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    Snakes are out in full force this Spring

    The usual water snakes are out and about as normal this year.





    We have rip rap, so it's expected to see them, they love to lay out in the sun. They are harmless but they really creep out the wife and kids, so a new box of 410 shells is in their future. I've seen a lot of small ones this week, sometimes as many as 5 or 6 at a time. I Googled it and a female water snake gives birth to live offspring and averages 20-25 at a time!!

    Then today while out on a PWC I see swimming across the middle of South Buck Cove a 3'+ long black snake. Wow, if my daughter saw that she'd never get in the water again.


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    That is a common sight this time of year.
    Black snakes are good to have around, as are the normal water snakes.
    Don't tell the wife and kids, they will not hurt you unless trapped in a corner.
    OF ALL THE THINGS I'VE LOST IN MY LIFE,

    I MISS MY MIND THE MOST!!

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    Neighbor showed me a baby copperhead that he killed last week.

    Not going to share that with the wife and I may be careful reaching under some rocks or other structures here in case the parents are still in the neighborhood.

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    I've had copperheads try to get under the cover of my boat before

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    This is their time of the year. They are kanoodling.

    I like having black snakes,ringnecks, and king snakes around.....but I came across a shed skin from a rather large copperhead right next to my mailbox. That shiney new basturd needs to be delt with.

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    Never been bitten by a water snake.
    Bluegill and Sunfish, many times though.
    OF ALL THE THINGS I'VE LOST IN MY LIFE,

    I MISS MY MIND THE MOST!!

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    I had one sunning on my dock ramp last weekend. Luckily the wife didn't see him or we'd never go on the dock again.

    Sent from my XT1565 using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baja 252 View Post
    I Googled it and a female water snake gives birth to live offspring and averages 20-25 at a time!![/IMG]
    Glad to read that. I saw someone kill one next to a pool as a kid and baby snakes went everywhere. I told someone that a while back and they didn't believe me... actually had me questioning my memory.

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    I killed 3 cotton mouths so far....38 revolver with shot shells

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatrate View Post
    I killed 3 cotton mouths so far....38 revolver with shot shells
    Around here? I have been poking around the woods and waters of this area for 47 years and have come across a genuine cottonmouth only 4 times.

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    I guess it could be a counterfeit cotton mouth?

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    Likely a counterfeit .38 as well.

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    According to Wikipedia this is the cotton mouths geographic range.


    Distribution: Blue = A. p. piscivorus; Red = A. p. conanti, Green = A. p. leucostoma, Gray = intergradation[11]





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