Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Another rattlesnake roundup

32 comments:

  1. You are a brave woman...I would be out with a shovel throwing shots at that snake. Fortunate for the snake he picked your gentle house of relocation!

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  2. Wow, I could hear the rattling loud and clear. Hats off you brave woman. Lots of energy in that guy. He'll have a much better life somewhere else. Good on ya!

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  3. Anne Boleyn8/26/15, 6:46 AM

    You and Smooch are both such good girls!

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  4. I would have missed seeing the snake. His protective coloration is so good!

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  5. Yikes! That video jolted me better than 3 cups of coffee! (You're a braver woman than me, for sure!) Gotta love your wonderful canine security guard!! :- )

    Maggy

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  6. you are my hero! I would be screaming and running like a girl!!! I am sure Smooch was barking like crazy! She is such a good doggie!

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  7. Wow...I was shaking, too. My luck the rope would break or his head would get smaller and he'd slip out...
    Glad he waited

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  8. Too bad Ethel wasn't there. You could have filmed it like a Wild Kingdom episode. Smooch is amazing. Its like she was bred for snake hunting/security.

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  9. Gives me the shivers every time you do one of these.

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  10. Not sure I would last long having to wrangle rattlers (or the other snakes for that matter). You and Smooch make such a good team though.

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  11. My hats off to you, esp. after all you went through with Hank. I know snakes (all critters) have a purpose, but "he" would have had me running for the hills. I admire your bravery and consideration for what many would have destroyed. Dee


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  12. Michelle from Vancouver8/26/15, 8:25 AM

    I think I held my breath until you had the lid on ! I'm not sure I'd be that brave?

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  13. Uh, just no! I don't believe in guns. But I would definitely learn and shoot that guy from afar. You are a much kinder and braver person than me.
    Happy Trails, carol in Washington ..almost snake free

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  14. There should have been a warning label attached to this video. Empty your bladder first because this is suspenseful. Yikes. I so, so admire your tenacity and bravado.

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  15. Great video-- harrowing. You are a brave woman to do this to save the rattler rather than just kill it which would be easier-- a true nature lover

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  16. Great video, but I'm surprised that the snake doesn't fly out of the container as soon as you put him in... good that he doesn't tho!

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  17. WOWZA! I was on pins and needles and in need of something in the adult beverage department watching this video. You are so brave. I would not have the guts to do any of that. Where is a 50 foot axe when you need one?

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  18. I just can _not_ believe that you do that. And the new camera adds such a drama to it. Good you had a glass of red wine ready there ...

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  19. I vote for a tall garbage can instead of a short storage tub. Just sayin'.
    Hooray for Smooch and her spidey (snakey?) sense. :)

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  20. OMG! that guy or girl was not happy to be moved! you are courageous.

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  21. I've watched a couple of your videos when you do this. So do the snakes ever try to get out of the box? They seem to wait calmly for the lid to be put on. Or do you suppose this is the same darn snake coming back to visit?

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    1. They seem to calm down considerably as soon as they're in the box - I don't recall one trying to escape. And I'm sure it's not the same snake. The ones this summer have all been different lengths...and temperaments.

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  22. I agree please get your tall garbage can back....this scares me watching it in KS.....marsha@tubbslanefarm.com

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  23. I learn so much from you. Most of it I hope I never have to experience myself, but hey, you never know. I just enjoy watching these vignettes and how you face potential terror with such humor and grace.

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  24. Hi five on another safe capture. :D
    Btw, what is the magic word you use (at 1:57-ish) to admonish the rattler not to climb out?

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    1. I believe it's spelled "abdhtd." It's one of several I use around the animals - they seem to know the meaning even if I don't.

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    2. I'll have to rewatch at home to catch the 'magic word' :) :).
      I lowered my cable internet bill (read cheeeeeeper & sloooower) , so I was watching more than listening. You do have a good deal of experience catching the snakes, though your earlier videos (Vimeo) were mostly the non-poisonous variety (that I can remember).

      I too vote for a taller container with a handy lid.
      How did the release go ... calmer or just as unhappy?

      M in NC

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  25. An American in Tokyo8/26/15, 5:57 PM

    Omigosh! That one is a fighter! I guess they didn't want to leave your wonderful ranch!

    Good girl, Smoochie-poo!! =D

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  26. Seriously Carson, keep the damn lid with you. 'Bout gave me a heart attack and it's possible I peed just a little watching. He was a feisty little cuss, this one! You are so good to nature. That neck of the woods is lucky to have you :-)

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  27. You are kind and brave and tough as nails! I was on pins and needles! You definitely need your own reality show.

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  28. Nope Nope No. I can't believe you caught that thing. With my luck I would have missed his neck and he would come directly at me. Brave girl Brave.

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