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3 hours ago, NorthLoop said:

Patrick is an urban achiever 

 

He's going to fake a heart condition, then go shoot snek pics in a new area not too long after?

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13 hours ago, Patricio Swayze said:


I see a lot of these bitey fucks at Bishop Fiorenza park near Eldridge and Westpark.

There use to be lots of watersnakes in the ponds off Sandalwood in Memorial.

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Devil's creature.  Even when there isn't one. 

 

A man has been accused of luring his father to a West Austin cliff to look at a rattlesnake and then shoving him off, an arrest affidavit says.

Austin police officers responded to an area near Highland Crest Drive and Western Hills Drive on Sunday at 9:07 a.m. after receiving a report that a 78-year-old man had been assaulted. The area is just west of MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1) and south of Northland Drive.

The man told officers that his son, 49-year-old Gerald McCants, left their home at 8:30 a.m. and returned a few minutes later. McCants was excited and asked his dad to come with him to a look at a rattlesnake he found, the affidavit says.

The pair drove a half-mile from their home to a cliff off Highland Crest Drive.

As the man approached the edge of the cliff looking for the snake, he said McCants shoved him on his right side, the affidavit says.

The force of the shove caused the man to fall roughly 40 feet straight down, off the cliff, the affidavit says.

“As he was falling, (the man) stated that he could hear (McCants) laughing,” the affidavit says.

The man received a deep cut to his forehead and to the center of the back of his head, and he had multiple minor cuts and abrasions all over his body. He was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center for his injuries, Austin-Travis County EMS medics said.

McCants was charged with injury to an elderly person. He is in the Travis County Jail with a bail amount of $20,000, according to online county records.

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Look, I think the son should be thrown in prison where a couple guys get rapey on him for trying to kill an old dude.  But at the same time, nothing good happens when you voluntarily choose to get closer to a rattlesnek, so shame on dad.

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2 minutes ago, 4th and 5 said:

Gerald-McCants.jpg?resize=2560%2C1440&ssl=1

this guy seems a bit pushy

That's not what I pictured Patricio Swayze looking like for some reason.

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Did your mom take those pictures, too?  My mom would have murdered everyone in a 2 mile radius, then carpet bombed a 5 mile radius.

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On 3/25/2020 at 2:28 PM, HOOKEM4 said:

My mom sent me these pictures just now. Badass snek.efe259b4469d1fca5292b9e2f70025bf.jpg1f30ee2d0d88c90ff31821e96979aacc.jpg

Looks like a Southern Hog Nose snek. 

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2 hours ago, bschoolprof said:

Photographer has a huge head.  Did ET take those pics?

BAwba Walters?

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The wife and I went for a walk at the county park by our house yesterday afternoon.  I told her we were on a snake hunt, but she wasn't having it.  A couple miles into our walk and on the heavily traveled, groomed trail, my wife stopped dead in her tracks and pointed up ahead.  A four foot diamondback rattlesnake decided to cross in front of us.  A guy on a bike was approaching from the other way and I managed to get his attention and get him stopped before he ran right over the snake.  Snake wasn't agitated at all, no rattling - just slowly cruising across the path ending with about 2 1/2 inches of rattles sticking up about 45 degrees.  Best walk around the park I've experienced in years.  Unfortunately, I managed to fuck up taking a simple video.

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1 hour ago, Jerry Callo said:

The wife and I went for a walk at the county park by our house yesterday afternoon.  I told her we were on a snake hunt, but she wasn't having it.  A couple miles into our walk and on the heavily traveled, groomed trail, my wife stopped dead in her tracks and pointed up ahead.  A four foot diamondback rattlesnake decided to cross in front of us.  A guy on a bike was approaching from the other way and I managed to get his attention and get him stopped before he ran right over the snake.  Snake wasn't agitated at all, no rattling - just slowly cruising across the path ending with about 2 1/2 inches of rattles sticking up about 45 degrees.  Best walk around the park I've experienced in years.  Unfortunately, I managed to fuck up taking a simple video.

I read somewhere that rattling rattlers were killed at a greater rate by hunters, so that the non-rattling rattlers were afforded a greater survival chance, and growing in numbers.  I might have been drunk tho...

Edited by Gatorubet

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19 hours ago, Jerry Callo said:

The wife and I went for a walk at the county park by our house yesterday afternoon.  I told her we were on a snake hunt, but she wasn't having it.  A couple miles into our walk and on the heavily traveled, groomed trail, my wife stopped dead in her tracks and pointed up ahead.  A four foot diamondback rattlesnake decided to cross in front of us.  A guy on a bike was approaching from the other way and I managed to get his attention and get him stopped before he ran right over the snake.  Snake wasn't agitated at all, no rattling - just slowly cruising across the path ending with about 2 1/2 inches of rattles sticking up about 45 degrees.  Best walk around the park I've experienced in years.  Unfortunately, I managed to fuck up taking a simple video.

Abject fear will do that to ya.

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On 3/29/2020 at 3:07 PM, Gatorubet said:

I read somewhere that rattling rattlers were killed at a greater rate by hunters, so that the non-rattling rattlers were afforded a greater survival chance, and growing in numbers.  I might have been drunk tho...

I thought I had posted an article about rattlesneks not using their rattles as a way of surviving the increase in the numbers of feral/wild hogs.  If the sneks rattle, the hogs find them and they get kilt.  Think about that -- rattlesneks not using their rattles to warn you that you're fixin' to step on them.

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