Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by RugerMcMarlin, Jun 20, 2011.
That's a really good point.
That's a neat looking snake.
I have the Nikon 18-200mm VRbw
if it tastes like snake.
This would be my choice for snakes.
My little 4 acre farm house has hosted Timber rattlers, Copperheads, King snakes, Coral snake, lesser grass snakes, coach whips, and an unbelievable number of Rat snakes that invade my chicken house and eat the eggs. (Not to mention scare the snot out of the egg gatherer.)
The elderly lady that owned the place before me was bitten by a Timber rattler when working in the flower bed in the front yard. She lived though as the place is only about 20 minutes from a good hospital.
Personally I don't like snakes and my wife will not go to the farm if their has been a lot of recent snake activity. Also have young grand kids that roam the place as well as daughters and daughter-in-laws that are scared to death of them. So, my choice is to either manage my own property or have the snakes manage it for me. Guess which one I chose?
I am an equal opportunity snake curser and they are not discriminated against, all receive the same treatment. That is usually in the form of a sharp garden implement or if I don't want to get that close, a revolver full of shot loads. I have used the CCI's shot loads in .38 to good effect as well as handloaded .44 Specials. Also have a handy Savage 24 in .22 Mag over 20 gauge. The shot loads from the .22 Mag are devastating.
Also shot loads don't blow holes in my chicken house walls.
For a few years I put glass eggs in the chickens nest for the Rat snakes to eat. This would stop them up pretty good. The feed store wanted about 3 bucks for each of these, so I tried golf balls instead. These work great and cheap ones cost less than the glass eggs. Sometimes I'll find the expired snake on the place and recover the decoy egg and back in the nest it goes.
Heres a pic of one that met my old 5 screw K-22 in the chicken house. Its one of the small 3' ones. You can see the golf ball bulge about 18" down his body.
I know someone will say that they keep rats out of the barn, but I have a barn kitty for that. She eats about three rats a day to the snakes one every two weeks.
Me too. I carry a revolver at home on the farm, either a .38 or .357, and there's always two CCI .38 shotloads in my pocket for the copperheads that I have a few too many of. I had a spell carrying a Judge Ultralite but got over it.
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