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    Posted: 18 May 2018 at 3:41pm
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/05/18/tennessee-man-catches-kills-6-5-foot-timber-rattlesnake-after-it-swallows-squirrel-in-backyard.html

Now that is a snake. 

Timber rattlesnakes are the second-largest venomous snake in the eastern part of the U.S., according to the society. They typically range from 3 to 4.5 feet, though they can grow even longer.

Freeman was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Fox News on Friday.



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Oh, HELL NO! The only good snake is a dead snake.
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Can't argue with that . . . as long as it applies to snakes that present a danger to humans.  Fortunately, there are only 4 species of snakes in N. America that fall in that category.

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Doc, you are forgetting the Cobra's those idiots in Florida have allowed to escape. I know they recaptured some, but not all if my memory is correct. Then there are the ones that were illegal to begin with and probably never reported to be on the loose. I remember one case near the Florida line in a trailer park where one nut claimed to have released a mated pair, sooner than have the State seize them. That was several years ago, and one has to wonder about acts like that. Then there was the Gabon Viper they actually had pictures of in Middle Georgia. It was loose, and never captured. No one knew where it came from, but cell phone pictures don't lie. 

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Well, you're right.   Those were idiots.  

At any rate, I should have said there are only 4 species of snakes "native to" N. America.  They are the rattlesnake, cottonmouth, copperhead and coral snakes. 

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Originally posted by Dr. Stan Dr. Stan wrote:

Can't argue with that . . . as long as it applies to snakes that present a danger to humans.  Fortunately, there are only 4 species of snakes in N. America that fall in that category.


I hear what you're saying Stan. I live in a desert state. We have Rattlers and (supposedly, never seen one) copperheads. Encountered plenty of Cottonmouths on the Cooper River in Charleston. Encountered many more rattlers here in Idaho - been struck at 3 times so far. 
I get that snakes are a vital part of the ecological system, and that they provide a critical benefit tot he Great Wheel of Life and are favorite creatures of the Nature God Kumbayya.

If one gets within 5 feet of me, it's going to die. Dont care if it's a danger to humans or not. Just like spiders. Spiders are vital, important, and dead if they get within arms reach of me. Outside that range I have no beef with them, none at all.. but if they violate the Terms of the Accord, it's on. Mortal Kombat.

Scorpions, now.. I will definitely go out of my way to kill a scorpion. Sunsabitches.
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As a retired military person I, like the rest of you, have lived in the east, west and points in between.  But, I never encountered as many pestiferous critters as when I lived in Florida.  You haven't lived until you have had a scorpion drop out of an overhead light fixture and land on your head . . . not to mention down the back of your shirt.  I have killed a coral snake and a pygmy rattler and literally dozens and dozens of scorpions.  And have smashed a few spiders that I thought could have been brown recluses.  But, who could tell for sure after being mashed to mush?  But, smushing is the better part of valor when it comes to poisonous vermin as far as I am concerned.  Like you said . . . sunsabitches. Angry

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I agree with you Gerry, that the only good snake is a dead snake...ClapClapClap
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote scrivener Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 2018 at 5:29pm
Anyone ever seen a sea snake?  As lookouts we were warned about them when surfacing in tropical waters.  I never saw one, myself, but others swore that they existed.
 
I agree with the majority sentiment here: Snakes, on general principle,  need killing.  I loath them.  Maybe that is why I settled in Alaska, where there are no snakes, at least in the wild.
 
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