Snakes in Coal

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Re: Snakes in Coal

PostBy: Bruce M On: Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:54 am

dcrane wrote:OK... thanks for the nightmares :fear: My son will be getting the coal buckets from downstairs from now on :mad2:

Lol, sorry goes to your son.
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Re: Snakes in Coal

PostBy: mozz On: Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:01 am

Had bulk coal delivered outside and once when shoveling, found a ringneck snake at the bottom.
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Re: Snakes in Coal

PostBy: stovehospital On: Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:06 am

I find snakes in my coal on a regular basis. I store my bulk coal outside and snakes love to crawl inside the pile when it gets cool in the Fall. In winter I often find snakes in the coal that never made it out to a den before winter. I just move them somewhere cool and they are gone come spring. The larger coal sizes like stove coal are prefered by the snakes.
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Re: Snakes in Coal

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:09 am

Sounds like a bunch of city folks to me, drop the snakes off here if you like. Unlike you FF I,ve seen my normal amount of snakes, got plenty of bagworms & even seen a type of salamander or lizard that I've never seen before, kind of a cute little guy Anything that eats insects or mice is a friend IMO.
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Re: Snakes in Coal

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:51 am

freetown fred wrote: ... No tent caterpillars at all. Hmmmm????????????????????

You sent them all here! :lol: They're in all the trees, blueberry bushes, and in both pear trees - more this year than I've ever seen! Time to get out the torch ...
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Re: Snakes in Coal

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:24 pm

anthony7812 wrote:WTF good god smitty. Only good snake is a dead one.

AMEN
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Re: Snakes in Coal

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:00 pm

We have a 3 ft long Black American Racer living amongst the stack of bagged coal I have out back. DK appropriately named it "Jessie." Jessie does a good job taking care of the chipmonks so I'll let him stay as long as he wants. Lisa
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Re: Snakes in Coal

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:21 pm

All these years and listening to Smitty talking about wrestling with the snake.....I am blown away. It was faaaaaar from what I was thinkin'. He must have a damned reptilian zoo out there in God's Country...... Actually I think it keeps his mind sharp because he 'loves the 'Snakes' in the 'State House' and they are a slippery as any snake alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :idea: :eek2: :bang: :mad3: :angel:
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Re: Snakes in Coal

PostBy: david78 On: Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:23 pm

Hey, no need to insult snakes by comparing them to politicians. :nono:
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Re: Snakes in Coal

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:37 am

All this snake talk is causing something to get ready to rear its ugly head around here.Just this past Saturday while weed wacking around the wood pile I weed wacked over this shedded snake skin.1 1/2 inches wide and about 18 or so inches long.Instant hair raising all over me.If you could have seen me after finding that thing trying to finish the job standing on my tippy toes,weed wacker stretched as far out as I could hold it and fully expecting something to "fang into"me at any moment.I guess I saw too many Tarzan and Jungle Jim movies when I was a kid but one thing is for certain, I hate snakes more than even I thought I did. Mike p.s.the whole wood pile might be for sale soon,all of it for one money as they say :lol: :lol:
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Re: Snakes in Coal

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:55 am

Yeh but Mike--Jungle Jim always had Willy-Willy to deal with that kind of situation--crap, or was that Ramar of the Jungle???? Yep, GOOGLE says--Ramar
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Re: Snakes in Coal

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:27 pm

freetown fred wrote:Yeh but Mike--Jungle Jim always had Willy-Willy to deal with that kind of situation--crap, or was that Ramar of the Jungle???? Yep, GOOGLE says--Ramar


Wow, how old are you guys ? Hehehe :P
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Re: Snakes in Coal

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:57 pm

Anthony,that old age stuff is only an over-rated state of mind.You have to be able to remember Howdy Doody,Clarabell, Finius T. Bluster and Stone,Woods and Cook to be in my bracket. Mike
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Re: Snakes in Coal

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:43 pm

Mike, you didn't mention Princess Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring--she was HOT--- :oops: toothy
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Re: Snakes in Coal

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:30 am

Fred, You are absolutely correct,two toots from Clarabell's horn out to ya! Mike
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