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Old 10-10-2016, 02:53 PM
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Not really. I knew exactly WTF it was from my porch 25' away. My cat was stalking it.
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Looks poisonous to me.
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dead rattler
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anything with a fat head like that needs to be dispatched to keep it from your kids or pets.
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Baby Diamondback Rattler
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
dead rattler
Bingo. Freaked me RTF out. Need a beer.
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I hate snakes and cats but in this case I'm glad only the snake got the shovel.
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Eastern Diamondback... and they can get freakin' huge! That one would make a nice hat band.
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Originally Posted by Lobstercatcher229 View Post
Baby Diamondback Rattler
^ This. And triple (such as this one) or more fangs are not that uncommon. Also interesting is the fact that they do not always inject venom when they bite.
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Don't bury head in back yard with a dog, if it digs it up can still get poison from fangs when dead.
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Originally Posted by MarlynOC View Post
Don't bury head in back yard with a dog, if it digs it up can still get poison from fangs when dead.
^^^ this. Nice looking snake but dangerous.
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Originally Posted by DotRotten View Post
I hate snakes and cats but in this case I'm glad only the snake got the shovel.
Me too. It was close though. Cat was right there and this thing was ready to strike.
He's 12.5 pounds of badass and brings home trophies all the time. I found him terrorizing snakes before but they were all harmless. I'm glad I'm not having to dig for him.

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^ This. And triple (such as this one) or more fangs are not that uncommon. Also interesting is the fact that they do not always inject venom when they bite.
I didn't notice it the picture until you mentioned it but I could feel them with the knife. Had two on each side I think.

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If you have babies you got a momma around somewhere. Keep an eye on the cat or just keep it in the house.
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Originally Posted by gfretwell View Post
If you have babies you got a momma around somewhere. Keep an eye on the cat or just keep it in the house.
This^ and more babies to grow up! I don't think snakes make one baby litters.
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Keep in mind the babies are 10x more poisonous than adults. Venom much more potent.
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Originally Posted by gfretwell View Post
If you have babies you got a momma around somewhere. Keep an eye on the cat or just keep it in the house.
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This^ and more babies to grow up! I don't think snakes make one baby litters.
Two good points. There is "habitat" nearby but not as the snake crawls. Swimming, it's pretty close.

Unfortunately, keeping the cat in isn't an option. He's been an outdoor cat since I pulled him out of our canal as a very small kitten. We'll certainly be keeping a closer eye on the dog, and us, when we're out. This isn't where you'd expect to find one.
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That's a good snake! Any dead snake is a good snake....
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