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Posted: 3/31/2006 6:30:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2006 6:33:24 PM EDT by Goonboss]
This bastard decided he wanted to come into my house.



No. I don't think so.

I do not have a pre-shoot photo, but, this is the scene:

Exibit #1: Establishing. Bastard was in a closet.

the "perp" was holed up in the bottom left corner.

Exibit #2: Point of impact. 7 1/2 "Bird" shot. At + or - a foot.



I didn't even blow a hole in the interior wall!

Exibit #3: The rest of the area. The intruder was blasted back, just like hollywood says it happens with a shotty.


Soup's on.



I was tactically unprepared, and, totally in "white" alert when confronted with this threat.
I considered drawing down. I thought that perhaps since I carry a pistol that has a "4" in it's
caliber I would scare the bejezus out of the snake by merely "brandishing" my CC pistol. The snake appeared unimpressed.
I attempted to "Rack" the 20G later, and, the snake seemed equally unimpressed. My theory is that it was not a *12* gauge, so, the snake
thought I was not serious. You can't play paddy-cake with rattlers!

Thankfully, this little sucker made a number of tactical errors that enabled me to
select birdshot from the box in the cabinet. I failed, tactically, in that I was not prepared to
"birdshot select" from the side saddle on my wife's 20G. I had #3 Buck for my wifes 20G
on the saddle, and, had not prepared for the tactical ramifications of birds or snakes invading
my home.

Thank god we all went home alive Well, 'cept for the snake.

Tactical Lessons For Snakes:
Lesson 1: Don't curl up in plain sight as Goons mom is entering the guest bedroom.
Lesson 2: Once Goon has spotted you, don't remain curled there.
Lesson 3: Don't let Mrs goon try to put you in a can and get you in a corner.
Lesson 4: If a big, dark pointy thing that is open on the end faceing you is pointing
at you, it's about to wind up badly.

Tactical Lessons For Humans:
Lesson 1: If you are depending on 71/2 shot for your life in the event of an invasion........Pray it's only birds or snakes.
Lesson 2: Might be a good idea if your shotty is a tool, like, our 20 G is, to have birdshot on the saddle.
Lesson 3: Snakes are yucky and scary.

I don't think I'm going to sleep tonight.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:31:12 PM EDT
What kind of snake is that?
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:34:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Valkyrie:
What kind of snake is that?



One that made me scream like a girl.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:34:47 PM EDT
Looks like a boa?

Why kill it when a stick and a fling would've sufficed?

They eat all them nasty rats and varmints.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:35:20 PM EDT
Snake of truth.

Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:38:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:
Looks like a boa?

Why kill it when a stick and a fling would've sufficed?

They eat all them nasty rats and varmints.



I don't think it's a Boa.

Snakes get shot 'round these parts........tactically.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:38:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By Valkyrie:
What kind of snake is that?



One that made me scream like a girl.





Damn Shotgun? Should have played with it for a lil while, then ate it.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:39:29 PM EDT
Meh, step on there head and grab them right behind there head... Take up out side and use them like a whip and pop there head off...
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:39:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bmick325:
Snake of truth.




I considered that title, but, I'm sure by now there are copywrite issues.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:42:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SirDrinksAlot:

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By Valkyrie:
What kind of snake is that?



One that made me scream like a girl.





Damn Shotgun? Should have played with it for a lil while, then ate it.



If I needed a snake eater down here I'd've called your dad.

7 1/2 ended the drama. I had the kids hearded back into a far room...They came out
and were all disappointed. I think they thought I was going to use explosives.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:43:09 PM EDT
That looks like it needed a 45-70
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:43:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Meh, step on there head and grab them right behind there head... Take up out side and use them like a whip and pop there head off...



Bad angle. Easier to shoot it out.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:45:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Meh, step on there head and grab them right behind there head... Take up out side and use them like a whip and pop there head off...


I like the cut of your jib, son.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:47:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By otar:
That looks like it needed a 45-70



[Micheal Keaton]46...71....Whatever it takes.[/Michael Keaton]
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:51:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AmeRican15:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Meh, step on there head and grab them right behind there head... Take up out side and use them like a whip and pop there head off...


I like the cut of your jib, son.



If you look at the crime scene you will see that the "Crocodile Dundee" defense is hardly an option.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:03:33 PM EDT
I think I have seen worms bigger than that snake.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:15:38 PM EDT
Meh. In the last two years I caught two snakes inside my house. I picked them up and set them outside.

They eat mice.

I hate mice.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:17:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By maximak2:
I think I have seen worms bigger than that snake.



I'll take a worm biteing me

That snake?

mm...Nah.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:19:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
Meh. In the last two years I caught two snakes inside my house. I picked them up and set them outside.

They eat mice.

I hate mice.



I have a bazillion farm cats.
They take care of the mice.

Snakes, and all manner of beasties can live outside.

The come in the house, there are issues.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:31:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By AmeRican15:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Meh, step on there head and grab them right behind there head... Take up out side and use them like a whip and pop there head off...


I like the cut of your jib, son.



If you look at the crime scene you will see that the "Crocodile Dundee" defense is hardly an option.


I don't have a single problem with you shooting the snake and from the pics it looks like the most sensible thing to do in that confined space. It's just that the snake/whip/head pop combination struck a chord.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:33:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2006 7:35:43 PM EDT by BangStick1]

Originally Posted By Valkyrie:
What kind of snake is that?




Originally Posted By Goonboss:
One that made me scream like a girl.




That would be the North American Trouser snake, of course!!
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:49:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AmeRican15:

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By AmeRican15:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Meh, step on there head and grab them right behind there head... Take up out side and use them like a whip and pop there head off...


I like the cut of your jib, son.



If you look at the crime scene you will see that the "Crocodile Dundee" defense is hardly an option.


I don't have a single problem with you shooting the snake and from the pics it looks like the most sensible thing to do in that confined space. It's just that the snake/whip/head pop combination struck a chord.



I got the humor. I get jokes!
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:52:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BangStick1:

Originally Posted By Valkyrie:
What kind of snake is that?




Originally Posted By Goonboss:
One that made me scream like a girl.




That would be the North American Trouser snake, of course!!



If one wanders into this house, it will meet with the same fate
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 6:17:20 AM EDT
Update: A friend of mine told me he thought it was a baby Copperhead....*Yeesh*
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 6:28:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Meh, step on there head and grab them right behind there head... Take up out side and use them like a whip and pop there head off...



I have heard this response from way to many people yet I have never seen it acomplished...hell most people run from snakes ( I own four small ones)

If snakes of the venomous type invade the home they get killed...non-venom get the capture and release method

Now when I capture a snake I do use at least a small stick cause they wriggle around to much for me to "Place a boot behind the snakes head" withoug crushing the spine.

and I have always wanted to try the whip thing but I think id like to see it first hand before Id ever try it.

so im not calling B.S. im just saying im not convinced that as many people claim to that do actually that.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 6:33:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 6:37:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BURN:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Meh, step on there head and grab them right behind there head... Take up out side and use them like a whip and pop there head off...



I have heard this response from way to many people yet I have never seen it acomplished...hell most people run from snakes ( I own four small ones)

If snakes of the venomous type invade the home they get killed...non-venom get the capture and release method

Now when I capture a snake I do use at least a small stick cause they wriggle around to much for me to "Place a boot behind the snakes head" withoug crushing the spine.

and I have always wanted to try the whip thing but I think id like to see it first hand before Id ever try it.

so im not calling B.S. im just saying im not convinced that as many people claim to that do actually that.



I would've tried to catch and release if it was in a place I could get it.
It was in a really bad spot, so, I had to go Jab Bauer on it.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 6:39:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TomJefferson:
Well I reckon this is a more exciting thread than my wife killed the last snake to enter my home with a broom.



What was he doing with the broom??
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 6:40:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By red_on_black:

Originally Posted By TomJefferson:
Well I reckon this is a more exciting thread than my wife killed the last snake to enter my home with a broom.



What was he doing with the broom??



Link Posted: 4/1/2006 6:52:42 AM EDT
There is only one thing worse than finding a snake in your house.

