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04-04-2012, 10:34 AM #31
- Join Date
- Jan 2010
- In the woods of Swanzey,NH
I was a Game Warden At Camp Pendleton, we had to respond to snake calls all over that base. I went to one call in a housing area, The Rattlesnake was in the shrubs by the front door, As I reached in with the hook stick to pick up the whole coil he straightened out and I was pinned on the steps. had to go through the house and call the office for a catch pole. In was a black rattler that is indiginous to San Diego County, SOB was about 4 ft long. Needless to say he was dinner.
04-04-2012, 10:54 AM #32
I never had any snake issues, but in Yuma I did shake big yellow scorpions out of my boots on more than one occasion. We had sidewinders and rattlers too but they never really bothered us.
We had more problems with illegal Mexicans walking through our shoots. And one unfortunate incident with a pack of wild horses while at White Sands....Distinguished Rifleman #2240
04-04-2012, 11:10 AM #33“Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny”
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04-04-2012, 11:14 AM #34
That was pretty much it. Hawk missiles are designed to explode in front of a jet and create a field of shrapnel that gets sucked into intakes. This one failed and self destructed over the ground....Distinguished Rifleman #2240
04-04-2012, 04:22 PM #35
Allegedly, Camp Lejeune is the habitat for rattlesnakes, cotton mouths and coral snakes.
I saw a few of the cotton mouths, but never any of the others. We did have a cotton mouth make an appearance in the middle of a foot patrol - needless to say the noise discipline and formation took a turn for the worse!
We had more trouble with the bees, ticks, and chiggers.
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Is the boy you were proud of the man you are?
Any fool can be uncomfortable in the field.
04-04-2012, 04:50 PM #36John Frye
Once a Marine, Always a Marine
1977-1979 MP Co., H&S Bn., MCB Camp Lejeune
1979-1980 7th Counterintelligence Team, Okinawa
1980-1981 HML-771, 4th MAW, NAS South Weymouth
04-04-2012, 05:13 PM #37
When I was in SOI in Lejuene a kid was on med hold for "charming a rattle snake." Apparently he did his job because it kissed him on the hand. My instructors killed a couple with e-tools on fighting hole week.
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04-04-2012, 06:17 PM #38
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
- north attleboro Ma
06-24-2012, 11:00 PM #39
06-30-2012, 02:57 PM #40
I would give 100 bucks for a case of the old B-Units. I even liked the Ham and Lima beans.....Never trust a man who is afraid of guns.