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Old 07-13-2018, 09:51 PM   #1
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We went for a walk this evening with the family and dog. Dog and I walked past him 1-2ft. He started rattling as we walked by. Scared the sheet out of us. .


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Old 07-13-2018, 09:59 PM   #2
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Glad y’all didn’t get bit.
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:59 PM   #3
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I think the picture is messed up. He still looks alive
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:59 PM   #4
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I think the picture is messed up. He still looks alive
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:01 PM   #5
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Too close for me
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:04 PM   #6
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Wow, to close
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:07 PM   #7
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I bet he thought you were a lawyer....lol

They're hard to see.
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:13 PM   #8
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Wife wouldn’t let me kill him. It was right at dark didn’t see him till he rattled. I keep telling my wife exercise will kill you lol


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Old 07-13-2018, 10:42 PM   #9
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Hes a 'perty one.
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:50 PM   #10
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Kill em all
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:02 PM   #11
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Yikes.
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:10 PM   #12
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We would all probably be amazed with just how many we do walk by and don't see. In the 20 years I've lived at this house, I've killed 67 rattle snakes. No telling how many I've walked right by. Thank goodness they aren't all that aggressive. These never moved.
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:19 PM   #13
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It's a water moccasin...fyi...

J/k, had one too close to my 3yo, it was behind the tire of my jeep in the carport. He didn't make it.
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:20 PM   #14
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We would all probably be amazed with just how many we do walk by and don't see. In the 20 years I've lived at this house, I've killed 67 rattle snakes. No telling how many I've walked right by. Thank goodness they aren't all that aggressive. These never moved.


Holy crap! Where abouts are you in Georgetown? This guy was at the dam on Georgetown lake. We live bout 4mi from Andice.


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Old 07-14-2018, 04:03 AM   #15
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Killed two in the ranch house last week. Had the place probably 20 years and never a problem till this year. Killed 4 so for in the house and 8 in yard.
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:10 AM   #16
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I think I would have brown pants after that.
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:58 AM   #17
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Killed two in the ranch house last week. Had the place probably 20 years and never a problem till this year. Killed 4 so for in the house and 8 in yard.
We had the same problem. I think the house was on top of a den. We’d kill two a day if it was 80 degrees or above. Somebody dumped two cats out there last winter and they set up shop on the porch. Not one snake this year.
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:18 AM   #18
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On the road or not on my property I just may pass on killing them. But when they want to bow up on me, they are DEAD. Period. Thats one reason I hate water moccasins so much. Attitude.
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:44 AM   #19
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Killed two in the ranch house last week. Had the place probably 20 years and never a problem till this year. Killed 4 so for in the house and 8 in yard.
4 IN the house? How big were they?

My wife's cat caught a little 8" copperhead in the house a while back.
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:49 AM   #20
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Whole lotta nope. It'd be a dead snake.

We primarily have copperheads in our area, and every once in a while a timber rattlesnake in the vicinity. Can't kill them though...
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Old 07-14-2018, 08:02 AM   #21
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That's alot of snakes Draco. Any reason why. Man I would walk lightly around your place.
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Old 07-14-2018, 08:19 AM   #22
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Why are these snakes getting in your house? Is you house on piers? Any way to prevent the nesting? I couldn't sleep.

This guy can help.
https://www.aetv.com/shows/billy-the...180714131844:s
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Old 07-14-2018, 09:22 AM   #23
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Glad nobody got tagged. Surprised the dog didnt alert to the smell. I'd be working out in my Chippewa's!
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:29 AM   #24
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Have not seen one at our place till a couple of weeks ago, kinda suprized me. Hunted out there for 8 years.
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:30 AM   #25
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And to those who seen them in there house, I would not ne staying there anymore. I can stand a lot but not rattle snakes in the house
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:35 AM   #26
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I'm sure we'd all be surprised to know how many we walk past. They avoid confrontation if they can. If you're too big to eat they ain't lookin to waste any venom on you. It probably just figured you'd step on it so he made some noise.
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:57 PM   #27
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I'm sure we'd all be surprised to know how many we walk past. They avoid confrontation if they can. If you're too big to eat they ain't lookin to waste any venom on you. It probably just figured you'd step on it so he made some noise.


We were walking across a dam. Close to dark I’m guessing he was bout to cross the road and we startled him as much as he startled us and he was letting us know he was there


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Old 07-14-2018, 07:48 PM   #28
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4 IN the house? How big were they?

My wife's cat caught a little 8" copperhead in the house a while back.
First three about 4 ft. long and the other about 3
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Old 07-14-2018, 08:11 PM   #29
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4 ft long copper head?
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Old 07-14-2018, 09:34 PM   #30
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4 ft long copper head?
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