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.22lr Snake Shot on a Snek!

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 25,465 Senior Member
edited June 22 in General Firearms #1
Picked up my new stainless .357 Mag and was toting it at the ranch this afternoon. I’d already fed the cattle, deer, and made the rounds. So, I was sitting on my friends front porch visiting with him for a few minutes before I had to go to my REAL job. 
He looks at the front yard gate and says, “There’s a snake.”  
I look to see a smaller snake crossing the driveway and headed for the front yard gate. I stand up to get a better look and tell him it’s a small rattlesnake. 
Walking towards the gate and the UTV to get my snake stick, my friend asks me what I’m gonna do. 
“Catch him before he gets in the yard and then shoot him with my .357.”
”Ah Hell, he doesn’t rate for a .357 Mag. Use my .22 lr.”
”Ok.”
So I retrieve his S&W revolver in .22lr filled with snake shot, use my stick to move him off the drive (ricochet), and place him in the dirt next to the driveway. 
Perturbed, he decided to charge!  And become a moving target. 

Seconds before he launched himself at my throat, fully intent on biting my head off, I fired and ended his viscous counter attack with a load of #12 shot from a CCI round. 


And that’s how I saved the world from this 20” Monster. 


Later this evening at work, I ran across his cousin. 


About 4.5-5 feet long, he was very docile. Never once rattling or striking at me. 

We made friends and I let him go on his way. 

"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,470 Senior Member
    Accurate shooting under stress. I'm very impressed!! I would have run away shrieking like a little girl!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,205 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Accurate shooting under stress. I'm very impressed!! I would have run away shrieking like a little girl!
    Don't forget to pull your skirt up before running!! B)
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,470 Senior Member
    Big Al1 said:
    zorba said:
    Accurate shooting under stress. I'm very impressed!! I would have run away shrieking like a little girl!
    Don't forget to pull your skirt up before running!! B)
    Unless its a mini! Better dump the heels too.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,569 Senior Member
    Did the neon front sight seem advantageous?
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,465 Senior Member
    Did the neon front sight seem advantageous?
    Yes. So much so, I painted the front sight of my new gun as well. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,569 Senior Member
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,292 Senior Member
    The video on the 20"er is pretty good :D
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,465 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    The video on the 20"er is pretty good :D
    Yeah, I wish this site loaded video. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,635 Senior Member
    Strangely my attitude on poisonous snakes runs to two extremes and has no middle ground.

    Most days:




    If they want to cop a 'tude:



    For black widow spiders, OTOH, the response is always Option B
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,540 Senior Member
    I am much the same.  I leave snakes alone when out and about.

    The diamondback that was trying to set up a domicile in my garage?  Meet Mr. Shovel.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,465 Senior Member
    I agree. 

    But, I was relatively impressed by the diminutive load of the .22lr. Granted a small snake. But, I think any snake from about 2-3’ from the muzzle would not be happy with the results. AND, the report was not painful on the ears!! 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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