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Those that hunt and fish come into contact with snakes from time to time. In the US the Diamondback rattlesnake and the cottonmo

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  • rudyglove27
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    Agreed with idahooutdoors and + 1 for you sir!!!

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  • lovetohunt
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    Im with idahooutdoors, if I see a rattler or other dangerous snake I kill it. I don't want them biting my dogs. But, my golden retriever has killed a baby rattler before. He was pretty happy, he carried it around for awhile.

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  • auburn_hunter
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    I am squirming just reading through these posts. I hate all snakes equally and believe in the saying that the only good snake is a dead one. I have killed more than my fair share of them and living in a neighborhood with an 18 acre lake and a creek running through my backyard has provided plenty of opportunity to do so.

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  • jay
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    My father purchased a 200 acre farm that contained an old house trailer. The old woman that lived on the property had it stuffed completely full of junk. A local farmer wanted the frame to the trailer to haul hay so dad and myself were cleaning out the trailer until we stumbled upon a huge timber rattler. It had grown to 4 foot long living on a constant stream of field mice that had made the trailer their home. Instead of picking up more boxes dad used a gallon of fuel oil and a match. I'll never forget all the critters that came flying out of that trailer.

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  • hunterboy56
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    I decided to relocate my stand just before the rut in north GA. My dad had done some scouting and told me to take it off of an old logging road where he had seen several nice rubs. On my way up i happened to look down just in time to see a 3 foot copperhead, curled up, and ready to bite when i put my foot down. I grabbed my gun and quickly put an end to that faceoff.

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  • huskerguy
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    I havnt had anything but almost stepping on a bullsnake nothing to worry there. My buddy however was walking back to his car after fishing when he was almost to the door and seen a rattler coiled up under his car by the door.

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  • hunt_fish_sleep
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    I've had snake float within 4 feet of me when I was wading in my favorite trout stream. They were doing some construction upstream with bulldozers and scared some copperheads out of a nest. Three came right past me. I about set a land/water speed record in Hodgman Neopreme waders that were two sizes too big for me! When I got to shore I started lobbing boulders at them and pinned one to the bottom with a bolder. I dropped another boulder on it's head and fished the rest of the day with that uneasy look-over-your-shoulder-every-second feeling. I hate that.

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  • Jim in Mo
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    beekeper,
    I'm not afraid of snakes but I do give them respect and distance. In east central mo., we have 3 snakes that I don't like to encounter and one I still don't want to mess with but isn't as bad, which is the copperhead. Nobody has ever died of it's bite but I don't want the pain. The other three are the Timber rattler which I've never fought off and actually never seen but live in areas I deer hunt. The other two are the true cottonmouth, not the harmless water moccasin which so many city people get confused, and massauga rattler. The Timber and Massauga rattler will kill you, but they will leave if they get warning your coming. That leaves the Cottonmouth snake. This is one bad dude. The biologist and game dept tell us not to put human emotions into an animal. I understand what they're saying but this snake has an attitude. If your gigging frogs in his slough he comes right at you, your not supposed to be there. If there is a snake that I'm actually afraid of it would be the cottonmouth.

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  • CPT BRAD
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    Beekeeper as you know I fish and run lines a lot, I have two stories, the first about a month ago when I was baiting a line I went up to a tree and started running the line. Well I carry about a two foot paddle with a notch on it as do most I know... Well when I pulled up to the tree I was looking more at the line than the tree but I heard the Branches above me for some reason and got to bat about a 2 foot cotton mouth out of the air as it jumped for the boat. Bad deal, but the second comes from one of my Dad's stories. Evidentally they were fishing for Crappie in Febuary when the temp was barely above 50 and the were fishing a downed tree when my Dad got poked a few times from what he assumed was a branch, when he turned around it was a Cotton Mouth striking him in the leather jacket he was wearing!!! Lucky guy else I might not be writing this now!!!

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  • Big O
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    Just reas Mr. Myles's answers on your last post.
    DANG !!! MORE MR. Myles, PLEASE !!!

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  • Big O
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    To many to try to even answer, about the only one I haven't delt with in the U.S. is the coral snake.
    I've caught copper-heads,water moc./cotton-mouths, and even one rattler. Never said I was smart growing up but never got bit(knock on wood).Nothing outside the U.S. though. That's where the "BAD BOYS" live.

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  • slothman
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    I have been scared badly twice.

    The first happened when I crawled up on a mamba while trying to gey closer to a pretty good waterbuck. I think I was to scared to wet my pants. When that snake took off he was moving faster than I have ever seen any other snake move.

    The second happened while canoeing in the San Marcos river, as the canoe passed under some low limbs, a watersnake fell into the boat between my feet. I am not ashamed to say that I abandoned ship faster faster than a somali pirate in a wood boat looking down the barrel of a 50 cal browning.

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  • buckhunter
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    jbird,

    Was that a WV timber rattler?

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  • jbird
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    A close friend of mine was bitten by a timber rattler yesterday while we were mushroom hunting together. He's currently had 12 vials of antivenom, and is still hospitalized. He is an idiot, and tried to catch the snake by hand, I hope he recovers though. It was amazing the effect the snake's venom had on a 200# man though, definitely should be respected.

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  • Greenhead
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    Capstick's story about that mamba was one of the funniest things I have ever heard. It was even better because I could see myself doing the same thing.

    My only real close call was biking along a closed beach road in Florida to get to a great fishing spot that saw very little pressure. On the way out, I stopped to relieve myself in the bushes. Suddenly, I hear that tell tale rattle while I am standing there with you know what in my hand. I don't think I have ever felt so vulnerable.

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