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#6281676 - 04/30/16 07:20 PM Moved the last row of hay out- found some guests
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Clearing out the last row of big bales out of the barn. Found 5 good guys that will be looking for new homes.



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#6281707 - 04/30/16 07:39 PM Re: Moved the last row of hay out- found some guests [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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Gotta love those snakes that can climb slick metal straight up ! clap
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#6281807 - 04/30/16 08:57 PM Re: Moved the last row of hay out- found some guests [Re: blackcoal]
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Originally Posted By: blackcoal
Gotta love those snakes that can climb slick metal straight up ! clap


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#6281837 - 04/30/16 09:21 PM Re: Moved the last row of hay out- found some guests [Re: blackcoal]
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Originally Posted By: blackcoal
Gotta love those snakes that can climb slick metal straight up ! clap


It must not be that hard. Saw my Father-In-Law do it last summer while we were moving some square bales.

He doesn't like snakes. Actually he is TERRIFIED of snakes. Unfortunately, he got the bale with the snake under it (5' Texas Rat Snake).

He moves pretty good for an old guy.




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#6281846 - 04/30/16 09:29 PM Re: Moved the last row of hay out- found some guests [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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Good snakes!
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#6281847 - 04/30/16 09:29 PM Re: Moved the last row of hay out- found some guests [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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best rodent control around
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#6282005 - 05/01/16 07:29 AM Re: Moved the last row of hay out- found some guests [Re: flintknapper]
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Originally Posted By: flintknapper
Originally Posted By: blackcoal
Gotta love those snakes that can climb slick metal straight up ! clap


It must not be that hard. Saw my Father-In-Law do it last summer while we were moving some square bales.

He doesn't like snakes. Actually he is TERRIFIED of snakes. Unfortunately, he got the bale with the snake under it (5' Texas Rat Snake).

He moves pretty good for an old guy.

Flint.


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#6282118 - 05/01/16 09:35 AM Re: Moved the last row of hay out- found some guests [Re: colt45]
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Originally Posted By: colt45
best rodent control around
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#6282180 - 05/01/16 10:47 AM Re: Moved the last row of hay out- found some guests [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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I"ve always appreciated having a couple in the barn.
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#6282326 - 05/01/16 12:57 PM Re: Moved the last row of hay out- found some guests [Re: Red Cloud]
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Originally Posted By: Western
Originally Posted By: colt45
best rodent control around
Originally Posted By: Red Cloud
I"ve always appreciated having a couple in the barn.

Good guys to have around....all look healthy and well fed! cheers
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#6282417 - 05/01/16 02:44 PM Re: Moved the last row of hay out- found some guests [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Originally Posted By: Deerhunter61
Originally Posted By: flintknapper
Originally Posted By: blackcoal
Gotta love those snakes that can climb slick metal straight up ! clap


It must not be that hard. Saw my Father-In-Law do it last summer while we were moving some square bales.

He doesn't like snakes. Actually he is TERRIFIED of snakes. Unfortunately, he got the bale with the snake under it (5' Texas Rat Snake).

He moves pretty good for an old guy.

Flint.


Your FIL and I have something in common!


Lots of folks (maybe most), have a strong fear of snakes. They intrigue me and I've never been afraid of them, but no one likes to be 'startled' by one!

We always expect to find some Rat Snakes in the hay barn, especially when you get down to the last row of bales that sit on the ground, or those closest to the wall.

Rat snakes (called Chicken Snakes locally) are plentiful here and grow to over 6' (no joke). I just pick them up and move them, my FIL tries to kill them on sight. I've tried to convince him that they are good snakes and I think in his heart...he knows they are, but they scare him....so they suffer for it. rolleyes

His reaction (to me) seems in excess. He will quite literally run you over trying to create distance, or look for some way to get higher than the snake. While I don't experience the same feeling...I DO recognize and appreciate that the 'fear' is quite real for some folks (even if unwarranted).
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#6283123 - 05/02/16 06:32 AM Re: Moved the last row of hay out- found some guests [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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Would like to have a few of those where I am at up
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#6286495 - 05/04/16 09:30 AM Re: Moved the last row of hay out- found some guests [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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I would just burn the barn down

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#6286589 - 05/04/16 10:28 AM Re: Moved the last row of hay out- found some guests [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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I like snakes and all non venomous will get a pass. Venomous snakes die
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#6286862 - 05/04/16 01:54 PM Re: Moved the last row of hay out- found some guests [Re: Western]
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Originally Posted By: Western
Originally Posted By: colt45
best rodent control around


Gonna have to disagree with this and I'll tell you why. There's no denying that the ones above are "good snakes" and that snakes will scarf down a rodent with a quickness. But just how often do they do that? On average, about once a week. MAYBE twice under certain conditions. Unless your place (barn or building is assumed) is crawling with snakes, they're probably not even keeping pace with the rodent birth rate.

According to wiki:

Quote:
The [mice] gestation period is about 19–21 days, and they give birth to a litter of 3–14 young (average six to eight). One female can have 5 to 10 litters per year, so the mouse population can increase very quickly. Breeding occurs throughout the year.


In fact, the five snakes above are taking out, on average, five mice a week. At the edge of town, that might be awesome. In the panhandle, that sucks.

On my place in the panhandle, I know the snakes on my place aren't keeping up. My 60x40 metal barn is crawling with both snakes and rodents. The snakes have had 7 years to get things under control (I've only killed four rattlers in my barn during that time) and they've failed miserably. Yeah, they'll eat a few, but they're not earning their keep.

Now it's my turn. rifle

ETA: Of course, this also means that the snakes better stay the heck out of my barn too. farmer


Edited by kry226 (05/04/16 02:20 PM)
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