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Posted: October 08 2017 at 1:54pm | IP Logged
Actually it wasn't game but one of our small prairie rattlers. I'd like to tell you how I shot him at distance with the weak side hand but in truth I forgot to put a gun in the pickup when I went to the farm. So when he tried to cross the road I found a shorty 3 foot shovel in the pickup. I never wished for a larger caliber but did wish the shovel had a longer handle.
All ended well and I have more rattles for the grandkids.
A shovel of hoe is a better snake killer than any pistol.
I live on a place with 18 acres and bought one of these little Taurus or Rossi "Tuffy" shotguns like the old snake charmers I carry on my lap while I'm mowing. That said, I like snakes and have yet to run across a venomous one out on this place and have only run across one in Kansas since I've been here. One of the last times I visited my folks in Texas before they moved, I killed three copperheads in the yard in 24 hours. One thing I don't miss about the south is the various creepy crawlies they have in abundance there.
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