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Old 10-06-2012, 10:52 PM
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If your wife or girlfriend told you that she was just trying to be nice and not hurt your feelings.


Op, I'm with you. There's no use for snakes, I would rather deal with all the rodents they eat instead.
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If you actually knew anything about me you would not have written that first comment...I'll just say this, keep your wife or girlfriend on a short leash.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:03 PM
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By me there aren't any venomous snakes besides rattlers in the hills above me, I'm young and can be stupid, but when mowing I'll stop to pick up and move it to avoid killing it, there all have a reason to be where they are and I feel I shouldn't mess with that. But dropping an account? A bit extreme to me...
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:06 AM
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I with the op i hate snakes. I have assisted with removing them from peoples yards before, but im am always pretty afraid. Any time i see one on my yard or a place im working at they are killed. I know that this may not be the best approach. But i absolutely hate them.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:48 PM
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Which would you rather have,rats & mice, or snakes? I'll take a snake over rodents any day!
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Rodents carry diseases and harbor fleas and ticks that also tramsmit diseases. While I do not care for snakes... I am not going to kill one or fire a client.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:49 PM
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Maybe you could buy a mongoose to keep with you. I can't speak for all of them but that Rikki Tikki Tavi was one bad SOB. .... Or a honey badger. I hear they don't give a sh!t.

Should solve your snake problem.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:01 AM
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Jlcrox2 that is a great idea. That might be my next pet.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:42 AM
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Size doesn't matter really..the snake you saw was non poisonous. The one in the thread above is venomous.
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I'm assuming the one I saw was non poisonous. And really,... size does matter.
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I would like to add this: This thread was not about me or anyone hating deadly or poisonous snakes. It's about being afraid of snakes, in general. So size would not be a factor at all. I just wanted to know how some of you would handle the situation.
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Maybe you could buy a mongoose to keep with you. I can't speak for all of them but that Rikki Tikki Tavi was one bad SOB. .... Or a honey badger. I hear they don't give a sh!t.

Should solve your snake problem.



I hate snakes, they can keep the big ones down in the dirty south. I hate basically everything except mammals like dogs, cats (not really), foxes, 'yot-ays (coyotes), wolves, deer, etc. I saw a garder snake in a property of mine that borders a small tree line and then a big prairie area. Damn near jumped out of my work boots! It's one of my favorite accounts and I will certainly not drop it (especially because it's a mile away from home and it's a full service account). I didn't kill it as it wasn't harming me, I believe every animal has its place on Earth for a reason. Even mosquitoes..
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