Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tuesday's Tails - 04/30/2013


This is most definitely NOT the kind of tail we like seeing here at the Lazy J Bar C!


This rattlesnake got himself tangled up in the bird netting covering the dwarf peach tree. Since there was NO WAY I was going to try and cut him free, Jerry sent him to snake heaven with the shotgun. Now, before you guys get to thinking we are snake haters, go here to see how we saved the gopher snake from the bird netting two years ago. This is actually only the second rattlesnake we have seen on our property in the eight years we have lived here.

24 comments:

Alica said...

shudder, shudder! I might be eating my words, but I have never seen a snake on our property, and I hope I don't!

MTWaggin said...

No way rattlesnake should have (or could have) safely been saved. Ewwww!

Tyche's Minder said...

Ahhhh. I don't know what I'd do if I came across one of these. Scream first, think clearly way way last.

edenhills said...

Not a lot you can do in that situation. Trying to save him would be very dangerous.

Buttons said...

Oh now you scared me we do not have them but from everything I have heard they are not to be messed with. B

thewovenspoke said...

It must have been a day for rattlesnakes, my brother was hiking by the Verde River and actually stepped on one! He stepped over a log (didn't look first!) He stepped on its neck, lucky him!

Anne Payne said...

We have had to do that before with venomous snakes. Sometimes there is no choice!

Mary Ann said...

I am generally unafraid of snakes, but that one.... I would be... I'm glad it's no threat to you now.

Tombstone Livestock said...

The way I look at it there are acres and acres of land around me where no one lives, but don't want them in my space. I have not seen the one I have here since last week, but believe me .... the gun is now loaded and close by.

Steve n Vickie said...

Wow what a catch. Now you can have rattlesnake soup. :)

Patty Woodland said...

I wouldn't mess with helping a rattler either. Sherpa brought me a baby rattler once. Once was enough.

Carolyn said...

Ok, I'm a snake-relocater myself, but if I saw that I would probably have given him a bit o' buckshot myself. Freaky!!!

TexWisGirl said...

nope. don't blame you one bit for ridding that one from your property. yikes! so glad we don't have them here - just a few hours south of here, though...

moccasins and copperheads are enough to deal with.

Evelyn S. said...

I see absolutely no good in a rattlesnake...except for skin and rattles, I guess. I have a friend who makes longbows, and rattlesnake skin is used in one of his designs.

Michelle said...

I would shot him too. My friend Heidi has seen three rattlers on her property in the last two weeks. I am going up there this June. I am hoping not to run into any.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Yikes! I am really scared of snakes, even harmless ones, so I would have totally freaked out. Sounds like you did the best thing in the situation!

Nancy Claeys said...

You gotta do what you gotta do Candy. I hope you were using a zoom lens when you took these photos. :)

Marigold said...

Oh, my. No thank you, very much. No snakes for me. :)

Ida said...

Yikes! Not the kind of tail you want to see anywhere if you ask me.

Lin said...

Oh, that's very sad, but I'm with everyone else...that would be too hard to stay safe while you try to free it. :(

Michaele said...

Wow - he is a big rattler. I don't think anyone would judge you for getting rid of him. Scary!

Rural Revival said...

Oh my, I would be running the other way.. Fast!

Marie said...

No, you didn't have any choice! I am pretty terrified of these Western Diamodnbacks...they are supposed to be more aggressive than Eastern Dinamondbacks. But I've never seen ANY kind of snake since we moved back (or at any visit prior to that) and I'd like to keep it that way! Glad you've only seen two! Our daughter, SIL and grandson saw a Diamondback rattler trying to get a rabbit at the Sonoran Desert Museum once. They were not part of any exhibit, but were wild, and a crowd gathered around quickly. The rabbit got away. (I knew people would wonder! :-) )

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I don't blame you for shooting it! I like snakes but not this kind around my animals or granddaughter.