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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 – 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

    Joined: 2/5/2005
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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 12 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: 30
    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!
    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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