Texas Gardening forum: rattlesnake!!!!!!!!

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Name: Jujube
San Marcos, TX
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Apr 16, 2010 6:44 PM CST
I was at the orchard tonight checking the trees and the rain gauge. I decided to check the Black Walnut and Pecans I planted at the back of the property. I was wading thru the grass when I looked down and found my foot right next to a 5 foot rattlesnake! I jumped into the air (while screaming like a little girl) and ran to the dirt road. I went back with a stick to make sure and it was definitely a rattlesnake.

I want to know why the little f***er didnt rattle. Dont we have some sort of agreement about that. He didnt even rattle when I poked him with the stick. Anyway, no more flip flops at the land. Boots only. I was wearing big rubber boots today, thank god. I am very proud I didnt soil myself. HA!
Name: Jujube
San Marcos, TX
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Apr 16, 2010 6:45 PM CST
Whoops. I meant to post this in "Oh, For Goddness Sssssnakes!"

Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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Oct 19, 2010 12:00 PM CST
Rattlers aren't always in the mood to rattle. Sometimes it's too cool in the morning or they're just sunning themselves waiting to warm up. And I'd be willing to bet that snakes have to sleep just like anything does!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Marylyn
Houston, TX (Zone 9a)
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Oct 27, 2010 1:46 PM CST
EEK!! I would NOT have gone back with just a stick! You did good!!!

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