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  • September 23, 2013 at 8:54 am #595978 Back to Top REPORT
    q2hunter
    q2hunter

    Joined: 6/21/2007
    Location: Virginia
    Check 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!

    sneakysnake

    September 23, 2013 at 9:10 am #595982 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Age: 63
    Joined: 11/14/2007
    Location: Ohio
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    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.
    September 23, 2013 at 11:35 am #596003 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4um
    BOW4UM

    Joined: 2/28/2008
    Location: VA
    Hope you killed it!!!
    My Buck killing skills are sick ‚Äď too bad there not contagious!!!
    September 23, 2013 at 3:25 pm #596028 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Age: 63
    Joined: 11/14/2007
    Location: Ohio
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    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. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_taunt}

    September 23, 2013 at 4:40 pm #596037 Back to Top REPORT
    sticks
    sticks

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    smilierun

    Yes I was taught to fear snakes and yes I’m skeered of them fear

    Not sure that qualifies for cute neener

    • This reply was modified 11 months ago by sticks sticks.
    How are you living your Dash?
    September 23, 2013 at 10:32 pm #596082 Back to Top REPORT
    bootheel-boy
    bootheel boy

    Joined: 7/21/2006
    Location: S.E. Missouri
    I 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.
    September 24, 2013 at 6:56 am #596099 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
    Indychris

    Joined: 6/22/2004
    I 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.¬†{#emotions_dlg.mathews_tongue}

    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.

    September 24, 2013 at 8:21 am #596108 Back to Top REPORT
    q2hunter
    q2hunter

    Joined: 6/21/2007
    Location: Virginia
    Would 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.
    September 24, 2013 at 1:25 pm #596147 Back to Top REPORT
    thunderchicken21
    thunderchicken21

    Age: 29
    Joined: 8/4/2006
    Location: Ohio
    Not cute in my book! {#emotions_dlg.mathews_shame_on_you}
    All We Do Is SELFILMED
    September 24, 2013 at 4:10 pm #596160 Back to Top REPORT
    reggoh
    Reggoh

    Joined: 12/28/2006
    Location: Louisiana
    Just 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!
    Mathews Switchback XT!
    September 27, 2013 at 10:38 am #596553 Back to Top REPORT
    the-prodigy
    The Prodigy

    Joined: 8/4/2006
    Location: MN
    I 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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