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Pretty interesting day #6864220
05/05/20 08:25 PM
05/05/20 08:25 PM
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
Paul Dobbins Online content OP
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I got a call from the timber company saying that there was a dam in a block of land that needed to come out so the loggers could move in. It was down a ditch a far piece, so I called varmintshooter and asked if he could come and blow it. He came and took his creek boat down the ditch and I waited for him. When he returned, he said he found no dam, but found an old culvert that had water backed up quite a bit. He said he cleaned it out. He said there was a plug in the front of the culvert that was under the road we were on. He went on down the bank and worked on cleaning it out. As he was cleaning out that culvert, I called the timber guy I report to and told him what got done. He then tells me that's not the right one. The dam in on a ditch that feeds into this ditch. So, tomorrow, David will make his way down the other ditch, and hopefully blow the dam. It sure was nice spending a little time with him. Here he is raking out the front of that culvert.

[Linked Image]

Earlier while waiting for him to come to the site. I checked a few traps I had in the area. Last Friday one of my sets had a beaver that was tangled on the bottom in a drowning set. I tried to get it free, but was unable to. Yesterday I tried again to no avail. So, today I brought a chain, hooked it to the wire and pulled it up with my truck. That beaver sure did stink after being down there all that time.

At another site I almost stepped on this little bugger. He sure was feisty, but didn't win the battle with my tater rake.

[Linked Image]

All in all, it was a fun day!




Re: Pretty interesting day [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6864224
05/05/20 08:30 PM
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cool what kind of snake

Re: Pretty interesting day [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6864227
05/05/20 08:31 PM
05/05/20 08:31 PM
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Do you get snake bit very often?

Re: Pretty interesting day [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #6864230
05/05/20 08:33 PM
05/05/20 08:33 PM
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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Originally Posted by Trapper Dahlgren
cool what kind of snake


Cottonmouth

Never been bitten..... yet.



Re: Pretty interesting day [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6864247
05/05/20 08:46 PM
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That's good odds for as much as your around them.
I'm not that lucky I guess, and get done in by things I can't see.
The deer tick that gave me anaplasmoses & Lyme disease (Mayo got me back)
Now this Covid-19 thing (survived it in February) so far so good!

Re: Pretty interesting day [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6864291
05/05/20 09:24 PM
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Idk how you guys can put up with all those snakes!

Would be neat to watch him blow up a dam

Re: Pretty interesting day [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6864317
05/05/20 09:47 PM
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That is one healthy Cottonmouth!

Re: Pretty interesting day [Re: Wanna Be] #6864327
05/05/20 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
That is one healthy Cottonmouth!

Your from down where they have them things. I can't imagine setting a trap from the water next to the bank, and look up to see one inches from your face!
I don't do snakes
Would never noodle for a catfish
I'm not sure if turtle man isn't quite right

Re: Pretty interesting day [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6864329
05/05/20 10:02 PM
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Any beaver trapper worth his salt has a tater rake in the truck.


the wheels of the gods turn very slowly
Re: Pretty interesting day [Re: dkrug] #6864338
05/05/20 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by dkrug
Originally Posted by Wanna Be
That is one healthy Cottonmouth!

Your from down where they have them things. I can't imagine setting a trap from the water next to the bank, and look up to see one inches from your face!
I don't do snakes
Would never noodle for a catfish
I'm not sure if turtle man isn't quite right

I have no clue why, but our plantations down here are overrun with Cottonmouths. They outnumber rattlesnakes probably about 15:1. Still one of the most docile of the venomous snakes. Only been struck (snake boots) once by a cottonmouth. Rattlesnakes several times. Copperheads too many times and we have very few of those anymore. Iím more nervous about running into hogs than I am snakes or gators.

Re: Pretty interesting day [Re: Wanna Be] #6864357
05/05/20 10:33 PM
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Never thought about the hogs

About the only thing we have here are wild dogs & some kind of a big cat.
How big of a cat would it take to carry a 100 lb calf?
I didn't think we had any here.

Re: Pretty interesting day [Re: dkrug] #6864403
05/05/20 11:05 PM
05/05/20 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by dkrug
Never thought about the hogs
About the only thing we have here are wild dogs & some kind of a big cat.
How big of a cat would it take to carry a 100 lb calf?
I didn't think we had any here.


