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Offline KiraNGunnersmom

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Look what kind of greeting my daughter got tonight !
« on: August 16, 2008, 12:25:23 am »
Tyler has God and angels watching over her! She came home from a party tonight and as she got to the front door, she said she stepped on something.

She rang the doorbell and walked in the house. As soon as she did, she heard a loud clicking rattle and turns on the outside light and sees a RATTLESNAKE on our porch! She is so fortunate that it didnt bite her.

 Excuse the quality of the pic's, I was not about to open the door to get a better shot and also, Gunner , our mastiff puppy is a window licker so excuse how nasty it looks.

Earlier this year Logan, my oldest and son, almost stepped on a scorpion in our spare room. 
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2008, 12:52:38 am »
omg what did you guys end up doing? just let him/her go on its way? ??? scary :-\ :o

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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2008, 07:38:00 am »
omg what did you guys end up doing? just let him/her go on its way? ??? scary :-\ :o

A friend of ours who has knowledge and experience handling poisonous snakes came over and took it away.  I have no clue what his plans are for it,  nor do I really care.
That was entirely to close of a call for me.
He also came over and took care of the scorpion too.  We call Jeff our personal cootie buster...lol!
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Re: Look what kind of greeting my daughter got tonight !
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2008, 08:04:54 am »
WTF!?!?! I would have had a heart attack.  Where do you live?  I lived in Hawaii for a couple years and my good friend got stung by a scorpian on his "buttocks"  :) He got out of hte shower and pulled his shorts on and the scorpian had been inside the shorts. Talk about a shocker! But man - you've had more than enough scares - time to move! Thank God she is okay!
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2008, 10:57:00 am »
omg what did you guys end up doing? just let him/her go on its way? ??? scary :-\ :o

A friend of ours who has knowledge and experience handling poisonous snakes came over and took it away. I have no clue what his plans are for it, nor do I really care.
That was entirely to close of a call for me.
He also came over and took care of the scorpion too. We call Jeff our personal cootie buster...lol!


i wont have anything to do with venomous snakes :-\ scary.. i've moved my share of rat snakes and garter snakes though haha. 2 were pregnant ;D i loved holding the pregnant garter snake  ;D they give live birth and i could feel the lil guys in there, she looked like she was about to pop! the rat snake, i could feel her eggs, so cool!

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Re: Look what kind of greeting my daughter got tonight !
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2008, 12:16:58 pm »
What a terrible scare!  I sure am glad no one was hurt!  *shivers*

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Re: Look what kind of greeting my daughter got tonight !
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2008, 02:23:44 pm »
Wow! It looks like a big ol' snake!! How frightening!
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2008, 04:21:50 pm »
Wow. I am so glad your daughter is ok but how exciting that would be to catch!!  We went to Arizona last summer and caught a western diamondback, about 3 ft long, the first day out! I cant believe you have them in Wichta Falls..Amazing!!

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Re: Look what kind of greeting my daughter got tonight !
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2008, 05:12:49 pm »
 :o See an people wonder why I live in the north and deal with the -40 winters, no poisonous bitting things, so fleas, no tics these are the reasons.


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Re: Look what kind of greeting my daughter got tonight !
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2008, 05:56:38 pm »
  Where do you live? 

We live in wichita Falls, Texas.  Hot, dry hicksville.
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Re: Look what kind of greeting my daughter got tonight !
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2008, 06:15:49 pm »
Lori,
I was told that there are two types that are indigenous to this area.  The AC officer showed us the one he had in his truck.  It was the size of a medium garter snake and it was full grown.  He called  it a Massasauga rattlesnake.
What was on our porch was either a prarie or diamondback rattlesnake.
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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2008, 07:31:04 pm »
by the pattern it seems to be a diamondback , unfortunately the striped tail is not a way to tell since prairies have it as well. either way he is a beautiful snake!!!

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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2008, 08:41:21 pm »
she stepped on it??????? OMG!!! I would have freeked!  glad no one got hurt.