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Off Topic This is a job for Snakebreaker!

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by gk4ever2, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
  2. MattinLA

    MattinLA

    May 31, 2006
    He's trying to escape Elof's sheath making bench...
     
  3. drift draft

    drift draft Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 12, 2007
    A snaaaaake! A snake!
     
  4. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Good thing it's only a baby... :eek: --- ;)
     
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  5. Mike Pierson

    Mike Pierson Proud Veteran Platinum Member

    Dec 22, 2017
    In high school my friend had an Indian rock python for a pet, it was about the size around of a small dinner plate.
    One day I visited their house and his mother was all worked up in quite a frenzy.
    Seems the python had escaped from his big cage several days prior, and on this particular day,
    their cat Gatholeo had not been seen, since about 2 or 3 days days prior...
    But then about 3 months later no snake or Gatholeo the cat turning up,
    Rebel his adult German Shepherd went missing too.
    If you ever visit Castlewood Park Missouri, don’t stay at the LoneWolf or the house behind it...
     
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  6. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Look into my eyes....both eyes please...

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  7. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    I would never have guessed a snake that big could climb the side of a house like that.

    Burmese pythons as an invasive species have become a huge problem in the Everglades National Park, wiping out some native species. Apparently they are prolific breeders and voracious eaters - the bigger ones can eat a full-size deer, and can kill alligators.
     
  8. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    That is amazing. Rather that than a spider.
     
  9. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    It doesn't surprise me at all because growing up in Virginia and West Virginia on the Blue Ridge, we had snakes climb our house and every other conceivable object all the time, it was just something normal everyone dealt with. One of the differences was it wasn't pythons LOL! the only thing we got concerned over was rattlesnakes and copperheads and moccasins whenever on the rivers or ponds. Black snakes (black racers) were prevalent to the point you'ld see them everyday living on the mountain but we paid no attention to them because they were beneficial snakes and as afraid of you as you were of them. I chased thousands of them off and around the house by trying to pull on their tails if I was fast enough- I rarely was LOL! They were mainly 4-5' long and the biggest of all we came across. Copperheads on the other hand, not a tail you want to go pulling on. I can't guess how many fell victim to this sharp shooting little buckaroo and his trusty Red Ryder BB gun- I do recall they could take a lot of shots like a stud just holding still for me to get a good aim LOLOLO!!!... Oh man this thread sure brought back a lot of memories and also another reason I don't miss living with poisonous snakes as a constant element of daily life.

    I had a python as a pet for a while one time, the thrill lasted about 6 months till it had to go which was how I became it's new owner from a friend that tired of it, she was pushing 4 feet by then and would make you aware she was wrapping around your arm. I would feed it baby bunnies or ducklings which was kind of a challenge for me to deal with but that's how it was done.

    Whenever she would get loose in the house I always knew where to look, on top of or around the water heater 100% of the time LOL! and most times I had to clean up her poop there- just loved to dump in the laundry room where the WH happened to be LOL! ~ I swear she was shittin like a lab by then but fortunately, they don't have a constitutional very often.
     
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  10. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 30, 2001
    Looked kind of like a Carpet Python there, or maybe an Olive. An old friend of mine raised Carpets to sell, those were the most cantankerous snakes I'd ever dealt with. Bird eaters tend to be that way, and they have those rows of incurved teeth. Nasty biters.
     
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  11. Snakebreaker

    Snakebreaker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2013
    Hmmmm. Do I get to bring my TGLB??
     
  12. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    Absolutely! :D
    I thought of your BF name when I saw the article. :)
     
  13. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    @Leonardo63 ,

    Thank you for sharing! I grew up in SW Ohio and still live in the area. Even though I spent a lot of time in wooded areas, I saw very few snakes, and never any poisonous ones – maybe it gets too cold here in the winter (0 degrees F is not uncommon, and it can get down to -20 degrees or colder). So, I have never seen a snake climb, especially a fat slab of meat like a python! An exhibit in a local park said the last copperhead seen there was in the 1950s (I forget the exact year), so it has been nice not to be concerned about an encounter with a poisonous snake. Just recently I saw my first black snake, and I am 60+ years old, so there are not many snakes around here.
     

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