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Old 04-19-2011, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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This one was big and fat for a baby, usually the nubbins are about 8-12 inches and not much bigger around than a pencil. This one was about 15" and thick as your finger. Mama musta been a monster!

Hate peacocks but might have to get some of the nasty things to keep the snakes down, gonna be a right zoo here this year with all the water and grass knee-high all over instead of barely to your ankles like in the drought years. Well, I don't have any garden for peacocks to destroy anymore so maybe it won't be so bad, haha. Chickens don't last, the coyotes get 'em. Or they foolishly roost atop the kennel, neglecting to notice how well Labs can jump.
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:09 PM
 
Location: NW Montana
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This one was big and fat for a baby, usually the nubbins are about 8-12 inches and not much bigger around than a pencil. This one was about 15" and thick as your finger. Mama musta been a monster!

Hate peacocks but might have to get some of the nasty things to keep the snakes down, gonna be a right zoo here this year with all the water and grass knee-high all over instead of barely to your ankles like in the drought years. Well, I don't have any garden for peacocks to destroy anymore so maybe it won't be so bad, haha. Chickens don't last, the coyotes get 'em. Or they foolishly roost atop the kennel, neglecting to notice how well Labs can jump.
Just showing their training
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Haha, yep, they're durn birdy, and not terribly fussy what kind of bird it is

Had one that would snatch sparrows out of the air, if they were fool enough to fly through her kennel! Now if only I could teach 'em all to do that with the damned thieving starlings...
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Montana
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"neglecting to notice how well Labs can jump." Makes me laugh, our lab and my one pet chicken slept together in the dog house being I hadn't built a chicken coop in the first winter here. My lab is great with the chickens, birds around here, just take him hunting and he knows the difference and it's all business. He even runs the crows out of the chicken coop yard. Hates them.
So the rattlers are coming out already? geese. I HATE those damn things!!
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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If they're out with your own birds all the time, they'll leave 'em alone, but it's the bird on the other side of the fence that the workin' Labs can't resist. My training buddy's fieldtrial dog and his training duck lived together in the yard, same deal. The duck was somehow a lot more fascinating out in the field. Yeah, the dogs do know the difference.

Little early for rattlers, but I imagine the rain flushed a lot of 'em out of their holes, so they're up where they're warming up earlier'n usual. Guy I talked to the other day had already shoveled a dozen of 'em, but he says they get about a hundred a year on his place.

I'm not sure I like geese much better'n rattlers. Wonder how guinea fowl do on snakes? they're not so destructive and are pretty smart about coyotes.

We've got ten zillion quail here, but they're a trifle small for the job! Used to have roadrunners, but the illegal aliens shot 'em all -- backcountry Mexicans think they're bad luck. No, rattlers are bad luck, you idiots!
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Three's an A frame place here that is a beautiful place, but it keeps changing owners. One year it changed owners 3 times. It's chock full of rattle snakes.

One guy bought it and said, "Not a problem, I'll get a couple of dogs and at least they'll warm me." Both dogs were dead the first week. So he sold out, the next guy bought it and winter was setting in. He's the guy that has owned it the longest.

Rez, you talked about the guy that got a hundred snaks that he killed every year. One guy that had this A frame, hilled a hundred the first week he was there.

It's a pocket, you go a mile in any direction and rattlesnakes are not a problem.
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:56 AM
 
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Yeah, there's a pocket like that north of Three Forks, up in the rocks above Trident. That's the only place I ever saw a rattler in Montana... was up there the first halfway thawed day after winter, turned over a rock, musta been a hundred mature rattlers under it, all snugged together cozy-like. Next rock, same thing. Didn't turn over no more rocks.

Tho now I'd find out who's payin' $50 apiece for 'em and go back with a snake-stick and a bucket.
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Oh oh. Somebody should notify the National Weather Service because there is probably going to be a big snowstorm.

I swapped out my rims and took off my snowblade. So now I have common tread 14 inch, steel belted radials on it. I can go fast and splat hard.

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Old 04-21-2011, 09:18 AM
 
Location: NW Montana
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Hi Timber...Good to see you are on point guard.
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: NW Montana
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OMG
and I do not use that term lightly....
what the heck? why do you think it has some many.
send that fellow some peacocks..


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Three's an A frame place here that is a beautiful place, but it keeps changing owners. One year it changed owners 3 times. It's chock full of rattle snakes.

One guy bought it and said, "Not a problem, I'll get a couple of dogs and at least they'll warm me." Both dogs were dead the first week. So he sold out, the next guy bought it and winter was setting in. He's the guy that has owned it the longest.

Rez, you talked about the guy that got a hundred snaks that he killed every year. One guy that had this A frame, hilled a hundred the first week he was there.

It's a pocket, you go a mile in any direction and rattlesnakes are not a problem.
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