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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Rattlesnake PT2: repost from ebay

OKAY got the mess scared out of mePosted Sep-20-08 14:44:22 PDTSeems we have a HUGE rattlesnake hiding out near one of our coops. This sucker is long over 5 foot. Hubby went next door to get the neighbors 22. HOLEY MOLEY, told him three weeks ago I found a large snake shed but, NOOOOOOOOO!

So, he saw it and came back to the house. It went under a large round of hay. Now hubby and the neighbors are thrashing around outside trying to find it. WTH, does any man listen to a woman. Told him they would not find that her,,,,yes I know its a female. Grrrrrrrr
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Back to toptwinscrapmama ( 133) View seller's items | View BlogHusbands! U'd think they would learn to listen to their wife....but they never seem 2, always have to learn the hard way ! lol Have a good evening saenz.
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ewannaksg ( 95) View seller's items | View BlogOMG that's terrifyingly beyond scarey

find the holes, then spray bug spray into them, be ready when they come out to pin them and chop of the heads. That's how my dad killed snakes when I was young in WV, mom

hope he get them all

and NO man ever listens to a woman:0)

LOL
ewanna

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cvr069 ( 176) View seller's items | View BlogDid you clean up your mess?
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogAAAAAAAAAAAAh just watching them

Yes my mess is cleaned up. They are tooo noisey for a snake.

EGADS

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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogThing is Ewanna, My gut tells me the snake is UP in the round.
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Back to topneverbrandedneverbroke ( 983) View seller's items | View BlogAnother reason I don't live in TX LOL

Mal, that is terrible, I hope she slithers off into the scrub brush never to be seen again. I know you can't have her hanging around, but I just hate the thoughts of having to kill in her own territory.......you know how I am :(

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annamenter ( 2567) View seller's items | View BlogWe have one in our woods that comes out occasionally and scares me to death. At first I thought it was 5 foot long - but now when I tell hubby it's up to ten feet. Amazing how several sightings can increase their size. :o)
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogHey Like I said, they did not find her. Sorry thing is, she has been hanging around BOOTY LIFTING field mice. ROFL
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogAnna, I found her shed and told hubby. Did he listen nope, last weekend the little yearling rattler.
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annamenter ( 2567) View seller's items | View BlogBy the time I run home and report the darn thing is gone. It has almost become a pet by now. (NOT!) Men are just not fast enough in emergencies.
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Back to topewannaksg ( 95) View seller's items | View Blogthat's even worse, mal, you've got to find her and her holes and get rid of all of them. we don't need you bitten.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogThing is ewanna, he is going to have to mow the back forty. Then we have to flush her out. I can't have a breeder near where I work, animals live and kids play.
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blue_wonder_beyond ( 171) View seller's items | View BlogHey I always listen to my Wife, it's just always out of ear shot. Get ya sum moth balls....
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogMoth Balls
Lime
Fertilizer

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sweet_rose_treasures ( 2747) View seller's items | View BlogMal this is maybe the momma to the small you got rid of? Time to lay out a few eggs, as a trap. Rattle sankes love eggs. This way you can flush her out.
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Back to topsaenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogGoth, I don't want to kill her but, there is no humane way here to move her.
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Gun debate, get one or not to get one?Posted Sep-21-08 07:15:08 PDTThat is the question...........After hubby finally saw the rattler I have told him about, seen her and found her shed. He just did not believe me I guess. You can read the post from yesterday when he spotted her. So, now our heated discussion is to buy and kept a shotgun.

He is for buying and I am against. Mind you, I know how he keeps care of his tools. (I am the one who picks them up and puts them back in his work shop.) So, my arguement is no way because even if the gun is kept in a gun safe; he would leave the keys hanging around.

---Both my sons are very adept hunters of small objects----

Next point, though we did kill the yearling ratter last week. I did not feel bad about killing it for the simple reason it was much harder to see, it did not rattle, and was laying in ambush mode. The five foot snake on the other hand, has lived a long time and has the "right" genes to pass on to future generations, and was not in our walking path.

