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That was close!!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Southern Lawns, Apr 7, 2001.

  1. Southern Lawns

    Southern Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    First snake encounter this year. Back yard of a developing neighborhood, came out of nowhere and crossed over my boots and went on it's way. Too close for me. Just a reminder to all. Be careful.
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    Well what kind was it? Was it a killer snake? We only have the friendly type around here, glad of it too. :)
  3. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    That happened tome once.Id tell u how much honeysuckel
    I cleared on fist jump.but u wouldnt believe it.
  4. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,253

    we have only the friendly type of snakes here in philly too!

  5. Southern Lawns

    Southern Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    Don't know what kind, black, brown and white. Happend sooo fast didn't have a chance to get personal. We have the friendly ones down here too. Their the ones sleeping on the roadways in the summer. Well, that's what Mom used to tell me when I was a little boy.
    Don't get me wrong..........I don't go out of my way to hurt them, I just have a great respect for them. They can make you feel bad in a NY minute. Don't have time to feel bad!
  6. EROSS17

    EROSS17 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    Man do you hate those things. It's always a shock to see one. Thank god for the non-lethal ones in Michigan.
  7. Greenkeepers

    Greenkeepers LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 695

    Put that on your bill for snake removal :)

    I don't mind them as long as they don't bug me, we have copperheads around here and they can put a hurtin on you.
  8. AB Lawn Care

    AB Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 585

    Personally I love snakes!There is only 1 deadly snake in ontario and that is the missasauga rattler.But they have been almost wiped out.For me the best show on TV is the croc hunter.That guy rocks!
  9. lawnboy82

    lawnboy82 Banned
    Messages: 957

    this was something i had read about a couple of years back and i am not sure if it is true or not. you could always ask the crocodile hunter. but if you are bit and there are fang marks in the form of a diamond then it is not poisonous. if there are only 2 puncture marks then you have a poisonous snake.
    i had a similar encounter several years back. a big copperhead or water moccasin slithered right in front of the lawn mower. thing must have been a good 4 feet long. cause 48" w/b and the snake was just as big. it went and was swimming around in this big pond. all you could see was the head sticking up out of the water and the body kind of down below the water. freaky.
  10. Grassman

    Grassman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    I see a few snakes of some sort everyday while working. Down here in Fl. we have quite a few naughty ones to watch out for. Have not been bit yet though, knock on wood! Russ

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