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re: This is why you don't kill every snake you see. - BFIV
[quote] "Thus, natural LTNF from opossum serum has potential as a universal therapy for envenomation caused by animals, plants and bacteria."[/quote] Now that's interesting. No wonder possums get run over. Snakes can't kill em....


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re: This is why you don't kill every snake you see. - BFIV
Interesting article, Wick. Thanks! Still wondering about the how and why of king snake immunity, though......


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re: This is why you don't kill every snake you see. - BFIV
[quote]quote: Immunity to venom[/quote] It would be very interesting, to me, to know just WHY a king snake is immune to other snakes' venom. Seems like there would/could be a very practical application there to reproduce anti-venom for snake bite victims? Perhaps it already exists. Is current a...


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re: Stepped on this fella yesterday - BFIV
[quote] I'm actually a little upset now. I knew it was a big snake, but I never considered it being a potential record. [/quote] Well...you got pics and witnesses, but no snake. The OB knows you kilt a world record. Look on the bright side, though: If you had kept it and turned it in, your nam...


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re: Stepped on this fella yesterday - BFIV
[quote]After looking at more snakes, I think it may be a canebrake because of its pattern and length. [/quote] I don't see that faint orange stripe down the backbone like a timber or canebrake is supposed to have? Looks like a copperhead to me, but I ain't no expert by any means on legless repti...


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re: Stepped on this fella yesterday - BFIV
Dang... That's the biggest one I've ever seen. Don't know what the world record is, but that one is surely it or close to it....


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re: lightening took out my septic tank pump wiring great start to memorial weekend - BFIV
Thanks! Now I unnerstand....


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re: lightening took out my septic tank pump wiring great start to memorial weekend - BFIV
Serious question: Why do yall have to have a septic tank pump? Don't you have field beds for septic tanks? And where do yall pump this crap to? Never heard of needing a home septic tank pump before. Our septic tanks just drain out into the field beds. :dunno: ...


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re: I appreciate your service POWPOW!! - BFIV
[quote]I dont believe todays generation could do the things they had to do.[/quote] My thoughts exactly. Today's generation at the same age as your PowPow have no idea what it even means to break sweat doing anything. ...


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re: I appreciate your service POWPOW!! - BFIV
Indeed he was a vital part of The Greatest Generation. :usa:...


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re: Landscaping/tree selection question - BFIV
If it was me, I'd plant some climbing butterbeans and some maters. ...


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Well, I stocked those Coppernose Bluegill. - BFIV
A couple of yall told me that the CB might not make it in the grandkids' fishin pond since I already had an established population of regular bluegill and bass. I still feed all the fish regularly and I guess I'll find out and hope for the best. I put 100 of em in there. It only cost 42 bucks for ...


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re: Whats the best prank you have played on a buddy while hunting? - BFIV
Got a similar story. When I was growing up, Dad's older brother was always pickin at all of us nephews. The stuff he did to us is just too numerous to mention here, but we all loved him dearly because he always took us boys hunting and fishing. That's when he always pranked us. Well, back in those...


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re: That ant killin recipe really does work. - BFIV
[quote]So, what's the recipe ?? [/quote] Get Rid of Ants Solution This is a recipe for getting rid of those pesky ants that come every spring and summer. Mix up the solution, pack cotton balls in a ja...r cover, put the solution on and they will be gone. Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 3 tables...


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re: Got my 9 point back today from taxidermist - BFIV
[quote]I want to do a bobcat first but havent killed or found one yet [/quote] Don't start with a bobcat! Cats are a whole different critter. Remember the thread from last year or year before last with the bad bobcat mounts? Cat hair is NOTHING like coyote, fox, deer, or squirrel hair. And t...


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re: Got my 9 point back today from taxidermist - BFIV
[quote]Where's your shop? [/quote] KR, I retired from the taxidermy business about ten years ago when we gained full custody and guardianship of two of our granddaughters. I went from mounting deer and fish to changing diapers and feeding babies in the span of 24 hours. They were both in diapers...


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re: Got my 9 point back today from taxidermist - BFIV
[quote] quote: call and check on mine I have to imagine this is the downfall of being a taxidermist. [/quote] Regular and repeat customers understand. New customers or "first time mounts" want it back yesterday. They don't understand that they are not the only ones waiting. And ...


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re: Got my 9 point back today from taxidermist - BFIV
NICE trophy! I like the way he posed the ears, too. Good swell on the neck. Used to be a taxidermist myself. Would love to see a closeup detail of the nose/nostril and eyes. :cheers:...


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That ant killin recipe really does work. - BFIV
Just wanted to say that the post going around FB showing how to get rid of those Jurassic Park black ants is truthful. I had tried mixing borax with grape jelly, but that didn't work too well. So...I cut the FB recipe by 2/3 and those black ants are GONE. Just put out a banquet for them with this re...


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re: Tick Insecticide--Advice Needed - BFIV
If you live in a rural or semi-rural area, I recommend getting some bantam chickens and letting them run free. Just feed them in the yard so they know where "home" is located and the bantams will clear out the ticks for you. I've done this and I know it works....


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re: What kind of insect is this - BFIV
Looks like some kind of a cut worm to me. It ain't a tomato cut worm, though. They're green....


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re: Stupid Stuff You have Done Whilst Pissed Off, while outdoors... - BFIV
Was taking a short cut through some light brush to go bream fishing in a big private pond in Pike County, Alabama. Was carrying a 16 foot cane pole, small tackle box, and a sack of tawby worms. Got some brush limbs and branches tangled up in the cane pole fishin line and I got mad tryin to get it ...


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re: Beheading in England - BFIV
That type of axe is probably illegal in Brit land. They won't even let all their cops carry a gun. Obviously all the Brits need to start carrying butcher knives and meat cleavers for self defense......


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re: Hunting and Fishing saftey advice thread. Please contribute - BFIV
Install bearing buddies on your boat trailer. Keep em charged with grease. They do work....


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re: Hunting and Fishing saftey advice thread. Please contribute - BFIV
This thread got me to thinking big time about reliving some of my mistakes. Another piece of advice: Always keep a spare ignition key for your boat motor, attach something that will float to your boat ignition key, and always keep spare fuses under the motor cover for your outboard motor. Not that...


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re: Hunting and Fishing saftey advice thread. Please contribute - BFIV
Always keep a couple of cans of beenie weenies, a BIC lighter, and a roll of toilet paper in your boat....


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re: Fishing Partner Problems - BFIV
[quote]She was screaming " you told me to hold the rope"[/quote] Must have been Dennis Franchione's wife. :violin:...


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re: Do yall recommend stocking coppernose bluegill? - BFIV
I do feed the fish regularly. The bass will follow me around the pond waiting to be fed even when I'm down there mowing or weedeating. I don't feed when cold weather gets here, though. They just quit eating the feed. Would these coppernose bluegill still need to be fed regularly even during the w...


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re: A good reason to own such a vicious, protective animal? - BFIV
My pit was gentle as a lamb until you messed with the kids or family. He even got into a fight with my bull over a watermelon. The pit won, btw. I had to put him down when he was 12. Arthritis was so bad, he could hardly move without being in so much pain. And for a pit to whine from pain is say...


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Do yall recommend stocking coppernose bluegill? - BFIV
The fish truck from Arkansas will be in my area Thursday morning and I need to get a couple of new sterile grass carp for the grandkids' pond. After reading a post last week that had a picture of a big coppernose bluegill, I am considering stocking about 100 of them in their pond. I've already got...


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