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Offline kathyp

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Re: Timber rattlers
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2012, 08:43:00 PM »
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And don't go bashing "bunny huggers". If Hef would ever let me in his place I'd be huggin' every bunny I saw!

you'd be huggin' one and then probably be huggin' the ground!   :evil:  i have seen the muscle he had hired.
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Re: Timber rattlers
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2012, 02:26:33 PM »
WELL MISS kathyp, all this talk bout' hugging or getting hugged by tender hearted 'Bunnies' and them hugging snakes made me think bout' this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_ZBqpEUbik&feature=related

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Re: Timber rattlers
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2012, 02:55:02 PM »
... Start a Timber Rattler rescue effort and collect funds... keep a few (around) to show... and donors and ship the rest off to zoos. 

Why not cut to the chase like PETA when they KILL every puppy dog and kitty cat turned in to them.  That will leave more money for you to enjoy and fewer pesky snakes on your property to make things hard on the old Fruit of the Looms.  :-D  :evil:

Hey, that reminds me of a new government grant paying for a robotic squirrel so scientists can study the reaction between robotic rodents and rattle snakes, or maybe it is vicey-vercy?  Anyway it is unimportant, the money is still green. You could get a grant to build a robotic rattle snake to study the interaction between a robotic squirrel and a robotic rattle snake, how cool is that?
http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-03/video-robot-squirrel-confuses-snake-study-predator-prey-behavior

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Re: Timber rattlers
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2013, 10:16:11 PM »
Here in Ga. the Rattle snakes are adapting to not rattle. Due to the increase in " wild Hog" population. Hogs eat snakes, alive and raw. If they hear a rattle, the snake is easier to find. dd2 :roll:

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Re: Timber rattlers
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2013, 02:14:09 AM »
I've heard folks say that they're starting to quit rattling.  I wonder if it's a genetic thing happening.  I'm sure some individual snakes are more prone to rattle than others are....the ones that rattle the most are eaten by the hogs.  Thus the "silent" rattlers are left to breed and raise young that reflect their quieter nature.  Kinda like treating for viruses or pests...you treatment kills the weak, but the strong survive and breed and create a stronger breed that is more resistant to the treatment.

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Re: Timber rattlers
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2013, 02:59:49 PM »
I set my colonies directly on the ground and I ALWAYS tip hives toward me not away because Mr. Rattlesnake loves being out of the sun here on the prairie.  You do the same when throwing hay bales.  I just get little ones because not usually enough room under the bottom boards for a big one.  It always gets the heart beating.  Depends on where the hives are in whether the snake lives or not.  If the yard is out in the lonesome, I let em be.  If it is close to building, the snake has a bad day. 

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Re: Timber rattlers
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2013, 08:41:43 AM »
i grew up on southern CA.  rattlesnakes and black widow spiders were just a fact of life.  we learned young where to step and where to put our hands!

but...years ago, in an effort to pacify the loons in CA, Camp Pendleton became a nature preserve.  nothing could be killed except the mice unless there was no other choice.  military even assigned snake wranglers to be called in to relocate snakes that were a problem.  pretty soon, snakes were a problem everywhere.  i don't know that anything has changed there.
 it did become a distraction.  we were more concerned about the constant rattling in the brush, than with the big gunny that was going to stomp on us if we messed up the exercise.

so...live and let live....up to a point.... ;)

It was a pain.  It seemed like every other day on the range we had to stop firing because a deer was down range past the burms.  Of course the deer never slowed down some of my mortarman buds. 
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Re: Timber rattlers
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2013, 01:13:56 PM »
BMAC,
Mortors make terible hunting rifles. There's nothing left to eat.  :-D
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Re: Timber rattlers
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2013, 05:54:52 PM »
...they're probably good for fishing, though!!!   :-D
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Re: Timber rattlers
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2014, 11:43:39 PM »
old thread but i'll fire it back up.  i found five timber rattlers on or around my place last year that were three feet or bigger that only had one deformed looking button.  i used to let them "walk" but i'd be more likely to give a diamond back a pass than a timber rattler now.  no rattles makes me nervous and i was the kid that would catch any snake. 

