Received from a friend –
After the Boston bombing the news media spent days and weeks trying to determine why these men did what they did.
They want to know what America did to make these brothers so angry with us. They want to know why these men were not arrested before they did something so terrible.
The media is in a tizzy about this new era of homegrown radicals, and about why they could live among us and still hate us.
A friend of mine from Texas explained it all to me:
We have killed 57 rattlesnakes on two separate ranches this year. 24 @South bend & 33 @ Murray , since mid May. Not one has rattled! We provoked one fair sized boy with a stick and he coiled & struck at the stick a couple of times before he buzzed up and rattled. The purpose of this explanation is that I have been hearing the same from fellow ranchers and hunters in regards to the lack of warning from rattlesnakes.
I had lunch with a friend today and he offered a theory about the fact that these buggers aren’t rattling anymore. Continue reading →