10 or 12 yrs ago a neighbor and part time trapper told me about completely loosing a calf about that size next to a big CRP. This man was known to be a rational man who usually considered a lot of facts b4 he came to any conclusions. We both agreed with coyotes 1) there should be some bones scattered and 2) buzzards should lead us to the remains. Nope- nothing. There were no tracks at the gate or places where it looked like a rustler could have gotten access to his pasture which was fairly remote and somewhat rugged. We both agreed there was only one predator that could pull that off and it was known to cover its kill possibly hindering the buzzards.

About 2 years later his culprit ran across the road in front of me in broad daylight. It wasn't supposed to be there either but there it was.


Boss, I am glad you didn't feed him your foot or a hand and Wannabee if you hear clicking behind you don't look just climb the nearest tree and then look. If a momma thinks you are a threat to her babies you'd be shocked how fast she can come for you.


Originally Posted by WI Sen T Carpenter
all I did was stop and take a picture, and the next thing Iím getting 5-6 punches, getting kicked in the head!

Re: Pretty interesting day [Re: Michael Lippold] #6864411
05/05/20 11:11 PM
05/05/20 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Michael Lippold
Idk how you guys can put up with all those snakes!

Would be neat to watch him blow up a dam

Be more fun watching him blow up that snake!!!!!!!


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Re: Pretty interesting day [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6864412
05/05/20 11:14 PM
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Never a dull moment on your trapline, Paul.


I'm just happy to be here! Today I'm as young as I'll ever be and and older than I've ever been before!
Re: Pretty interesting day [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6864439
05/05/20 11:35 PM
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Ever had one strike your boot?

Re: Pretty interesting day [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6864445
05/05/20 11:39 PM
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Nice snake!


"Where Can A Man Find Bear Beaver And Other Critters Worth Cash Money When Skinned?"

Re: Pretty interesting day [Re: Leftlane] #6864449
05/05/20 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Leftlane
Originally Posted by dkrug
Never thought about the hogs
About the only thing we have here are wild dogs & some kind of a big cat.
How big of a cat would it take to carry a 100 lb calf?
I didn't think we had any here.


10 or 12 yrs ago a neighbor and part time trapper told me about completely loosing a calf about that size next to a big CRP. This man was known to be a rational man who usually considered a lot of facts b4 he came to any conclusions. We both agreed with coyotes 1) there should be some bones scattered and 2) buzzards should lead us to the remains. Nope- nothing. There were no tracks at the gate or places where it looked like a rustler could have gotten access to his pasture which was fairly remote and somewhat rugged. We both agreed there was only one predator that could pull that off and it was known to cover its kill possibly hindering the buzzards.

About 2 years later his culprit ran across the road in front of me in broad daylight. It wasn't supposed to be there either but there it was.


Boss, I am glad you didn't feed him your foot or a hand and Wannabee if you hear clicking behind you don't look just climb the nearest tree and then look. If a momma thinks you are a threat to her babies you'd be shocked how fast she can come for you.


Well I was mowing fence rows on a JD zero turn in between cornfields about 6ft high. At the back end of the farm 1/2 mile from a highway and a mile from any cattle, there was a fresh killed good size calf. we had been having a lot of rain & I saw cat prints in the soft dirt (big cat prints)! I had the hair stand up on the back of my neck & got chills, and vamoosed out of there.
Later that year, they shot a mountain lion under a farmers corncrib, in Morrison, Illinois
The only one I had ever seen was the summer I spent riding trail rides in Glacier Park. Something on my bucket list that had to be done before I got too old or crippled. Kind of like bull riding I tried.

Re: Pretty interesting day [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6864572
05/06/20 07:14 AM
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Paul,

You out there dancing doe-see-doe with big snakes again brother?

You know your momma taught you not to

cause you're gonna get bit!

In your pic, it looks like your dancing partner is getting a wee bit hissy

cause you're do all the twirling on the rake handle and won't share.

Member what you learned in school today bossman...

"Sharing"

Donna and I are headed to your state end of the month if they say they are open for biz. Headed to Asheville, NC.

Hope you're doing well.

Blessings,
Mark


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Re: Pretty interesting day [Re: 330-Trapper] #6864597
05/06/20 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
Originally Posted by Michael Lippold
Idk how you guys can put up with all those snakes!

Would be neat to watch him blow up a dam

Be more fun watching him blow up that snake!!!!!!!


330 I would have to agree!!

Re: Pretty interesting day [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6864613
05/06/20 08:21 AM
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All we got in this part of the state that bites is....snapping turtles.

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