OPINIONS welcome here:
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Back to topdarimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View BlogMolly my Dog caught a baby Rat on my back porch at Midnight!
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darimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View BlogI was screamming
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frodobagginskennedy ( 1011) View seller's items | View BlogWell we are avocates for the NRA and the right to carry. BUT!!!! to be honest if I had children in the house NO FREAKIN way would there be a gun in the house.
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frodobagginskennedy ( 1011) View seller's items | View BlogJust to many innoncent accidents that are heartbreaking
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sweet.chevy ( 476) View seller's items | View Blogomg I am so scared of guns... and my youngest boy who be the inquisitive one here... We've had that debate about 2 weeks ago, I won for right now :(
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Back to topsaenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogAre you serious, I hope she had her shots darimom. Those critters have nasty bites.

Frodo, My boys are 10 and 3 so, one of my friends lost her teenage boy to a gun incident. Another child aimed a gun at him, and needless to say a life was lost.

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sweet.chevy ( 476) View seller's items | View BlogAgrees with Frodo about the accidents and thats my worst fear.
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434charlene2 ( 14) View seller's items | View BlogGET ONE AND YOU KEEP THE KEYS
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogI am not afraid of guns, I am afraid of guns in the hands of children and careless people.
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maxwellvintage ( 1367) View seller's items | View BlogIt is best not to, when you have children and teenagers in the house. My opinion. Have a great weekend. :)
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Back to topdarimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View BlogYes she has her shots, but the rat climbed up the side of house hanging on my son window I was screamming at her to stop & then I got totally freaked out! so I could not sleep last night!
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sams-my-pegasus ( 284) View seller's items | View BlogNo! to guns, sadly they end up, somehow in the wrong hands!!
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darimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View BlogNo on the gun thing, its not safe around children
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogCharlene, Did you read-----I am 'against' guns with children in the house?

Max, Just scarey and thanks.

Darimom, Was not trying to be a smart butt just saying rats are vicious when cornered and their bites go deep. I would have freaked out too.......

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rooster613 ( 1558) View seller's items | View BlogWe have no rattlers here and my cats take care of the rats. As for security, well, we have BIG DOGS! I'd say no to guns with kids around -- whack it with a shovel!
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Back to topsaenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogGood Morning Sams
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogHUGS & Good morning Rooster, Guns & Children do not mix.
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sams-my-pegasus ( 284) View seller's items | View Bloggood morning:)
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rooster613 ( 1558) View seller's items | View BlogBTW, chickenmom, we ate our first squash of the season yesterday -- a yummy buttercup one. I'm savin' seeds for ya! Also have an acorn squash & a spaghetti squash we'll be eating soon:)
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darimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View BlogI know they are scary and it was a baby so you know they're are more out there
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Back to topsaenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogChevy, I just can't agree with hubby on this point for the time being.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogRooster, You just hurt my tummy with anticipation. You lucky man!

Darimom, Mothballs under your porch and mint grown in pots should help.

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darimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View BlogMolly is my Retiever and she like to hunt!
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0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items | View BlogWe have an arsonal in our home ... always have ... we are hunters ... my husband has raised and trained hunting dogs for 30 years. We have a 5x12 gun closet that is bolted/locked. There are two keys. We raised two boys and raised their friends. There was always a housefull of kids in our home watching TV, doing homework, hanging out while we were both home and away. Never an incident.

ON THE OTHER HAND .. my husband's cousin who had two boys the same age as our kids had an arsonal as well ... guns were never locked up ... the kids played with them and shot them off in the house ... they also burned the neighbor's barn down and ACCIDENTLY cut half their little sister's foot off with the lawn mower.

You and only you can make your home safe ... the only killing that went on in our home was when the hunting dogs killed my chickens.

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darimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View BlogDonny is the barker
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Back to toprooster613 ( 1558) View seller's items | View Blogstick to your guns (pun intended) and keep saying NO to guns with kids. ESPECIALLY if hubby is careless about putting things away.
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stalkedwhisper ( 482) View seller's items | View BlogWe own 4 guns...2 shotguns 1 rifle and one antique russian something. Not loaded, ammo is kept under lock and key. Had them for years. Safety is THE MOST important when owning guns.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogSeamstress, I know my sons and I know my husband. Guns are not safe to have in our home.
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darimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View BlogI want a taser gun!
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogI like barker's because they are alarm bells.

