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#465223 - 02/27/17 03:48 PM Snakes Already!!!
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Registered: 09/12/14
Posts: 1066
Loc: Deep East Texas
Yikes, everyone start being on the lookout for SNAKES. Just came across about a 5 ft. chicken snake stretched out sunning in the pathway down to the pond!! He got away before I could turn it over to see what sex it was. Ha
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#465224 - 02/27/17 04:03 PM Re: Snakes Already!!! [Re: Flame]
Quarter Acre Offline


Registered: 06/10/16
Posts: 843
Loc: West Central Missouri
With our abnormally warm spurts of weather lately snakes have been seen here in Missouri.
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#465225 - 02/27/17 04:28 PM Re: Snakes Already!!! [Re: Flame]
canyoncreek Offline


Registered: 05/07/13
Posts: 1889
Loc: West Michigan
May I ask what a chicken snake is? Is that like some people calling perch a red fin pike?

I was doing image search for chicken snake and google went crazy showing hundreds of different snakes under that search?

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#465227 - 02/27/17 04:46 PM Re: Snakes Already!!! [Re: canyoncreek]
farmallsc Offline


Registered: 02/09/17
Posts: 400
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: canyoncreek
May I ask what a chicken snake is? Is that like some people calling perch a red fin pike?

I was doing image search for chicken snake and google went crazy showing hundreds of different snakes under that search?



Some people call them rat snakes. They aren't venomous, but they will bite you! They steal egg, hence the name chicken snake.
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#465232 - 02/27/17 07:08 PM Re: Snakes Already!!! [Re: farmallsc]
Pat Williamson Offline


Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2414
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
One of the many king snakes . Dark with white spots
Rat snakes will rattle at you like a rattler. Startle ya a bit and yes they do bite


Edited by Pat Williamson (02/27/17 07:09 PM)

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#465233 - 02/27/17 07:10 PM Re: Snakes Already!!! [Re: farmallsc]
stickem' Offline


Registered: 08/10/14
Posts: 971
Loc: S.E. Texas, Polk Co.
I was moving a pile of scrap lumber covered by a tarp yesterday and killed a small one (~2 1/2' lg). Stomped him. It's head was angular in shape. Not sure what species it was....but, now he's the best species...."dead snake."


Edited by stickem' (02/27/17 07:10 PM)
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#465236 - 02/27/17 07:30 PM Re: Snakes Already!!! [Re: Flame]
RAH Offline
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Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 4243
Loc: Indiana, Boone County, 25 mile...
Very sad that a symbolic Bible story has been responsible for so many snake killings.

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#465241 - 02/27/17 07:57 PM Re: Snakes Already!!! [Re: Flame]
Zep Offline
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Registered: 07/27/10
Posts: 3092
Loc: Dallas & Wills Point, Tx
somebody told me last week that rattle snakes in these parts are more and more not rattling when approached because it alerts hogs that approach them and the hogs kill them....if that is true....it's kind of a bummer since the rattling alerts humans in time to keep from getting bit.

but maybe it's not true?

http://articles.extension.org/pages/6366...o-stop-rattling
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#465244 - 02/27/17 08:34 PM Re: Snakes Already!!! [Re: Flame]
highflyer Online   happy


Registered: 07/09/11
Posts: 1864
Loc: East Texas
If a hog get bit while killing a rattler, is its bacon poisonous?

If I can tell its a nonpoisonous snake and I can move it away from the cabin area, it is left alone, but if I can't tell or it will not leave, or is not nice, it is gone.
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#465259 - 02/28/17 06:39 AM Re: Snakes Already!!! [Re: Flame]
Dave Davidson1 Offline
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Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 13600
Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
I guess I still have snakes but seldom see them. If it's true that hogs eat them, I have no snakes left. I'm loaded with hogs. Kids are heading there this weekend to thin them.
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#465266 - 02/28/17 08:17 AM Re: Snakes Already!!! [Re: Flame]
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Registered: 09/12/14
Posts: 1066
Loc: Deep East Texas
I can't believe a rattlesnake is laying there "thinking" oh, here comes a hog! Shhhhhh! He might eat me!
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#465267 - 02/28/17 08:34 AM Re: Snakes Already!!! [Re: Flame]
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Registered: 09/19/14
Posts: 2494
Loc: Harrison Co. Texas
I saw my first snake at the pond day before yesterday. My toy Maultiepoo dog Charlie, actually smelled it first. Snake was on a steep bank at the waters edge and I barley got a glimpse of it as it entered the water. Dark gray color makes me think Moc, but could have been what I call a yellow belly water snake. In ether case, I do not allow Any snake at or in the pond. If the snake stays, his days are numbered.
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#465269 - 02/28/17 08:41 AM Re: Snakes Already!!! [Re: TGW1]
Pat Williamson Offline


Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2414
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Tracy
Sometimes a minnow trap will catch those pesky snakes and drown them for you. All I have caught in them is water snakes that are not that big, they go in after the BG and it's over....

