Re: NANFA-- shooting turtles
Thu, 4 Mar 2004 12:49:28 EST

In a message dated 3/4/04 10:52:32 AM Eastern Standard Time,

> It comes down to this, if you buy a house in the desert, you shouldn't be
> surprised that
> there are pack rats and rattle snakes nor should you feel it is your
> perogative to
> exterminate them to meet your needs.
> I don't mean to prolong this. It's just my opinion.
I am pretty liberal about what I allow in my yard. My neighbors complain that
I won't kill snakes, glass snakes, and lizards that run loose in my yard but
they are harmless and the chicken snakes eat the rats that roam the city but I
really think I'd have to draw the line at a poisonous snake. I might not kill
it but I would remove it to another wilder location but many people aren't
that comfortable with poisonous snakes and could get hurt doing this. So I won't
criticize anyone for killing a rattle snake in their yard. I might put up
with a gilia monster, they are slow enough that if you don't molest them or
handle them being bitten is highly unlikely.

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