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  •  I think that's just ego babble-- rural folk and (2+ / 0-)
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    WakeUpNeo, journeyman

    how they need their guns as tools and self defense. It's mostly a lot of rationalization and blowing smoke.

    •  I'm inclined to agree with you (2+ / 0-)
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      I live in a very rural area, with bears, coyotes, elk, deer, and possibly cougars (the "authorities" are just beginning to admit we have cougars).

      We have all kinds of snakes too, copperheads, water moccasins, rattlers...

      We have never had to have a gun for anything.

      Women create the entire labor force. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

      by splashy on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 03:42:59 AM PDT

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      •  I hate snakes. (1+ / 0-)
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        blueoasis

        I just hate 'em.

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        by journeyman on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 06:11:44 PM PDT

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        •  So sorry you have that feeling (0+ / 0-)

          I respect them, but don't hate them. I admire them for filling such an important niche in nature.

          In fact, we have found that killing the poisonous ones is self-defeating. Another one just moves in.

          We just take a long stick and harass them, so they go away from where we are  and they see us as invulnerable. They don't go far, and they are territorial so they keep the other ones away for us. They stay in their place, we stay in ours, and everyone is happy.

          The black snakes are very good for getting mice and other rodents that get into our home. The only problem is they don't eat very much, only abut once a month or so.

          Women create the entire labor force. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

          by splashy on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 11:06:40 AM PDT

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