GUN Nearly 7-foot long snake shot by state trooper

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Nearly 7-foot long snake shot by state trooper
    by The Grand Rapids Press
    Monday August 18, 2008, 3:45 PM
    http://www.mlive.com/grpress/news/index.ssf/2008/08/nearly_7foot_long_snake_shot_b.html

    WEST OLIVE -- A state trooper shot and killed a nearly 7-foot long snake, believed to be a Burmese python, after it slithered onto a Port Sheldon Township road and was acting aggressively toward passing motorists.

    Trooper Bill Coon, of the Grand Haven post, used his .40-caliber handgun to shoot the snake after nearby homeowner Brian Ahlin ran it over with his pickup several times to try to kill it. Ahlin and another motorist called police after finding the snake on 156th Avenue south of Croswell Street.

    Ahlin was worried it might attack children in the area or pose a danger to pets.

    Police suspect the snake was set loose by someone who no longer wanted the animal or it simply escaped a home. The snake measured 6-foot, 10-inches.

    Ahlin said his pickup did not seem to cause any injury to the snake, which lunged at his truck.

    "I didn't do a darn thing to it. It was like going over a rubber hose," he said.

    Coon said the snake also lunged at him as he approached.

    Neighbors said wildlife is common in the area, but not huge snakes.

    "This was very different," Ahlin said. "The only thing you see around here is deer and turkey," he said.

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    poor snake :wtc:
     
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    First we'll come for your guns,
    then we'll come for your snakes.
     
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    I have both :noes:
     
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    These can be combined to make a dangerous snake cannon.:noes:
     
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    A bit excessive, but using a pistol on any animal smaller than a bear is clownshoes.
    Vibram Therapy is all you need for most domesticated animals
     
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    I'm with you on this.
    Animal didn't need to be put down.
    If he was bold, he would have barehanded it and left it in someone elses locker.
     
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    I've never had a snake as a pet, but I'm pretty sure I could wrangle one and tape it's mouth shut.
     
  8. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Pretty easy in an open space. If you got quick hands and its non poisonous you can usually grab them with out any tools or being bit.
     
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    :rofl:

    If the fucking thing had be run over several times, he was probably at least partly putting it out of its misery... although it doesn't look too smashed up in that photo.
     
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    acting agressivly toward passing motorists :bowrofl: nice try miss piggy, come up with a better excuse.
     
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    I have a friend that catches an milks rattle snakes out here in central california, and he picks them up with no tools. In general a snake can't strike more than 1/2 it's body length.
     
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    I don't have any experience with snakes. You couldn't get me to go near that thing without some time of pole to hold its head down.
     
  13. pimpofthenation

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    I was just watching Jackass 2 and they have three guys (Knoxville, Pontius, and Dunn?) trying to handle an Anaconda that's about that size... and while Knoxville is trying to control the head (and getting bit pretty badly) the thing wrapped up one of the other guys and had him on the ground.

    I certainly, being inexperienced with snakes, would not try to grab anything near that size....


    EDIT: OK, it was a bit bigger...

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    Anacondas are alot more muscular, boa and anaconda of the same lengths the anaconda will be more then twice the boas weights. I'd rather handle a wild boa then a captive born anaconda.
     
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    I'm trying to figure out what an RTB is. red tailed boa?
     

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