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Old 11-13-2005, 04:30 PM   #1
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I killed a snake.

I can't believe I did it
I hate snakes. Noone was home and I saw it slithering and had a choice of a shovel or hubby's gun, since I don't like guns, I grabbed the shovel. It was in the sand pit that used to be my pool under a wild flower shrub. When I found it, it was coiled up and I just slammed it. MY big dog was sniffing after it and I was afraid he would get bit. DH got home and told me it is a copperhead.
{{{{{SHIVER}}}}} That is why I don't like living out here. Hubby can't believe that I did it
Anyone else have a snake story?

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Old 11-13-2005, 04:35 PM   #2
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A few years ago I'd been to a garden club meeting where our speaker had talked about protecting birds' nests from predators - such as snakes. As I drove up to the driveway I saw something laying across the driveway with something sticking up and for the life of me could not figure out what it was. When I drove closer I saw it was a rattlesnake with a squirrel in his mouth. He was trying to swallow it and the squirrel was too large. I backed out and yelled for my neighbor to come with a gun. He killed the snake. We'd never had one that close to the house that we knew about.
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Old 11-13-2005, 04:43 PM   #3
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I have many snake stories growing up on a farm, but this summer, I was lazily basking in the sun, and a snake slithers by. (this is my sunspot, mr. snake!) So, I thought, nah, he is going about his business, and gently shoo him along with my flip flop. And he was a little baby, maybe a foot long, but suspiciously looked like a rattlesnake- which are more venemous than full grown. He turns around, and coils up and start trying to strike at me! H#ll no, not gonna work that way, THIS IS MY SUNSPOT! So I do what a typical girl would do, start squealing and jumping around- HEEELLOOOOO! HE IS TRYING TO EAT ME!!!! And no one comes to my rescue. I throw a few yard objects at him, hose, chair, whatever is nearby. Not budging. So I pick up a hand spade- yeah one of those things that are like 8 inches long, and start swinging at him, and he finally starts to slither the other way, and I am nothing but vengeful at this point, and whack his head off, cowardly when he turned his back, I know, but he was exhibiting some serious cobra tendencies, mind you. you go Texasgirl, WE ARE WOMEN, HEAR US ROAR (10 minutes later after all the squealing and carrying on) You would think the way we act would annoy the little critters to a miserable death, wouldn't ya?
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Old 11-13-2005, 04:43 PM   #4
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Wow! That was a good kill! Copperheads are REAL nasty! When I was a kid, my dad and I would go fishing and camp out at an old log cabin on my Grandpa's farm in the southeastern hills of Ohio and I remember copperhead snakeskins hanging from the rafters. I hated sleeping there, for obvious reasons!
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Old 11-13-2005, 04:55 PM   #5
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I have many snake stories growing up on a farm, but this summer, I was lazily basking in the sun, and a snake slithers by. (this is my sunspot, mr. snake!) So, I thought, nah, he is going about his business, and gently shoo him along with my flip flop. And he was a little baby, maybe a foot long, but suspiciously looked like a rattlesnake- which are more venemous than full grown. He turns around, and coils up and start trying to strike at me! H#ll no, not gonna work that way, THIS IS MY SUNSPOT! So I do what a typical girl would do, start squealing and jumping around- HEEELLOOOOO! HE IS TRYING TO EAT ME!!!! And no one comes to my rescue. I throw a few yard objects at him, hose, chair, whatever is nearby. Not budging. So I pick up a hand spade- yeah one of those things that are like 8 inches long, and start swinging at him, and he finally starts to slither the other way, and I am nothing but vengeful at this point, and whack his head off, cowardly when he turned his back, I know, but he was exhibiting some serious cobra tendencies, mind you. you go Texasgirl, WE ARE WOMEN, HEAR US ROAR (10 minutes later after all the squealing and carrying on) You would think the way we act would annoy the little critters to a miserable death, wouldn't ya?
DH is looking at me like I have gone insane. I am laughing so hard I'm crying just from the visual.
Normally, I yell for him or the boys. The first time I saw one, I was in the garage making my yard art and it was right at the door. They make the most awful scratching sound on concrete, I ran to the house door and the boys came running with the pellet gun, he didn't have the 410 then. I took it and was shaking so bad, the boys both went for it and tried to shoot it. That one got away. I called DH and he came home from down the road. Never found that one. I was walking very slowly for weeks after that.
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Old 11-13-2005, 05:08 PM   #6
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OH, ick. Sorry you had to go thru that, tex.

My mom's parents used to have a cabin out in the desert in SoCal. Every time they went out there for vacation Gramp had to go in first with his gun and kill all the rattlesnakes.
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Old 11-13-2005, 06:03 PM   #7
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Unless they are too close to my house I just leave them alone. They are actually good because they eat small rodents. Most snakes are as afraid of us and we are of them
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Good hit Texas.

Once while Paul and I were hiking up a trail to go fishing
he stopped and said "Hey look, it's a snake" He started poking at
it wish his fishing pole. It uncoiled and we saw that it was a rattler!!! Just a small one but big enough to freak me out. Luckily the snake wasn't in the mood to fight. It just crawled away. I tease Paul all the time now about being brave enough to tickle a rattle snake.
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Old 11-13-2005, 06:37 PM   #9
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Unless they are too close to my house I just leave them alone. They are actually good because they eat small rodents. Most snakes are as afraid of us and we are of them
I wouldn't usually go killing it myself, but, it was about 10 feet from my front door. I know that it probably wouldn't be able to get on the porch,but, I wasn't taking a chance on meeting it inside with the doggie door
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I wouldn't usually go killing it myself, but, it was about 10 feet from my front door. I know that it probably wouldn't be able to get on the porch,but, I wasn't taking a chance on meeting it inside with the doggie door
Yes actually it could have gotten on the porch. A long time ago one got into our covered porch! Thank goodness I just peaked through the window before I opened it. It was coiled right next to the door. I screamed for my mother's boyfriend to take care of it.. It wasn't poisonous though.
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