Joined: 6/21/2007Check 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.
Location: In your stand while your at work!Hope you killed it!!!My Buck killing skills are sick – too bad there not contagious!!! Big Bucks are easy - That's why I let them go and shoot little young ones :)
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.
Joined: 6/21/2007Would 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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