Sunday, February 20, 2011

Riverwalker's Pics - Texas Rattler

Here's a picture of a small rattlesnake that didn't survive an encounter with my daughter, The Glock Lady. As you can see in the picture, the rattles have been removed. As warmer weather approaches, you need to keep a sharp lookout for these creatures.

Staying above the water line!



idahobob said...

We do not grow 'em real big, here in Idaho, but a couple of years ago, this happened to my DW:

As she went to the rhubarb patch to gather up some rhubarb, she saw the distinctive shape and head of a rattler. She backed up rapidly, with guttural and unintelligible noises escaping from her lips. She then proceeded to the house and procured Mr .22, went back to said rhubarb patch, and ventilated Mr rattler.

She is now in the possession of Mr rattler's rattles.....7 rattles and a button.


riverwalker said...

To: idahobob

This one was dispatched with a hoe because using her Glock would have been a lot of additional paperwork if she had discharged her firearm.

This was a small one compared to some we have around here. It was just outside the garage and way too close to the house...therefore it was summarily dispatched.

Thanks bob.


Mayberry said...

Awwww krikey, you coulda grabbed that little rippah by the tail and played Steve Irwin!

riverwalker said...

To: Mayberry

Isn't that guy deceased?

I think keeping a safe distance is a better course of action...kind of like mixing whiskey with water and a boat. You may not like the end result.

Thanks Mayberry.


tjbbpgobIII said...

Take the rattles and put them inside the body of a fiddle and hear it really ring.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! I did not know that the snakes were out yet here in Texas. Now I must stay on full alert. I hate snakes! Good aim your daughter had with that hoe!


riverwalker said...

To: tjbbpgobIII

I think "fiddlin'" around with rattlers could be


riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 10:13

As warmer temperatures (close to 80 degrees today) begin you'll definitely see more snakes becoming active.

Even so, we're less than 4 weeks away from the first day of spring (March 20th).

Just be careful. The walls of heated structures seem to attract them in my opinion and is probably why you find them close to homes early on before temperatures really warm up.

Thanks Goldie.


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