Ooops! BIG rattlesnake

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Pupsnpullets, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a memorable moment this afternoon. I keep my recycling in trash cans beside the trash cans with my chicken food. I'd decided it was time to turn in the recyclables and was emptying out the trash cans when I slapped the empty can right on top of a very large -and very po'd! - diamondback rattlesnake. Fortunately he was on the otherside of the can with the can between us. He must have been there this morning when I accessed the two other cans to feed the chickens. I guess I didn't disturb him that time.

    I think I'll do the recycling tomorrow.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I hike a mountain not far from my home regularly and this evening on my way down I came very close to stepping on a large (at least 4 foot) diamond back rattle snake. I think I scared him just as much as he scared me. He slithered off quickly.
     
  3. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My fella wasn't going anywhere! I was the one the left [​IMG] Hope he's gone this morning cos I haven't done the feeding yet, and I've got dogs to worry about.
     
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