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Old July 2nd, 2018, 07:37 PM   #16
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Glad you got him before he got you my friend.
Me too buddy, me too.

I was talking with one of my neighbors that walks her dog this afternoon. Told her bout the previous days meeting, she was sure glad I disposed of the problem, in particular since she just walked really close to the same ditch. She again thanked me for cutting the grass on the other side of the road. Said it makes the neighborhood look better and safer.



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Old July 3rd, 2018, 07:19 PM   #17
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Anyone know how a Copperhead bite compares to a Rattlesnake bite, or Water Mocassin, etc?

Ive never heard about anyones results getting bit with a Copperhead.

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Old July 3rd, 2018, 07:28 PM   #18
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[QUOTE=Old School Wheelgunner;4135237]do not handle one for several hours!


Thats a really good point.

Ive seen Rattlesnakes with no head.

But if someone picked them up, they would come right around and hit you with the nubb of their neck.
We done that to scare the crap outta people.

I know they can strike, and possibly bite even or inject poison after death.
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Anyone know how a Copperhead bite compares to a Rattlesnake bite, or Water Mocassin, etc?

Ive never heard about anyones results getting bit with a Copperhead.
It's nasty, but not life threatening. I know only one person who had a family member get bitten. Hospitalized for many days, then lots of tissue damage and long-term joint problems. Nothing to take lightly.

So we keep the grass cut, spare the black snakes, and dispatch any Copperheads as soon as they are discovered.
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I live in a small town near a big city. We have 700 feet of running creek about 2 miles from a river, so lots of snakes come our way. I relocate non-poisonous ones as we also get mice, rats, shrews, pack rats, etc. A pack rat can do $1,500 in wire damage in just a few weeks, so it is a big deal.

Also, we have 2 and 4 year old great grandkids near here and they have pigmy rattlers. You cannot keep a 4 or 2 year old safe from them so they all gotta die. Oh yes, I have a 1911---22 with a suppressor. I am 2 miles from a police department and never had a complaint. Actually, they sound like a low powered pellet gun and nobody ever knows. Highly recommend a 22 with a suppressor. It is long, so I carry it in a cross draw when on the 4 x 4 with sprayer or tractor.

Also, they make CCI snake shot in 22, 22mag, 9mm, 38/357, 44 and 45 Colt, they all work well.
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Here in MO it is illegal to kill any snake. Of course most people don't pay attention to that law even though a few have gotten a citation for doing so.
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OP so the wife is the one to pick up the snake?? I enjoyed that part. :-))
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Yeah, she had the extended reach grabbers, I was still on the mower. The funny part was when she decided to try to toss it in the woods, she threw the snake and the grabbers both in the woods. So I had to o retrieve the grabbers from the woods.
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I'm pretty certain if I asked my wife to pick up a poisonous snake (even with grabbers) that I just shot I would hear something about where the sun don't shine.
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I'm pretty certain if I asked my wife to pick up a poisonous snake (even with grabbers) that I just shot I would hear something about where the sun don't shine.
No kidding.

Mine will rip and tear if I hit a garden snake with the lawn tractor, ( I mean, come on !, how can I prevent that? Just DONT mow the grass anymore? )
But she dont say a word when I serve an xx grain eviction notice on a venomous one, and usually disappears rather quickly. .
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I could not disagree more with most of these post about Poisonous Snakes. As a outdoorsman and hunter I have encountered them many times. I have had Beagles walk right over copperheads that were hidden in the leaves. I have sat next to a Rattle snake about 3' away in a sage brush that did not strike. I have come across many cotton mouths in the Dismal Swamp and Back Bay of Virginia and never once saw one come at me. They just want to be left alone. They are NOT attack Snakes for God Sake.
Almost all the bites I have seen are from People trying to handle them or do something stupid. Yes, they are to be respected, but they are part of the Eco system and just part of nature.
I have seen so many people just kill them for no reason at all, simply because they see it and think that gives them a right to kill it.
Yes, In your yard, sure, dispatch it. In the wild just respect nature. If not, just stay the hell out of the woods. I concern myself more with the two Legged, Poisonous creatures that inhabit my city more than any snake.
But so many myths and post sound like something out of a Stephen King Novel.

The Snake and I share something in common. "DON'T TREAD ON ME" Leave me alone, and I will leave you alone.


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I'm pretty certain if I asked my wife to pick up a poisonous snake (even with grabbers) that I just shot I would hear something about where the sun don't shine.
. You guys gotta remember me and the wife are both career firefighters/ emt's. We both have seen years of pretty nasty and stressful stuff, so a snake is no big deal for either of us. However we do not go around picking them up or bothering them. I only terminate the poisonous ones that are on my property and pose a threat. Otherwise I let them eat the bugs and mice, so I do not have to set out mouse traps when the weather turns cold.

Funny truth is that a snake may not hurt you, but it can make you hurt yourself.
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When I'm out running bird dogs in the late summer early fall, I always have a shot shell first up in the rotation. I guess that's another plus for a CCW revolver. My little birds head vaquero with a 45 colt shot shell makes a mess of them.
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We have several types of poisonous snakes in Central Texas. I always carry.

They seem to be fairly common but also seem to avoid me. If I saw one, I would dispatch it forthwith.

https://www.outdoorhub.com/stories/2...north-america/

https://tpwd.texas.gov/education/res...s-snake-safety

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The eastern diamondback is the largest of all North American most venomous snakes, and it is arguably the most deadly. It has the largest fangs of any rattlesnake species in the world, a very high venom yield, and an absolutely devastating potency."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/snakebi...florida-texas/
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I’ve used my carry gun to dispatch a copper head or two a few times. The area we might encounter them, I’m usually carrying my GP100. Single action shots at a copperheads brain pan are easier that way.
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