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#465271 - 02/28/17 08:51 AM Re: Snakes Already!!! [Re: Pat Williamson]
Pat Williamson Offline


Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2414
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
The daughter acquired a baby wild hog at two days old..... it's now 6 weeks old and follows ya around like a dog only a lot smarter.... it got too big for the house soooo... now dad has it. Hmmm funny how that works. Really a neat critter. We went for a walk to the pond and funny how she won't let ya get very far away before running back to ya grunting...guess we won't have many snakes with her around...... know any body that wants a pet pig? Lol

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#465272 - 02/28/17 08:53 AM Re: Snakes Already!!! [Re: Pat Williamson]
TGW1 Offline


Registered: 09/19/14
Posts: 2494
Loc: Harrison Co. Texas
Originally Posted By: Pat Williamson
Tracy
Sometimes a minnow trap will catch those pesky snakes and drown them for you. All I have caught in them is water snakes that are not that big, they go in after the BG and it's over....


Pat, I ran minnow trap yesterday and if a snake would have come up with that trap, I would have lost the trap to the pond, Thrown up and out as I departed the seen. smile
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Thank The Good Lord the government in Washington DC gets little done.
Outlawing guns will make a lot of us down here in the South
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#465279 - 02/28/17 09:08 AM Re: Snakes Already!!! [Re: TGW1]
Pat Williamson Offline


Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2414
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Come on Tracy don't be scrurt, they can't get out ... hardly he he he

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#465285 - 02/28/17 09:31 AM Re: Snakes Already!!! [Re: Flame]
basslover Offline


Registered: 12/06/14
Posts: 545
Loc: USA
We've seen a bunch of snakes out already. Every body of water. Rat snakes, queen snakes, brown water snakes, marsh snakes, and copperheads.




And even some spiders, too.


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#465298 - 02/28/17 10:15 AM Re: Snakes Already!!! [Re: Flame]
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Registered: 09/12/14
Posts: 1066
Loc: Deep East Texas
Tracy, did that snakes body stay on top the water? If it did chances are it was a moc. Lot of water snakes all you see is the head. But they all freak me out!!
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#465332 - 02/28/17 02:39 PM Re: Snakes Already!!! [Re: Flame]
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Registered: 09/19/14
Posts: 2494
Loc: Harrison Co. Texas
Flame he pretty much disappeared as soon as he entered the water, so I am guessing he went under. I don't like snakes around my little Charlie, he is so small a snake bite is a no no. Heartbreak and most likely a divorce would soon follow.
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Do not judge me by the politicians in my City, State or Federal Government.
Thank The Good Lord the government in Washington DC gets little done.
Outlawing guns will make a lot of us down here in the South
Outlaws and proud of it

Tracy

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#465349 - 02/28/17 04:49 PM Re: Snakes Already!!! [Re: Flame]
farmallsc Offline


Registered: 02/09/17
Posts: 400
Loc: Texas
Tracy,

I've been worried about my little one. She runs in front of me and loves to go to the pond anytime I go. My wife says they have snake shots to protect them. I told her to ask vet about pro's and con's. As soon as I hear something, I'll give you a shout. We go down to the pond several times a day and my little dog is so small, it wouldn't take much venom to kill her.
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#465362 - 02/28/17 06:55 PM Re: Snakes Already!!! [Re: Pat Williamson]
stickem' Offline


Registered: 08/10/14
Posts: 971
Loc: S.E. Texas, Polk Co.
Originally Posted By: Pat Williamson
Tracy
Sometimes a minnow trap will catch those pesky snakes and drown them for you. All I have caught in them is water snakes that are not that big, they go in after the BG and it's over....


Agreed, Pat...I have caught several (drowned) in my minnow traps last year....turtle food!


Edited by stickem' (02/28/17 06:55 PM)
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#465370 - 02/28/17 08:06 PM Re: Snakes Already!!! [Re: farmallsc]
Zep Offline
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Registered: 07/27/10
Posts: 3092
Loc: Dallas & Wills Point, Tx
Originally Posted By: farmallsc
My wife says they have snake shots to protect them. I told her to ask vet about pro's and con's.

I was unaware of that....looks interesting:

Snake Bite Vaccine for Dogs
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#465408 - 03/01/17 08:24 AM Re: Snakes Already!!! [Re: Flame]
TGW1 Offline


Registered: 09/19/14
Posts: 2494
Loc: Harrison Co. Texas
Like yours farmallsc my Charlie is about 5 lbs and loves the pond, he gets in the water every time we go. He once swam out to a duck decoy, swam around it 3 times and then returned. He loves the water. Maybe it's the poodle part in him that makes him a water dog smile I worry more of the Moc's, they have a mean attitude, way more aggressive than a copperhead or rattler.
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Do not judge me by the politicians in my City, State or Federal Government.
Thank The Good Lord the government in Washington DC gets little done.
Outlawing guns will make a lot of us down here in the South
Outlaws and proud of it

Tracy

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#465412 - 03/01/17 09:45 AM Re: Snakes Already!!! [Re: TGW1]
Zep Offline
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Registered: 07/27/10
Posts: 3092
Loc: Dallas & Wills Point, Tx
Originally Posted By: TGW1
I worry more of the Moc's...

me too...i hate those things

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#465413 - 03/01/17 10:02 AM Re: Snakes Already!!! [Re: Flame]
John Fitzgerald Offline


Registered: 10/27/15
Posts: 2040
Loc: S. end of Elkins, Arkansas
I wonder how the wild temperature swings we have been having will affect the snakes? 70 to 80 degrees one day and low of 22 two days later.
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