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today's snake

Post by flexydude » Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:25 pm

my desert friends are stopping by for a visit, this guy is a local, he lives in and around my shop and yard.
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Post by planeflyer21 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:30 pm

Nice!

That guy in the 3rd pic looks like he's hunting for Niteblues. :lol:
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Post by silverdog » Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:34 pm

Poisonous?

You can keep him!
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Post by Wildhorse Cafe » Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:55 pm

Looks like the one that got my Queensland heeler. God rest her soul.
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Re: today's snake

Post by flexydude » Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:00 pm

It'a a western diamondback rattler, so no, it isn't poisonous, I eat them sometimes when i catch a big one. It is venemous though.
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Post by drakar77 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:18 pm

Wouldnt last long at my house.... i wouldnt want to meet him working under my ural. .. unless he can actually work on it then its all ok
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Re: today's snake

Post by DRC458 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:37 pm

Not in MY shop, you don't!!!!!
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Post by Kilometers2 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:07 pm

I tend to leave snakes be without killing them needlessly, once working for ten minutes to free a large cottonmouth moccasin that was dreadfully tangled in a bird net that you put over fruit trees to keep them from eating the fruit. Have to admit I have never had a rattler as a semi-pet but I bet he keeps the rodents away lol. :clap:
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Post by Niteblues » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:42 pm

why is it always snakes! :shock:

I get the heebee jeebees just looking at the pics! :oops:
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Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:51 pm

Rattlesnakes could take a loved one because they are Rattlesnakes & that's what they do.
I'd remove any threat to defend my family & that's what I do.
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Post by Albuquralque » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:07 pm

Niteblues wrote:why is it always snakes! :shock:

I get the heebee jeebees just looking at the pics! :oops:
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Post by thumper05flstsc » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:03 am

My Ole Man was probably one of the toughest SOB's I ever knew. The only thing I ever remember him admit to being afraid of was snakes. Didn't matter what kind or how big. He wanted absolutely nothing to do with them.
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Re: today's snake

Post by Brian Crean » Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:46 am

Mmmmm.....Tastes like chicken!

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Re: today's snake

Post by DRC458 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:36 am

Brian Crean wrote:Mmmmm.....Tastes like chicken!
Very greasy chicken. We have rattlesnake round-ups around here every year. Come eat your fill. See all the rattlers you want.
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Re: today's snake

Post by BillyG » Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:53 pm

flexydude wrote:It'a a western diamondback rattler, so no, it isn't poisonous, I eat them sometimes when i catch a big one. It is venemous though.
When you say it isn't poisonous...do you mean to eat? Venomous = poisonous. The Western Diamondback is the #2 cause of snakebite fatalities in the U.S. just behind the Eastern Diamondback. If you meant not to eat...I agree...they are tasty if not overdone.

As an aside, a friend of mine was bitten by a 36" Coral snake on the ankle a few weeks ago. That's a big azz Coral snake. Wyeth (now owned by Pfizer) was the only maker of anti-venom for Coral snakes. They stopped making the anti-venom in 2010 (only 100 bites a year, not profitable). What is out there is it. There were only 5 vials left in the state of Florida. The folks (hospitals) that have them are not required to cough them up...so after 12 hours of pleading and horse trading my buddy ended up with 3 vials. Three days in ICU. Another buddy of his skinned the snake to mount for a "souvenir"...the female snake had six eggs inside her. Even though getting envenomated by a Coral snake is not that easy (small fangs set pointing aft...venom released into wound), shortly there will be no anti-venom available unless someone picks up the ball. So give them a wide berth and careful where you stick your fingers and toes!
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