Location: VirginiaCheck out this lil feller me and boomer caught while out on the property Friday morning.¬† He was coiled up on the logs behind me waiting for it to warm up.¬† Biggest black snake I’ve ever seen, and looked to be an OLD TIMER! One bad eye, scared up, and gray in color more than the typical jet black.¬† We caught him, snapped a pic, and turned him back to his log pile.¬† Guestimate him about 6.5ft long and probably 8″ in girth!That’s a biggin. Y’all have some large black rat snakes there. To me that’s a sign of healthy forest. It was hoping to get one more chipmunk run down that log it was on. Get a full stomach before going into his Autumn hibernation.
Joined: 2/28/2008Hope you killed it!!!My Buck killing skills are sick ‚Äď too bad there not contagious!!!
Hope you killed it!!!
Gee what you afraid of??? Someone taught you good as a kid to fear snakes eh? You and the rest of the world.¬†
How are you living your Dash?
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Location: S.E. MissouriI don’t like snakes either. ¬†But over the last few years I have grown to tolerate them as long as they aren’t in my yard. ¬† I stepped on a copperhead years ago and went through a period where I killed every snake I saw. ¬†Now I realize not all of them are gonna do me any harm.
Joined: 6/22/2004I was on a men’s canoeing trip a few years back on the Antietam creek. We stopped for lunch break at the Antietam battleground and I picked up a huge black snake that was sunning on the historic Antietam bridge and walked it around for a few pictures. I was amazed and humored at how many of the ‘manly’ men were like little girls when it came to that snake.¬†
Where we’re from there’s really no snake to be worried about. Now when I travel to Central America, there are some NASTY snakes in the rain forest areas that we work in, but in northern indiana I’d be more worried about the raccoons than I would the snakes.
Location: VirginiaWould I catch a rattle snake or copperhead…..ummm NO! Probably successfully could 999 out of a 1000 times with no worries with a forked stick, but that 1 time may not result in a good ending.¬† We do have both rattlers and coppers in my area, so I can identify one.¬† As for the black snakes, I’ve caught ‘em since I was a kid.¬† Used to catch them and whip them like a bull whip to pop their heads off….yes it does work, its not a myth!¬† I don’t want these critters slithering around in my house, so I would kill one in the house, but the ones I run across in the woods, no harm is done to them.¬† Catching them and taking pics always get a rise out of a few people, so that part is fun. I’ve caught some big ones in my day, but to the best of my recollection, this was the biggest.¬† I believe it truly was an ancient beast.
Location: OhioNot cute in my book!¬†All We Do Is SELFILMED
Location: LouisianaJust be glad you don’t have water moccasins (cottonmouth)… those are some vicious little boogers…¬†Most snakes just want¬†to be left alone and will usually go away if you get near them…¬†I’ve heard stories of¬†cottonmouths actually going after people… when I see one they die!
Location: MNI see anything like that up around these parts, its getting a grouse load (or 3) from the 12!!! Goodness gracious-Isaak
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