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#4630108 - 10/04/13 10:09 AM Backyard Rattler...almost got me
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This little SOB was curled up by a lantana bush on the east side of the house this morning. He was sunning himself about a foot away from a fire ant bed that I was treating with poison. I was standing less than a foot from him, wearing only flip flops. I set the poison bag down within inches of him when I noticed him. He only has two rattles and a button, so I never heard him. About 16" long.

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#4630111 - 10/04/13 10:10 AM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: LandPirate]
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I hate them suckers. Glad he didn't get you.
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#4630119 - 10/04/13 10:14 AM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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cute little guy

glad he didnt get you
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#4630123 - 10/04/13 10:14 AM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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confused2 Not seeing any pic LP...just glad you did not step on that little sucker or he would have looked a ketchup packet in a Mickey D's parking lot after it got runned over. hammer
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Is 7 year old 200lb+ buck poop similar in size to small doe poop? Or can y'all tell the difference?
It smells different...

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#4630129 - 10/04/13 10:15 AM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: East]
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bout did the same thing with a cotton mouth the other night... that time of year when they are starting to look around for a good spot to sleep
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#4630130 - 10/04/13 10:15 AM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
confused2 Not seeing any pic LP...just glad you did step on that little sucker or he would have looked a ketchup packet in a Mickey D's parking lot after it got runned over. hammer
roflmao
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#4630131 - 10/04/13 10:15 AM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Wow, that could have been a bad situation! Good eye Amigo!
How did it turn out for the rattler?

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#4630133 - 10/04/13 10:16 AM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: LandPirate]
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Glad he did not strike you.

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#4630182 - 10/04/13 10:28 AM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: LandPirate]
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Man Mike, if you're gonna wear flip flops out & about you really need to wear protection.....you can also pull the socks all the way up to your knees, like snake boots. grin
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#4630201 - 10/04/13 10:33 AM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: skinnerback]
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#4630239 - 10/04/13 10:49 AM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: dogcatcher]
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Skinner...The rules say "No cameltoe". C'mon man.

The baby rattler is resting comfortably in a 5 gallon bucket in the garage. Haven't decided his fate yet. One thing is sure, he won't be residing in the yard any longer.
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#4630280 - 10/04/13 11:03 AM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: LandPirate]
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Originally Posted By: LandPirate
Skinner...The rules say "No cameltoe". C'mon man.

The baby rattler is resting comfortably in a 5 gallon bucket in the garage. Haven't decided his fate yet. One thing is sure, he won't be residing in the yard any longer.


roflmao Just make sure you tell the old lady about the snake in the bucket. When I hunted Victoria, a buddy of mine caught a 3 ft rattler and put it in a bucket with a lid on it, put it on the porch of the guest house, then forgot about it. I showed up to clean up and mow the yard and needed a bucket to put trash in before I mowed. It was sunny so had my shades on, picked up the bucket and shook it, hmn wonder what's in here? So, took the lid off....looked inside but couldn't see with my shades on....so took my shades off and stuck my face almost in the bucket to see what was in there when Mr Rattlesnake struck and almost got me in the face. Sure got my attention, & yes he got a piece of my mind too. roflmao
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#4630303 - 10/04/13 11:12 AM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: skinnerback]
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Yeah, the wife wants to see the snake so I'm saving it for her. She can play with the dang thing when she gets home from work.
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#4630305 - 10/04/13 11:12 AM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: dogcatcher]
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Close call - I wear flip flops all the time myself so gotta be careful.
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#4630580 - 10/04/13 01:03 PM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: LandPirate]
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Some pics with the "real" camera







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#4630612 - 10/04/13 01:11 PM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: LandPirate]
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He's much cuter with a real camera.
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#4630629 - 10/04/13 01:16 PM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: LandPirate]
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Originally Posted By: LandPirate
Yeah, the wife wants to see the snake so I'm saving it for her. She can play with the dang thing when she gets home from work.


Go find a mouse or something similar throw it in the bucket and use you camera to get some real good shots
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#4630643 - 10/04/13 01:21 PM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: East]
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Originally Posted By: East
Originally Posted By: LandPirate
Yeah, the wife wants to see the snake so I'm saving it for her. She can play with the dang thing when she gets home from work.


Go find a mouse or something similar throw it in the bucket and use you camera to get some real good shots


waiting on this
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#4630677 - 10/04/13 01:31 PM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: East]
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not a good snake

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#4630695 - 10/04/13 01:36 PM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: NDN98]
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I'm grateful we don't have them around my house. We have a fair share of copperheads. This year, however, has been a very low year compared to those in the past.
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#4630954 - 10/04/13 03:01 PM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: skinnerback]
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Camel Toes eek2

Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Man Mike, if you're gonna wear flip flops out & about you really need to wear protection.....you can also pull the socks all the way up to your knees, like snake boots. grin
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#4630975 - 10/04/13 03:08 PM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: skinnerback]
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Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Man Mike, if you're gonna wear flip flops out & about you really need to wear protection.....you can also pull the socks all the way up to your knees, like snake boots. grin

I can see the reason for you home remedy for athletes feets roflmao you really oughta have some camo socks you DB grin hammer
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Originally Posted By: fatpratt96
Is 7 year old 200lb+ buck poop similar in size to small doe poop? Or can y'all tell the difference?
It smells different...

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#4630988 - 10/04/13 03:15 PM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: stxranchman]
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The onlyest thing that would bother me about that little sucker, is knowing that there is a big one somewhere close.


Edited by BlackSnake (10/04/13 03:16 PM)
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#4630992 - 10/04/13 03:17 PM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: stxranchman]
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rofl
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#4631178 - 10/04/13 04:39 PM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: BlackSnake]
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Originally Posted By: BlackSnake
The onlyest thing that would bother me about that little sucker, is knowing that there is a big one somewhere close.



....and more babies. I suspect he has siblings slithering about, somewhere nearby.
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#4631191 - 10/04/13 04:41 PM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: East]
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Originally Posted By: East
Originally Posted By: LandPirate
Yeah, the wife wants to see the snake so I'm saving it for her. She can play with the dang thing when she gets home from work.


Go find a mouse or something similar throw it in the bucket and use you camera to get some real good shots



MIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#4631201 - 10/04/13 04:45 PM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: East]
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WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#4631291 - 10/04/13 05:21 PM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: LandPirate]
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Mouse in the bucket? whats the hold up?
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#4631903 - 10/04/13 09:40 PM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: East]
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Based on the photo it doesn't look like its a good snake

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#4631935 - 10/04/13 09:49 PM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: LandPirate]
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I would be scalping my yard. Thank gosh I don't have them in my area

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#4632135 - 10/04/13 11:53 PM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: Brother in-law]
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I would be scalping my yard. Thank gosh I don't have them in my area


Sissy
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#4632496 - 10/05/13 09:09 AM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: LandPirate]
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Originally Posted By: LandPirate
Some pics with the "real" camera









Ahhhh...How cute... Looks like he's sleeping bolt
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#4632617 - 10/05/13 10:05 AM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: Greg]
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I guess the "looms" went to the burn barrel huh?

Jump very high?

Recalled a funny about a nearby tree branch being about 12ft off the ground. Missed it on the way up, but caught it on the way down.....
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#4687442 - 10/24/13 10:33 AM Re: Backyard Rattler...almost got me [Re: dogcatcher]
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Got lucky real lucky

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