #16157832 06/10/21
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Originally Posted by ingwe
Originally Posted by BALLISTIK
All ya fuggin' idiots out there killin' every snake you see are much like the chinks who were told to kill every bird so that they wouldn't eat the grains... then the locust population exploded and ate more grain than the birds did. Nature is about balance. If it's within your curtilage, sure... but otherwise move around it/move it to another area, or continue to be a emotional thinker rather than a logical one and kill every one because it makes you FEEL better..


This is pretty much where I am.

I hunted rattlers for their hides years ago, and somewhere along the way I learned they are about as innocuous as any creature can be....so they get a pass from me unless they are about to sink teeth into me or a dog. More misconceptions about Rattlers than any other single creature. ( and tall stories...)


As above. Not many up here tho. smile

Met a few in Montana, just one in ND. As I've posted before, when that bale came off the chute I already had the hook in and string in other hand when I noticed the tail hanging out the side. Pitched that 60 pound bale a good 30 feet.

But killing every snake one sees regardless of circumstances is emotional pap. Another will take it's place so there has been nothing done for "safety", probably nothing was done to affect "Nature", and you have deprived a living critter of it's life for no real reason. Except fear.

Get over it..


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Besides snakes are protected in a lot of states.

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For me................. rattle snakes die.... uncle bit, nearly died, granddad lost several dogs, BIL nearly lost one last month, 4 doses of antivenom($2400)..........

Ecologically sound???? not worried about it much, I think Florida has enough 'other snakes' to fill in the void.............

Feel pretty much the same way about moccasins and copperheads, coral snakes get a pass though.....

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Originally Posted by Dave_Skinner
I think rattlers are neat, but antivenom is like 18 grand. I had snake gaiters on once, and they worked. But the SOB bit "me" above the boot line and I was four miles on foot -- so I kill every rattler I'm aware of.


Years ago when moving our pup was bitten by a rattlesnake in New Mexico at a rest stop. Took her to a vet in Santa Rosa and he had me go to the pharmacy for 3 vials of anti-venom. $15 a vial at that time. Saved the pup's life.

Some species of rattlesnake are protected here.


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Originally Posted by WYcoyote
Originally Posted by RUM7
I HATE those basterds. Kill everyone I see or hear.
If not for me, for the gun dogs that might find them.


Or someones kid.

It's for the children!

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