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Re: Timber rattlers
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2014, 04:47:01 AM »
i just love Alaska! mostly if its gonna bite you its big enough you cn see it coming :D
vegetarian???  isnt green stuff for growing meat?

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Re: Timber rattlers
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2014, 01:21:24 PM »
i just love Alaska! mostly if its gonna bite you its big enough you cn see it coming :D
Yeah, but if it bites you it drags you off and eats you!!!!!  :-D

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American blood spilled to protect the freedom and peace of people all over the world.  320,000 USA casualties in WWI, 1,076,000 USA casualties in WWII, 128,000 USA casualties in the Korean War, 211,000 casualties in the Vietnam "conflict", 57,000 USA casualties in "War on Terror".  Benghazi, Libya, 13 USA casualties. These figures don't include 70,000 MIA.  But, the leaders of one political party of the United States of America continue to make the statement..."What difference does it make?".

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Re: Timber rattlers
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2014, 01:22:39 PM »
Oh so true. :-D
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Re: Timber rattlers
« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2014, 02:29:40 PM »
at least it's usually pretty quick
vegetarian???  isnt green stuff for growing meat?

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Re: Timber rattlers
« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2014, 05:50:33 PM »
ever hear of coppersulfate?
i hear they also put this in chicken fead, goes right through spreads this to ward off snakes

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Re: Timber rattlers
« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2014, 06:48:46 PM »
I'd have to do more than hug da bunny


back to snakes yes we have a herd of black snakes down here. don't mind them too much

Da others kill them if ya see them

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Re: Timber rattlers
« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2014, 06:36:29 AM »
BMAC,
Mortors make terible hunting rifles. There's nothing left to eat.  :-D
Jim

When I was in mortars in my Reserve days, we registered a target by fire up at Cultana Training Area (South Australia) then a day later, executed a humongous coord illum mission, with 6 tubes initially firing twenty rounds at emergency rate, (20/min), each HE prox fused and 50% WP and two firing illumination, outer tubes converged, which certainly got the adrenaline pumping. Our platoon commander used to run a competition to see who'd get rounds complete first, so it was 2 rounds hitting per second for a full minute, with 30 or 40 rounds in the air at any one moment. We all thought it was the best fun you could legally have that didn't involve a woman.

Anyway the number of bangs on target were 2 short of total bangs at the baseplate position, so I had to head up there next day with the DemEo to help him find the blinds and blow them.

Well it appeared that every other kangaroo and emu on the range had decided to feed or lay up in the impact area that night, there must have been 20 carcasses scattered around; really messy too - pretty badly smashed and many horribly burned too, a sobering sight. Made me think - it's all great fun until someone looses an eye.

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Re: Timber rattlers
« Reply #37 on: December 18, 2014, 01:24:23 PM »
i just love Alaska! mostly if its gonna bite you its big enough you cn see it coming :D
Yeah, but if it bites you it drags you off and eats you!!!!!  :-D

Ed
Yea and it can probably out run you or even out climb you.  :-D
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Re: Timber rattlers
« Reply #38 on: December 26, 2014, 11:15:28 PM »
well sawdstmkr if i can see it coming i can usually get a copu8p[le of .44 into it before it eats me, if that don't ruin its appetite i was lunch anyway
vegetarian???  isnt green stuff for growing meat?

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Re: Timber rattlers
« Reply #39 on: December 27, 2014, 12:32:08 AM »
Frozen,
I have seen a lot of videos of bears being shot through the heart (verified later on) by high powered rifles and still run 400 yards. Some of our pigs here in Florida have enough grizle and fat that they can take a couple of rounds of 357 magnum and hardly slow them down and not kill them. Your 44 is the minimum size hand gun for some of these porkers.
Jim
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