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Old 09-01-2016, 07:55 PM   #1
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Damn I hate these things!

Got home tonight bout 9, dark out. Door switch that works the Dome lights been stickin so I had no light. Stepped out, turned around to grab a few things outta the cab and I heard click,click. It didn't register right off but after a few seconds I thought that sounds like a snake! I hopped back in the cab and hit the cell phone flashlight and sure enough 2 ft from where I had stood was this little bugger! First one I've had around the house this year. Was up in the Nebraska pan handle dove huntin today and hit another on the road this am! Little cooler out today, thinkin they're headed to den up for winter. Glad he was nice enough to not bite me. He sure could've easily enough!
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Old 09-01-2016, 08:07 PM   #2
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Got home tonight bout 9, dark out. Door switch that works the Dome lights been stickin so I had no light. Stepped out, turned around to grab a few things outta the cab and I heard click,click. It didn't register right off but after a few seconds I thought that sounds like a snake! I hopped back in the cab and hit the cell phone flashlight and sure enough 2 ft from where I had stood was this little bugger! First one I've had around the house this year. Was up in the Nebraska pan handle dove huntin today and hit another on the road this am! Little cooler out today, thinkin they're headed to den up for winter. Glad he was nice enough to not bite me. He sure could've easily enough!

Screw that! I didn't even like looking at your picture! That's a big sucker. I would keep 1st. round snake shot during snake season in my CCW.
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:54 PM   #3
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I turn all my dome lights off on all my cars . I don't like being the center of attention at night . I have dust to dawn lights at my house that I can see the bad guy and not see me inside the house or car .
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Very polite of him to welcome you home and give you a warning. Good looking fella too. But a little too close for comfort.
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Old 09-02-2016, 03:20 AM   #5
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Thank goodness you aren't hard of hearing.
Last night just before dark my dogs went to barking and I went outside with my Judge loaded with 410. There was a 4 foot timber rattler. His carcass is in a dog food bag in the truck waiting to throw out. I'd take a picture to compare, but I ain't goin' out in this storm. By the way, that's a nice picture you took, and he's plenty healthy.

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Old 09-02-2016, 05:06 AM   #6
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My front yard is planted in Ivy.
It is a great place for squirrels, chipmunks and mice.
That combination of critters brings on copperheads.
If I for any reason have to venture into the ivy to pick up a fallen limb, I wear my snake proof boots that I got from Amazon.
A friend of mine raises game birds and he often catches black snakes trying to eat them. He puts them in a bucket and calls me. I get them and release them into the ivy. The black snakes kill copperheads and the chipmunks. They leave when the food supply is depleted.
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:10 AM   #7
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Kimber, that is a good move. I live on a sandy ridge and snakes like it up here, especially rattlesnakes. When I was working with the road department I caught several black snakes and king snakes and released them around the house. I think it helped. (but, I have killed three rattle snakes in the past month. Maybe I should go back to work. Nah!!)
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Dennis, yard lights are your friend!
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Old 09-02-2016, 01:50 PM   #9
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Another good reason to live in Michigan. We don't have those critters. Our snakes walk on 2 feet.
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Old 09-02-2016, 03:48 PM   #10
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They give me the heebie jebbies too moakes! I usually have the buck mark in the truck with snake shot in it but for some reason I didn't yesterday.

TGR I'm the same way with the lights and bells but because I'm a hunter and they don't mix with bein stealthy! Which is why I haven't fixed it. I can wiggle the button to get it to turn on the dome light when I need it. I will before stepping out from here till it cools off a bunch!

Glad it finally registered in my head what that little click click was too RSB! He could've quietly put me in the hospital! Glad he didnt!

These high Desert prairie rattlers ain't a patch to those timber rattlers you and others have to deal with ridgerunner. This one was pretty typical in size 31", 10 buttons, little bigger than a quarter in diameter. I was grateful for my hearing as well!

44's my neighbors got yard lights you can see from space, them daylight fluorescents. I'm one of those odd ducks that live out here and enjoy steppin out on the deck at night and seein all those stars from a mile closer than most!

Cigar I spent the first 22yrs of my life up in that neck of the woods. Never liked them cold winters or those giant skeeters! But I do miss the fishin and sittin in a tree stand watching the woods wake up in the am.
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Old 09-02-2016, 04:06 PM   #11
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There are a bunch of the cheap small (4" long and 1" in diameter) flashlights on the market that take 2 AA's or 3 AAA's. They put out a bright light for short money and last a long time on the batteries. The last 2 I bought were under $6 ea and I got them at the auto parts store. Any of those slivering devils would show up.
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:27 PM   #12
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Dennis.......one of my favorite times is the early morning. As you know, some mornings the birds are quiet, like they are mad at each other. But, then there are the other mornings.....even before first light that you hear a solitary bird "tweet".... and then maybe two more.....followed by ten more ..... and suddenly the woods are alive with all the birds saying "good morning" to each other. And then you realize the first of daylight has come.
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That's what I like about hunting. You get on stand before it is light and sit and listen. Eventually you start to make out objects and up here the robins start. Then you hear crunch, crunch in the leaves.
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tweet...tweet....crunch......crunch...
What more could a person ask for?
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Old 09-03-2016, 08:30 AM   #15
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I hear that taste just like chicken.
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Old 09-03-2016, 10:21 AM   #16
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Would you like to know what they smell like?
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Would you like to know what they smell like?
Not as bad as Cottonmouth.
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I got to watch my dog Duke . He can smell a snake if it is in the area . He will fight and kill them . So I much keep him on a leach ......................
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