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post #31 of 93
Did anyone make an In My Pants joke yet?

If not, count me thoroughly dissapointed.
post #32 of 93
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Originally Posted by Flieger View Post
Did anyone make an In My Pants joke yet? If not, count me thoroughly dissapointed.
I was gonna channel Samuel L. Jackson and say "motherfucking snakes on my motherfucking plane," but I saw the pics and almost wet myself. So, if it's not too late:
post #33 of 93
Good for you for not killing it! Cottonmouths put on a defensive display (opening their mouths to reveal the white lining thereof) in hopes of scaring you away. The word 'aggressive' is a real misnomer when you're talking about snakes because none of them (I don't care what your redneck uncle says) will make an effort to attack you unless you've stepped on them or nearly touched them (reached into a dark place etc.). Water moccasins, btw, don't have 'nests' and they don't chase people. Stepping within a few feet of a venomous snake will usually simply illicit it's warning response and not cause it to 'come at you'.

It really annoys me to see intelligent people talking about killing snakes. There are enough rednecks out there killing things for no reason without everyone else doing it.

I had to deal with about 85 venomous snakes at work today, and I can assure you, if given the chance, even the most defensive of them would rather turn and slither away than bite anyone.
post #34 of 93
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Originally Posted by TintoTerra View Post
Good for you for not killing it! Cottonmouths put on a defensive display (opening their mouths to reveal the white lining thereof) in hopes of scaring you away. The word 'aggressive' is a real misnomer when you're talking about snakes because none of them (I don't care what your redneck uncle says) will make an effort to attack you unless you've stepped on them or nearly touched them (reached into a dark place etc.). Water moccasins, btw, don't have 'nests' and they don't chase people. Stepping within a few feet of a venomous snake will usually simply illicit it's warning response and not cause it to 'come at you'.

It really annoys me to see intelligent people talking about killing snakes. There are enough rednecks out there killing things for no reason without everyone else doing it.

I had to deal with about 85 venomous snakes at work today, and I can assure you, if given the chance, even the most defensive of them would rather turn and slither away than bite anyone.

Are you a herpesologist or whatever?
post #35 of 93
The 85 venomous snakes suggests ibanking or big law to me.
post #36 of 93
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Originally Posted by Flieger View Post
The 85 venomous snakes suggests ibanking or big law to me.

zing!
post #37 of 93
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post
Used to walk my dog along a bayou in Houston (for those of you from Houston, near Barker Cypress Dr. towards Katy) and would run into these fuckers pretty routinely, except the ones in Houston were black. Freaked me out the first few times as they caught me by surprise, but then I got used ot them and would just watch very closely for suspicious looking black bundles laying in the grass. Amazing what you get used to.

Shortly before I left Florida I had an alligator try to eat my dog, and this was near a retention pond. It would have been really ironic, too, given my dog is named after the UGA mascot. Gators can be really agressive - this one chased us from 15-20 feet away. After that, I was much more aware of what was going on at the pond's edge when we went for our evening walks.

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Originally Posted by TintoTerra View Post
Good for you for not killing it! Cottonmouths put on a defensive display (opening their mouths to reveal the white lining thereof) in hopes of scaring you away. The word 'aggressive' is a real misnomer when you're talking about snakes because none of them (I don't care what your redneck uncle says) will make an effort to attack you unless you've stepped on them or nearly touched them (reached into a dark place etc.). Water moccasins, btw, don't have 'nests' and they don't chase people. Stepping within a few feet of a venomous snake will usually simply illicit it's warning response and not cause it to 'come at you'.

It really annoys me to see intelligent people talking about killing snakes. There are enough rednecks out there killing things for no reason without everyone else doing it.

I had to deal with about 85 venomous snakes at work today, and I can assure you, if given the chance, even the most defensive of them would rather turn and slither away than bite anyone.

Why'd you have to drag my redneck uncle into it?

What if it's an intelligent redneck? Would they be expected to kill the snake?
post #38 of 93
post #39 of 93
Amazing pictures!
We don't get any snakes here in California.
post #40 of 93
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Amazing pictures!
We don't get any snakes here in California.

Rattlesnakes
post #41 of 93
Venom=Money

If we had more venomous snakes around here that's what I would do with them. Snakes don't bother me at all. I tend to catch any I find including venomous ones. There really is no reason to fear most snakes and having them around tends to be a good thing.
post #42 of 93
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Venom=Money

If we had more venomous snakes around here that's what I would do with them. Snakes don't bother me at all. I tend to catch any I find including venomous ones. There really is no reason to fear most snakes and having them around tends to be a good thing.

They're great for mergers and acquisitions.
post #43 of 93
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Venom=Money

If we had more venomous snakes around here that's what I would do with them. Snakes don't bother me at all. I tend to catch any I find including venomous ones. There really is no reason to fear most snakes and having them around tends to be a good thing.

I just don't believe it. Sure the snakes eat the mice and frogs but eventually something will show up to eat the snake and before you know it you have a lion in your yard. My method has always been to put enough poison around my abode to kill anything organic that is not supposed to be there. I know this is not a politically correct solution, but would you rather have a chemical smell around your house or a damn lion in the yard?
post #44 of 93
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I just don't believe it. Sure the snakes eat the mice and frogs but eventually something will show up to eat the snake and before you know it you have a lion in your yard. My method has always been to put enough poison around my abode to kill anything organic that is not supposed to be there. I know this is not a politically correct solution, but would you rather have a chemical smell around your house or a damn lion in the yard?
A lion. Definitely a lion. No more JW's ringing my buzzer on Sat. mornings. They have yet to invent a chemical that keeps the JW's away.
post #45 of 93
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They have yet to invent a chemical that keeps the JW's away.

Lion urine is effective. Just sprinkle lion urine around the perimeter of your yard.
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