Time to start Watching your step out in the wild

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Texman, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. Texman

    Texman New Member

    Nov 15, 2006
  2. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    Did you take these pics? I love it out in the country and woods but man those things make me shudder. Not only can I not stand the sight of them , I hate the fact that they are so stealthy and if not paying attention you can be on top of them before you know it. I definately have to get the "Judge".

  3. islenos

    islenos New Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    West Texas
    Snake sex, you mess with them all you want and they won't strike you. They have something better to think about.
  4. kingnothingugm

    kingnothingugm Member

    Feb 7, 2009
    I don't think I would want to be the person who tested that.
  5. jacksonco

    jacksonco New Member

    Really cool pic. I have never seen a rattle snake in the wild. We have copper heads around here but not to many rattlers. Ever once in a long while you will hear of a timber rattler being killed.
  6. islenos

    islenos New Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    West Texas
    Tested, I don't care for running over snakes, so you just scoot them to the side and everyone goes about their way.:p
  7. Carne Frio

    Carne Frio Well-Known Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Near Fairbanks
    Observe them, as any other cool part of nature and
    don't meddle with them. When molested they will
    reward you with pain. Snakes are needed to keep
    down the population of disease carrying rodents. In
    the Southwest USA you only kill snakes if you like
    Bubonic Plague and Hanta Virus.

    Those are cool photos and you are lucky to have seen
    that sort of behavior. :D
  8. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    I am thinking the pattern from a modified cylinder choke and #8 at that range would have gotten them both... :D
  9. artabr

    artabr New Member

    That's some big ones. I'll kill a poisonous snake. Those that aren't, I'll leave.
    I've run across too many cotton mouths in my time.

  10. GunHugger

    GunHugger Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2007
    SW PA
    Snakes give me fantastic physical abilities.

    If I almost step on one I can jump backwards 10 feet with one leg.
  11. Gabob

    Gabob Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2005
    Those rattlers are doing the viper dance as a mating ritual. I watched a couple of copperheads do that years ago.
  12. 1shot1k

    1shot1k Former Guest

    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas

    Yes you need to watch for them and let em be.

    Ive seen some big un's all over...in my time....

    But you know fellers,,,,,you just got me thinkin.....

    I guess the biggest one I ever saw was one day.......

    I was in this saloon in a little texas town..and we all heard somthin and looked out..and here come this great big seven foot guy walkin to the saloon...and he was a draggin a 2000 pound grizzly on one chain and a 1000 pound mountain lion on another....

    He come to the front door..we saw him kick the grizzly and lion in the "butt" and holler " sit here till I come back !"....

    Well, he come in (every body got against the wall ) and went to bar and told keeper - give me bottle of strongest redeye..he took bottle , bit kneck off and drunk it down ..then softly said "ouch"...

    He reached in his shirt and pulled out a 18 foot diamond back rattler 1 ffot around in size .." thats 3 times you bit me today , he said .." and promptly bit the snakes head off and spit it out..then told keep for another bottle....

    seems I was only one not scared to speek..so I asked him .."sir...not bein nosey..where you from...? "

    he spit and said " I'm from franksboro..why ?....

    I gulped and said.." they must be tough up there !."

    he frowned and said..." TOUGH HELL !...they ran all of us sissies out yesterday !!!!! "

    anyway, biggest snake I ever saw ..( or told:p)

    pray for me ?
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2009
  13. 308 at my gate

    308 at my gate New Member

    Dec 6, 2008
    Lost in SW USA.
    Very cool pictures, but I am with ponycar17 on this one. I have 40 acres near cheyenne, Wyoming and have seen rattlers there before. I have a 410 with their picture on it.
  14. raveneap

    raveneap New Member

    Aug 21, 2005
    Great pics - but - just serve to emphasize why I like Maine. No slithery or crawly things up here that will bite/sting/poison you. We've got some big black bears but they'll generally steer clear of you unless you get between mom and her cubs. Then you've had it. Don't believe the stories that a bear can't run. :)
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