A Reptile Dysfunction


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A Reptile Dysfunction

Postby tom84std » Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:00 pm



Rode the bike over to the girlfriend's house this morning to help her mow her yard.
I was in one part of the yard walking behind the mower. She was in another part moving some things out of the way to allow me to mow that area. I suddenly heard a terrible noise coming from her direction. I couldn't tell whether it was man, animal or machine. I've heard similar noises made by an old Briggs&Stratton engine when the starter clutch seizes while the engine runs.



Turns out she'd seen a little bitty snake.



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Re: A Reptile Dysfunction

Postby thrasherg » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:00 pm

Just be glad she wasn't armed, you might have thought world war 3 was starting as she tried to shoot it!! :D

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Re: A Reptile Dysfunction

Postby redial » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:49 pm

Don't let the size fool you. A Brown Snake, when born, and just out of the egg, has enough venom to kill, even at that stage of life. We have a lot of Browns in this part of the country, some are snakes, and some are underpants :lol:
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Re: A Reptile Dysfunction

Postby tom84std » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:49 pm

Yeah redial, the little ones are usually a lot more potent. Luckily though here in North America we really only have four species we have to worry about. Here in N. Texas all the rattlesnakes are either east or west of us depending on the sub species. The cottenmouth is a viper but it's gonna be limited to around some kinda water, ponds lakes and rivers. The coral snake can't be mistaken but it's gonna be southeast of this area. The copperhead is another viper and about all we have around here but he's just not gonna be out in such a hot dry area. On the other hand we've got half a dozen harmless or near harmless species. I'm sure that's what she had run into by her description. You would have thought she had seen an alligator by the ungodly noise she made!

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Re: A Reptile Dysfunction

Postby redial » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:46 pm

It is a good reason not to have grass that needs mowing - you never know what will turn up in the grass. On a lucky day, there could be a well preserved GW, but that would be a really lucky day :roll:

As was pointed out, dont let her have a CCW or there would have been a rush on ammunition at the local gun shop, nervous people!


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