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Snakes Are Out! #6727939
01/13/20 07:29 PM
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Got all over a big fat cottonmouth today!

Global warming.


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Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Jtrapper] #6727949
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That sucks! Glad I live in Michigan. LOL

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Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Jtrapper] #6727950
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Yeah with temps in the high 70ís and 80ís this week I expect to see a few. Went back to snake boots just in case.

Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Jtrapper] #6727985
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Got this one early last week and killed a water moccasin Christmas Eve. Our Boykin Spaniel ran right past the moccasin. It was a little cooler then.

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Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Jtrapper] #6727989
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Still beats the snow.

Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Jtrapper] #6727990
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Pretty early!!!


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Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Jtrapper] #6728084
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I knew I liked snow for a reason , snakes and mosquitoes thats my reason


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Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Jtrapper] #6728099
01/13/20 08:56 PM
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Spotted this one just before Christmas. First I've seen in this area. I'm about as far north as they occur in Georgia.

Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #6728110
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Originally Posted by GREENCOUNTYPETE
I knew I liked snow for a reason , snakes and mosquitoes thats my reason

Lol....I can take care of snakes.Hard to stop the cold weather and snow.

Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Bruce T] #6728125
01/13/20 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Bruce T
Still beats the snow.


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Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Jtrapper] #6728127
01/13/20 09:09 PM
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Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Jtrapper] #6728140
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I'll take 50 below and 3 feet of snow any day! You can have them things

Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Jtrapper] #6728143
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No snakes either here in Maine.I would much rather have the snakes.I lived in Virginia for 8 years and had the snakes there.

Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Bear Tracker] #6728145
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Originally Posted by Bear Tracker
I'll take 50 below and 3 feet of snow any day! You can have them things

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Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Jtrapper] #6728154
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The older I get the more I hate winter and cold.My joints hurt more and more every year.Got it all set up so starting next winter will be in northern Florida hunting with side trips to Kansas and Arizonia.

Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Bruce T] #6728170
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Originally Posted by Bruce T
The older I get the more I hate winter and cold.My joints hurt more and more every year.Got it all set up so starting next winter will be in northern Florida hunting with side trips to Kansas and Arizonia.

Sounds Nice!


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Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Bear Tracker] #6728194
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Originally Posted by Bear Tracker
I'll take 50 below and 3 feet of snow any day! You can have them things



I am with you. I would drastically have to change my walking habits in the southern woods. Right now never give it a 2nd thought of stepping over a stone wall or log.

Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Jtrapper] #6728257
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I have no desire trap in the vicinity of snakes. Worried about rattlesnakes if I decide to go on antelope hunt.

Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Jtrapper] #6728265
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I'll keep the deep snow and below zero temps and you keep the snakes.


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Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Jtrapper] #6728266
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At six below they don't scare me much. They are moving real ssssllllooooowwww.


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Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Jtrapper] #6728273
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Snakes = $$$$$

Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Bruce T] #6728325
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Originally Posted by Bruce T
Still beats the snow.

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Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Jtrapper] #6728327
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you guys don't have blue eyed snow snakes? they are white and stay under the snow with just those blue eyes showing above it


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Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Jtrapper] #6728429
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We always had to take a shot of Jack or whatever for snow snake repellant at deer camp ! Got to watch out for snow snakes !!!


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Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Jtrapper] #6728450
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They can not move around under ice and must lie on top of it. Get bit and your blood will freeze and you will die within minutes

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Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: danny clifton] #6728528
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
They can not move around under ice and must lie on top of it. Get bit and your blood will freeze and you will die within minutes

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Thats it...done under icn"

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Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Jtrapper] #6728547
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Any of you guys ever skin the snakes? We usta' skin whatever ones died in the zoo, home tanned them with alum and sold them in the gift shop. Got $50.00 for 3 to 4 foot rattlesnakes and they often sold in one day. Little less for copperheads, watersnakes and any other snake that had a design. Solid color snakes brought less but still over $25.00. and this was pre-1990 dollars. Eric

Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: eric space] #6728551
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Thats a pretty cool gig
I skinned a couple prarie rattlesnakes I killed out west as a kid. One had young...made some cool.paperweights.


