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Old 07-28-2013, 04:20 PM   #71
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Factory CCI Snake shot won't cycle my 22/45 either. I used it to kill over 100 rats and it didn't cycle it one single time.

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Rattlesnakes do far more good than harm. If you see one, before you are bitten, just back off and let them go their own way. After you are bitten it is okay to shoot them, because after the effects of the bite, you will hate yourself for letting it get away. I will say though that it is hard to kill any snake with a pistol. The only way to get a quick kill is to take the head off and it is a small target. Rounds placed in the body of the snake really pisses them off.

In your yard is a different matter. These snakes tend to keep to the same hunting areas, and if they appear where you walk on a regular basis, then you might want to dispatch them. I live in the woods and am frequented by the snakes and I have killed some huge rattlers in my yard. As long as they don't hunt where I walk I leave them alone.

I have been bitten by a pit viper, although it was a copperhead, not a Rattler. It is an experience that is not, at all, worth the bragging rights, and should be avoided at all costs.
I bet the 410 buck shot round would tear a snack up pretty badly! I understand there importance, but I still don't want them near me, particularly near children!! Snakes are good at blending to there surroundings!! Similar to a BG, I would have to assume its either kill or be bitten(shot) and its dead snake before bitten me!! The few snakes that man kills probably doesn't disrupt natures balance!!
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I bet the 410 buck shot round would tear a snack up pretty badly! I understand there importance, but I still don't want them near me, particularly near children!! Snakes are good at blending to there surroundings!! Similar to a BG, I would have to assume its either kill or be bitten(shot) and its dead snake before bitten me!! The few snakes that man kills probably doesn't disrupt natures balance!!
Snakes are not in any way aggressive towards people around where I live, and this includes rattlesnakes. You leave them alone and their only thought is to get the Hell away from you. The only time I will do anything about a snake is when they are inside my sheds or house. Usually I will just remove them to another part of the property where they can continue on their rodent patrol.
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Snakes are not in any way aggressive towards people around where I live, and this includes rattlesnakes. You leave them alone and their only thought is to get the Hell away from you. The only time I will do anything about a snake is when they are inside my sheds or house. Usually I will just remove them to another part of the property where they can continue on their rodent patrol.
You have at it my friend!! I will spend a life time learning from you how to live with rattlesnakes before I actually take up the practice!! Be safe and God speed-
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The few snakes that man kills probably doesn't disrupt natures balance!!
Tell that to the buffaloes.
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Tell that to the buffaloes.
Completely different starting with there reproduction process and speed and there illusiveness to name a few
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The reference is to when we hunted them to extinction in the 1800's....

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The reference is to when we hunted them to extinction in the 1800's....
The reference was not lost. But the buffalo made for an easier target by a long measure!
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Snakes are not in any way aggressive towards people around where I live, and this includes rattlesnakes. You leave them alone and their only thought is to get the Hell away from you. The only time I will do anything about a snake is when they are inside my sheds or house. Usually I will just remove them to another part of the property where they can continue on their rodent patrol.
I do not kill RS unless they are where they do not belong. So I agree with most of what you say. But copperheads and water moccasins, DRT!
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I do not kill RS unless they are where they do not belong. So I agree with most of what you say. But copperheads and water moccasins, DRT!
Yeah, we don't have them around here. Thank God.
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