posted on May, 13 2014 @ 05:12 PM
originally posted by: Shakawkaw
Not seeing a snake in your toilet is one thing. Not seeing a 6ft python though? They did say it was brown, maybe that's why.
Epic. I agree. I read about that couple who had snakes infesting their house a long time ago, and that really freaked me out. Two days ago I killed a
cottonmouth in my fenced front yard. He was not fully grown, but was not a baby either, so apparently they are starting to hatch after winter. I
don't like killing anything, but when you have something that can kill you based on instinct and not rational thought, and will bite you simply
because you don't see it and walk right by it or step on it accidentally, it must not be allowed to live. That is the simply truth.
We get more copperheads than anything where I live in Texas. Rattlesnakes are not to common in this particular part of Texas, and I have never seen
one here, but it would theoretically be possible for them to find their way to my house. But we kill probably at least three copperheads every summer.
I feel a bit sorry for them considering they are relatively docile. A relative of mine got bitten a handful of years ago when she didn't see it and
stepped on it. That is about what it takes to get bitten though.
Oh, and that cottonmouth I killed...It had just bitten a frog. I saw a frog still hopping around with two fang marks in its back. And it was almost as
if I could see its organ through its skin. Perhaps the venom did something to its circulatory system. I put the frog out of its misery as well, as a
humane act. I assumed it would suffer and die. I did not initially see any fangs inside the mouth of the snake, so I was having a hard time
identifying it. It looked like a cottonmouth, and the fang marks in the frog told me it was venemous, and so I pulled against the roof of its mouth
and out popped the fangs. I hate snakes, lol. One of the downsides to living out in the country I suppose.
We had just had a momentous amount of rain when that snake found its way into my fenced front yard. Rarely do those types come so close to the house.
I usually see them down in the creek and pasture, and usually leave them alone. I've heard they can be temperamental on occasion. I remember my
grandma telling me that a coachwhip snake had chased her mother one time, slapping its tail like they do, here in Texas a long time ago...but I had
always heard that was a myth, that they don't actually chase people. But she swears that it occurred, and I believe her. Anyone else ever heard that?
I suppose I could just look it up, lol.