Yeah, tastes like chicken. Anyway about 20 years ago I went to work and went down to the cafeteria to get some cream for my coffee and the cook told me to go checkout a cooler that was in the middle of floor. When I opened it up there was a pillow case when I opened it up much to my chagrin there was a 5ft long rattle snake. I've NEVER move faster in my life. It took every ounce of self control not to kick the you know what out of the cook who was laughing his *** off.SpyderEdgeForever wrote:What do you all think of snakes, both venomous and non venomous, and what are some encounters you've had with them?
Two that I remember:
1 When I was a kid we were hiking and I was climbing up a small rocky cliff to get ontop of a hill. There was a large flat rock with the sun on it, and as I got closer I suddenly heard a rattling sound. Sure enough, it was a medium sized rattle snake basking in the sun. I slowly moved back downwards from where I was, until I was far from it. Man I was scared.
2 I was visiting a friend's house who lived way out in the forest and a large black snake got into their house. It was non venomous and they said it eats poisonous snakes. I forget what species of snakes it was. They carefully picked it up and carried it outside and safely released it, it slithered off into the bushes.
Also, has anyone here ever eaten snake meat? I have been told that some taste very good, such as copper heads and others.
Hey Brother "O" I was hoping one of you Australian guys would chime in. Hey I've heard of those King Brown snakes you spoke of>> I've also heard that if you don't get medical attention quickly then your chances of surviving are not good I used to watch your good Brother Steve Irwin show us your Austrailian snakes. One snake you have over there that truly puts fear into me is that "Taipan" The Taipan and the Tiger Snake both have a super toxic venom. Also I've heard that any of the black snakes over there are dangerous as well.O,just,O wrote:Live & let live, hey ?
Wait till ya get drilled by a King Brown.
Then we see who lives & who does not.
My wife got bitten once. She was by herself down at the creek.
She was bitten by some black snake that swiftly disappeared under the boulders. He went unidentified.JD Spydo wrote: Oh by the way what species of snake bit your wife??
Well "Todd" we have a lot of "Copperheads" here in Missouri. The sub-species that we have is called the "Osage Copperhead" which are a lot darker in color than the one you just showed us. It is a very interesting fact that the Missouri Department Of Conservation documents>> because according to them there has not been one recorded death here in Missouri of anyone bitten by a Copperhead. That's really interesting from the standpoint that it is one of the most encountered and most feared snakes here in the "Show-Me" state .mrtodd777 wrote:Snakes, sure, we have plenty at my place. But not for long once they are discovered. The venomous ones take a dirt nap the second I see them. My Taurus Judge loaded with .410 bird shot comes in very handy. My wife was bitten when she was 2 on this property. She could have lost her leg. My dog, Duke has been bitten 3 times, our cat once, and I finally felt the fangs last summer. Copperheads are no joke and I still haven't located the den. ]Todd Crawford[/url], on Flickr
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