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Old 04-17-2012, 06:01 PM   #85
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Found a 5' rattlesnake at the trailer this afternoon. Was reaching up, over and into . . and was glad I stopped when I did.

But Lawchick has already been there . . I 'd say early yesterday by the condition.

You just never think about how heavy a snake can be. All that muscle really weighs.

(A trailer at work. And a welcome aboard present!!)

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Uh-uh Red. Did you really? OMG!
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:50 PM   #87
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Hey Carol
I just reached in the storage compartment and pulled out an 8' yellow snake. Oh wait a minute its just my power cord.
Don't forget to foam all the bullet holes.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:10 PM   #88
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The noise was coming from right outside our window. I looked out the window and saw that fattest, most brazen raccoon racking his claws up and down the ribbed sewage hose.
I wonder if he does that to all the campers.
I am curious about this sewer hose attraction. I am only guessing that what smells like poop to us smell like food to animals. Well, both words do have "oo" in the middle. I can see how they are confused.

Several years ago several members of our family were camping at Farragut State Park . There was known to be a bear frequently wandering in the campground. While were visiting another campsite, we heard that the bear had been seen walking through our campsite. We went back to our campsite and saw the bear walking away through the woods. There were no sewer hookups ,but we had our slinky going from the trailer to our blue portable holding tank. As I was checking for bear damage, I discovered that he had bitten our sewer hose twice so hard that he permanently crushed it.

An hour or two later we towed the blue tank to the RV dump. We arrived just in time to see the bear being chased away from the dumpsters with bean bag gun. That was the last we saw of him. I assume it was a male. I can't imagine a lady bear doing anything that gross.

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Old 04-17-2012, 10:55 PM   #89
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During snake season last year, in my barn, by the Airstream.
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During snake season last year, in my barn, by the Airstream.
What species snake is that?

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Old 04-18-2012, 12:19 AM   #91
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During snake season last year, in my barn, by the Airstream.


Oh man, for the last year I've been spending most weekends looking at houses, barns, and small parcels of land near your area in an attempt to relocate a little farther North from my present location in Fort Worth. It looks like I better be more careful when I go thru some of those properties.
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:22 AM   #92
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Will be out at another well drilling site well south of here before dawn. Was having the snake conversation with another driver yesterday. As constantly loud as a drilling rig is 24/7 you'd think snakes would avoid them. Nope. So we were going over some of the more likely places to run into them on the areas where our service is concerned (a well drilling agent delivery).

Yesterdays "encounter" set up by parties unknown was reminder that rattlers are prone to be even in spots overhead and inconvenient . . but so are rat's and mice.
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Thanks, Carol, for the info on the spray foam. DH picked up a can last night and tonight we're going to be filling holes!! Hope this works!

I am so afraid of snakes................back in the '70's I was working in my garden, about done out there for the night and was walking along not paying much attention to "things" (thinking about how well the garden was doing that year), when I glanced down and realized I was about to step over a very long, probably 6' or 8' long black snake! I couldn't pick my feet up fast enough and was literally standing there running in place and was finally able to get moving forward. I didn't go back out there for a few days. I had to laugh about it later, but at the time I thought for certain I was going to die!

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Tell you coworkers I said you deserved that little trick for your teasingof poor lil ole me! Told you those things can't digest lead! One good thing!

Plug those holes, Deb! I used two cans!
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OK Rednax, please tell me this is not where Lawchick used a 416 double on a snake. I cant imagine anything in an airstream surviving that.
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It's what we Arkies call a "copper rattler mocassin"- in other words a damn, probably poisonous, snake.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:17 PM   #97
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It's a rattler. Probably baby or pigmy, which love getting in garages, barns, woodpiles, and apparently toolboxes. Bite as bad as big one!
I'm from the Ozarks, once saw a rattled crossing a highway that covered almost a whole lane. Monsters.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:45 PM   #98
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It's a rattler. Probably baby or pigmy, which love getting in garages, barns, woodpiles, and apparently toolboxes. Bite as bad as big one!
I'm from the Ozarks, once saw a rattled crossing a highway that covered almost a whole lane. Monsters.
If you're answering my what species is it question.- I got tired of waiting so looked up snake pictures. I'm 99% sure its a copperhead.

If it is a rattler, it is the extremely rare Southwestern Spot Back Rattleless Rattle Snake.

If you weren't answering my question, then never mind.

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