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Yins be careful this time of the year.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CrealCritter, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. Sep 17, 2018
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

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    I opened the hood of my truck yesterday morning to find a big ole copper head coiled up on top of the engine. I came in late Saturday night after visiting my daughter. It was chilly overnight so I suspect it was looking for warmth and climbed up under the hood where the engine was warm. Anyways I was able to get it out with a long stick which it did not like one little bit! Once out, I shot it with my 12 ga, there's one less big ole copper head in the world now.

    Very pretty snake, I thought about skinning it for a belt but I didn't have time. So I just cut it's head off and burried it in a deep hole. I tossed the body into the creek that runs in back of my house. I'm sure some animal will enjoy some headless long chicken.

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    Hinotori

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    Dang. That's not something you need.

    Glad we don't have venomous snakes in this area. We had rattlers mostly over on the east side of the Cascades.
     
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    Mini Horses

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    WOW. That's a big, nasty looking snake! Yes, pretty skin pattern but, bad bite.

    Gotta ask, what made you open the hood? :ep

    Generally you start and drive. LOL

    We have them here, plus rattlers and water moccasins. I have never seen any of them "here". Many years ago saw rattler & some mocs far from here. A friend was bitten by a copperhead couple years ago about 4 or 5 miles away. He was in some woods...not expecting the experience and so, not really watching where he was going/stepping. I generally wear boots in the woods -- not foolproof but better than tennis shoes -- & carry a walking stick.

    I have been told they have an odor similar to a cucumber ?? Sure not gonna hang out to sniff. :lol:
     
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    CrealCritter

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    I've been working on the veggie hauler lately. So that's why I opened the hood. When I did and seen this copper head coiled up on top of the motor. I cursed very loudly saying oh S..., WTF and some other choice sailor words that I don't recall... I must have said them pretty loudly because my wife came to the porch door asking what's wrong? I yelled grab the 12 gauge quickly.
     
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    Mini Horses

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    Yeah, I'd have let loose with a string of sailor talk, too. Also, would probably need a change of pants after that kind of discovery. :oops:
     
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    CrealCritter

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    I've been married to the same woman for 33 (thousdand) years, raised 11 childern and have 6 grand children. Not much would make me pee my pants any more :lol:
     
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    moxies_chickennuggets

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    I have personally stumbled on 3 here. The first one, full grown, hiding in the green bean patch.
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Needless to say - Please be extra careful this time of the year. Glad you weren't bitten.
     
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    Chic Rustler

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    Yep theres no shortage of copperheads round here. I chopped one up in the chicken coop the other day
     
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    moxies_chickennuggets

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    That one was back in 2011 or 12. AFTER DH had told me he hadn't seen any snakes since he had moved to SC back in 1995. :rant He just doesn't pay attention is all.

    So, I went out back to pick some beans, bent over and parted the bean leaves......omg...snake alert. :ep I slowly stepped back ( I was wearing flip flops), went back to the house, put on my steel toes and leather gloves, caught the snake and put it in a large jar. Capped it. Took it inside to look it up and identify it. :thumbsup Copperhead.

    Okay....all future copperheads are dispatched. We also have bunches of black racers, and a bull snake (?).
    DH is afraid of snakes, so I handle them. Me. A dumb city slicker :p:lol:
     
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