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#5749973 - 05/18/15 09:38 PM Snake protection
Somebeach Offline
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Registered: 01/18/15
Posts: 51
How often have you used or more specifically, put your snake boots, gators or chaps to the test? I understand there is a lot of snakes in Texas and I have read a few posts where people have walked by a snake and we're glad they had them on but haven't read anything about anybody being struck while wearing them. Just curious as to how useful they are despite the obvious fact of being a precaution.

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#5749990 - 05/18/15 09:50 PM Re: Snake protection [Re: Somebeach]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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It really depends on the terrain and area of the state. Where I live now I have never worn them in 3 yrs and have not seen a rattlesnake yet. Keep looking for one though. When I managed a ranch in La Salle County I wore snake boots 365 days per year. I killed 50+ one year and even in the winter months. I know guys who live down in South Texas that never wear them. I chose to wear them since I was 65 miles from the closest hospital and lived on the ranch alone. I liked wearing them so I could concentrate of whatever I was doing, I still watched for them though just not as much as when I had no snake boots on.
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#5750098 - 05/18/15 11:44 PM Re: Snake protection [Re: Somebeach]
rbw1 Offline
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Registered: 10/20/14
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I know I feel less stressful when im hunting in spring or summer with them on. The two times I have been struck at didn't have any . Luckily both missed moccasin hit pants and missed meat though he prob spent the next couple days trying to get that brown stuff out of his eyes. .. Rattler missed altogether .all I can think of is God was watching out for the fool that almost stepped on him. He is still trying to get that brown stuff out of his eyes. ....

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#5750201 - 05/19/15 07:04 AM Re: Snake protection [Re: rbw1]
tlk Offline
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we have them on our lease in south texas but really do not see them that often. When we do they are usually monsters - 5-6 feet .

I have good boots and wear them at times. During summer though they are very hot and I admit I wear my regular boots most of the time - even when walking through the brush. I just walk carefully and constantly look.

We have ponds that we fish and I run into them there at times along with the Indio's - now that will scare the fool out of you if you run across one of those big suckers
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#5750265 - 05/19/15 07:56 AM Re: Snake protection [Re: tlk]
janie Offline
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Our's stay on when were at the lease. Friend of ours was at his ranch in Victoria. He got struck by a rattler, and the force was enough it knocked him on his butt.

Fang's did not penetrate his snake boots. Underwear change and he was gtg.
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#5750279 - 05/19/15 08:08 AM Re: Snake protection [Re: tlk]
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Registered: 06/15/09
Posts: 2730
Loc: Huntsville, AL
Originally Posted By: tlk

We have ponds that we fish and I run into them there at times along with the Indio's - now that will scare the fool out of you if you run across one of those big suckers


I remember when I hired a exterminator after I moved into my house. He was treating the foundation when I heard him scream like a little girl. A Indigo had reared up and hissed at him like a Cobra.
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#5750671 - 05/19/15 11:38 AM Re: Snake protection [Re: Somebeach]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Loc: Texas
Ive never been struck at by a snake that I wasn't intentionally jacking with.

I stepped directly over, as in it was between my legs rattle snake walking to the blind in the dark with no flashlight it scared the carp out of me, but I don't think he even struck, just rattled. We have seen at least 3 of these on our place.

I think they help keep the rattlers in check. For pretty deep south texas bfe, we see very few rattlers. When im working in and around thick cover and probably not looking where im stepping like i should, I wear chaps for cheap insurance!
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#5751040 - 05/19/15 04:13 PM Re: Snake protection [Re: Somebeach]
Big_Ag Offline
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Looks like a Black Mamba! eeks333

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#5751043 - 05/19/15 04:17 PM Re: Snake protection [Re: Somebeach]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Loc: Texas
Its an indigo, they are supposed to eat other snakes. I don't know, never seen it happen.
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#5751082 - 05/19/15 04:33 PM Re: Snake protection [Re: Somebeach]
swmays Offline
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Registered: 01/06/10
Posts: 5789
Loc: Dallas / Hopkins Co.
Bought a pair and wore them today for the first time. I was less Skeered. Pretty sure they'd work on a little ol copper head which is my biggest concern. Not so sure about a big fat rattlesnake... confused2

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#5751112 - 05/19/15 05:10 PM Re: Snake protection [Re: Somebeach]
Big_Ag Offline
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Registered: 12/23/12
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I've never had a snake hit me, but was bird hunting with a group of guys in tall grass. A rattler hit one of the guys in our group in the back of the calf of his boot as he walked over it. He had snake boots on, and it didn't penetrate. He said it felt like someone hit him with a baseball bat in the back of the leg. He had white venom dripping down the back of his boot and a wet spot down the front of his trousers. The guys without snake boots went to town that night and bought some.

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#5751124 - 05/19/15 05:17 PM Re: Snake protection [Re: Somebeach]
swmays Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/06/10
Posts: 5789
Loc: Dallas / Hopkins Co.
Good to hear! cheers

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#5751129 - 05/19/15 05:20 PM Re: Snake protection [Re: Big_Ag]
Somebeach Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/18/15
Posts: 51
Originally Posted By: Big_Ag
I've never had a snake hit me, but was bird hunting with a group of guys in tall grass. A rattler hit one of the guys in our group in the back of the calf of his boot as he walked over it. He had snake boots on, and it didn't penetrate. He said it felt like someone hit him with a baseball bat in the back of the leg. He had white venom dripping down the back of his boot and a wet spot down the front of his trousers. The guys without snake boots went to town that night and bought some.


Wow, yes, exactly what I was talking about. Yikes.

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#5751232 - 05/19/15 06:41 PM Re: Snake protection [Re: Somebeach]
JRJ6 Offline
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Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 3899
Loc: Dallas, TX
I wear my snake boots when out in the field. Never had an incident, but I like to be safe

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#5751318 - 05/19/15 07:30 PM Re: Snake protection [Re: Somebeach]
rborn Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/25/14
Posts: 166
Loc: Cypress, Texas
Never had an incident, but always wear mine when I'm in tall grass out in the field.

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