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    Since on the subject of snakes, remember half the bites are to the arms or hands. That means look twice before you stick your hand down towards the ground.
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    Ouija Board and map dowsing , one and the same. Just tape a map onto the Ouija Board and you have map dowsing.
    Works great if you like wild goose chases and snipe hunts!

    L-rods are obsolete.

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    Most of the rattlesnakes bites around here are people who don't know the proper way to pick up a rattler and get bit on their hand or arm. I've been bit by garter snakes that twist their head around real quick, and I thought I had a good hold of them.
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    I ain't picking up no snake!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    I ain't picking up no snake!
    I pick up every snake I see, including Copperheads and Rattlers. I use a special stick for the latter two though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    I ain't picking up no snake!
    Smokey, you have pet birds, what is the singular name for one?
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    Digging in the dirt & scooping in the water!
    Oh good gracious!!! Need to keep my lawn mowed!

    I was bitten on my right knee by a copperhead when I was aged 12. Got a trip to the hospital out of that, some kinda shots.

    I don't really remember any serious issues for me except being very afraid, didn't like the shots, and to date pay attention to the ground around me.

    I made it to 72 and am far more afraid of spiders than I am of snakes....
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    Five to one, baby
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    No one here gets out alive,

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    Here in Louisiana I grew up by a canal where we caught by hand baby water moccasins, baby copperheads, speckled king snakes and huge alligator snapping turtles. Never got bit thank goodness. Click image for larger version. 

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    Some friends were out hiking by the river and one guy said to stomp your feet or use a stick to stir up the bushes ahead of you to avoid snake confrontations. So one guy starts walking ahead stomping his feet, hadn't got very far and all primed-up for action and a big bullsnake reared up right in front of him about crotch-high and started hissing at him, sounded a bit like a rattlesnake. I wish I could have seen the look on that guy's face and heard that sound he made.
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    Love transcends this world we live in to Heaven.
    I'll leave it to you to figure out where the opposite goes.

    If your heart is in it you will find a thousand ways to achieve your goal.
    If your heart is not in it you will find a thousand excuses.

    Ouija Board and map dowsing , one and the same. Just tape a map onto the Ouija Board and you have map dowsing.
    Works great if you like wild goose chases and snipe hunts!

    L-rods are obsolete.

    May you never take one single breath for granted.

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    Boids! They is called boids! There names are Mr. Silver Roo, Honey and Buff.
    Last edited by smokeythecat; Apr 08, 2021 at 09:37 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pa plateau hiker View Post
    Most of the rattlesnakes bites around here are people who don't know the proper way to pick up a rattler and get bit on their hand or arm. I've been bit by garter snakes that twist their head around real quick, and I thought I had a good hold of them.
    The proper way to pick up any poisonous snake is only after it's been dead for a day or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Boids! They is called boids!
    Not exactly what I was looking for, but close enough.
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    They are also called spoiled rotten!

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    I used to raise finches. The snakes would sneak in the aviary & eat a bird. Then they were too fat too get back out through the screen. I would take them out to the country and let them go. They got a few parakeets over the years too!
    It would seem we are now up a famous tributary without any means of locomotion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve in PA View Post
    I like to gorge on locusts. Good source of protein. Fry em in a pan and dip em in butter
    And let us not forget, they are free food/
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