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#207242 - 10/10/12 07:12 PM Things you find in a motor
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This yellow rat snake was in a motor it my house. It wrapped around the rotor and trashed the start switch.

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#207244 - 10/10/12 07:18 PM Re: Things you find in a motor [Re: gfretwell]
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Is it a rat snake cause it eats/hunts rats?
How big is that sucker?
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#207245 - 10/10/12 08:26 PM Re: Things you find in a motor [Re: gfretwell]
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Looks a little like yellow jacketed 12 gauge romex cable. smile
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#207248 - 10/11/12 12:09 AM Re: Things you find in a motor [Re: gfretwell]
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I've pulled human hair out of a drill rotor once but never a snake
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#207249 - 10/11/12 05:58 AM Re: Things you find in a motor [Re: gfretwell]
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I got what was left of a small rattlesnake out of a fire pump motor one time. Took the end off saw the rattle and had to step back and re-think my plan of attack, then I realized he was already dead. Was working third shift at the time, this happened about 0230, not sleepy for the rest of that shift!
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#207256 - 10/11/12 11:18 AM Re: Things you find in a motor [Re: gfretwell]
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This was a baby, about 25-30" long. They get more like 4' and yes they will take down a full grown rat. That is why I was sorry to lose this one.
I was just happy that I could save the start switch. These things can be hard to find for old motors. The GFCI saved it. It tripped before the motor got going. Luckily I looked before I just reset it and tried again.
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#207261 - 10/11/12 03:48 PM Re: Things you find in a motor [Re: gfretwell]
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A couple of years back a small frog got sucked into our then-new high pressure submersible well pump. It wrecked the turbine. Funny thing, it was a good 6 feet under the surface. We went onto town water and only use the well now for the garden, since cow**** indefinately infected the source with e-coli bugs. Still got the spares kit bits to repair it, [someday!], when the backup-pump finally fails, [if I'm still here!]
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#207305 - 10/15/12 06:10 AM Re: Things you find in a motor [Re: gfretwell]
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I seen a family of mice (dead of course) inside a meter socket.
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#207358 - 10/19/12 04:22 PM Re: Things you find in a motor [Re: gfretwell]
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Yikes! Not a snake fan!
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#207359 - 10/19/12 06:53 PM Re: Things you find in a motor [Re: gfretwell]
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