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    Posted: Jun 24 2014 at 1:34pm
Who knew it was illegal to kill snakes in MD? That might explain why hub just took a hoe and ran that huge snake out of our yard last summer rather than killing it like I instructed hm to LOL

apparently this guy got lucky because the police couldn't find the dead snake, but if they had he'd be in real trouble then LOL

(I deleted the snake image in case some are afraid)



Man arrested for shooting at snake in his back yard


A Maryland man was arrested Sunday afternoon for allegedly shooting at a snake in his own backyard.

James Matthews Jr., 62, found out that not only is it illegal to kill snakes in Maryland, but firing a gun in the city of Laurel is illegal except in self-defense.

A poisonous copperhead coming your way might qualify as a case of self-defense but Matthews couldn’t prove that he was facing any such imminent harm. He didn’t know what sort of snake he shot,   and when police searched the woods behind his house, they didn’t find any snake, dead or aive. That left Matthews facing a firearms charge.

If, on the other hand, he had been able to produce the snake, he might have been in trouble with the Department of Natural Resources. DNR ecologist Scott Smith said that 27 species of snake live in Maryland. Two are poisonous — the copperhead and the timber rattlesnake.

All 27 are protected species and cannot be killed under state law.




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What is he, the DC sniper? How da hell do you shoot a snake? Dead
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Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:

What is he, the DC sniper? How da hell do you shoot a snake? Dead


we used to shoot them all the time in NC.
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I wish we could drop a bomb on all the snakes in the world .  
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i live in laurel.....in the woods too. Now I'm gonna be looking for snakes whenever I go home. fml
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Originally posted by india100 india100 wrote:

I wish we could drop a bomb on all the snakes in the world .  


Me too...
I haaaaaaate them. I have a phobia..

They really terrify me.
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