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Old 10-13-2017, 12:26 PM
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Seems a bit harsh. Perhaps there are areas of the country where venomous snakes have become rogue, rabid, human hunting threats, but the "Michigan Rattler" is a fairly scarce, elusive, and benign creature. Killing it would mean I need to eat it. And I am pretty certain it is not legal to kill them in the MetroParks.
I would suggest leaving it alone, you are not on it's diet and it is usually more afraid of you than you are of it.
Throwbot is from Montana where the prairie rattler is very prevalent, and bites common, his sentiment is a reality in snake country.
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:28 PM
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Walking off the course, I saw a fellow disc golfer walking on to the course. I raised my hand to acknowledge the guy, and then heard something I didn't immediately recognize.

It was the sound of a swarm of bees. And they were coming straight at me. There was no place to run, as I was in a wide open field. No exaggeration, the swarm was at least twenty feet across, and ten feet high.

From my recollection, the wind changed direction just in time to divert them from going right through me. Thank God.

I froze. Hand still in the air after they blew by. Mouth wide open, like a still photo of someone being sworn in on a witness stand. (Or should I say 'bee-ing' sworn in?). I dunno.

Very mesmerizing and thankfully, a cool experience.
Or bee-ing swarm in! You might want to close your mouth next time! yuk yuk

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Old 10-13-2017, 08:46 PM
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Throwbot is from Montana where the prairie rattler is very prevalent, and bites common, his sentiment is a reality in snake country.
North Florida is just full of rattlers, which can pose a danger to humans, so I understand the philosophy of taking them out when one can.

Where I live and play, I just leave the rattlers to be dinner guests of the king snakes in the area...
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Old 10-16-2017, 01:20 PM
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North Florida is just full of rattlers, which can pose a danger to humans, so I understand the philosophy of taking them out when one can.

Where I live and play, I just leave the rattlers to be dinner guests of the king snakes in the area...
I dont know... letting big snakes eat other big snakes kind of puts me in the mind of letting machines build machines.



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Old 10-16-2017, 03:25 PM
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Old 10-16-2017, 04:05 PM
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never heard of poisonous snakes. miss nomer has though.

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Old 10-16-2017, 05:03 PM
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never heard of poisonous snakes. miss nomer has though.
How is poisonous snake a misnomer?
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Old 10-16-2017, 05:20 PM
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How is poisonous snake a misnomer?
Correct term is venomous snake, not poisonous, due to the method of delivery.

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Old 10-16-2017, 06:20 PM
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Throwbot is from Montana where the prairie rattler is very prevalent, and bites common, his sentiment is a reality in snake country.
This is true, however I suppose I shouldn't go telling people to kill snakes in areas where I'm not familiar with the local fauna.
Obviously SW's example is pretty clear case where you should not kill snakes.
When it comes to snakes in Michigan, well, I better defer to the Michiganders on that topic.

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Old 10-16-2017, 06:43 PM
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No need to kill venomous snakes in MI... they are few and far between. Been playing over a decade, and spend some time outdoors beside DG... Still haven't seen a massasauga.

No one's died from one in something like 50+ yrs.

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