Snakes

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

  1. ncpete

    ncpete LawnSite Senior Member
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    KW, leave the poor buggers alone! I grew up in Malone, nothing for venomous snakes up there that will bite you.

    But crap, here in the Carolina's we've got water mocassins, rattlers, and other venomous varieties that I forget. No interest in finding out, either, but I do recognize the non-venomous ones. I have only encountered one black snake while mowing, and that was in grass that had grown to well over knee high. My poor 21 was crying.
     
  2. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I saw a little toad today - maybe an inch long.

    I went to the truck, got a shotgun, and blasted it to smithereens!

    The only good reptile is a dead reptile.

    Hey, I could'a got warts!




    (no, I didn't kill it, but I did take a photo)
     
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    I caught a snake once. Perfect...my lucky day. Wearing my rubber spraying gloves, I tried to stuff it down the hole where a mole was hiding. Biological control, right? Ahhh NO! Snake refused to cooperate.
     
  4. BeastMowed

    BeastMowed LawnSite Member
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    I have probably caught 30 snakes just this year. They are cool creatures. These 2 rascals are king snakes and they eat venomous snakes. They are unbelievably friendly. I picked these guys up about 2 minutes before putting them around my neck.

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  5. TJW_692

    TJW_692 LawnSite Member
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    I would have ran 50 feet away if i happened to see one of those.
     
  6. wrager

    wrager LawnSite Member
    from ATL
    Posts: 164

    In GA it is illegal to kill non-poisonous snakes, of course who would enforce it.
    I saw this guy next to my car where my kids get out. It's time for him/her to go. The bite is supposed to be quite painful.

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  7. MG Lawn Care

    MG Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    This brave little guy decided to watch me as I was trimming bushes.......what he failed to realize was that..............yeah.

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  8. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,077

    I cut an earthworm in half today.
     
  9. TJW_692

    TJW_692 LawnSite Member
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    Ha that one in the bushes is funny. Scoping out
     
  10. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,869

    All you southern snake guys.....yuck, I am glad I live up north.
    And I also run down baby rabbits without remorse whatsoever. Dirty pests.
     

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