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35* this morning..

Peaked out at 55*

Damn Gopher snake laying in the last of today's sunshine...about 4' long

Utahan's call em Blow snake ??

Hate 'em.....Left him alone this time....

Go catch a mouse.......


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I killed a Copperhead last week on the front porch

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Chopped up a garter snake w the mower last week.

Cannot stand those little fuu.ggers. Attitude like a copperhead. Any other non poisonous snake gets a pass but not those garter snakes.

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Originally Posted by hanco
I killed a Copperhead last week on the front porch


I would too

the Gopher's are use full for eating rodents

But first glance it looks like a rattler

Bastarrds will climb trees & search out bird's nests for eggs/babies

No 2nd chances for rattlers in my yard


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I’ve got a record number of water snakes in the pond. I se them pretty much every time I’m down there.

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No, but I was cleaning up a pile of bark in the yard, grass had grown in it
and a flat shovel wasn't working. Started picking it up with my hands
and had a PTSD moment, flashing back to my logging days.

We cut in several snake infested places. You never put your hands or feet
In reach of a place you hadn't looked. Rattlers were everywhere.

Anyway, as I'm thinking this, I hear "Hssssssssss". And about poop!
Suddenly, the flat shovel worked good enough! Never found a snake,
Or anything that might have hissed. Must have been imagined.


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Originally Posted by 10gaugemag
Chopped up a garter snake w the mower last week.

Cannot stand those little fuu.ggers. Attitude like a copperhead. Any other non poisonous snake gets a pass but not those garter snakes.


I just don't like snakes

Few years ago.....for schhits & giggles

Wife & I would walk our dogs (both gone now) near the golf course

Pick up outta bound balls.....

Reached down for a ball......SOB'n rattlesnake right next to the ball........

Fuggin ball is still laying there........scared the schiddt outta me


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No snakes of consequence here in Podunk. 😁


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Got a water moccasin at my place a couple of weeks ago.

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Been seeing a fair number of snakes around here since April. One big copperhead got a bullet, the rest “walked”.


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I don't care what type it is - when it comes to snakes. I hate 'em all.


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Wife got bit by a Copperhead summer before last.

We were visiting folks down at a lake house at Bull Shoals Arkansas and the damn thing nailed her. Her leg swelled up pretty nasty and she was very close to losing it at one point. Extremely painful for her. I stay far away from any of the things.


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Originally Posted by AcesNeights
No snakes of consequence here in Podunk. 😁

Ha. Check your government. wink


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Originally Posted by 10gaugemag
Chopped up a garter snake w the mower last week.

Cannot stand those little fuu.ggers. Attitude like a copperhead. Any other non poisonous snake gets a pass but not those garter snakes.
According to Wikipedia, garter snakes are, in fact, venomous. They produce a neurotoxin that is relatively harmless to people, barring an allergic reaction and have posterior teeth (think rear fangs) with which they chew the venom into their victims.
This is relatively new finding. It does explain the reaction a friend had when a big one tagged him on the hand and causing some pretty significant swelling in the hand and arm along with some mild breathing issues for a day or so.

The doctors kept asking him if he was sure it was a garter snake that got him. They saw the fang marks and just couldn't believe the signs of (mild) invenomation they were seeing could've been caused by a garter snake---until a nurse did some research and found that garter snakes are a bit venomous.

Apparently he's abnormally sensitive to their venom.

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Snakes might not hurt me, but they will dang sure make me hurt myself. They all got to go.

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Originally Posted by Dillonbuck
No, but I was cleaning up a pile of bark in the yard, grass had grown in it
and a flat shovel wasn't working. Started picking it up with my hands
and had a PTSD moment, flashing back to my logging days.

We cut in several snake infested places. You never put your hands or feet
In reach of a place you hadn't looked. Rattlers were everywhere.

Anyway, as I'm thinking this, I hear "Hssssssssss". And about poop!
Suddenly, the flat shovel worked good enough! Never found a snake,
Or anything that might have hissed. Must have been imagined.
Good thing you didn't have a heart attack.
😆

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Originally Posted by jaguartx
Originally Posted by AcesNeights
No snakes of consequence here in Podunk. 😁

Ha. Check your government. wink

That’s for sure.

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Snakes have never bothered me. Around here nearly all of them are non poisonous and don’t hurt anything. I’ve seen two milk snakes, one corn snake, a few blue racers in my lifetime. Everything else has been garter snakes. I’ve seen three this year so far. Supposedly there are a few pygmy rattlers in MI but I’ve never seen one.

My dog likes to kill snakes with a passion. How do you guys in poisonous snake country keep your dogs away from them?

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Not a snake, but last week I saw the first scorpion I have seen on my property ever, more’n two decades.

And it was inside the house.

I did see what was was probly an 18 inch garter snake last week, being carried off by a red-shouldered hawk.


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Originally Posted by TheLastLemming76
My dog likes to kill snakes with a passion. How do you guys in poisonous snake country keep your dogs away from them?
You don't. They'll kill a poisonous snake just like any other snake. Shake em to death. Only one dog, (my grandfathers was bitten). Copperhead got him on the nose. He layed still for about 24 hours and then completely recovered. We were worried his nose would swell shut and stop him from breathing, but he recovered nicely.


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