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Old 8 December 2016, 19:12
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Sadly, I can't top the snake story from my humble service in 2/75. I only had a little foot long rattler I jumped back to Rogers DZ from Pendleton, in my ammo pouch! He only ate little mices every couple weeks..... and by the way , we still had posters of Raquel Welch!

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Old 8 December 2016, 22:48
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Now that sounds scary.
It is! I can't carry a tune in a bucket with a lid on.

And I react in various ways when I see a snake unexpectedly whether in pictures/films or live. Actually live includes transformations into Lizzie Borden w/ a hoe or weird jumping extremes, bursts of speed & then the shotgun comes out. Boom! It's over for the snake.

Though I'm working on my "kill em all & let God sort them out" mentality. If I can tell from a quick look they are not poisonous they get to live while I get the hell outta Dodge. If in doubt it's still the shotgun.
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Old 9 December 2016, 23:08
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I generally leave snakes alone. Rat snakes routinely try to get in the dozens of birdhouses I have hanging around. I just relocate them. But those fucking little copperheads...I kill everyone of them.
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Old 10 December 2016, 00:04
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All this snake talk reminds me of rattler in AZ that one of the guys on a HS mission trip killed. There was no reason to kill that snake. I skinned the snake and was able to dry it quickly in that climate. I told the guy, the skin would make a fine hat band. I heard years later, it was a hat band.

Should have made that fucker eat the raw meat. Bones and all!!!
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Old 10 December 2016, 00:16
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One of the grossest things I ever seen was Bear Gryllis drink his own urine out of a snakeskin while in the desert. I started dry heaving. My wife was in the hospital at the time. She got sick as well.

Sorry I went off topic.
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Old 10 December 2016, 20:40
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Soooo, one Sunday afternoon we were entertaining several young ladies in our room...nothing untoward, mind you. Tommy got the snake out of the aquarium and was regaling the young lovelies with tales of serpent derring-do (dude was a rattlesnake roundup champ from Oklahoma, no lie.) Any rate, our room was a first floor NCO room and had a couple pipes running across it, under the ceiling. Tommy puts the snake on the pipe, it starts slithering along to squeals of delight from the fair maidens.... Snake gets to the end of the pipe and enters the cinder block wall through a small opening... Well, you can't pull a snake out of a hole. Trust me. Damn snake disappeared.

Next thing you know, we're deployed somewhere. We get back three weeks later and the damn snake is back in his aquarium. Turned out he spent a couple weeks in the ceiling while we were gone and, no shit, dropped off the pipe onto the face of John Nizza in the middle of the night--he was in the room next door and on rear detachment. He freaked out, threw the snake across the room, figured out what had happened (he knew the snake, the snake was cool, part of the crew) so he gathered the snake up and took him home to our room.

And I thought it was bad when the rats got out of their aquarium, ran along the window sill and jumped onto my face when I was sleeping.... you see, Tommy had a girlfriend off post and... well, it's a long story.
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Old 10 December 2016, 23:55
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Bitches love snakes
Your a weird chick.
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Old 11 December 2016, 05:29
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Old 11 December 2016, 07:18
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Your a weird chick.
I suppose at least I've never been accused of being boring. I get "awesome chick" a lot though :)
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Old 11 December 2016, 11:42
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Did you earn those Ranger panties or is that stolen valor??��
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Old 11 December 2016, 18:47
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Did you earn those Ranger panties or is that stolen valor??��
Obviously war trophy. That's what makes her soooo awesome!
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Old 11 December 2016, 23:49
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BTW,,,do you have any other pics you would like to share? Without the snake.
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Old 12 December 2016, 05:55
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I love this place LOL. Awesome thread. Not a snake guy myself, but more power to those of you who can tame the serpents. I kill a ton of em down here in GA. I don't discriminate, the only good snake is a dead one!
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Old 14 December 2016, 13:41
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One morning of a field exercise in BNCOC at Benning, this dude steps on a big fucking rattler. Lucky for him it was early Spring and still pretty cold so old jake was too sluggish to strike. His head was as big as a tennis ball.

I watched my every step during patrols after that. Fuck that shit.
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Old 15 December 2016, 02:22
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Your a weird chick.
LOL Aren't we all?
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