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Snake ID
« on: August 01, 2011, 04:51:41 PM »

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Re: Snake ID
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 05:01:10 PM »
http://youtu.be/jREQrDE9Fz4

Rattle or Pine?
rattle snake, i've heard that rattle myself in the bushes... really makes you stop.

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Re: Snake ID
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 05:22:58 PM »
rattle snake, i've heard that rattle myself in the bushes... really makes you stop.

Yeah, when you hear it in person, you'll never mistake it for anything else.  ;)

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Re: Snake ID
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011, 06:20:32 PM »
I was hiking at the height of the cicada emergence in 2008 and I almost didn't hear a rattler warning.

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Re: Snake ID
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011, 06:40:06 PM »
Got it....Timber Rattler.  One of two poisonous snakes native to WI.

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Re: Snake ID
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2011, 03:24:55 PM »
I was hiking at the height of the cicada emergence in 2008 and I almost didn't hear a rattler warning.
bad time to hike in snake country...

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Re: Snake ID
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2011, 12:39:02 AM »
Got it....Timber Rattler.  One of two poisonous snakes native to WI.
This is why I try to avoid the south. ;)

FYI, they are venomous, not poisonous. 8)

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Re: Snake ID
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2011, 01:45:35 AM »
That is the first time I have ever heard Wisconsin referred to as "the south."  :rofl:

BTW, Texas is home to the following venomous snakes: the Copperhead, Cottonmouth, Rattlesnake, Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, Timber Rattlesnake, Mojave Rattlesnake, Blacktail Rattlesnake, Western Rattlesnake, Massasauga, Pygmy Rattlesnake, and Harlequin Coral Snake.  (not that anyone cares.)

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Re: Snake ID
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2011, 02:00:08 AM »
That is the first time I have ever heard Wisconsin referred to as "the south."  :rofl:

BTW, Texas is home to the following venomous snakes: the Copperhead, Cottonmouth, Rattlesnake, Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, Timber Rattlesnake, Mojave Rattlesnake, Blacktail Rattlesnake, Western Rattlesnake, Massasauga, Pygmy Rattlesnake, and Harlequin Coral Snake.  (not that anyone cares.)
more reasons why Texas is like Hades. ;)

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Re: Snake ID
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2011, 08:45:36 AM »
That is the first time I have ever heard Wisconsin referred to as "the south."  :rofl:

BTW, Texas is home to the following venomous snakes: the Copperhead, Cottonmouth, Rattlesnake, Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, Timber Rattlesnake, Mojave Rattlesnake, Blacktail Rattlesnake, Western Rattlesnake, Massasauga, Pygmy Rattlesnake, and Harlequin Coral Snake.  (not that anyone cares.)

ya know, Texas was looking better and better as a place to go - heat notwithstanding.  but you, texdaddy, have just managed to ensure it is off the list again.  :P

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Re: Snake ID
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2011, 08:57:31 AM »
That is the first time I have ever heard Wisconsin referred to as "the south."  :rofl:

BTW, Texas is home to the following venomous snakes: the Copperhead, Cottonmouth, Rattlesnake, Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, Timber Rattlesnake, Mojave Rattlesnake, Blacktail Rattlesnake, Western Rattlesnake, Massasauga, Pygmy Rattlesnake, and Harlequin Coral Snake.  (not that anyone cares.)
Texas doesn't have sidewinders?
How sad, they're fun little guys.

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Re: Snake ID
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2011, 09:10:59 AM »
more reasons why Texas is like Hades. ;)

Depends on how many rattlesnake recipes are in your cookbook.  ;)

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Re: Snake ID
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2011, 12:08:34 PM »
ya know, Texas was looking better and better as a place to go - heat notwithstanding.  but you, texdaddy, have just managed to ensure it is off the list again.  :P
Venomous snakes of Utah: Sidewinder, speckled rattlesnake, mojave rattlesnake, western rattlesnake, Hopi rattlesnake, midget-faded rattlesnake, and Great Basin rattlesnake.

Texas doesn't have sidewinders?
How sad, they're fun little guys.
Nope, Apparently Morning Sunshine is keeping those in Utah.  :rofl:

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Re: Snake ID
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2011, 03:01:31 PM »
gawd I hate that sound.  Makes me pick my feet up off the floor just sitting in my chair.

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Re: Snake ID
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2011, 05:58:28 PM »
I've had to kill two Western Rattlers in as many weeks, most recently last night.  I have a serious snake phobia!  I'd rather not see them, let alone have to get close enough to kill them, but if I have to choose between a dead snake vs thousands in vet bills and misery for my dogs, it's bye bye rattler. 

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Re: Snake ID
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2011, 08:25:27 AM »
Venomous snakes of Utah: Sidewinder, speckled rattlesnake, mojave rattlesnake, western rattlesnake, Hopi rattlesnake, midget-faded rattlesnake, and Great Basin rattlesnake.
Nope, Apparently Morning Sunshine is keeping those in Utah.  :rofl:

thanks Texdaddy - I was wondering what we have here.  you are right, we do have a number of nasty snakes.  knock on wood, I have never actually seen one.

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Re: Snake ID
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2011, 02:57:45 PM »
This is why I try to avoid the south. ;)

FYI, they are venomous, not poisonous. 8)

Doesn't much matter to me, dead is dead be your path poison or venom.

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Re: Snake ID
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2011, 12:18:45 AM »
Doesn't much matter to me, dead is dead be your path poison or venom.

Then I might as well call it HAM, and not ham. ;)

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Re: Snake ID
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2011, 06:24:12 AM »
Then I might as well call it HAM, and not ham. ;)

Feel free, I'm not here to harsh your mellow and if that makes you feel better, go for it.  If you feel so strongly about splitting this hair, this was my source of information:  http://learningstore.uwex.edu/assets/pdfs/g3139.pdf  please take it up with the author. 

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Re: Snake ID
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2011, 08:24:23 AM »
You know, sometimes it's all about location-- or in this case, terrain.

I located down on one of the "low lots" below the bluff. The bluffs are all sandy soil, and as it turns out the rattlesnakes vastly prefer to dig in sand than in caliche. I have not (nor did my renters) seen a rattlesnake on the actual property. The ones we have seen were all up by the landfill or else on the high lots. Even better, we eventually got a neighbor who specifically bought the arroyo lot BECAUSE of the rattlers. Ever seen a 15 cubic foot deep freeze jammed full of rattler meat? Wowza.

So I get the bullsnakes, racer snakes, hognose snakes, and garters. I'll let my neighbor eat rattler chili, and we're all happy.

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Re: Snake ID
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2011, 11:01:15 AM »
Even better, we eventually got a neighbor who specifically bought the arroyo lot BECAUSE of the rattlers. Ever seen a 15 cubic foot deep freeze jammed full of rattler meat? Wowza.

So I get the bullsnakes, racer snakes, hognose snakes, and garters. I'll let my neighbor eat rattler chili, and we're all happy.

is there a rattle snake season?  or is it open hunting on them. ;D

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Re: Snake ID
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Re: Snake ID
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2011, 11:15:44 AM »
I don't know if there is a rattler season here-- I assume he was hunting purely on his own lot.