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Rattler bit the dust last evening

Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior MemberPosts: 2,524 Senior Member
I let the puppy critters out to play yesterday evening in the front yard.  They came across a 3' rattlers curled up in the small grove of trees in the front yard.  I was able to get them inside before any of them did something dumb.  Grabbed the 12 gauge and a dove load.  I about cut it in half 8" behind his head.  Except for a small skin flap holding his upper & lower body together.

For 10 min he struck at me, even though I was four feet away.  It amazed me how long he kept it up being nearing cut in half!  I used the marsh mellow forks we use for the grandkids to roast marsh mellows to pick it up and move it out of the yard.  I tossed it into some cactus!

30 min later his body was still moving, though just slightly.  That little **** had a will to live and inflect a bite if it could manage it!
Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

John 3: 1-21

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  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,970 Senior Member
    Cut the head off a rattle snake one time, if you grabbed its tail it would turn and strike at you.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,800 Senior Member
    I don't care what whackos like Zee says....Having lived in Louisiana for 40 years my mantra is, "The only good snake is a dead snake". Stepping on even small non-poisonious ones will cause you to do silly stuff.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
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