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Poster: mikewhite
Image: Stuck Rattlesnake
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Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:09 pm
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Pic Description: Found originally by Bruce McAfee. It appeared to be peeking out of a hole. I returned the following day and discovered that it was stuck, so I dug it out. A very lucky snake. It had been trapped since the storm of about a week ago in the roots of a blown over maple way back on the rail road grade. It has eight rattles. 

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Pharmer Lana
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Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:55 pm   

cool dad!!

I'm glad you happened upon him/her. It is a very lucky snake.



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Troy
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Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:13 pm   

How did you dg him out Mike? Did he try to thank you by lunging at you. The only reason he is lucky is because I didn't find him. The only digging I would have done was his grave.



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mikewhite
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Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:19 am   

Hi Troy. I used the stick in the lower left part of the picture to poke and dig. I then used it to lever up on the root.

I do believe that snake has as much right to live as I do when there is no choice to be made over lives.

The rattler is happy to eat mice and stay away from people.



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Pharmer Lana
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Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:20 am   

Troy, I know you better than that! You would have been too scared to approach the snake, let alone kill it!



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Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:13 pm   

I would have if I was really sure he was stuck and I had a really long stick or shovel. =0)
Your dad did the right thing, he is a very good man.

Seriously Mike, how did it behave during and after your rescue?



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Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:13 am   

While stuck, the snake would attempt to strike, but couldn't do it. As soon as he/she got loose, all it wanted to do was head for the woods. I took pictures of the snake stretched out heading for the woods, but it was hard to see the snake in the leaves.



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Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:08 am   

A snake in the leaves is worth two in the grass.
Confusious.



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