View Full Version : Snake log for '05: Update 5/9- Another copperhead killed..pics
Twas hanging thistle seed bags and hummingbird feeders about when Scooter sent his alarm for me to come. By the time I swapped from flip-flops to boots, Scooter had already inflicted damaging and bloody blows to Mr. Noshoulders. Although he isn't poisonous, I had to finish him off due to his wounds. This snake, I would have rather relocated than kill. Just a common water snake.
May 07, 2005, 17:34
That is one proud little pup you got there. I'm sure that won't be his last snake. Scooter just has a happy look on his face. My Australian shepard likes to kill rats and other small n' furries and he gets the same look on his face.
No sooner than I prepare dinner a few minutes ago, Scooter sounds the alarm again. This time, 40 odd feet from the front door in a pile of scrap wood waiting to be burned. The ultimate cammo.
May 07, 2005, 20:53
Wow,what is that , a Copperhead he got ? Must be a quick little fella!!
Here's another just minutes ago. Not 50 foot from the house on the edge of the woods.
Check it out. This sucker is sooo mean, he bites himself...AFTER I cut off his head!
Here he is as found by Scooter, hiding in the leaves, striking away.
Another of the same snake before decapitation.
May 10, 2005, 12:32
Why in the heck have you got so many 'little eyes' around there, Falt' ? That is just uncanny. I think there have been discussions about the large population of snakes at your place, but I missed it.
Dang! I'd have pooch with me at all times, and a brace of .410's or shot loaded revolvers.
May 10, 2005, 14:09
looks like one proud puppy there.
Ain't no-way I would walk around your place with flip-flops on,Jeff
The Falitude Shuffle was invented there folks:rofl: :rofl:
May 10, 2005, 14:29
Better throw another steak on the BBQ for that snake killin doggie! He's a keeper.
Dogs are the best, we could all learn from them.
May 10, 2005, 17:24
You need to start making some belts or hat bands out of those no shouldered bastards.
We had a large nest of Copperheads right next to the walkway going down to the floating building that we used for underwater acoustic testing.
For three years my boss said to just ignore them and they would leave you alone. Well one day as I walked by one struck out at me. Got a gallon can of gasoline, ringed the nest with gas and shot a flair into them. Toasted snakes.
I don't like snakes and never will.
May 10, 2005, 20:11
I HATE SNAKES!!
Glad I don't have that many here.....
Ya know, that pattern on the Copperhead would look very nice as camo for an FAL.
May 11, 2005, 14:28
When I come to texas to visit my bro. ,can I borrow scooter? I'll feed him all the briskit and cat manure he can eat. I'll also leave you with my little dog Spunky....the little 5 pounder that attacked a burgler in my house. Aint it crazy how these little mutts burrow right into your heart? You need to put a notch in his collar fer every snake he kills.... Scooter,Scooter,Scooter
Hehe. We lost count somewhere around 12 times that Scooter has been bitten. He usually is down for half a day, sore the next and in top form within 48 hours. Our female weinerdog Maisey has been bitten twice as she has no quarrel with snakes. I watched her get bit last year by the biggest copperhead I have ever seen here(pics in last years thread as well as a swollen snout pic of her). She was bee-bopping along and BAMM!, she looked at me as if I had thrown something and hit her. Went to investigate and was shocked by the size of that one.
Search for previous years threads on this topic. I hit somewhere around 28-30 snakes last year, mostly copperheads with pics of almost all of them. Sometimes, there were 2-3 per day!
And yes, I need to start tanning the skins to make a belt and hatband. Too little time though.
Andy the Aussie
May 11, 2005, 18:38
Tude......bugger making belts mate you need to start having random applications of NAPALM around the farm to thin that herd....!!!!
I have NIGHMARES about finding snakes in quantities like that around my home...!!!
May 13, 2005, 10:02
At my Dad's place up around Llano, Tx they get a lot of rattlers but not so many copperheads. Those big rattlers are actually pretty good eatin when you fry em up (hell, damn near anything is good when fried in peanut oil or lard). My dad's dogs Sassy and Sandy will run em down and corner em while the old man gingerly walks over to the coiled and trapped Mr Noshoulders and invites him to take a dirt nap with a 230 grain lead teddy bear.
Up there you don't go walking anywhere around the back 40 during the warm months without a tall pair of boots (or preferrably snake chaps), a good dog, and a boomstick. It creeps Maw out a bit to have so many snakes around, but Paw isn't bothered at all about it. Paw says after two tours of crawling around the jungle in southeast asia with twice as many snakes that are all ten times deadler than Charlie ever was, a few rattlebugs here and there are no big deal. Hell, if he shoots a big one its a good excuse to drag out the turkey fryer during the summer.
Andy the Aussie
May 13, 2005, 17:08
Originally posted by perdurabo
walks over to the coiled and trapped Mr Noshoulders and invites him to take a dirt nap with a 230 grain lead teddy bear .....damn mate....that is one of the funniest lines I have read in ages.... ::rofl: :rofl: :biggrin: :beer:
May 14, 2005, 11:13
Ya know, you could probably get $15-$20 apiece for those. They would have to live though. But thats easy enough, you just throw em in a bucket.
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