How good of a shot are you with 22 rifle? Leave him lay a good day after shooting it and use a long hoe to drag him out is what I'd do. Just be sure not to hit any gas or water lines.I hope you can get it fixed, @justinberry.
Today was a f*** it day for my friend and I. Picked him up, went to the store to get the glue & everything we might need, got to my house, I distracted the cows for him so he could get over to the house, and then he tells me he hears this weird buzzing sound. I walk over and it sounds like some sort of insect. He starts clearing more and suddenly he comes running over saying "NOPE!! It's NOT a bug!!" I was trying to make sure I got all the tools from the truck and asked "What is it?" Friend, "It's a f***ing rattlesnake!" He snapped a picture and I went over to look.
Dog starts running under the house & he starts yelling at her. Cat starts to go toward it and he pushes the cat away. I grabbed the cat and shoved her into the house. Went around front and called the dog and lured her back into the house.
Friend tried to pull the snake out with a shovel after I got a machete. Shovel handle broke and snake got away. So, it's under there & we decided the under-house crawl was NOT happening. No animal control in our area to come get it though. So we need to figure out how to catch it or find someone who can do it.
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Ended up going to get my brakes looked at again because they are catching and squealing. Will have to take it to the dealership bc the guys who did the brakes couldn't figure out what was wrong. I need transmission fluid done anyway.
Also got my mailbox situation sorted out so I can get mail again.
Moth balls maybe?justinberry, problem was the snake disappeared. It slithered away and hid. I have a policy of not shooting if I can't see my target. And even if I can, I won't shoot if I could possibly miss and hit one of my pets. My dog was under there so she was somewhat in the way. Snake apparently went toward her and she jumped up and hit her head.
I saw some sort of box at HomeDepot with some sort of netting that claims it has pheromones to attract snakes. The negative reviews I read were all just people griping that it was cruelty to animals and nothing constructive. If I could get the snake in there, I'm pretty sure the snake expert guy would come get it.
I watched a Columbo marathon last night and in to this morning. Slept until 4pm. Got up and cooked for mom. Now I'm researching how to make a lift for a sewing machine platform.
Silent alarm and an AR rifle.justinberry, mothballs don't actually work on snakes. They don't have a sense of smell in the way mammals do. They are not deterred by strong odors. I don't even know if they actually smell pheromones or if that is just some bs gimmick.
I went down to the barn and grabbed a couple of boards out of a wood pile to set in the workshop. Someone has been in there and I don't know who. But stuff was moved around and the door I painted (that had been wrapped in a moving blanket) was unwrapped and scratched. Not sure who was down there but can't tell if anything is missing.
I need to put a new lockset on it.