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Attention snake enthusiasts:

  1. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    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

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Oh sweet! I'm gonna check that out right now...

  3. earnestshub profile image90
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    I can't watch it! I hate to see a snake get hurt! smile

  4. earnestshub profile image90
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    OK I looked. No snakes are hurt in this hub! smile

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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.

  5. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago

    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?

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I think Randy my favorite part was hearing yu say "I can't get my camera to zoom out" lol

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I had a disclaimer at the end of the hub about the audio.LOL

    2. mythbuster profile image84
      mythbusterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image92
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You shoulda heard the parts I edited out when the snake launched itself off the trailer at my feet while I was filming.  Thanks Mythbuster!

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    hehehe it made the video all the better I think. I liked the video!

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You ought to see my "How to catch a redneck girl"  video.  Much more danger involved in that one!

  8. AEvans profile image66
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    I checked it out, I can't stand snakes! If you want to hear a grown women scream that is me! lolollo big_smile

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Would that you were Eve!

      1. habee profile image91
        habeeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Good one, Randy! Tell 'em about the stench in the river!

        1. Randy Godwin profile image92
          Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'm saving that one for just the right moment, Holle!  Perhaps it would be more appropriate on the religious forum.

        2. AEvans profile image66
          AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          What! lolololo of forget that I am steering clear. lolololo big_smile

          1. Randy Godwin profile image92
            Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Just a joke which most women hate, AEvans!

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hehehe aaa don't worry AEvans randy and I won't let it touch ya we promise big_smile

  9. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    hahahahahahaha!!!

  10. donotfear profile image90
    donotfearposted 7 years ago

    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!

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      These canebrake rattlers are occasionally found inside homes.  they can enter through a very small hole and end up anywhere in the house.  This doesn't happen too often though!

  11. earnestshub profile image90
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    If they are endangering native species, they gotta go! You could send them to Australia, they would have lots of competition here! smile

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Give me your address Earnest and you can be my snake relocation guy!  We now have pythons moving slowly north from Florida.  That's all we need, more snakes!

  12. earnestshub profile image90
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    The old Australian desert joke. "How many snakes does your place run to the acre?" lol

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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!

      1. earnestshub profile image90
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Perhaps quite a few chickens even! Snakes do seem to fancy poultry, at least here they do. smile

        1. Randy Godwin profile image92
          Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Apparently this one had all he could eat of both chicks and rats.  He had to be a very old snake to get this huge.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A hoe has dispatched many a rattler from the vicinity of our homes, Ralwus.  These snakes seem to have many babies and keep getting more plentiful every year.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    One does what one must. get some hogs

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I gave the same advice to a lady recently, Charlie.  Hogs will kill and eat any creature they can find.  Good snake control animals plus pulled pork is always a favorite down here.

  15. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Hi, Charlie!!

  16. qwark profile image60
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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.

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    tori_cute_lolposted 7 years ago

    wow rly nice i actually enjoyed readind dis (claps claps claps) lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

 
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