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05-02-2012 10:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor snake in the shop walnut planer milling traditional

well i just had to post this, its the very first time ive ever had this happen, im standing at my planer adjusting the head a bit lower and all of a sudden i see the front left post of my 15 inch delta moving, and holy cow, there is this cotton mouth swirling down and around the planer post…im not that afraid of snakes , but when its close quarters like that and totally unexpected…i did capture it and got it out of the shop, and let it go on into the woods, i try not to kill things unless i really have to, and besides he got out of the bag i had it in and was on the move quick..into the woods, so i said bye bye… my blood pressure up a bit…anyone ever had a snake in there shop like this…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 05-02-2012 10:30 PM

Yes Grizz, the wife comes to the shop occasionally.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#2 posted 05-02-2012 10:36 PM

I would flip out if that would happen to me….my shop is in my basement!

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#3 posted 05-02-2012 10:36 PM

Roger…now that was funny!

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#4 posted 05-02-2012 10:37 PM

Ha! love that Roger!

Grizz, living in Maine we have no indigenous poisonous species. Our bears are rare and smaller and timid and our moose, afraid of nothing also think of us like they do squirrels. They ignore us. I’ve traveled by car in 44 states. I’ve seen warnings for bears, buffalo, alligators, snakes, and scorpions. We have 75 ft free range pine trees EVERYWHERE. Sometimes they fall but not often. I’ll take the pine trees I think.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#5 posted 05-02-2012 10:53 PM

I don’t get snakes, only some large spiders on occasion. Anyone remember this Jim Stafford song?

Griz, I remember last year when our friend degoose ran into a small brown snake after a flood in his shop. Fortunately for me, so far, the deadliest thing I have run into so far down there is myself :)

Glad it didn’t get ya!


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#6 posted 05-02-2012 11:04 PM

My little visitor wasn’t poisonous, but it’s still a shock to go reaching for a tool and encounter snakes.
I’m glad you’re okay.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#7 posted 05-02-2012 11:12 PM

Roger that is funny. No snakes by me but I have some slimy friends that come by my shop, don’t trust them either.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#8 posted 05-03-2012 12:07 AM

hi grizz we have lots of snakes here to . funny think about your post i just got back from the hard ware store .got some of those door sweepers that go on the bottom of your door for this very reason.i put some door on my shop room and have a gap on the bottom a snake may get thur so after this post im now going to in stall it.

thank for the pic Douglas now i wonder if these sweepers are big enought.

not really spooked by snakes but dont want to step on any cotton mouths either

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#9 posted 05-03-2012 12:12 AM

That was a good one Roger.

Grizz, one snake so far.
(a small one who was relocated)

But this time of year, we get about a million, million frogs hoping around the yard. And they line up outside my garage door and just as I’m closing up shop at night, they come in and hide under my wood rack & bench. Then, in the morning when I go out there and open the door, they go outside.
It’s the darnedest thing you’ve ever seen.
I call them my shop security frogs.
And, in about a month, they’ll disappear for another year.

(Truth be told, I’d much rather them then those dang large spiders David gets. WHOA)

Good forum topic Grizzman.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#10 posted 05-03-2012 12:14 AM

oh yea the reason why i got the sweepers my kitchen door had a small gap in it also and the other day got up to get some coffee and a small king snake had let himself in thur the gap caught him and let him go after i went to the bathroom . i dont kill theses as they are good snakes but a posionious ones they are taken out a different way

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#11 posted 05-03-2012 12:14 AM

A couple of months ago when we were walking in the woods, a smallish snake slithered across our path. I wonder if it had the same effect as a ‘black cat’? I don’t mind snakes at all. They are really kind of cool looking. I only wouldn’t like it if they surprised me since I don’t know the poisonous ones from the safe ones. I would have probably screamed and scared it to death (do snakes have ears???) You are a brave worrier, my friend! I think your time in the Alaska Wilderness is showing in your spirit! Great story!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#12 posted 05-03-2012 12:34 AM

Wow buddy I’m glad your alright. I know you have a lot of things down south that I don’t have up north, in this case I’m glad I don’t have that little shop buddy of yours.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#13 posted 05-03-2012 01:03 AM

During the big flood last year, I had a visitor… a 3 foot long BROWN… fairly deadly

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#14 posted 05-03-2012 01:19 AM

Thank goodness that didn’t happen to me! I would have to wash my clothes on the sanitary cycle!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#15 posted 05-03-2012 01:40 AM

Griz, those Cotton Mouth are some bad boys!

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