Why we carry when living in the country

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    Look, I don't usually pop snakes as they tend to keep things balanced, but that said, you had a need due to problems and livelihood being affected. My question though, is why waste expensive bullets on a non-venomous one. Just pick the bugger up and break the neck or cut the head off...

    Just sayin... with the cost of ammo and all these days...
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    Quote Originally Posted by packinnova View Post
    Look, I don't usually pop snakes as they tend to keep things balanced, but that said, you had a need due to problems and livelihood being affected. My question though, is why waste expensive bullets on a non-venomous one. Just pick the bugger up and break the neck or cut the head off...
    Just sayin... with the cost of ammo and all these days...
    'Careful, non-venomous snakes still bite. Plus it's a bummer to realize that you've wrongly identified it after it bites you .

    Although, you did remind me of my grandaddy 'popping' snakes. He'd snatch them up by the tail and crack them like a whip. It was all over after that. I remember him grabbing one that was too long and heavy to crack, so he swung it over his head with both hands until he could reach the cinder-block wall of a shed to slap it's head off. 'Grandaddy was one tough mother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnklFungus View Post
    Why didn't you just pick it up and move it? I like snakes, so I don't usually kill them. Maybe if it was venomous...
    That's my thought.

    I catch these and other snakes such as kingsnakes and keep them in my barn. Fortunately, I have a small coop and keeping snakes out is fairly easy. (Mice & rats? That's another story)

    The few times I've found poisonous snakes around my property, I've just stomped them to death. (Ammo is TOO expensive!)

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    I agree no reason to chance it. Shoot it.
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    out there we have rat snake, king snakes, bull snakes, and I can walk ya down to where there are a lot of rattle snakes. However, I get ticked if anyone messes with the bull snakes, they are good to have around. We have a new one in the state that I can't remember the name of, but are non-venomous but aggressive as can be ...
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    I've got two rabid coons sneaking around my coop at times (well one now) :)
    they act drunk and aren't scared of people, they also come out in mid day. I went to my coop lastnight and saw one near it so I shot him with my little .380 I was cussing myself for not having a rifle but the .380 worked. Felt bad wasting defensive ammo (expensive) on it though.

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    Are ya sure ya only used two shots? That Glock19 in slidelock worries me then. Did ya only have one in the chamber and one in the mag?...Jus sayin

    Just pickin at ya!
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