another find on the farm((((shudder)))

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  1. TxCloverAngel

    TxCloverAngel Happiness is Homemade

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    got this in my e-mail today.

    Patterson Drilling, Abilene, TX yard--- doing some cleanup around the yard. The forklift driver picked up a "pit" (10 ft by 10 ft by 30 ft), set it back down and called the office. "I need some people out here with shotguns". Three men showed up. As many got away as were killed----62.


    (((shudder)))thank Goodness I wasnt this poor guy who stumbled upon these !!!!!

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  2. Tracy Rimmer

    Tracy Rimmer CF, Classroom & Books Mod Supporter

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    Aarrrgggghhh! No THANK YOU! I am NOT a snake kind of person... at all! I hope the poor man didn't have a heart condition!

    What a thing to find!

    Tracy
     

  3. seedspreader

    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    What a mean man to kill all those nice snakes... man is so evil.


    ;) for you Dana!
     
  4. TxCloverAngel

    TxCloverAngel Happiness is Homemade

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    LOL **giggle** was actually waiting for that! lol
     
  5. Gailann Schrader

    Gailann Schrader Green Woman

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    Ah darnit. It's too bad they couldn't relocate them things...

    with their little snakey briefcases and little snakey lives...

    Hope you ate them.
     
  6. jnap31

    jnap31 garden guy

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    I hope they ate them, and tanned the hides
     
  7. coventry49

    coventry49 Well-Known Member

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    They don't look like rattle snakes to me. (don't see any rattles on their tails - or what's left of them) Were they just bull snakes?

    -Barb in Montana
     
  8. elgordo

    elgordo Well-Known Member

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    I can understand if you find a pit of rattlers wanting to get rid of them if they were up at the house. Were they rattlers? Either way if they were or were just bull snakes I wonder what the rodent population will be up to in the next year!?
     
  9. rwinsouthla

    rwinsouthla Well-Known Member Supporter

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    what a beautiful picture of beautiful snakes. Thank you for creating a masterpiece!!!

    Two kinds of good snakes, king snakes and all other kinds dead.
     
  10. Gailann Schrader

    Gailann Schrader Green Woman

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    ...and their little snakey dresses with their little snakey hairdos rushing off to the Snakey Mall to do snakey shopping...

    Two kinds of snakeys. One is where it got away alive and one is at the snakey office with the snakey telephone on it's snakey ear making snakey deals...
     
  11. pcdreams

    pcdreams Well-Known Member

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    sounds like snake oil to me :dance:
     
  12. Rowdy

    Rowdy Well-Known Member

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    That is about 25 miles from my house. (live just north of abilene)

    Yes, those are rattle snakes. See the bands of black and white on the tail? Just beyond that is where the rattles are at.
     
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    Going from the pattern and body type, they look like rattlers to me! Must be mating season.

    Sherry in GA
     
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    ..................They must have been living\breeding under one of those steel frac tanks . They don't really start moving around until the temps are consistently up into the low 90's . I'm continually amazed that the rattlesnake RoundUP held in Sweetwater each April is able to collect literally thousands of rattlers without decimating the population of snakes . They pump gas\diesel fumes into every limestone cave that they can find and each year collect tons of new inhabitants . fordy... :shrug:
     
  15. Windy_jem

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    How sad :Bawling: :Bawling:
    I hope their houses are over-ran with mice and rats this year...
    There are people that would have gladly come in to move that colony of snakes but I guess no one seems to think of that, they would rather grab a gun fisrt. :grump:
     
  16. seedspreader

    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    Not many rattlers in WI eh?
     
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    Windy_jem Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes, there are Rattlers here....but you're right...not as many as TX has.
     
  18. TxCloverAngel

    TxCloverAngel Happiness is Homemade

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    oooooh then we have a plan!
    we can relocate the darlings to WI :)
    thanks!
     
  19. busybee870

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    i would have died of a heart attack!!
     
  20. Windy_jem

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    Bring them on up! :)