Randy Godwin just posted a hub with a video of his friend Russ catching a BIG canebrake rattlesnake! Randy is filming.
http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Catch-A- … ke-Catcher
I wouldn't post any kind of pictures of killing snakes, Earnest. But I really don't know how to keep these reptiles from becoming even more numerous. We have to really be on guard all of the time when outdoors working on the farm.
They are everywhere! I recently removed one from my mom's back steps. Luckily she saw this one before stepping on it.
Sorry about the quality of the video. I will probably clean it up some and add to it as we catch more in the next few days. I get lots of comments on my snake articles from those who disagree with killing these snakes.
These canebrake rattlesnakes, a subspecies of the Timber rattler and some say a completely different type, have infested this area in the last decade or so. The indigenous Eastern Diamondback has rarely been seen locally in over 15 years. Sometimes we encounter a half dozen or more in a day. Anybody want a canebrake?
I think Randy my favorite part was hearing yu say "I can't get my camera to zoom out"
I had a disclaimer at the end of the hub about the audio.LOL
Can we get a transcript? (lol)
I'm sure I heard a couple of colourful words there... probably just thrown in for special effects?
This was an interesting vid' - thx for posting.
hehehe it made the video all the better I think. I liked the video!
I checked it out, I can't stand snakes! If you want to hear a grown women scream that is me! lolollo
Good one, Randy! Tell 'em about the stench in the river!
I'm saving that one for just the right moment, Holle! Perhaps it would be more appropriate on the religious forum.
What! lolololo of forget that I am steering clear. lolololo
hehehe aaa don't worry AEvans randy and I won't let it touch ya we promise
oooohhh! That was freaky...oh man. We have lots of poisonous snakes around here. But I dang sure won't kill one....too chicken! I guess if it got in the house I'd hafta do it but, hot dang, they creep me out!
If they are endangering native species, they gotta go! You could send them to Australia, they would have lots of competition here!
The old Australian desert joke. "How many snakes does your place run to the acre?"
Last fall a 90+lbs 9 foot Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake was killed near a chicken farm a little further north of here. i suppose he was well fed because of the many rats feeding on the chicken feed. He probably ate a few chicks too!
Perhaps quite a few chickens even! Snakes do seem to fancy poultry, at least here they do.
Thanks for posting this Holle. Randy, my birthplace used to be over run with timber rattlers. Now they are not so plentyful and the Turkey population exploded. Good for the hunters, bad for the snake, good for the rodents, bad for us. I saw my mom kill many with her trusty hoe along with the copperheads. She confessed many years later of her fear of them but she needed to protect her babies so kept that hoe handy all summer.
I've always loved snakes.
When I was living with my grandmother, I used to catch garter snakes and put 'em in my jean pockets. If I heard a scream from the basement I knew that she'd found a snake in my pocket b4 she'd thrown my pants in the washer..:-)
Later I'd go to E Oregon to catch western diamonback rattlers. I'd hunt 'em, catch 'em and turn 'em loose.
The first time my son saw me catch a rattlesnake, he thought I was crazy. I let him touch it, pet it and told him to always let them go. He later caught a small bull snake and kept it until it got to be about 7 ft long and was eating pretty large rats he raised.
Eventually, we donated "George," his snake, to the Miami, zoo.
I like snakes too, but not the recent invasion of canebrake rattlers in this area. Working in a garden or trimming the shrubbery can be a risky undertaking unless you inspect each area carefully.
We do have some beautiful nonvenomous snakes here and I always try to photograph some of the rarer specimens.
wow rly nice i actually enjoyed readind dis (claps claps claps) lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol
by FF Commish 6 years ago
Which do you prefer? Why?
by brittvan22 3 years ago
Quickest way to kill a snake????Also need preventative suggestions on keeping them away!!!
by Richard Bivins 6 years ago
I got this in an email today and its the largest scariest snake ever. What do you think?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x6VhNCKw5Q
by Pam Pounds 13 months ago
How do you get a snake out of your car?Really. This happened to me. Thank goodness for some menfolk who worked really hard to beat it out. But...there's gotta be a better way!
by sagebrush_mama 6 years ago
Just killed what we think is a Mojave green, but I'm not sure about the head shape...my understanding is that more triangular is venemous whereas less so may be non-venemous. No rattle, but very VERY heavy green coloring. Any help for more certain identification?
by Annette Thomas 8 years ago
Found a new pet in the pond today. Now isn't he cute? Just 'hanging around' until I threw a dried cow patty at him. Don't think he's poisonous. No triangular head, not enough thickness in the body. Who knows? I know, the snake expert, Randy Godwin!!!!Summoning Randy Godwin please. These...
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