Just killed a seven rattler:

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by DJgang, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. DJgang

    DJgang I put SAs on IGNORE!

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    Yep, rattlesnake. Seven rattles.

    He's nice and fat. Was under the tractor, thank God the kids were not home yet from school, or they would have been out there...

    I know why it's around, no dogs. My dog died this past winter and the neighbors did as well. The other two neighbors dogs do not come around our home.

    I may have to get another puppy. At least when we had dogs we never saw snakes, now that they are gone, the first one we kill is a rattlesnake! :eek:
     
  2. *Andi

    *Andi Supporting Member

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    Now what did that snake ever do to you?:rolleyes: "jk"

    I have not seen a rattler in years, (knock on wood ;)) and that was when we were living in W. Va. Cottonmouth, copperhead and black snakes are what we have to deal with around here.

    On a side note my hubby and his Grandpa used to live hunt rattlers for a certain kind of church, up on the mountain. :eek: Gives me a chill to think about hubby doing that ... or the church folk for that matter. (but to each their own.)
     

  3. The_Blob

    The_Blob performing monkey

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    Rattlesnake Recipes and Cooking with Snake Meat

    Featured Recipe

    Spicy Rattlesnake Pasta

    1/4 cup olive oil
    3 large garlic cloves, minced
    1 28 oz can Italian tomatoes
    1 dried hot red chilies, minced
    1 tbsp. oregano
    2 tsp. dried basil
    2 tsp. black pepper
    1 tsp. salt
    juice from 1/2 lemon
    1/2 lb. rattlesnake meat
    1 lb penne or pasta of choice

    Simmer rattlesnake in water and lemon juice for 1 hour, remove and separate meat from bones.

    Combine de-boned meat with the rest of the ingredients (except pasta) in large saucepan and simmer for 1/2 hour.

    Cook pasta as normal and serve over cooked pasta
     
  4. DJgang

    DJgang I put SAs on IGNORE!

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    I am trying to get my hubby to skin it...really..he said, I'd eat rattlesnake...
     
  5. *Andi

    *Andi Supporting Member

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    We were just talking about eating rattlers the other day. lol ... Kind of spooky... and thanks for the recipe, I will pass it on.
     
  6. DJgang

    DJgang I put SAs on IGNORE!

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    well, appears that yesterday morning, my husband killed a copperhead as he was leaving ...didn't tell me until this morning...

    I need to get a dog, I guess...
     
  7. HarleyRider

    HarleyRider Comic Relief Member

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    If the copperhead was leaving, why did he kill him? :rolleyes: :D
     
  8. DJgang

    DJgang I put SAs on IGNORE!

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    ha....guess that sounded that way...:eek:
     
  9. lexsurivor

    lexsurivor Well-Known Member

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    So it wont come back.
     
  10. Jason

    Jason I am a little teapot

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    Where I live in PA we have copperheads but I've never seen one in the wild. And living on a farm I spend plenty of time out and about. Fortunately, they're not that plentiful in my area.
     
  11. gypsysue

    gypsysue The wanderer

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    The Copperheads are scary. We lived in SE Kentucky for 6 years, and I tell you what, I'd take a rattler any day. At least they give a warning. The copperheads blend in and lay quietly in the leaves...

    Glad no one got hurt, DJgang!

    and blob...thanks for the recipe! Nice touch! :D
     
  12. HarleyRider

    HarleyRider Comic Relief Member

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    Uh oh.... Harley feels a joke (or two) coming on.... :eek:


    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]What do you get if you cross a snake and a lego set ?
    A boa constructor ![/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]What do you get if you cross a snake and a pig ?
    A boar constrictor !

    [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]What do you do if you find a poisonous snake in your toilet ?
    Wait till he's finished !

    [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Which hand would you use to pick up a dangerous snake ?
    Someone else's !

    [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]What sort of perfume do snakes prefer ?
    Poison by Christian Dior !

    [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]What do you call a snake who works for the government ?
    A civil serpent ![/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]What do you get if crossed a new born snake with a basketball ?
    A bouncing baby boa ![/FONT]

    :surrender:
     
  13. gypsysue

    gypsysue The wanderer

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    Harley... :lolsmash:

    Here's another one, to help lighten the mood:
    A old snake goes to see his Doctor. “Doc, I need something for my eyes…can’t see well these days”. The Doc fixes him up with a pair of glasses and tells him to return in 2 weeks. The snake comes back in 2 weeks and tells the doctor he’s very depressed. Doc says, “What’s the problem…didn’t the glasses help you?” “The glasses are fine doc, I just discovered I’ve been living with a water hose the past 2 years!”
     
  14. HarleyRider

    HarleyRider Comic Relief Member

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    That lends a whole new meaning to the phrase "hose job". :D