A guy on one of my other forums posted this
"Look what I found in my garage today !
I heard a noise coming from what I thought was the air compressor.. sounded like the petcock under the tank had sprung a leak. So I lifted up the compressor and saw it .I was with-in 2 feet of that sucker ... (photo of dead rattlesnake) Shot it with shell shot from a .22 about 5 times from 2 feet away . Then a .22 long .Dragged it outside for the pictures ."
Bonehead. I would not have bragged about any of this. My air compressor probably weighs 300 Lbs. It took 6 shots to kill a snake? It appears that unless he missed with the first 5, "snake shot" doesn't even work on snakes. I would not fire anything in my garage, too many thing like acetylene cylinders and hydrochloric acid bottles around. A shovel does the job just fine and then the wife doesn't get all nervous about snakes for the next 6 months.