Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Cl3anslat3, VirginiaHunter, GoGo Gadjet, koondawgman, orlandowiebe
60480 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77526
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43788
BOBO the Clown 41125
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33685
bill oxner 32683
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30572
facebook
Forum Stats
60480 Members
45 Forums
476231 Topics
6247235 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#6059863 - 12/01/15 07:02 AM Snakes
muleymaddness Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 06/21/15
Posts: 18
Anyone hearing any reports of snakes? I just wondered if I could ditch the snake gaiters for winter or not yet.
Thanks

Top
#6059893 - 12/01/15 07:23 AM Re: Snakes [Re: muleymaddness]
Jkd106 Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/20/13
Posts: 1004
Loc: Fannin and Hall
The snakes should be in their dens, but I have seen them come out and sun on warm days during the fall and winter. Usually they are very slow, but I wear snake boots on those days.
_________________________

Top
#6059936 - 12/01/15 07:43 AM Re: Snakes [Re: muleymaddness]
colt45 Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 5395
Loc: bastrop county
depends on your location, when temps get upwards of 80 in some locations they will come out to sun but won't be far from their den.
_________________________
hold on Newt, we got a runaway

Top
#6059964 - 12/01/15 07:55 AM Re: Snakes [Re: muleymaddness]
Stevarino Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 01/25/10
Posts: 2078
Loc: Mckinney, TX
I nearly stepped on one in Lufkin on Thursday just before that front hit.. It was well into the 70's that day..

Top
#6059996 - 12/01/15 08:07 AM Re: Snakes [Re: muleymaddness]
BigPig Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 9528
Loc: Forney, Tx
Only seeing them on the roads. I never wear snake boots or gators, and I survived a cotton mouth bite.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

Top
#6060024 - 12/01/15 08:16 AM Re: Snakes [Re: muleymaddness]
BenBob Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/27/06
Posts: 5831
Loc: Undercover
I heard of 3 different accounts of people killing rattlesnakes last week before this last cold front moved through.
_________________________
Tired, Wired, and Uninspired

Top
#6060067 - 12/01/15 08:29 AM Re: Snakes [Re: muleymaddness]
Western Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 23588
Loc: Wise County Texas
We used to go after rattlers when the temps got into the 50's. They will come out and sit in the sun in late morning. They are still slow at those temps, but get quicker as they warm up. I'd say you would be pretty safe right now if the temps stay lower.
_________________________
Friends don't let Friends drink and post.......

The first 5 day's after the weekend, are the hardest....

Dennis


Top
#6060170 - 12/01/15 09:15 AM Re: Snakes [Re: muleymaddness]
Triplesnake Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 01/03/05
Posts: 620
We saw two in Llano last week before the front hit. One was a rat snake we found on a road sunning and the other was a pretty big rattler that was a little close to our camp for comfort, but he got down a hole before we could get the shotgun on him.


Edited by Triplesnake (12/01/15 09:15 AM)

Top
#6060181 - 12/01/15 09:20 AM Re: Snakes [Re: muleymaddness]
CenTex Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 575
Loc: Waco
Killed a 3 1/2' rattle bug two weekends ago in San Saba County.

Top
#6060188 - 12/01/15 09:22 AM Re: Snakes [Re: muleymaddness]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 1753
Loc: Houston, Texas
My uncle killed a 6' rattler in Dimmit last week. 12 rattles. Just before the front hit.


Edited by George - w/ Map My Ranch (12/01/15 09:23 AM)
_________________________
george@mapmyranch.com
www.MapMyRanch.com

"Keep your aim as true as your word" - GB

Top
#6060271 - 12/01/15 09:58 AM Re: Snakes [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
TX Hitman Online   content
Woodsman

Registered: 10/12/11
Posts: 240
Loc: West Texas
Originally Posted By: George - w/ Map My Ranch
My uncle killed a 6' rattler in Dimmit last week. 12 rattles. Just before the front hit.


Same here....killed a 5-1/2ft in a well house while turning on heat lamps in Kent county the day before the front......biggest one killed on the property..........I doubt there will be any in the open grass areas but I would be careful around structures on warm afternoons. Most of the smaller snakes should be denned up. There might be a few "big" ones still out.

Top
#6061545 - 12/01/15 07:48 PM Re: Snakes [Re: muleymaddness]
jetdad Offline
Tracker

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 933
Loc: Grayson county
A "slow" snake is still very fast.

Top
#6061569 - 12/01/15 07:55 PM Re: Snakes [Re: jetdad]
SnakeWrangler Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/22/11
Posts: 20902
Loc: Fairfield, TX
Originally Posted By: jetdad
A "slow" snake is still very fast.


...and even a dead snake can still make you hurt yourself......
_________________________
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Now that food has replaced sex in my life, I can't even get into my own pants.

"Death is permanent...everything else is temporary!"

"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"

Top
#6061999 - 12/02/15 12:48 AM Re: Snakes [Re: Western]
Txduckman Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 11719
Loc: Big D
Originally Posted By: Western
We used to go after rattlers when the temps got into the 50's. They will come out and sit in the sun in late morning. They are still slow at those temps, but get quicker as they warm up. I'd say you would be pretty safe right now if the temps stay lower.


The Monday before Thanksgiving temps were in the 30s and warmed to the 50s about lunch. My kids went for a hike and climbed on some rocks. My boy spotted a large rattlesnake that luckily rattled at them he told his sister to climb up but she jumped down to be by him and she got within a few feet of it. They hightailed it back to camp. She was crying. Pretty scary. Even scarier when they told mom what happened! taz I have never seen a rattle bug on this ranch in 6 years but seen and killed a few a couple miles away in the spring.

Top
#6067772 - 12/05/15 05:08 AM Re: Snakes [Re: SnakeWrangler]
blackcoal Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/19/12
Posts: 7568
Loc: 60 Mi North of DFW
Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Originally Posted By: jetdad
A "slow" snake is still very fast.


...and even a dead snake can still make you hurt yourself......


Old ranch of ours in Parker county had copperheads and we knew not to walk from the house to the truck, tractor, trailer, etc at night barefooted. Surprising how much damage you can do to yourself when you step on a 50' waterhose snake when you are half asleep. cheers
_________________________
The Greatest Enemy of knowledge is not ignorance,
it is the illusion of knowledge.--Stephen Hawking

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide