Don't see this everyday

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Hughman

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Went out the backdoor this morning and found a black widow trying to pull a baby rattlesnake up to her nest about 8 feet up to the bottom of the deck above. She had made it about 18 inches off the ground when I found them. The spider was about the size of a half dollar coin. Not sure why the wife was upset. The spider dispatched the snake for us.

 
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Went out the backdoor this morning and found a black widow trying to pull a baby rattlesnake up to her nest about 8 feet up to the bottom of the deck above. She had made it about 18 inches off the ground when I found them. The spider was about the size of a half dollar coin. Not sure why the wife was upset. The spider dispatched the snake for us.

Wow. Both are something I don’t want around the house.
 
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Dang... :oops:
 
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From my reading, black widows used to nest under the seats in outhouses. If anything resembling a.snake was dangled close enough, they'd inject venom into it.
 
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From my reading, black widows used to nest under the seats in outhouses. If anything resembling a.snake was dangled close enough, they'd inject venom into it.
Well, that might ruin ones day!
 
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Rattle snakes are common at my place. I've dispatched them quick when I see them but there's at least one granddaddy that may still be around. A few years ago, one got my dog. The fang marks were about two inches apart. That is BIG! The head would have to be about as large as your fist. o_O

And, if there's baby rattlers around your place, there's big rattlers too. Watch when you go out-Day or night. Don't walk near bushes or large plants. Keep your eyes/light on the ground. If you have chickens, be especially alert in the coup. When it's warm, they will hunt for prey day or night.

Edit: If you have a dog(s), there's a vaccine available now. It may help a pet live through a strike.
 
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From my reading, black widows used to nest under the seats in outhouses. If anything resembling a.snake was dangled close enough, they'd inject venom into it.
Hey, man, no reading involved here, I've lived it. Never bitten, but I had my own "Spider stick" that I kept in the privy. You simply thrust it into the hole and run it around and around until all the little boogers were dispatched. Never forget that sound...

I also knew a guy who told his wife that his dangling member was bitten by a "black widder spider". Turns out it was actually the after effects of a liaison with a lady of the night, but I'll never tell.
 
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Hey, man, no reading involved here, I've lived it. Never bitten, but I had my own "Spider stick" that I kept in the privy. You simply thrust it into the hole and run it around and around until all the little boogers were dispatched. Never forget that sound...

I also knew a guy who told his wife that his dangling member was bitten by a "black widder spider". Turns out it was actually the after effects of a liaison with a lady of the night, but I'll never tell.
Did his wife buy the explanation?
 
 
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