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Old 05-05-2013, 07:06 AM   #21
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Years ago I was working at an auto parts shop on the counter. This one guy who had a shop next door was always acting like such a man and so tough. One day he and his kid come in and they say his kid found a snake wants to pick it up for a closer look but is to scared. Aparently so was his dad so I had To go out and pick up this Gardner snake for them. If it wasn't in front of his kid I would have ripped him apart for being afraid of the most harmless snakes out there!

just so novices don't get confused

garter snake with a T
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often confused with the eastern ribbonsnake
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We found a dead little Garter snake on the job site we are working on, I desided to put it onto a board the carpentry had to cut, he made 3 cuts before he noticed the dead snake, man he jumped, I laughed so hard at that.
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just so novices don't get confused

garter snake with a T
One of those things everyone around me growing up calling it Gardner. Or maybe I just misheard everyone! Good thing I joined PT!
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One of those things everyone around me growing up calling it Gardner. Or maybe I just misheard everyone! Good thing I joined PT!
PT works wonders. Probably a regional thing, my mom saw wash with an r in it. Just where she was raised I guess.
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The birds hole was sealed up today, that is one very pissed off bird now, I was trying to paint the trim near where the nest was and that thing kept dive bombing me this time i was ready for it so it didn't freak me out like the other day.. I feel kind of bad but oh well what can you do. the next couple of days should be so much fun with that po'd bird around.
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It'll go away when the chicks stop crying out in hunger.Don't feel bad.

I left the hole on my last house; will close it up in the fall.Sometimes those stop backs will get you some more work!
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I stained a cabin last summer that had a nest with chicks in top of a porch beam. The customer was adamant about not disturbing the nest, the birds came there every year and she liked them a lot.
I was Leary about being able to bleach/wash and stain the ceiling above them and the beam without hurting the chicks or running the birds off. I had a helper hold a shield above them during washing, and stained around the nest( was sitting on top of a beam that didn't have to be stained anyway). The birds were upset for a while, but they survived the ordeal and stuck around.
Same lady called me the other day to come stain some new facia that had to be replaced because wood peckers had destroyed it hunting bee larva.
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"Enough is enough! I've had it with these mf snakes on this mf house!"
At the risk of giving away her password clue at our bank... my wife is incredibly afraid of snakes.

I had a little rubber garter snake I tied some fishing line onto.
I'd put it under stuff (bathroom rug, couch, chairs, etc) and then pull it out for some hilarity.

She kept throwing it away, and I kept digging it out of the trash.

One day when she opened the bathroom door, I was laying in the bedroom "slithering" it down the hall for her, and she just started laughing.

..so I threw it away.
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At the risk of giving away her password clue at our bank... my wife is incredibly afraid of snakes.

I had a little rubber garter snake I tied some fishing line onto.
I'd put it under stuff (bathroom rug, couch, chairs, etc) and then pull it out for some hilarity.

She kept throwing it away, and I kept digging it out of the trash.

One day when she opened the bathroom door, I was laying in the bedroom "slithering" it down the hall for her, and she just started laughing.

..so I threw it away.
Thats creepy!
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At the risk of giving away her password clue at our bank... my wife is incredibly afraid of snakes.

I had a little rubber garter snake I tied some fishing line onto.
I'd put it under stuff (bathroom rug, couch, chairs, etc) and then pull it out for some hilarity.

She kept throwing it away, and I kept digging it out of the trash.

One day when she opened the bathroom door, I was laying in the bedroom "slithering" it down the hall for her, and she just started laughing.

..so I threw it away.
Steve - in that paragraph you were still referring to the fake snake, right? If not, that might explain the laughter.
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