how long is it? 3 or 4 feet?Got home this morning about 3:30am. Walked into the house as normal, no lights on pitch black in my garage. Stepped within 6" of it, it was next to a trash can I use to keep feed in and about a 1' from the door....it didn't rattle or strike...I didn't even know it was there....fed my dog, George, then let him out to go do his business. This time I had a flashlight....I just about messed myself, George didn't notice either!!!! He went right by it too!!! Again, it didn't rattle or strike!!! I yelled at him but he kept going on out of the garage. I went back in and got my .22 and shot it in the head. George and I went back inside...got my camera to take pics....when I went back out to take picks, it was coiled up, again!!! still alive, I poked it with a wood dowel and it tried to strike this time.
Shot it 2 more times in the head, that killed it this time.
Lesson learned: Use a flashlight when going into the house when it's night/dark.
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It was only about 2 feet long but still....could have done a number on me if it had of struck me! I didn't start shaking until I thought about how close the call was!!! This is the second one that didn't rattle or strike, the first one was in one of my bird pens and my hand was about a foot way from it.how long is it? 3 or 4 feet?
VERY glad it didn't strike. It was cool here this morning. Hoping he was too cold to move or notice much. Probably looking for a warm spot now the nights are cooling. Or he was after mice. Either is possible?