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Down here in Texas things are a little hot and dry. The snakes are on the move, I have seen a couple by the AC units I believe getting water from the drains. Here is a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake shot over in Manor in a "normal" home subdivison.
A friend told me it has been cool summer up in Michigan.
 

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Did he eat a cat or what? WoW~he looks like a gator with a full belly, lol. Only thing I don't like about down south, dang snakes and poisonous spiders. Oh, yeah...I don't like scorpions either.


Other than that....I love palm trees and blue water!
Thanks for sharing some of your Texas experiences with us.
 

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He ate a rabbit. A lady went out to her yard and then called the police. The Chief shot him with a .410
I do not like snakes.
There is a deadly sea snake in Indonesia that comes up your anchor rope and then on to the boat. Usually at night. When I was over there we had to take great care in blocking the anchor rode holes. If you get bit I think you have less than 2 minutes.
 

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We use to see them all the time on Camp Pendleton. In fact if you drive slow enough they'll lunge at your car when you drive by. Sidewinders are much bigger!

If you catch them and put 'em in a burlap bag on the back of your pick up truck they'll be dead in short order on account of the heat. Skin them and dry out the hide with pins on a big piece of card board. Will fetch 25-35 bucks a piece.

The meat (de-bone first) is actually real good when you BBQ like shish kabobs. Taste just like chicken.
 

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QUOTE(PurpleHeart91 @ Aug 2 2009, 06:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>We use to see them all the time on Camp Pendleton. In fact if you drive slow enough they'll lunge at your car when you drive by. Sidewinders are much bigger!

If you catch them and put 'em in a burlap bag on the back of your pick up truck they'll be dead in short order on account of the heat. Skin them and dry out the hide with pins on a big piece of card board. Will fetch 25-35 bucks a piece.

The meat (de-bone first) is actually real good when you BBQ like shish kabobs. Taste just like chicken.

I used to hunt them regularly when I was stationed in New Mexico. I would soak them in antifreeze, and stretch them out over cardboard, and back in 1991-92, I would only get $10 each. But the meat was fantastic.

The biggest I ever got was just shy of 5', and I stretched it over blue cardboard and when it dried, it took on some of the blue, and I mounted it for my Dad for Christmas in 1992. My Mom still has it hanging in her house, I think I might see if I can bring it to mine.
 

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Just another reason I love Michigan. Just got home from a nearly a week camping with my five year old son, boating, fishing, swimming, rambling around in the woods. The only thing I was on the lookout for was poison ivy and zebra mussels. Snakes--not for me!
 

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QUOTE(Powerboat1 @ Aug 2 2009, 06:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>He ate a rabbit. A lady went out to her yard and then called the police. The Chief shot him with a .410
I do not like snakes.
There is a deadly sea snake in Indonesia that comes up your anchor rope and then on to the boat. Usually at night. When I was over there we had to take great care in blocking the anchor rode holes. If you get bit I think you have less than 2 minutes.
It must have been a jack rabbit!
Sea snake~I do not want to ever cross one of those! That sounds scary as hell....
 

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"Snakes in The Hood"

I thought this was going to be about the Detroit city council.
 
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