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in our private lake in north of Huntsville? I would consider it to be a nuisance since it approximately 6 feet long and our kids and dog swim in the lake.
Juan, I'm not sure exactly where you are coming from. So this weekend if we find a copperhead or water mocasin around the cabin (which we often do) should I call TP&W or should I just put a bullet in it?LordGareth said:The kill it to get rid of it attitude is just not any sort of conservation attitude I've ever heard of. It's dissapointing to read such remarks on here.
And if everyone took that attitude, there would be a return to the late 1800's where the wildlife stocks had been almost exhausted. Remember the buffalo? Remember when alligators were endangered? It took responsible people to save these speicies. Remember too that wildlife belong to the people, not the landowner, it ain't your alligator!...it's ours.Red3Fish said:I am old, and certainly lack the "political correctness" of all the younger generation--BUT--my land, my lake, my dogs, my children, my alligator! If I were in that situation, the problem would be taken care of, and no one would know about it to chastise me. Alligators are not endangered anymore. Sometimes trying to conform to all the government regulations and restraints just get in the way of common sense and are way too much a hassle than just taking the direct "get it done" approach.
So you would break the law? You know, someone always talks. One of the kids braging at school how his old man shot an alligator is over heard by a teacher, he/she reports it, an investigation, the hide is found with no tag. Now what? It happens everyday.Galveston Yankee said:If it were my property, lake, kids and pooch, this wouldn't even come up on the board. The gator meat would be in the freezer and the hide cleaned already.
As for the water moccasin, he'ld be dead, too. They just are not good creatures to get around. Too aggressive. A rattler would rather go in the other direction than have to deal with humans and I probably wouldn't bother with it. Water moccasins have a tendency to look for trouble.
Stuart said:So this weekend if we find a copperhead or water mocasin around the cabin (which we often do) should I call TP&W or should I just put a bullet in it?
If you put moth balls all around the outside of your cabin you won't see anymore snakes.