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Old 05-13-2007, 04:44 PM   #1
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Pinbox Suprise.

I was going through the pretrip moves this morning, reached into the pinbox where the light cord is and pulled the cord out and YIKES a snake. Finished pulling the cord out and got a welding rod and made a hook and pulled it out. About a 4 FT chicken snake. Turns out a bird made a nest there and the snake got the bird. I got the snake.
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Old 05-13-2007, 04:48 PM   #2
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What state are you in .. here in fl i never put my hand in ,, i leave 1 end of the cord hang out so i can just yank it

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Old 05-13-2007, 08:59 PM   #3
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If the cord was in the pin box, how did the snake get up in there?
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Old 05-13-2007, 09:21 PM   #4
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As Harrison Ford said in Indiana Jones. "Snakes, why did it have to be snakes????" If thy name be snake, then KILL......
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Old 05-14-2007, 12:42 AM   #5
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Had the bird,s nest but no snake. We will be very vigillent from now on. WE ARE IN FLORIDA !!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-14-2007, 12:56 AM   #6
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After pulling out the birds nest this spring, I installed a screen in the pin box. Found a plastic mount that holds the plug and mounted that on the pin box to store the end of the cord so I don't have to put it in the pin box anymore.
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Old 05-14-2007, 03:19 AM   #7
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Yikes, I hate snakes!!!!
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Old 05-14-2007, 03:25 AM   #8
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Oh, my! Thanks for the warning. I can't imagine anything worse.....except a rattlesnake in there.
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Old 05-14-2007, 04:56 AM   #9
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I never thought of that and..I HATE SNAKES..
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:39 AM   #10
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I'm having trouble with bees,I had stuffed some plastic foam pieces into the opening to keep out the birds but the bees found a way in. now I think I might have honney in my front cap. I have sprayed and sprayed but they keep coming back. I know they have not been in there long because I live in this thing and they have only been around about a week.
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Old 05-14-2007, 03:45 PM   #11
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Wow, Now I know why I live in the Northeast. Winter tends to clear those vermin but then again we still have, "them mices which tear things to pieces" (Quotation from Ozz).
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Old 05-14-2007, 04:08 PM   #12
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OK. We live in Texas and for how it got up there, the only way I can see is that it climbed up the breakaway brake cable. I rolled the light cord up and put it in the pinbox but the brake cable is a foot off the groung and I thought nothing of it. I will rethink that stragety a bit. Also I do not think it come in the back side but come over the top underneath the cap. So keep this in mind when snake proofing. Fornatuly I am not real afraid of snakes, might of had a heart attack.
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Old 05-14-2007, 04:19 PM   #13
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I've always been aware of snakes as a possibility. Pulled many a bird's nest out of the box as I store the brake and umbilical cable in the box. Snakes, if long enough, can raise themselves to near vertical and make a home in the box, easier when I use the kingpin tripod. Never put my hand in there but maybe from now on I'll put my leather gloves on earlier as I pull the cable from the box storage!!
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