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Posted: 8/29/2005 2:20:55 PM EDT

I took my dog on an early walk around the woods this morning. I'd already packed up my range bag with my two normal carry pistols, and put it in the trunk of my vehicle. So, this one time, I decided to go out unarmed. I typically carry either a Glock 19 or a Kel-Tec .380 loaded with Glasers, depending on what I am wearing at the time.

I've taken my dog through this exact same route literally hundreds of times the past couple of years, so I got careless, thinking, 'nothing's ever happened before, why should something happen today?' But this morning.......

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I almost stepped on this bad boy. Coral snake, highly poisonous. The yellow bands differentiate it from the harmless King snake. First time I've ever seen one of these in this area. I would have had no compunction about killing it if I'd been armed, but as it was I just had to walk on and be more careful.

This is God's way of telling me I'm not paranoid enough, I suppose.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:22:38 PM EDT
I can never remember the red-yellow-black rhyme the right way.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:23:35 PM EDT
How does that rhyme go?

Red next to yellow--kill a fellow. (coral snake)
Red next to black--venom lack (king snake)

...something like that.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:24:48 PM EDT
Coral snakes are awfully timid. You weren't in any danger... they have to chew and chew, IF they bite you, to get the poison into your body.

Of course, if it gets there, you're fucked.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:25:17 PM EDT
Is that a pic of the actual snake? I would be surprised if you had a camera on you but no CW.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:25:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By xinflt:
How does that rhyme go?

Red next to yellow--kill a fellow. (coral snake)
Red next to black--venom lack (king snake)

...something like that.



That's basically it. Also, black nose is coral snake; red nose is scarlet king snake.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:37:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bookertbab:
Is that a pic of the actual snake? I would be surprised if you had a camera on you but no CW.



Just a good picture I found on the net.

The rhyme I learned is:

Red on yellow; kill a fellow.
Red on black; venom lack.

Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:39:40 PM EDT
If red touches yellow, you're a dead fellow.
If red touches black, you're okay Jack.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:41:02 PM EDT
Thanks fellas, think I got it.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:44:22 PM EDT
OH MY GOD A LITTLE SNAKE! Bring the .50 BMG next time.

Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:44:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By geish:
If red touches yellow, you're a dead fellow.
If red touches black, you're okay Jack.



If the ground hits my back, I had a heart attack....
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:49:44 PM EDT
If the glove doesn't fit, you must acquit
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:55:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 2:56:04 PM EDT by Cry_Havoc37]
if Chewbacca is a wookie, then you must aquit.

Think that's how it went on that Sat Night Live spoof, or was it Southpark...I forget.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:55:43 PM EDT
Bet you don't do that again.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:58:33 PM EDT
and somehow you survived
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:58:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cry_Havoc37:
if Chewbacca is a wookie, then you must aquit.

Think that's how it went on that Sat Night Live spoof, or was it Southpark...I forget.



I think that was on south park!
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:07:34 PM EDT
Yep, coral snakes are rear fanged. They have to chew on you for it to inject its venom. Thats why most of there victims are young children who where playing with it.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:10:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By xinflt:
How does that rhyme go?

Red next to yellow--kill a fellow. (coral snake)
Red next to black--venom lack (king snake)

...something like that.



OR

Red touches Black-Your OK jack, Red touches Yellow-Your a dead fellow
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:30:05 PM EDT
No need to kill that snake you were in no danger unless you picked it up - walk around it and leave it be. Now if you have young kids who might play with it and it is near the house that is a different story. But, a shovel would work better than a handgun to dispatch it.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:35:06 PM EDT
I agree, most snakes are not a threat to humans, only rats, and other small rodents.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:37:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:39:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AvengeR15:

Originally Posted By bookertbab:
Is that a pic of the actual snake? I would be surprised if you had a camera on you but no CW.



Just a good picture I found on the net.

The rhyme I learned is:

Red on yellow; kill a fellow.
Red on black; venom lack.




The rhyme I was taught is:

If it moves toward you, kill it!!!

It's a pretty universal policy.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:40:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 3:40:40 PM EDT by Avtomat]
yellow on red, kills you dead.