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Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Jtrapper] #6728566
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I made this hat band some years ago. Hat is beaver and holding up pretty good too. A few stains on it.

The snake skin was tanned with that orange bottle trappers tanning formula. About ten years ago the rattles fell off but superglue has been working since then. Haven't had to re-glue them. After I sewed it into a loop for the band, I sprayed it lightly with polyurethane. Scales are still not falling off if anybody else wants to do it

I am too scared of those cold weather snow snakes to do one of them.


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Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Jtrapper] #6728659
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Really nice band Danny! Good work!


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Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Jtrapper] #6728674
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Sure could use 2 matched copperhead skins for bow backing! I'll pay!
We're lucky here- arsenic from smelting ore is all throughout the soul. Kills rattlesnakes. I'd WAAAYYYY rather have the arsenic than the rattlesnakes, and as a plus, yer kids have two heads when born- so much more to love.

Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Dean Chapel] #6728701
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Originally Posted by Dean Chapel
Sure could use 2 matched copperhead skins for bow backing! I'll pay!
We're lucky here- arsenic from smelting ore is all throughout the soul. Kills rattlesnakes. I'd WAAAYYYY rather have the arsenic than the rattlesnakes, and as a plus, yer kids have two heads when born- so much more to love.


Snicker...Have the doc throw in an extra stitch or three.

Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: eric space] #6728754
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Originally Posted by eric space
Any of you guys ever skin the snakes? We usta' skin whatever ones died in the zoo, home tanned them with alum and sold them in the gift shop. Got $50.00 for 3 to 4 foot rattlesnakes and they often sold in one day. Little less for copperheads, watersnakes and any other snake that had a design. Solid color snakes brought less but still over $25.00. and this was pre-1990 dollars. Eric

I tanned some rattle snakes while living in Virginia.

Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Jtrapper] #6729351
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Look at that snake. It take some doing to get me in woods were them nasty things are at, are they aggresive ? I am thinking they are, water snakes are

Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Bruce T] #6729483
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Originally Posted by Bruce T
Originally Posted by GREENCOUNTYPETE
I knew I liked snow for a reason , snakes and mosquitoes thats my reason

Lol....I can take care of snakes.Hard to stop the cold weather and snow.

I'm with you Pete I'll take the snow any day.

Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: coonman220] #6729544
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Originally Posted by coonman220
Look at that snake. It take some doing to get me in woods were them nasty things are at, are they aggresive ? I am thinking they are, water snakes are


Moccasins are not aggressive. More of a don't give a crap attitude.

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Originally Posted by Bruce T
Still beats the snow.


nope, I can always dress warmer and prep for snow, but humidity/heat/snakes/chiggers are the scourge of the south to me.


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Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: traprjohn] #6729630
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Originally Posted by traprjohn
Originally Posted by Bruce T
Still beats the snow.


nope, I can always dress warmer and prep for snow, but humidity/heat/snakes/chiggers are the scourge of the south to me.

It's not simply dressing warmer the arthritis in my joints can't take the cold like I used to be able to.My body needs the heat and I feel awesome.

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Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: warrior] #6729755
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Originally Posted by warrior
Originally Posted by coonman220
Look at that snake. It take some doing to get me in woods were them nasty things are at, are they aggresive ? I am thinking they are, water snakes are


Moccasins are not aggressive. More of a don't give a crap attitude.


Exactly, when he shows you his namesake just back on off and he will to.

Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Jtrapper] #6730308
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yea they're not aggressive at all when your jumping up and down on top of them, haha.

Didn't see any snakes there today but saw two of the biggest red fox ive ever seen in my life there today going across the beaver dam, odd
site for down here. One had white tipped tail other one didn't, very pretty animals wish we had more of them here.


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