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Old 08-04-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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Kill a fellow....my life flashed before my eyes today! I was riding my bike when a coral snake sunbathing on the edge of a driveway leaped and hit the back tire. I was with Baby X who was sitting in front of me and I was so busy paying attention to what the baby was doing that I didnt realize it was a snake I rode pass until it hit the tire. I noticed the colors and trust me as soon as I got home I called animal control, hubby x and a string of family members and now I am telling you lot.

I am starting to wonder should I start carrying around a machete or gun ala Lara Croft for instances like these?

Oh and by the way after not having encountered a scorpion for over a year...we got our first one a week ago! Kitty X must have had a battle with it because the scorpion managed to get itself stuck on a glue trap for pests backwards. It died a horrible death...

Living in Hill Country Texas is making me wonder why I left NY...I think I rather battle subway rats and roaches sometimes

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Old 08-04-2010, 12:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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aaah! That freaked me out a bit I have to say...but I am glad you are okay and you were on your bike and not on foot--yikes!
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:11 PM
 
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aaah! That freaked me out a bit I have to say...but I am glad you are okay and you were on your bike and not on foot--yikes!
Yes so glad I decided not to walk and ride my bike! Seriously I came home feeling a bit sick after that! I called Animal Control and I hope they found it because it was on someones driveway and who knows if they have kids or even if they don't God forbid they get out of the car and boom thats it!
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:43 PM
 
Location: North Central S.A.
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Welcome to Texas. Where the scenery attacks you!
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:55 PM
 
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You don't have to live in the hill country to come across these critters...

Our old house was off Bandera/Eckert area... Our house backed up to Leon Creek...

We found 2 coral snakes in our backyard once... They were mating up against our landscaping stones and hubs didn't see them and he sliced them with the weedeater... What a way to go...

We also had alot of scorpions in the old house and our cat used to bat at them and claw them until she killed them...

Like Buffyfan said, Welcome to Texas...
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:36 PM
 
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Welcome to Texas. Where the scenery attacks you!

Very true!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:55 PM
 
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We found 2 coral snakes in our backyard once... They were mating up against our landscaping stones and hubs didn't see them and he sliced them with the weedeater... What a way to go...
I don't know if that the best or the worst way to die
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:20 PM
 
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I don't know if that the best or the worst way to die
I can only imagine the last thoughts going through those two snake's heads....

"Hey babe nice stripes...come around these parts often."

"No usually I am down by the creek...like the way you hisssss"

"Well you don't say, wanna sssshag?"

Then the bam chick wa wa music comes on....

VRRROOOOOOOOOOOMMM.....

Texas Weed Eater Massacre ......
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:37 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Kill a fellow....my life flashed before my eyes today! I was riding my bike when a coral snake sunbathing on the edge of a driveway leaped and hit the back tire. I was with Baby X who was sitting in front of me and I was so busy paying attention to what the baby was doing that I didnt realize it was a snake I rode pass until it hit the tire. I noticed the colors and trust me as soon as I got home I called animal control, hubby x and a string of family members and now I am telling you lot.

I am starting to wonder should I start carrying around a machete or gun ala Lara Croft for instances like these?

Oh and by the way after not having encountered a scorpion for over a year...we got our first one a week ago! Kitty X must have had a battle with it because the scorpion managed to get itself stuck on a glue trap for pests backwards. It died a horrible death...

Living in Hill Country Texas is making me wonder why I left NY...I think I rather battle subway rats and roaches sometimes
After reading your experience and watching the video of the poisonous centipedes that can grow to a foot long, I'm with ya on the NY thoughts too! Except for the fact that I'm loving San Antonio, so I think I will stay and keep a watchful eye.

Glad you and Baby X are ok.
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:50 PM
 
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THnks Crittergal! Well the animal control guy called and said they didn't find the snake...I just hope and pray it didn't slither off into the owner of the driveways garage and what not! I would hate to be the person who comes home to find that in my garage. :0
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