Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:54 PM
a bit later found this guy.
Found this guy trying to fly.
Mom and dad was a little mad .
Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:41 AM
Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:22 PM
Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:40 PM
"Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?" (Quoted from Raiders of the Lost Ark)
I don't like snakes unless I know they are non-poisonous and non-aggressive. If I see what is rattling, I pull the trigger and turn off the fuse box of the culprit. Yuck on the the snakes for sure. I like my snakes dead, skinned and fried!
Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:31 AM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:14 AM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:17 AM
the first one is a rattle snake look at the tail it has white stripes the second is a gopher snake.Did you kill the rattler?
No...that is a headless model.
Posted 15 June 2012 - 11:05 AM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 03:34 PM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 03:57 PM
I do not do snake very well. I put the rattles in my pocket and the next thing I know I was on my knees with the world closing in on me. Got up took some big breaths and up chucked. I hate snakes.
I guess you really don't do snakes very well . When I got my first one in my teens, nobody told me that they still crawl around for hours after they are dead. I carried that thing back to camp for a half hour wondering if it was ever going to quit moving! My dad's friends were very disappointed, I did not know at the time, but they made me walk back so they could hide and hopefully watch me jump and run when it started moving on me while I held it. It still doesn't bother me, but sure intrigues me. Especially how they will still strike at you with the bloody stump that used to be their head
Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:04 PM
Posted 17 June 2012 - 11:58 AM
Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:03 PM
Saw a rattler Friday exploring Mount Diablo with my oldest. She saw it fiirst - I totally missed it. A young little one perched in a couple of those huge pine cones someone had set up on a stump. I had almost walked over and kicked them over but got distracted. Sometimes ADD helps! She was walking over and stopped and "Look - a snake!" very calmly so I went over and looked , and sure enough. good thing she is an eagle eye!
Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:35 PM
Something I just learned - you need a fishing license to take reptiles (or amphibians). Just an FYI. and obvioulsy self defense doesn't require it!
I don't think so................................Don't need it at all, self defense or not, for rattlers
(a) General Provisions: Only the following reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sportfishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. The limit for each of the species listed below is two, unless otherwise provided. Limit, as used in this section, means daily bag and possession limit. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.
(b No sportfishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake.
Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:57 AM
If either one wants to bite me, they will be history.
Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:19 PM
And self defense is always an okay excuse. Bears and even deer and elk sometimes attack. don't think anyone would fault you for protecting yourself from anything wanting to take a bite out of you, but deer and such might be harder to prove they were threatening.
Honest warden, you didn't see the look in the eyes of that cotton tail! He was out for blood!
Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:34 PM
Okay - MOST reptiles!
I just happen to know it because we used to, and occasionally still do, hunt rattle snakes for hat bands.
As kids we would hunt at night for the "Communist Ground Squirrels" . You wouldn't believe how viscous those things can get in the desert at night
Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:15 PM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:16 AM
The other evening heard the dogs barking, went and checked it out and they had this guy cornered. Haven't caught one in a few years...about a 3ft'r. I was holding on to him but had to put my foot on him so he'd hold still for a picture. I let him go up in the hills behind the house
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Also about a week ago found this little guy on the driveway. It's just a common skink but when they are small/juvenile they have a bright blue tail. These tails come off so easy...on purpose. I guess it's a defense mechanism because it pops off and starts wiggling around while the skink makes it's get away. When I was a kid we'd catch these things and it was a real prize to get one intact. I was surprised this on didn't pop off it's tail on me.
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:56 AM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:47 PM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:51 PM
How do you hunt ground squirrels at knight ?
You got me thinking, You're right, I do believe it was kangaroo rats, not ground squirrels, my bad. It was like 25-30 years ago, and about 10,000 gallons of whiskey killing the brain cells ago . And we used flashlights and shotguns . It was in the early to mid 80's, so we were the only ones in that canyon. I miss those days
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