Snakes

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by mpriester, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yep. Pain Palms available in multi trunk variety for maximum enjoyment. Full leather gloves for those. Those thorns aim for that tender spot right between your fingers.
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  2. JDGlandscape

    JDGlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    wow I definitely like where i live. you guys have warmer weather but the rest is better up here as far as dangerous bugs and animals lol i landscaped once for my uncle down in valrico (45 mins out of tampa), first time ive ever seen a poisonous snake, well actually first time seeing a poisionous anything. i didnt even realize it until he rode by on the mower yelling at me while i almost weedwacked into a poisonous snake. scared the **** out of me. i saw so many huge spiders too. up here i see a few garder snakes a year and thats it. they dont bother me.

    i suppose im a little different than most, snakes up here dont bother me, but if theres a big spider on my mower ill jump like a little *****
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  3. TuffTurfLawnCare

    TuffTurfLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Kinda. Its bit more gamey though. I made bacon wrapped rattle snake for a jeep club bbq a few years ago. Turned out well. This year I may do smoked python fillet... all can be purchased at the flagship store of the biggest grocery store in the area.

    If they arent poisonous, I let them go. Come to think of it, I have never seen a poisonous one in a customers property....
     
  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you like Python come and take your fill. They are non native ,invasive and multiplying. One got big enough to try and eat a gator. It split the snakes side out. No poison but still dangerous.
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  5. TuffTurfLawnCare

    TuffTurfLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    I actually just read an article on how bad the Bermiese Pythons are down there. How they are damaging the eco system and generally causing havoc. Sadly, I don't see the problem going away...
     
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    They tried a mass hunt that failed miserably. Its not like you just walk into the everglades and start scooping them up.
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  7. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Bump to state that this season has been a complete bust compared to last season.
    I've only seen TWO so far this year. One a month ago (which I have photos of to upload somewhere) and one today.
     
  8. Jon K.

    Jon K. LawnSite Member
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    First post and it is about snakes. :) I love all things natural and see beauty in all living things.
    Except wasps and yellow jackets . . . . .
    I let 'em all (snakes) go. I kill the wasps and yellow jackets.
    I try to relocate the poisonous ones. Gotta be careful.
    Saw two today. A copperhead (beautiful creature) and a ribbon snake. The copperhead got away before I could capture him. The ribbon snake I brought home to my 21 year old daughter.
    I figure if I see a snake on the job, that is a bonus!
     
  9. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Same here. I enjoy running into critters on the job - makes the day more interesting.

    Welcome to the forum, crazy snake dude. ;)
     
  10. getdown

    getdown LawnSite Senior Member
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    Got to agree...been seeing an unusually great number of snakes this summer and still into October.
     

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