Good Morning Stalked

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Back to toprooster613 ( 1558) View seller's items | View Blogjust my point, seamstress. The guns per se are not the problem, but sloppy safety practices (or lack thereof) is just asking for trouble.
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0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items | View BlogThen you've made a decision that you can live with and feel safe with .... now do it.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogWhat are you going to do with the bodies afterwards dari?
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darimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View Blogsream at them and say "DANCE MISTER"
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogTrue Seamstress, Yet how can I say no to an adult? Kinda seems unfair but I can and will not faulter on this one.
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Back to topdarimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View Blogsream=scream
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogJust hit the floor! @DANCE MISTER
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View Blogseriously though darimom

mothsballs under your house will kept skunks and rodents mostly away.

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darimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View Blogwant about a cattle prod?
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tryork5ifp ( 239) View seller's items | View Bloghandguns are one thing....shotguns are quite a separate matter.
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Back to topsaenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogDarimom, Rats are great HIGH JUMPERS, Vaulters and Climbers.
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darimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View BlogDonny is bad, and will get the moth balls
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0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items | View BlogCome up with a compromise ... a system where only YOU have the key ...

I've killed nasty rodents with cast iron skillets and sauce pans ... I've also killed rattlesnakes with a club. Stock up on these items.

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tryork5ifp ( 239) View seller's items | View Blog...those little pumpkins you buy around halloween time are an even separater matter.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogGood Morning, Try-she/he-rupaul

Looking mightie RED HAWT this a.m.

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Back to topdarimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View Blogthey come from the house behind mine, the lady that lives there is nasty & piles her trash up in her back yard!
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0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items | View Blog... looking very Divine!! Where you hiding your pistol?
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tryork5ifp ( 239) View seller's items | View BlogDivine (Pink Flamingos)
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tryork5ifp ( 239) View seller's items | View Blogin my right hand beby
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogMy compromise was 'weapons training classed for both', 'gun safe', 'hubby keeps gun locked up,' and 'key well hidden.'

If key is found, gun is not locked up, or laying about. Then it gets turned over to police.

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Back to top0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items | View BlogI see ... I hide my cell phone between my bewbies when I'm not using it. Good place for a gun.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogDarimom That is a public health hazard ask her to clean or you will report to the city.
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darimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View BlogI gonna call the city on her again!
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0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items | View BlogHave an agreement ... buy the gun under your name so YOU can sell it.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogHeee heee, seamstress has explosive bewbies. ROFL
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Back to topdarimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View Blogand the trash man comes twice a week she just lazy
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogGet Seamstress, In this county shotguns do not need to be registered or the person licensed.
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0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items | View BlogI can see it now ... the headlines read ... 'man shot in face -- investigation continues'
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogDari, I could not live with rats. Too many dieases in the wild and once their food supply dries up they migrate.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogHEE HEEE, Seamstress you got big shebags or a little handgun?
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Back to top0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items | View BlogIf you get a gun ... make it yours ... and you controll it's use ... have it locked up and YOU HAVE THE KEY ... have an agreement and stick to it.
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darimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View BlogI'm really freaked out about this!
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0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items | View Blogno, I'm joking ... we do not own a handgun ... despite the arsonel my husband refuses to let me buy a small handgun and be licensed to pack. Go figure.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogSeamstress, That is the point to consider as well. I AM AGAINST A GUN IN THE HOUSE. So, by having it would compromise my beliefs on the subject.

Being a disciplined gun owner is not my hubby's bag.

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0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items | View BlogLet me know what you decide ... I came here to spam a little so I gotta go.

PS ... are there other ways to scare off rattlesnakes?

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Back to topsaenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogDarimom, Then you have no choice. Call the city, call Orkin................
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0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items | View BlogYou said your boys hunted ... what guns and where located?

Can someone else store the shotgun for you ... we have done that for other people.

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0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items | View Blogcome visit my blog ... my handbags (not handguns) are safe.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogNo Seamtess, I said my sons were adept at finding/hunting small objects....IE. Keys.
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5687diane ( 432) View seller's items | View BlogWow hun, i don't know what to say. Isn't there another way to get rid of a rattler like maybe have animal control or someone else take care of it. We have our protection but it's locked away and even i don't know where the keys are. My hubby is very strict on that one. I wish I could help hun. Hugs
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