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Re: Timber Rattler

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:59 am
by dun
TexasBred wrote:
greybeard wrote:
and plummeting prices have decimated the once-booming oil economy.

Wind turbines probably out number pump jacks 4:1 around Sweetwater nowadays..

I wouldn't mind a couple of wind turbines on my place. They pay pretty darn well.

The ones around where we used to hunt are loud. That wooshing noise sure drove the game out of the area.

Re: Timber Rattler

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:33 pm
by TexasBred
dun wrote:
TexasBred wrote:
greybeard wrote:Wind turbines probably out number pump jacks 4:1 around Sweetwater nowadays..

I wouldn't mind a couple of wind turbines on my place. They pay pretty darn well.

The ones around where we used to hunt are loud. That wooshing noise sure drove the game out of the area.

True but a pump jack is an annoyance too until you get use to it and then think about that royalty check and then it become music. :nod:

Re: Timber Rattler

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:30 pm
by greybeard
dun wrote:
TexasBred wrote:
greybeard wrote:Wind turbines probably out number pump jacks 4:1 around Sweetwater nowadays..

I wouldn't mind a couple of wind turbines on my place. They pay pretty darn well.

The ones around where we used to hunt are loud. That wooshing noise sure drove the game out of the area.

Till ya get up pretty close to one, you don't realize how noisy they are. Of course, I used to live close to a well that had one of those old Ajax hit-N-miss engines on it too. Not exactly quiet either. POW! puf,puf,puf,puf,puf, POW! puf,puf,puf,puf,puf, POW! ...all night long.

Re: Timber Rattler

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 6:37 pm
by BK9954
While on a lumber company deer lease in Polk County, East Tx I ran over one on a logging road. My tire broke its back and I got out, finished it and put it in the back of my truck to save the skin. Had no idea they were endangered until some guys were helping load some deer blinds in the back of my truck saw it and freaked cause they didnt know it was dead. Any vipers are dead when I can get them but no timber rattlers in the part of Texas I live.

Re: Timber Rattler

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:44 pm
by 3waycross
Caustic Burno wrote:
Rafter S wrote:That show is one of my favorites too (along with Forged in Fire), but I haven't seen that episode and didn't know they were considered endangered.


Never met a Texas GW that wasn't a total A hole.


Never met one from any state that wasn't a total ahole.....ever seen one write anyone a "warning ticket"....didn't think so!

Re: Timber Rattler

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:02 pm
by bball
3waycross wrote:
Caustic Burno wrote:
Rafter S wrote:That show is one of my favorites too (along with Forged in Fire), but I haven't seen that episode and didn't know they were considered endangered.


Never met a Texas GW that wasn't a total A hole.


Never met one from any state that wasn't a total ahole.....ever seen one write anyone a "warning ticket"....didn't think so!


Ours do traffic stops up here now. Didnt used to. I was on my way to work one evening, doing 60 in a 55, he come opposite direction, flipped it around and pulled me over. Only thing that saved me, I was in my scrubs and badge on. He told me as much too. Said he didn't want to end up in the ER some night, and me remembering what a pr*ck he was. I asked about him doing traffic stops, he claims the state wanted them doing them for public safety.

Re: Timber Rattler

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:26 pm
by Txpiney
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Neighbors got this one about a month ago.

Re: Timber Rattler

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:44 pm
by cowgirl8
THey are not endangered where I live, we have plenty of timber rattlers. Still not suppose to kill though.... Daughter came across one at a creek crossing. She is not afraid of snakes, but this one was well over 5 ft. She came to my house with a picture and I suggested we go get it. She said, NO you don't understand, this one was really big..... She took a picture and counted 18 rattles. I don't usually mess with the bigger snakes, but I really wanted to go see it. And, just before anyone comments, it was not shiny...lol....

Re: Timber Rattler

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:53 pm
by Caustic Burno
Again a bunch of horseshyt being spewed no matter where you
live in Texas it is considered a threatened and protected species.

https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/sp ... ttlesnake/