Weekly snake thread

Discussion in 'Survival, Preparedness, and Outdoors' started by Beef15, May 29, 2017.

  1. Beef15

    Beef15 B or somesuch

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    Don't think anyone has asked for an ID yet this week. My google sucks, my boy found this timid little (10") guy yesterday. What is it? [​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. draco88

    draco88 Dang it, Bobby Benefactor Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    It's an exterminator....leave that little feller alone :)

    Seriously, no clue what he may actually be...you know, outside of helpful lol
     
  3. Mike Overlay

    Mike Overlay Lacks seriousness Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Clearly a baby king cobra.
     
  4. Beef15

    Beef15 B or somesuch

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    Just what I suspected. Maybe that'll finally handle these chipmunks and mice.

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  5. jmccracken1214

    jmccracken1214 I didn’t learn the first time

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    Looks like a Coachwhip
     
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    Majicmike Overweight lover Benefactor

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    Bohemian swamp monster
     
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    dekay snake or brown snake. storeria dekayi.

    harmless
     
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  9. JohnFreeman

    JohnFreeman The bane of my existence Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Cool looking snake. I've never seen one of those.
     
  10. Windini

    Windini SWDD Charter Life Member

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    I didn't know you could get one in FDE. Or is that Cerakote?
     
  11. JimB

    JimB Picking it up slowly. Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    IMG_1256.JPG Daughter almost stepped on this yesterday on her run. I went down to catch it to bring home for vole extermination but failed, sadly it was dead on the sidewalk.
     
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  12. Rat snake.
     
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  13. trcubed

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    We've found 3 or 4 of these little guys in the yard this year.
     
  14. Shrek

    Shrek Ornery Ogre Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    That's not nice - you don't have to call him names...
     
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  15. draco88

    draco88 Dang it, Bobby Benefactor Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    You need to whoop up on the person that killed it...
    Dead copperheads make me smile :)
    Dead helpers make me sad :(
     
  16. JimB

    JimB Picking it up slowly. Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    No apparent cause of death, looks like it crawled/slithered onto the sidewalk and just died. I just know that it coulda helped with my vole problems.
     
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  17. draco88

    draco88 Dang it, Bobby Benefactor Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    So sad...he looks like he was a good size, too.
     
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    beamernc LTC - Liberal Tear Collector Charter Member Supporting Member

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    This little guy decided to take a swim in my mom's pool yesterday. My 2 dumbass sisters started hollering that it was a copperhead. I scooped him out with the skimmer and my mom wanted me to take him over in the driveway and kill him so he would not come back. Not listening to all of them like normal, I took him out in the woods and let him go. He did flatten his body out and tried to expand his head.

    Best I can tell it is a brown snake.
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  19. Hog nose
     
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  20. JohnnyTyler

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    Nope. Copper headed rattle moccasin. You're lucky to be alive.
     
  21. JimB

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    We could use a thread titled "The Green Heron identifies that snake"
     
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  22. @Burt Gummer is way better at it than me.
     
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  23. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Nuts Over Lil D. What’s this switch do? Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    Looks like a dekays brown snake to me. Hognose has more of a perpendicular stripe across its back rather than lengthwise. And is usually a lot thicker
     
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    stickman61 Shakiest gun in the West Charter Life Member

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    All these snake IDs.....
    Everyone knows that there are only 2 kinds of snakes. It it rattles, it's a rattlesnake, if it don't rattle, it's a cobra.


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  25. JimB

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    And if only has one eye it's a trouser.
     
  26. Johnny

    Johnny Misanthropist Supporting Member

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    I was out clearing a pine needle bead, DRT..

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  27. Burt Gummer

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    Still a baby. How many times did you shoot it? Do I count 3 holes? Lol
     
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  28. concepthomes1

    concepthomes1 When do we start? Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Well, he looks harmless now..
     
  29. dubnali

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    My vrother sent this one to me the other day. It's not named King Snake for no reason. The black snake was almost double his size. 4E2C0664-1.jpg
     
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    1911 Ruger LW Commander, 1 round of 9mm CCI Pest Control, 6 pellets in it from 10' away..
    It didn't so much as twitch. :D
     
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  31. Mightyox04

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    Please change your name to jungle recon.
    This is jungle recon.


    I ate the last one i killed and i kept the skin. I was hoping to back a bow with the skin aint got to it yet.
     
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    Hammer21b I'm you're Huckleberry

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    I was outside trimming the grass along the house last week when out of the corner of my eye I saw something moving. There was 2, 5+ foot black snakes all tangled up doing the black snake mombo! I went to get something to move them into the woods with as I didn't want them in my house or someone run over them in the driveway, but when I got back they were both gone.
     
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    Quickie.
     
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    Hammer21b I'm you're Huckleberry

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    Yeah, quicker than me!!! The big one looked pissed that I was there! I guess I can't blame him!
     
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    I was trimming up against the house one time. I saw a copperhead i ran in the house to get my shotgun came out he was gone. I had my 38 right on my hip the whole time. Stupid stupid stupid.
     
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  36. Railsplitter

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    Almost stepped across this timber rattler the other day while walking out in the woods:

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    And then ran into this black snake about 15 minutes later at the woodshed!

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  38. draco88

    draco88 Dang it, Bobby Benefactor Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    :)
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  39. Burt Gummer

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    Did it rattle at you? I've always wanted to come across one like that. Only rattlers I've seen were dead on road finds
     
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