rattle snakes

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by panner123, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here in Norther Ca. we are have our first warm days of summer. This is the time when rattle snakes come out looking for a meal. Just be careful around any wood pile or tall grass.
     
  2. neverbdone

    neverbdone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And please get your dogs vaccinated. I have to dispatch at least one rattler a year.
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Good reminder for the southeast, too. We also find a lot of copperheads starting now. I don't mind the non-venomous yellow rat snakes, but the venomous snakes get killed.
     
  4. mkeawsh

    mkeawsh Woody Hollow

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    Quote:Ooooo.... don't tell anyone where you are. It is illegal to kill a copperhead-so we found out here. As a matter of fact, it's illegal to kill any snake in Missouri.
     
  5. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Quote:Ooooo.... don't tell anyone where you are. It is illegal to kill a copperhead-so we found out here. As a matter of fact, it's illegal to kill any snake in Missouri.

    Good thing it's not illegal here-they'd have to throw me UNDER the jail. [​IMG]
    If it slithers-it dies here on our place.
     
  6. celticbird

    celticbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Down here we hunt sidewinders and diamondbacks for fun. Lol. And by the way they are actually tasty as well. Hahahaha
     
  7. mkeawsh

    mkeawsh Woody Hollow

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    I'm not against it - just right now the crybabies have the power.
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:Ooooo.... don't tell anyone where you are. It is illegal to kill a copperhead-so we found out here. As a matter of fact, it's illegal to kill any snake in Missouri.

    Are you sure your information is accurate?

    They'll have to get out the cuffs then. One of my dogs was bitten by a copperhead year before last, and I almost got it last year, over 4' long and in a bad mood. Missed my leg by about nothing, I posted a pic on BYC of my bloody sock. I am in South Carolina, I am fairly certain it's okay to kill them here, but I will check.

    Thanks.
     
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:I've had rattlesnake chili at Chilympiad in San Marcos, TX. Bleh. Kinda chewy.
     
  10. celticbird

    celticbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gotta eat them piping hot. If u let em get at all cold they get chewy as rubber. Lol. The best is in a stew lol.
     

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