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"Milking"

Posted: Mon September 12, 2016, 7:28 pm
by Eagle One
The trivia question for today is: What can be found around Hamlet that can be milked? It's not a cow, goat or any kind of animal or flower. The answer, when answered, must be specific as to what species. Good Luck !!!

Re: "Milking"

Posted: Mon September 12, 2016, 7:50 pm
by sigmore
I would guess the gubmint by huminoids of the A.A.species.

Re: "Milking"

Posted: Mon September 12, 2016, 9:32 pm
by Bruce Osburn
Since N.C. carries the name of "Tar Heel State", is the collection of pine sap still practiced? Could that be called "milking the pines"?

Re: "Milking"

Posted: Mon September 12, 2016, 10:00 pm
by Eagle One
Might be Bruce, but that's not what I'm looking for. The answer will be in some type of life form with a brain.

Re: "Milking"

Posted: Mon September 12, 2016, 10:39 pm
by Bruce Osburn
Well, OK. How about milking fish in a hatchery? You know, squeezing female fish that are heavy with roe to forcible extract the eggs for artificial insemination and then allowing the eggs to mature and hatch to be introduced into local streams. And isn't there a state fish hatchery near Hamlet?

Re: "Milking"

Posted: Mon September 12, 2016, 11:39 pm
by Betty Freeman Farrell
My answer is Rattlesnakes,they are milked for the venom

Re: "Milking"

Posted: Tue September 13, 2016, 12:01 am
by Bruce Osburn
By golly, Betty, I think you nailed it!

Re: "Milking"

Posted: Tue September 13, 2016, 12:25 am
by Eagle One
Betty Freeman Farrell wrote:My answer is Rattlesnakes,they are milked for the venom

OK Betty, you got half right but give me the species !!!

Re: "Milking"

Posted: Tue September 13, 2016, 9:02 am
by Betty Freeman Farrell
Here at Panama City Beach we had a snake show and I saw them milk rattlesnakes. I think they Diamond Back Rattlesnakes

Re: "Milking"

Posted: Tue September 13, 2016, 4:45 pm
by Eagle One
Betty Freeman Farrell wrote:Here at Panama City Beach we had a snake show and I saw them milk rattlesnakes. I think they Diamond Back Rattlesnakes

I'm well familiar with the Eastern Diamondbacks . But that's not the species I'm looking for. Diamondbacks aren't native to the Hamlet area but there are plenty of the species which I am looking for.

Re: "Milking"

Posted: Tue September 13, 2016, 8:14 pm
by sigmore
I'm gonna make two guesses. Cotton Mouth Water Moccasin or the ever popular, Copper Head. Did I win something??

Re: "Milking"

Posted: Tue September 13, 2016, 10:11 pm
by Eagle One
sigmore wrote:I'm gonna make two guesses. Cotton Mouth Water Moccasin or the ever popular, Copper Head. Did I win something??

Nope sig. We're talkin rattlers here !!!

Re: "Milking"

Posted: Tue September 13, 2016, 10:14 pm
by Eagle One
A clue. There are several species of rattlesnakes but only one is prominent around the Hamlet area. And it isn't the Diamondback. Bruce Osborne should certainly know the answer to this one !!!

Re: "Milking"

Posted: Tue September 13, 2016, 10:39 pm
by Bruce Osburn
OK, it's the timber rattler.

Re: "Milking"

Posted: Fri September 16, 2016, 12:48 am
by Eagle One
Correct. Timber Rattler.

Re: "Milking"

Posted: Sun September 18, 2016, 4:59 am
by freddie hassler
When I worked on the RR the men in Andrews,SC would cut the rattler off the snakes they killed and hang them on their rear view mirrow :D