Reminder: Please Respect Our Wildlife

July 12, 2014 13:00 pm · 24 comments

rattlers

Nobody wants to get close to a rattler, but if you do, don’t panic.

Read the sign pictured above for some good information.

The information doesn’t only pertain to rattlesnakes, it is a good reminder about all the wildlife in our beautiful part of the World.

1 Killjoy July 12, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Received this in an email a couple of days ago:

Rattlesnake Logic

After the Boston bombing a year ago, the news media spent days and
weeks trying to determine why these men did what they did. They
want to know what America did to make these brothers so angry with
us. They want to know why these men were not arrested before they
did something so terrible. The media is in a tizzy about this new era
of home grown radicals, and about why they could live among us and
still hate us.

A friend of mine from Texas explained it all to me:

“Here in west Texas I have rattlesnakes on my place, living among us.

I have killed a rattlesnake on the front porch. I have killed a rattlesnake
on the back porch. I have killed rattlesnakes in the barn, in the shop and
on the driveway. In fact, I kill every rattlesnake I encounter.

I kill rattlesnakes because I know a rattlesnake will bite me and inject
me with poison. I don’t stop to wonder why a rattlesnake will bite me.

I know: It will bite me because it’s a rattlesnake and that’s what
rattlesnakes do. I don’t try to reason with a rattlesnake; I just kill it.

I don’t try to get to know the rattlesnake better so I can find a way
to live with the rattlesnakes and convince them not to bite me; I just
kill them. I don’t quiz a rattlesnake to see if I can find out where
the other snakes are, because (a) it won’t tell me, and (b) I already
know they live on my place. So, I just kill the rattlesnake and move on
to the next one.

I don’t look for ways I might be able to change the rattlesnake to
a non-poisonous rat snake…I just kill it. Oh, and on occasion, I
accidentally kill a rat snake because I thought it was a rattlesnake
at the time. Also, I know, for every rattlesnake I kill, two more are
lurking out there in the brush. In my lifetime I will never be able to
rid my place of rattlesnakes. Do I fear them? No!
Do I respect what they can do to me? Yes! And because of that respect
I give them the fair justice they deserve…I kill them….”

Maybe as a country we should start giving more thought to the fact
that these jihadists are just being like rattlesnakes, and act accordingly!

2 PhilthyPHRESH July 12, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Did your friend tell you that those guys weren’t Russian either? Or does your friend just kill every snake in sight?

3 MrDioji July 12, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Well, that is quite horrible, Killjoy. Way to spread the hate…

4 JLG July 12, 2014 at 3:56 PM

@#1 I think you have the wrong Blog. Try one of the hate Blogs. You forgot to weave in our president to your equation.

5 @ # 1 July 12, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Ditto

6 Born in the USA July 12, 2014 at 4:35 PM

There is a big difference between a jihad and a rattlesnake, a rattlesnake plays an important role in the ecosystem and is of value to the environment.

7 KJ July 12, 2014 at 4:44 PM

A grown man so terrified of a critter a fraction of his size that he has to kill it on sight. That’s sad! Texas, it would seem, is not exactly the home of the brave.

I knew a guy who used to step over a rattlesnake that came every morning to sun himself on his porch. He never got bit, and never had any problems with rats and mice, either. But then that guy lived in Montana, not Texas.

8 C July 12, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Literally putting rattlesnakes before people. Smart community we have.

9 Connie July 12, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Montana is the home of the true cowboy these days, not Texas.

10 funny man July 12, 2014 at 5:51 PM

#1 please stop forwarding those emails, who then forward them to my elderly father who then forwards them to me and all his friends and family. Thx in adv.

11 94598 July 12, 2014 at 5:55 PM

@killjoy

I get the euphemism- apparently the democrats don’t get it though.

Let me know when you run for city council- I can’t vote for you cuz i live in WC, but i’ll post your nuisance signs everywhere- just like other council members…… oh, and don’t forget to promise the POA even more raises and work rule improvements- you’ll definitely win.

12 Dr. Jellyfinger® July 12, 2014 at 6:57 PM

If you are in the open space areas or the state park, leave them alone. If you are on private property or a playground, kill ‘em. If you are a Democrat, register them to vote.

13 Regular Guy July 12, 2014 at 7:21 PM

While I leave rattlesnakes in the wild alone, any in my yard don’t last very long. Sorry, but my family is more important than wildlife.

14 Rev. Wrattler July 12, 2014 at 7:49 PM

We always say a respectful prayer and ask the Lord to guide and protect us before We pick up the Vipers/Rattlesnakes and start hootin, and ahollering,dancing and speaking in tongues….see You at Church tonight!

15 Antler July 12, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Dr. Jellyfinger, small R thingie, at #12……… :-)
You betcha, fella! Got some picture ID’s rite cheer, too. Fixed one up last week with a Costco card, and I can tell ya THAT was a truly meaningful experience!

16 That is by far... July 13, 2014 at 12:56 AM

The most twisted, and just plain stupid point
you have ever excreted on Claycord Killjoy.
You must live a lonely life, you deserve it.

17 Subterfuge July 13, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Texas: The Greatest 3rd World Country in America.

18 Silva July 13, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Wow, Killjoy! Although I understand the sentiment behind the analogy, it’s sure a lot easier to discern a rattlesnake than a fellow human being with mayhem in their heart. Makes me think of the businessman in Arizona, a Sikh wearing his turban walking home after work who was brutally murdered after 9/11 because some yokels thought he looked like a terrorist.

19 Silva July 13, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Be nice if it were that easy.

20 Jcay July 13, 2014 at 7:54 PM

I got a snake bite a few weeks ago gardening, with hands in bushes. It was a dry bite, didn’t realize it for a few hours. They don’t release venom, they do a warning bite.

pretty creepy though.

21 Subterfuge July 13, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Rattle snakes don’t do a dry bite. Probably a king snake.

22 Antler July 14, 2014 at 3:29 AM

Subterfuge …… Negative. Please go to Google and search using “Do rattlesnakes ever dry bite?” There is a ong list of affirmative references.

23 Silva July 14, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Jcay, If you didn”t get a good look at what bit you; it could have been any kind of serpent. they all bite when cornered.

24 jtkatec July 15, 2014 at 1:42 PM

..:”give them distance and respect”…. Really? I have to respect them now? Frigging better earn my respect.

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