Neighbors: Snakes don’t rattle wrangler

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Tom Watt of Clovis takes precautions when he hunts rattlesnakes, including knee-high boots. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When most would run, Tom Watt hunts. He hunts even when he is not on the hunt. Like a January day he heard a soft rattle in his barn. He moved a […]

Snake stories always worth sharing

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ Columnist Now that hot weather is blasting the High Plains — as if hot weather isn’t usually blasting the Plains — it’s high time for one of the coolest creatures to come lurking from its hole. Welcome the season of the rattlesnake. Perhaps the most regrettable aspect of my leaving New […]

Animals on highway deserve swerve

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist I think that was a bull snake stretched across a county road south of Clovis the other day. It was catching some morning rays, warming up for a big day of hunting field mice. I pulled over to have a closer look. The snake didn’t like me coming up on […]

Rattlers run wild

By Mike Linn Don’t get rattled, but the snakes are out. Just ask Elida resident Scott Beard, bitten by a rattlesnake this month while fixing a flat tire. Or the youth group at Dora Baptist Church. They stumbled on one coiled and nervous on the church sidewalk a week ago. Or ask pharmacist Doyle Potter, […]