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Kinda crazy but....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jajwrigh, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    Anyone ever run over an animal while mowing?! I hit a family of rabbits once and it took me a few days to get over the sound of breaking bones and the blood all over the yard. These last few months with no mowing is making me stir crazy...
  2. turf9

    turf9 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 234

    I'm glad i'm not the only one, By the way only a 1 garter snake to my name
  3. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    Just crickets and frogs... thats about all. Oh... did I forget snakes intentionally!!!
  4. Farmer

    Farmer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    I got the snakes...but the worst thing I ever hit would be a family of rabits... then two weeks later, I hit a second family. Same property, different side of the house..... And ofcourse I was using a walkbehind;) anyone ever have a problem with mice building nests in engine shrouds? I once had this happen on a lawn tractor, when I hit the key... my leg got kinda messy.
  5. jaybird

    jaybird LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 272

    of mice and men.
  6. Lawn Dog2001

    Lawn Dog2001 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,027

    I have hit nests of rabbits before. One time I had to unravel a gardner snake from around one of my spindles.;) MESSY;) . I try to be as careful as possible, but in tall grass you never really know what you are going to run into. Or what is going to run into you for that matter.
  7. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 976

    There's a large property (4+ acres) that I take care of down by the Ohio River. Prime breading ground for moles. :D You got it! I hate those little moles more than any other animal on that property. One day I messed up at least a half acre of stripes chasing on of those little #**$^s around. Well worth it to see it shoot 30' out of the discharge chute.
  8. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900

    i only hate it when after you hit th nest of rabbits, that you then have to put the squimers out of their misery. tge heel of the boot to their little bodies is no picnic. but i guess if i were a redneck, that it'd be hossenfeffer dor dinner
  9. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,297

    god i would be just beside myself if i ever hti a rabbit or somthing. ive been ok thus far as far as critters go.
  10. pinnacle

    pinnacle LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 791

    Lots of rodents........ mice n rats. I did this field once and the thing was packed with mice! It was a massacer. I felt like a real A'hole but I had to mow it. I fell realy bad even talking about it. If they were rats it wouldn't be so bad but little mousys............It's a bit harsh
    Few snakes.........not too many though. They seem to bugger off with all the noise.

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