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  1. #11
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    Ha, ha, ha, Very funny you snake loving-military-crazy-eat a snake wingnuts! I don't like snakes and I have more guns then a Marine Platoon. But for some silly reason, the airlines won't let me fly with them so I had to face the snakes without Second Amendment accroutement.
    Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudonim View Post
    The only time I heard one out in the sagebrush, I thought a gas line had broken. It wasn't a rattle, but a LOUD hissing noise. It was tasty though
    (We were on survival training and the instructor was teaching us food collection...)
    How big was it. I've seen a couple. One was very small, had one little button on it's tail that rattled like crazy but only when the animal control guy on base actually picked it up. He pinned it with a snake stick and then picked it up.....very carefully. I had gone out when a couple guys acted pretty wound up and taken a bucket and rake they were using and kinda scooped the little one into the bucket.

    The other one, I was driving down a single car width track to a fishing spot on base when I saw one stretched completely across the track. Head in sagebrush on one side, tail in sagebrush on the other so the snake was at least 6 or 7 feet long. I stopped my car, got out and tossed a small rock at the snake. Sheer stroke of luck but I managed to bounce the stone onto the snake. It coiled and immediately rattled. I turned around and went home for the day.

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    Thanks for the nightmares I'll now have tonight!

    Quote Originally Posted by JustKev View Post
    How big was it. I've seen a couple. One was very small, had one little button on it's tail that rattled like crazy but only when the animal control guy on base actually picked it up. He pinned it with a snake stick and then picked it up.....very carefully. I had gone out when a couple guys acted pretty wound up and taken a bucket and rake they were using and kinda scooped the little one into the bucket.

    The other one, I was driving down a single car width track to a fishing spot on base when I saw one stretched completely across the track. Head in sagebrush on one side, tail in sagebrush on the other so the snake was at least 6 or 7 feet long. I stopped my car, got out and tossed a small rock at the snake. Sheer stroke of luck but I managed to bounce the stone onto the snake. It coiled and immediately rattled. I turned around and went home for the day.
    Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustKev View Post
    How big was it. I've seen a couple. One was very small, had one little button on it's tail that rattled like crazy but only when the animal control guy on base actually picked it up. He pinned it with a snake stick and then picked it up.....very carefully. I had gone out when a couple guys acted pretty wound up and taken a bucket and rake they were using and kinda scooped the little one into the bucket.

    The other one, I was driving down a single car width track to a fishing spot on base when I saw one stretched completely across the track. Head in sagebrush on one side, tail in sagebrush on the other so the snake was at least 6 or 7 feet long. I stopped my car, got out and tossed a small rock at the snake. Sheer stroke of luck but I managed to bounce the stone onto the snake. It coiled and immediately rattled. I turned around and went home for the day.
    I can't remember the size, but big! There was enough for 40-60 people to get a taste off the campfire later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubord207 View Post
    Thanks for the nightmares I'll now have tonight!
    Me too. I hate snakes!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Talking I not so much the snakes part.

    It's just the part where they can kill you that would bother me.
    Happy Trails!
    Yeah it's a Jeep thing!


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    Thumbs down not so much for me....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mainiac1957 View Post
    It's just the part where they can kill you that would bother me.
    I hate the part where they swallow you whole, before you take your last breath.
    Why not live life like it is your last day....instead of pretending to be a member of the Peter Pan Club and believing you will be around forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team2hunt View Post
    I hate the part where they swallow you whole, before you take your last breath.
    I thought they always swallowed their prey head first? Of course, I have heard rumors with someone like me it may be hard to differentiate one end from the other.
    DNFTT! DNFTT! DNFTT!

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