That's losing a snake in your house.

Good job, Goonboss.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 6:59:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
There is only one thing worse than finding a snake in your house.

That's losing a snake in your house.

Good job, Goonboss.



Yeah,I was petrified about the little bastard getting out of the
closet. My wife was shocked at how little damage the 7 1/2 shot did
both to the snake and, the wall.

She said I should order more #3 Buck
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 8:11:57 AM EDT
Looks like a timber rattler to me. I would have shot it too.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 8:17:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TomJefferson:
Well I reckon this is a more exciting thread than my wife killed the last snake to enter my home with a broom.



Pffffft! If my mother in law killed something with her broom it would be considered Vehicular Homicide!
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 8:28:44 AM EDT
BEST DRAW DOWN STORY EVER!
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 8:44:02 AM EDT
Non-Venomous Texas Brown Rat Snake! Texas Snakes
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 10:25:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JaredB:
Non-Venomous Texas Brown Rat Snake! Texas Snakes



Whatever. He's dead now. No snakes in the house.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 10:27:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By UH_SALT_RIFLE:
BEST DRAW DOWN STORY EVER!



I just wish I lived beside a car wash
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 10:27:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By JaredB:
Non-Venomous Texas Brown Rat Snake! Texas Snakes



Whatever. He's dead now. No snakes in the house.



As Lewis Grizzard used to say, "There ain't but one kind of snake. A cotton headed water rattler, and they'll kill you!"

Kill 'em all, just to be safe.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 10:31:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By Valkyrie:
What kind of snake is that?



One that made me scream like a girl.



I've encountered that species myself.

Good shoot.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 10:35:25 AM EDT
My home invasion was 2 weeks ago, I could've used a wide variety of weapons on him, but I used a cardboard box. I then trapped that pigeon against the wall, grabbed that dirty little bastard and threw him outside.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 10:38:53 AM EDT
wuss, grow a pair
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 10:41:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MuRDoC:
wuss, grow a pair



..i....i..
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 10:52:17 AM EDT
Yeah, that was just a little rat snake. Poor guy. Oh well.

Shooting it may not have been the best choice. The only reason that snake would've been in your home is if you have a plentiful supply of mice.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 10:56:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thirsty:
Yeah, that was just a little rat snake. Poor guy. Oh well.

Shooting it may not have been the best choice. The only reason that snake would've been in your home is if you have a plentiful supply of mice.



We live in the country.

There are indeed a plentiful supply of mice,
but we've pretty much run most of them out of the
house.

I didn't know what kinda snake he was, and we tried to
get him into a can first, but, it wasn't happening.

I'm not sticking my hand into a closet to grab a snake.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 11:11:09 AM EDT
That's why there is .22 birdshot.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 11:18:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/3/2006 11:21:41 AM EDT by Symtex]

Originally Posted By Valkyrie:
What kind of snake is that?




These are very common in Texas.

Link Posted: 4/3/2006 11:25:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By bmick325:
Snake of truth.




I considered that title, but, I'm sure by now there are copywrite issues.



Copy Right! Like guns right. It is the Right of Copy.

Link Posted: 4/3/2006 11:26:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By MuRDoC:
wuss, grow a pair



..i....i..



I have no idea wth that means
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 11:33:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By thirsty:
Yeah, that was just a little rat snake. Poor guy. Oh well.

Shooting it may not have been the best choice. The only reason that snake would've been in your home is if you have a plentiful supply of mice.



We live in the country.

There are indeed a plentiful supply of mice,
but we've pretty much run most of them out of the
house.

I didn't know what kinda snake he was, and we tried to
get him into a can first, but, it wasn't happening.

I'm not sticking my hand into a closet to grab a snake.



Nothing to it. First you put a tourniquet on your forearm, and THEN you grab the snake. Piece of cake.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 11:48:07 AM EDT
only good snake is a dead snake............

i would have used a "155" on it!!!!!!!!!!

i really hate snakes
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 12:41:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MuRDoC:

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By MuRDoC:
wuss, grow a pair



..i....i..



I have no idea wth that means



I'm giving you "the finger"

Look closer
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