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[RC] I'd prefer Rattlesnakes......... - Jonni Jewell

Moved from CA to TX. Had Rattlers on the trails in CA, and at least they let
you KNOW they were there. Here we have Rattlers, but I have yet to see any
on the trails etc. But we do have Copperheads, which lay quiet, do not move
out of the way, and one day I had one striking at the horse that I did not
notice until the horse froze with it next to him. Then we have Water
Moccasins. We have some in our back pond, but the horses normally do not go
back there to water. They are an aggressive snake, that WILL chase you. We
do shoot them. There is a fence they hang on that runs through part of the
pond. Yes, you can get one with a .22 if you are a good shot! <grin>

I am glad my horses seem to pay attention to snakes on the trail, so
hopefully they do not get to close to one of those darn Copperheads. Had to
do a quick halt last night and go a side trail around one that was across
the trail...just waiting...LOL

Yep, I prefer the Rattlesnakes. Like to hear them in case I was actually
enjoying the scenery, instead of looking out at the trail in front of my
horse every inch of the way.

Jonni in No. TX



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