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I just had to dust another rattlesnake. This early in the summer? Its gonna be long summer. Thank you Emmy dog for blowing the whistle once again. That one was close in. If she wasn't letting me know I might have stepped on it.
At our age those things can kill you. Preacher said he had one last week also. They must have a den somewhere
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there anyway to keep rattlesnakes away?
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Domesticate a mongoose...

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there anyway to keep rattlesnakes away?
Have few rocks..and much sub-zero weather, perhaps? We almost never see them around here.. In fact, I've never seen one in the field.

We have snakes but very rarely venmous, except in very rocky areas, in fact venomous ones are nearly non-existent around here..

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there anyway to keep rattlesnakes away?
Domesticate a mongoose...
That was tried over a hundred years ago.

A rattler is a bunch faster than a mongoose, and the mongoose can't handle a rattlers venom.

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That was tried over a hundred years ago.

A rattler is a bunch faster than a mongoose, and the mongoose can't handle a rattlers venom.
Dee is correct here.. My veterinary friend once explained it to me. The mongoose comes from Asia, the chief snakes the mongoose combatted there were cobras & kraits.

Rattlesnakes coil to strike, while cobras never coil. The Cobra raises his head above his victim and strikes dowmward, while the rattler strikes upward from his coil.

The mongoose was the perfect victim for the rattler..the mongoose was not prepared for the strike, since he looking for the strike to come from above..

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Argent careful what You post, You may have confessed to a crime. In the state of Florida all native snakes are protected and I have read in the news where the law reads a lot of post on the internet.
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argent careful what you post, you may have confessed to a crime. In the state of florida all native snakes are protected and i have read in the news where the law reads a lot of post on the internet.
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Habu/mongoose fights...and have first hand witnessed cobra, krait and rattlesnakes...NONE are to be underestimated.

here where we reside, keeping brush and foliage cleared away is one of the best way to keep the rattler-bugs away. we use the Kubota with a box scraper it also allows a clearer "drag" to be seen should a serpent come around.

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Argent careful what You post, You may have confessed to a crime. In the state of Florida all native snakes are protected and I have read in the news where the law reads a lot of post on the internet.
I've asked the Deputies before, and they said if it looks like it might become a threat to you, your family
or your animals then there is yet no law against you killing it. Those guys know, they come across the same thing on their property. Diller, I do appreciate your input though.
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