Woman picks up rattlesnake thinking it was dogs toy.

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    Yeah, that will wake you up in the morning. Baby rattlesnakes a lot more dangerous than the adult rattlesnakes.

    Often times adult rattlesnake give a warning bite, cause they do not want to spend their venom. The adults are able to control it. Babies can't.

    Anyway, funny reaction. Understandable reaction, but funny.
     
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    I have black snakes living in my garage. The garage is detached so I don't mind if they kill the mice so I let them be, usually. The last one I saw was about 6 feet long and about 2-3 inches in diameter. A bit scary but they don't seem much interested in people. But what it has done is make me worry about snakes. I am sure their are copperheads around I just have never seen one really don't wish to. I had a bag of wood clippings in the garageI was going to use for mulch. When I emptied the bags there were 13 snake eggs in the bag, all hatched.

    One time I was returning from work and it was midnight. I cut through the yard and saw a "hose" laying in the yard. I put my foot on it wondering why a "hose" was laying in the yard. i later changed my undies when I realized it wasn't a "hose."
     
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    /---- having come within striking distance of a water moccasin as a teen, I have a healthy respect for snakes.


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    I think it a good thing that snakes don't usually strike unless stepped on. I am pretty sure they are everywhere, we just don't see them, nor want to.
     
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    When I was a kid we would take machetes, garden hoes and axes and follow behind the big mower and kill the snakes coming out of the tall grass. Edit: These were almost all water moccasins.

    I remember once one got away and we chased it to a neighbors yard where she came out with a broom stick and killed it.
     
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    Why?
     
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    I forgot to mention that they were water moccasin, but generally I am with St Patrik on snakes.
     
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    Hmmm, I thought water Moccasins lived........in or by the water.
     
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    Snakes give me the creeps, any kind.
     
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    She was obviously an Obama / Clinton voter.
     
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