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Feeling like a Coward

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by bohiaa, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    hay Guys:

    took on this one time cut, Visited it this morning, got started with the line trimmer, "the grass hasnt been cut in about a month"

    I trimmed around a couple of things, then went on to a small tree.
    about that time 5 " YES FIVE" water mocssions come out. largest I have ever seen. this one that seemed to be the bigest I keep my eye on him, he went for this other tree and went stright up it.

    I quickly put up my tools got in my truck and left, called the customer and she said she didn't blame me and she would call the neabors and let them know waht I found.

    I told her I would NOT be back and wished her all the luck in the world.
    never have I had anything run me off a job, I have an encounter with snakes almost on a daily basis, But never 5 in the same location..

    this one must have been 4 to 5 ft long. I have just never seen one that large in the wild.

  2. hess

    hess LawnSite Member
    Messages: 208

    untuck your tail there more afraid of you:laugh:
  3. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,316

    Ever heard of a pellet rifle? Or a big knife? :laugh:
    Up here all we have are copperheads (and them rarely).
    How poisonous is a water moc?
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    Probably was a non poisonous snake.
  5. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,674

    Sh*t!! It will kill ya. We have lots of them here along with copperheads.
  6. wooley99

    wooley99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    You chased him (her) up a tree. If they'd circled the truck that's you should have been afraid*trucewhiteflag*

    Did any of them look like this?

  7. hess

    hess LawnSite Member
    Messages: 208

    What's this little guy's name?
  8. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    copper heads are not that bad.....

    it's the water moc. that I hate and yes they can kill.

    the bigger they are, the more likely you wont make it.
  9. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    yup that's them. but bigger,
  10. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
    Messages: 1,657

    Man I almost chickened out from a window job, there was two big spiders about the size of a quarter. The secretarys came out and pointed them out to us... I told my guy to handle it then I cleaned some other windows :( (It's good to be the king:))

    He ended up leaving them in their corner and even left a lot of their netting intact.

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