Texas Roll Call

Discussion in 'Network: South' started by PlantscapeSolutions, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. BROWNS LAWN CARE

    BROWNS LAWN CARE LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    I found this snake in a customers lawn while running my top dressing machine. I hadn't seen this type of snake before. I caught him in the middle of an earthworm meal.

    This last week my crew found two rattle snakes hiding in a customers Oleander. We've only come across a few rattle snakes and one coral snake. I've seen a few rat snakes but most of the time it's the eastern black necked or checkered garter snakes that I see. The black neck has an orange stripe down it's back and is often found sunning it's self in flower beds.

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  3. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    I do not know what those are called, but we have then everywhere around here. They are in flower beds, irrigation boxes and even cut some up when edging. I heard they just eat insects so we just let them be. Most of them are only around 5or6" around here.
     
  4. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
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    There is nothing like a snake to make me scream and dance like a little girl. I can't stand snakes of any size or length. I can handle spiders all day long, but even that little bitty snake would send me running. Not even afraid to admit it.
     
  5. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    How do you guys like Tarantulas? This is a Texas Brown Tarantula. I caught this one at a customers place and brought it back to my house and let it go. At first when I let it go it started to follow me around so I took it in the woods behind by house and let it go.

    These tarantulas are very mild mannered and you can pick them up with your bare hands. I scooped one out of a customers pool one day and he started crawling up my arm. He wanted a free ride and really didn't want to be put down.

    These critters spend most of their life in burrows hiding from a type of wasp that will sting them and lay it's eggs/larva inside the living tarantula which will hatch out and eat it's host from the inside out. Not a good way to die.

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  6. BROWNS LAWN CARE

    BROWNS LAWN CARE LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. Bears Lawn Service

    Bears Lawn Service LawnSite Member
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    hey guys a quick question for yall I'm sure there are other threads about this but I'd rather ask my Texas brothers. I'm in Waco and have been for almost 2 years now is there anywhere online yall buy trimmer string and other parts? My local stores are really hurting my budget. just looking to save a couple bucks.
     
  8. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    mowpart.com
    Texas people also
     
  9. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hill Country Outdoor Power is who mowpart is. Depending on what you need and how much shipping will be Russo Power in Chicago and J Thomas in Wisconsin are good places. J Thomas has flat rate shipping and if it's a 911 part next day air is really cheap. I once had them next day air a wheel motor nobody in Austin had and it only cost me about $35 for the shipping. The wheel motor was about $100 less then getting it local.

    When the T261 string trimmers were discontinued I had Russo send me two of them and I saved about $60.
     
  10. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    Mowpart is part of Four Brothers Outdoor Power.

    There are several places to order parts online but since Mowpart is a sponsor on here and Texas people I usually try them first. I am a small operation so they might not fit everyone's needs.
     

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