Today I Hit a Snake and See Guts

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FuturePilot4u, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. FuturePilot4u

    FuturePilot4u LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 377

    Today while riding a tractor mower i am cutting along and hit a decent size snake about 14 inches long. I did not know i hit it till I almost hit it a second time. Its back half was cut up and there was blood and guts showing. It was still alive and i thin
    k it will still survive as after i watched it it slithered off into the creek after about 5 minutes. I felt sorta bad for the little fellow.

    I also would have took pictures and now i learned my lessons to always bring my camera.

    What is the worst/weirdest thing/animal you have hit?
  2. Trevor8

    Trevor8 LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Messages: 750

    haha i hate snakes. i was weed eating and i saw something slither away and was scared to death. i told the lady and see said oh yeah i have a whole nest in my garage. She even said she lets her dog chase them around.
  3. STL Cuts

    STL Cuts LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 493

    I HATE snakes.

    The worst thing I hit happened the first time I was cutting around the sewage lines on a common ground. The grass was a little high and I was mowing with a 22" Toro and heard a loud thud. I thought I had hit a tree stump, turned out it was a turtle. The blade had taken off part of the top of his shell. I felt bad for the little guy and took him into the woods.
  4. Differential

    Differential LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    When I was a teenager, I was mowing my parents' lawn, on a craftsman rear engine p.o.s. The grass was really tall, so when I stopped to look, there were pieces of turtle shell, guts, and wet grass clippings in a straight line six feet from the discharge. It was nasty.
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    I had 3 accounts in a culdesac...everything was going good. There was this for sale house in between two of them. During the season I got a call and was asked to mow the place just once, so I gave a price and got the job.

    When I was in the back yard, about to destroy some creatures homes where the grass was about a foot high..I mutilated what had to be like 10 or 15 baby rabbits...I hit a nest and killed a couple, got my nerve back..thinking that has to be it, then hit another nest or whatever and seriously massacred the was nasty...some where just scalped...others were cut into parts...I felt horrible. Stupid rabbits.

    Needless to say...I left that yard in shambles, with bloody baby rabbit parts everywhere, and grass still a foot long in 80% of the back.

    I lost all three accounts, never was payed for the mowing, and didn't ever give a chit....:laugh:
  6. rain man

    rain man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,794

    Hate snakes. Many eons ago used to have to crawl under a lot of houses on a job. Worst thing was seeing fresh snake tracks at the crawl space and knowing one was probably under there.
  7. rjh4758

    rjh4758 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 220

    Reminds me of when we would cut hay. We cut into rabbits, pheasants and the occasional fawn hiding in the hay. Then we would bale up snakes hiding under the hay in the field. Always fun unloading a hay bale with a PO'ed snake in it.
  8. rustyj

    rustyj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    Agreed kinds off topic one day I was working on job with lots of snakes we found one dead and stuck it in the truck the mexicans were driving in drivers seat man when he found it he was pissed and on top of that he pissed himself you could see it threw his pants
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  9. FuturePilot4u

    FuturePilot4u LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 377

    that sounds horrible! i dont think i would have to gut to keep mowing after hitting a whole nest!:cry: and i thought what i hit was bad!
  10. FuturePilot4u

    FuturePilot4u LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 377

    that is when its the worst, when you know hes alive just hurting, id rather have it go in peace. :help:

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