The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #2965409
Posted By: Rapparee
14-Aug-10 - 09:46 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
I was fishing and trying to free a snagged lure. I finally cut the line, reeled it in, and turned to go to the car and go home. For some reason I drew my right foot back and the rattlesnake missed. So I put my boot just behind its head. Then I put my left boot (my feet were in them, by the way) just in front of the rattles.
I threw the rod, butt end first, towards the car.
Then I reached down and picked up the snake, holding both ends VERY firmly. I raised it above my head and threw it as far downstream as I could. Last seen the snake was swimming to the other bank.
I neatly packed up everything and drove home.
I thought about maybe cutting off the snake's head and sending it to Shame but I saw no reason for even a rattlesnake to die for Shame. And if I'd sent the whole thing to him, alive, it would have died from his fumes. Instead, it got to sit in some rattlesnake bar and say to its friends, "Man, you'll never BELIEVE what happened today!"