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8 hours ago, USNRET said:

In the 60's, on the ranch, we were taught to take a razor blade, cut an X across the snake bite and suck out the venom (spitting it out).

 

Better not have a sore, or cavity, in the suckers mouth...

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had to dispatch a rattler last night. I was in the kitchen and heard it sound off. Yes, it was outside. 4 of our cats had it surrounded. Snagged the cats and brought them into the house.

After a few minutes of debate, we decided to do away with it. Asked the wife for something to bash it... She started bringing me things...

No, I need something better than the broom.  Eventually she found something adequate... My broadsword. Snake was coiled up... I got a good [lucky?] blow and hit it an inch behind/below its head. Done deal. 

 

then dtel's buddy came in for a visit. Had to usher a tarantula out of the house.

 

busy evening

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I would rather have to deal with a rattlesnake, usher is not what i would do. Then I would spray for spiders including the yard, twice, maby more.:huh: 

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7 hours ago, Sancho Panza said:
15 hours ago, USNRET said:

In the 60's, on the ranch, we were taught to take a razor blade, cut an X across the snake bite and suck out the venom (spitting it out).

 

Better not have a sore, or cavity, in the suckers mouth...

There is a old joke about that...............They said your going to die 

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10 minutes ago, dtel said:

Then I would spray for spiders including the yard, twice, maby more.

Then they’ll become immune to the pesticide and grow bigger, stronger, and more aggressive. Then they’ll get smartphone and track your location via GPS.  You can run from them; but, you won’t be able to hide. 

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7 minutes ago, BigStewMan said:

Then they’ll become immune to the pesticide and grow bigger, stronger, and more aggressive. Then they’ll get smartphone and track your location via GPS.  You can run from them; but, you won’t be able to hide. 

Well if it comes down to it, a sawed off 12ga, already have 24 boxes of birdshot, the floor is almost in need of replacement anyway. :unsure:

 

Zombies, spiders same difference, more scared of spiders really.

 

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16 hours ago, BigStewMan said:

 “crap, now what i do with this rattlesnake?"

this question has only one answer....Kill it.

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1 hour ago, BigStewMan said:

Then they’ll become immune to the pesticide and grow bigger, stronger, and more aggressive. Then they’ll get smartphone and track your location via GPS.  You can run from them; but, you won’t be able to hide. 

Easy solution.....I'll cancel their phone plan 😀

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42 minutes ago, babadono said:

this question has only one answer....Kill it.

That was a great many years ago ... i don’t remember what we did with it.  I do recall when i was 16 and put one in the trunk of my Dad’s car.  Now, who remembers what they were doing every time they had a rattlesnake; but it was dead and i just forgot about it.  My Dad went to get his golf clubs out of the car one day and found it.  He very calmly said, “by the way, you can never drive my car again.”  That didn’t last long though ... like the day after i got my drivers license and he took it away.  I had accidentally forgotten to go to school, and so did two of my friends, so we goofed around all day,  and the school called to reschedule some sort of conference that i had forgotten about. After a few days of getting home from work and lying on the couch to take a nap and my Mom waking him up to go to the store, he finally said, “Your license is on my dresser, you can have it back, now go to the store for your mother."

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3 hours ago, dtel said:

There is a old joke about that...............They said your going to die 

 

Richard Pryor?

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5 hours ago, dtel said:

I would rather have to deal with a rattlesnake, usher is not what i would do. Then I would spray for spiders including the yard, twice, maby more.:huh: 

 

I can't say that I wouldn't feel the same about gators.  We have some very alien looking critters. Jerusalem Crickets, sun spiders ... Those are beyond ugly. Not "so ugly, they're cute" either. 

 

sun spider.  these give me the creeps. They aren't venomous. Tarantulas are fuzzy and mellow in comparison.These dart around. Can chew up June bugs.

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out here

everything bites, stings, impales or is otherwise poisonous. 

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1 hour ago, Sancho Panza said:

 

Richard Pryor?

I don't remember who it was, something like this.

 

Two men were out hunting in the woods and one had to go to the bathroom so he walks over to a bush and while standing there he was bit by a snake.

His friend said I will go back and ask what to do so he hurried to a local store where this old lady was working and asked what should he do. The old lady told him the old way of doing it was to make a cut and suck out the poison then try to get to a hospital. 

So he want back to his friend thinking about it the whole way and when he got there he told his friend, they said you're probably going to die.

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it isn't all reptiles, bugs and spiders here.  Don't get that idea.  Lots of birds. Javelina, deer and coyotes run the streets with the skunks and coons.

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we had a family of them. I learned how to trap and relocate them w/o getting nuked. In some ways, I'd rather a skunk than a coon.

 

there is a story that goes with the skunks. Long to short, I moved them because of rabies incidence in the area. Our cats played with them.  We have a country vet... I still don't think he would go for giving skunks rabies vaccinations.

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Hey @WillyBob what's the tumbleweed situation at your place?  I grew up in the Upper Mojave desert and we’d get large tumbleweeds rolling down the street in a windstorm. I’m pretty allergic to those things, had to clean a bunch out of the yard once and my eyes were itching like crazy.

 

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not much here. They do grow here. It is a colonizer type plant. Takes advantage of disturbed soil. Doesn't compete well.

Almost to Tucson, in the flood plain... YES. Eat your car size.

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