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    Posted 9 years ago

    blunderbuss2
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    As a kid of about 15 yrs with some friends, we were cutting thru a neighbour's back yard & I noticed the profile of the top step of a rock walk was moving. I stopped my friends & went to investigate. It was a 4 1/2 ft diamond-back. My friends kept it in sight while I knocked on the door of the people's house. A woman came & I told her what was in her yard & asked if they had a gun. She brought me a shotgun & I blew the head off the rattler. That was about 1956 & these are the trophy. Not good in a residential area. I even cleaner their gun before leaving.
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    Comments

    1. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 9 years ago
      cool story!
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      Certainly wasn't expecting this much response! Thanks gang.
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      Well gang, guess our message got through!
    4. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 9 years ago
      Should the make a sub-category animal parts?lol
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      Did they rattle? I just woke up & will try to do better as the day progresses.
    6. Zowie Zowie, 9 years ago
      I don't know but it's different & what a nice thing to do good on you.
    7. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 9 years ago
      Well you stopped so maybe it belongs in stop signs. Otherwise send it to the HELP section because if you don't stop then you need help. Thanks for sharing.
    8. AboundingOddities AboundingOddities, 9 years ago
      I have one I took a few years back that I placed in a creviced, vine twisted staff...delicate but neat.....of course, I ran over the turkey with my car......gun sounds better
    9. AboundingOddities AboundingOddities, 9 years ago
      goat testicals? I knew I discovered an interesting site here.....LOL
    10. junglehouse junglehouse, 9 years ago
      OMGosh! LOL when I saw this rattle! I recently got my own such trophy, but wasn't real happy about it.....We heard the -very loud- rattle sound about 10 feet from our house(SW Florida) in the palmetto jungle. I tossed a rock at the sound and Mooky, our tabby teen kitten ran from the brush! Guess the rock toss saved his life. (how's the saying go??? curiosity killed the cat) Anyway, shotgun blast to the head and it measured 5-1/2 feet with a big fat girth! waited for several hours and took a scissor to the rattles. thanks for sharing!
    11. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      There are 2 sounds you don't forget. A gun being made ready & that of an irritated rattler.
    12. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 9 years ago
      Add a third blunder...the chuckle of a big buck goat in rut and yes if you turn your back to him the will be rattlin !!!
    13. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      Haven't been exposed to that one Hedge, so can't put in on my own list.
    14. AboundingOddities AboundingOddities, 9 years ago
      LOL.....funny
    15. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      Funny how early training & experience conditions one for life. I haven't lived where their are poisonous snakes for 42 yrs, - but it is still in my mind when I get into high grass or around rocky places with shade. I remind myself of the facts, but it is still there.
    16. AboundingOddities AboundingOddities, 9 years ago
      LOL...being from KS all I had to worry about was a water snake wrapping around my ankle in high brush...maybe a Moccasin since I creek wade, or snapping turtle...talk about having the shivers. But I also was always aware of all native animals when going to other states....and rattling was a sound I knew I did NOT want to hear........now maybe also a buck goat in rutting season?
    17. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      Yeah. A "Ssssssssss" sound in the grass isn't welcome either. Don't care what they say on the nature channels. We used to wade up to our arms in streams & shoot moccasins when they swam out toward us. Guess we were too young & stupid!
    18. AboundingOddities AboundingOddities, 9 years ago
      Legally, in some states, that might be the story we want to recall, Blunderbuss...LOL
    19. Zowie Zowie, 9 years ago
      I'm glad we don't have them here we have enough deadly snakes
    20. AboundingOddities AboundingOddities, 9 years ago
      So do we...we don't call them rattlers here, even as noisy as they get, we call them politicians...........
    21. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      Politicians/ rattlers? A/O, I fail to catch your drift? Rattlers have scaly skin. Haven't you noticed? Thinking about it, that's not a fool-proof method!
    22. AboundingOddities AboundingOddities, 9 years ago
      LOL....see?
    23. Zowie Zowie, 9 years ago
      AboundingOddities yeah we also have those type of snakes in the grass always wondering were there money is coming from how about they have a pay cut instead of triple taxing us or cutting back our pensions. The trouble with that if we shoot them thats murder so get all those darn rattlers.
    24. AboundingOddities AboundingOddities, 9 years ago
      (I wonder how much it costs to send some airmail?) For the legal eagles out there with scopes on my forehead...just joking ;-)
    25. Zowie Zowie, 9 years ago
      Well I hope this gives you a lol the other day they stopped a plane for a snake that was about 8 inches if that.
    26. AboundingOddities AboundingOddities, 9 years ago
      LOL......at their prices, I would sneak on too....good one, Zowie
    27. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      Think I have another "run-away" posting!
    28. kerry10456 kerry10456, 9 years ago
      23 and counting, Just like a run away train, Choo-Choo, train's a coming..............
    29. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      There were only 3 comments made on this before 19 days ago & then it went wild. Seems that the mention of snakes reminds people more of politicians than reptiles. Well, both are venomous & can't be trusted!
    30. kerry10456 kerry10456, 9 years ago
      Make me wanna reconsider that election thing next year now, I might have the gift of gab, but always consider myself to be trustworthy. :-)
    31. Zowie Zowie, 9 years ago
      The only way to go what is your other run away. If you say kids ask them how much will it cost for them to keep going. just a lol
    32. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      You're right Zowie, but I have noticed that I'm not the only 1 who has had run-aways. Also, kerry, there always seems to be a before & after morality. LOL
    33. AboundingOddities AboundingOddities, 9 years ago
      Run away? Hey, ya'all this things so long my fingers couldn't do that m,uch walking, no matter how much ma bell wants them to. It's neat to come to these and see the humor in life while antiquing
    34. kerry10456 kerry10456, 9 years ago
      Lucas, LOL. My morals have always been a point of question. Seems the "norm" doesn't quite agree with my thinking, but that's not all bad, at least not in my viewpoint ;-)
    35. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      Kerry, I'm a believer in natural selection. Who ever comes up with the most money, is my natural selection!
    36. kerry10456 kerry10456, 9 years ago
      I some what agree, but I always use the "Golden Rule"..... He who has all the gold, makes the rules
    37. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      If I use that, do I have to pay royalties?
    38. kerry10456 kerry10456, 9 years ago
      Feel FREE to use as needed :-)
    39. kerry10456 kerry10456, 9 years ago
      40 comments, and rising :-)
    40. AboundingOddities AboundingOddities, 9 years ago
      So many Bot-ta-Bings there...not sure when the Bot-ta-boom's a coming
    41. Zowie Zowie, 9 years ago
      Hey AboundingOddities the bottom may not fall out we good keep giving it a lol spirit for who know how long. LOL is not a phrase I'm use to. blunderbuss2 I have never had a runaway.

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