I knew a guy that used to catch them and sell them to researchers at the local university. You left $50 on the ground
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:40:28 PM EDT

When I was a small boy I killed a lot of snakes with rocks. They are still effective if you find yourself without a firearm.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:46:13 PM EDT
For me the rhyme goes like this

Snake, kill it
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:50:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:52:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
I can never remember the red-yellow-black rhyme the right way.

+1, I'd kill either one just to be safe.

Kharn
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:53:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 4:15:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Troy:

Originally Posted By AvengeR15:
Kel-Tec .380 loaded with Glasers



Why even bother toting a gun? Strong language and spittle would do more damage most of the time.

-Troy



What can I say, I believed the hype.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 4:26:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Troy:

Originally Posted By AvengeR15:
Kel-Tec .380 loaded with Glasers



Why even bother toting a gun? Strong language and spittle would do more damage most of the time.

-Troy



What? You're saying that Glasers aren't the nukes of handgun ammo??


Seriously, what's the story, been a long time since my Combat Handguns sub went out.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 4:37:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
I can never remember the red-yellow-black rhyme the right way.



Red on yellow kills a fellow.

Red on black, you're OK jack!

Link Posted: 8/29/2005 4:51:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 4:56:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
I can never remember the red-yellow-black rhyme the right way.



See a snake, kill it with a rake

If it's a copperhead, shoot it dead

saw a boa, ran it ova'

Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:51:44 PM EDT
Found this to be helpful:



Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:56:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AvengeR15:

Originally Posted By bookertbab:
Is that a pic of the actual snake? I would be surprised if you had a camera on you but no CW.



Just a good picture I found on the net.

The rhyme I learned is:

Red on yellow; kill a fellow.
Red on black; venom lack.




That's the way I learned it.

Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:58:40 PM EDT
You don't need a gun for taking care of that little guy, just a walking stick. I usually take care of rattlers and other badies with a thump to the head with a long stick.



Link Posted: 8/29/2005 8:02:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 8:05:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 8:06:13 PM EDT by adair_usmc]

Originally Posted By ZCHF:

Originally Posted By Cry_Havoc37:
if Chewbacca is a wookie, then you must aquit.

Think that's how it went on that Sat Night Live spoof, or was it Southpark...I forget.



I think that was on south park!




South Park



The chewbacca defense -


Ladies and gentlemen of the supposed jury, Chef's attorney would certainly want you to believe that his client wrote "Stinky Britches" ten years ago. And they make a good case. Hell, I almost felt pity myself!

But ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, I have one final thing I want you to consider: Ladies and gentlemen this [pointing to a picture of Chewbacca] is Chewbacca. Chewbacca is a Wookiee from the planet Kashyyyk, but Chewbacca lives on the planet Endor. Now, think about that. THAT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE! Why would a Wookiee—an eight foot tall Wookiee—want to live on Endor with a bunch of two foot tall Ewoks? That does not make sense!

But more important, you have to ask yourself, what does this have to do with this case? Nothing. Ladies and gentlemen, it has nothing to do with this case! It does not make sense!

Look at me, I'm a lawyer defending a major record company, and I'm talkin' about Chewbacca. Does that make sense? Ladies and gentlemen, I am not making any sense. None of this makes sense!

And so you have to remember, when you're in that jury room deliberating and conjugating the Emancipation Proclamation... does it make sense? No! Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, it does not make sense.

If Chewbacca lived on Endor, you must acquit! The defense rests.

Link Posted: 8/29/2005 8:18:48 PM EDT
Sorry you missed your chance to draw down on a snake.

A Pre-ban STICK is all you need. Pointy or otherwise. Just whack it a few times. Why would you even want to waste your uber-expensive Glaser ammo on a snake, anyway?

You are higher on th food chain, right? Break it's spine, skin it, cook it and eat it. Sheesh


Iknow, I know,- Dupe reply. Brushdog beat me to it.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 8:30:01 PM EDT
no no no it's like this;

Red and Yellow, Kill a fellow
Red and Black, Friend of Jack.

followed closely by;

When in doubt, BAIL OUT!
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 8:37:37 PM EDT
These are my snake ryhmes:

When in doubt, shoot it out.

or

Kill em all, let God sort em out.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 5:25:06 AM EDT
LOL!


You don't need CCW for a Coral Snake.

Just, um, step over it - ?

CMOS
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 5:28:55 AM EDT
You need a gun to kill a coral snake? They are only 1.5ft long and about as calm and docile as any non poisonous snake.
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