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    Coiled up 12" from my backside, scared the crap out of me....

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    Perhaps a down side for being able to enjoy so much sun - - - said the moss back. Is there any kind of a temporary first aid / time buyer that one could maybe keep in their vehicle until professional help can be found ?


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    April and October... seems like I've seen more slithery types..

    Glad he was 12" from your backside than attached to it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Spargo View Post
    April and October... seems like I've seen more slithery types..

    Glad he was 12" from your backside than attached to it.
    Yea, can you imagine ....

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    Hmmm, good reason to eat a lot of beans or Fiber-One fart bars? Gas the sucker

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    Do you write it up as a 'Biting or Poisonous" hazard


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    How did you put it in your report?


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    A little out of focus there Mark, couldn't you get a little closer for the shot?

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    The second one isn't poisonous so I got a bit closer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern Heiler View Post
    A little out of focus there Mark, couldn't you get a little closer for the shot?
    I was too busy tripping over myself getting away from it and screaming like a little girl..
    Did I mention it was only 6 or 8" long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Spargo View Post
    April and October... seems like I've seen more slithery types..

    Glad he was 12" from your backside than attached to it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Marc M View Post
    Yea, can you imagine ....
    I imagine you'd have a hard time finding someone who would suck the poison out.

    But you're in California, so maybe not that hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    I imagine you'd have a hard time finding someone who would suck the poison out.

    But you're in California, so maybe not that hard.
    Ooo man..that's some funny Chit.. It's funny because you're probably right..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc M View Post
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    Did I mention it was only 6 or 8" long?
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    That means Momma is close by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc M View Post
    Did I mention it was only 6 or 8" long?
    Did it live to get any longer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Did it live to get any longer?
    Yea, I didn't have it in me. It is true about the mother being close by?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc M View Post
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    Yea, I didn't have it in me. It is true about the mother being close by?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Stephens View Post
    The last picture, that's the one that would have impressed us Marc

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    If you only had the 2x4 from the garage door test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    If you only had the 2x4 from the garage door test.
    Somenow I just can't see myself swinging a 6" piece of 2x4 at that snake, still not sure I'll swing it at the door .

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    See, that's where "y'all" easterners are misguided. Ya see, out here, the small rattlers are more dangerous than the bigger ones.
    Besides, the buyers and two sets of agents were there and I didn't want to startle anyone with any crazy chopping motions in the back yard. Can only imagine how that would have looked. Likely to have ended up on Youtube or something....

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    Yea, I didn't have it in me. It is true about the mother being close by?
    I thought the pic looked like a baby.

    When they're born, they get no parental support. A mother being close by would just be a coincidence.


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    , the buyers and two sets of agents were there and I didn't want to startle anyone with any crazy chopping motions in the back yard..
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    So you were " Testing Acoustic Valves Privacy Areas rear of Residence."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc M View Post
    Coiled up 12" from my backside, scared the crap out of me....
    So, was your aim true. Did you hit it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc M View Post
    Coiled up 12" from my backside, scared the crap out of me....

    Did you whack him? Looks very young. If you did you could use him for fish bait or ate him. Pretty close to chicken taste.


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    We had three baby rattlesnakes at our S. CA mountain house this weekend and thanks to you, I now know they are Southern Pacific - I read your posts every week when they are pertinent to our owner/builder problems and have found much useful information. Thank you.


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    I was in a very small shed looking at a water well last week when a 4-foot rat snake dropped onto my shoulder from the rafters. I also screamed like a girl and I'm not sure, but I think the snake drowned in a large urine puddle...


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