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#6059863 - 12/01/15 07:02 AM Snakes
muleymaddness Offline
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Anyone hearing any reports of snakes? I just wondered if I could ditch the snake gaiters for winter or not yet.
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#6059893 - 12/01/15 07:23 AM Re: Snakes [Re: muleymaddness]
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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.
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#6059936 - 12/01/15 07:43 AM Re: Snakes [Re: muleymaddness]
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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.
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#6059964 - 12/01/15 07:55 AM Re: Snakes [Re: muleymaddness]
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I nearly stepped on one in Lufkin on Thursday just before that front hit.. It was well into the 70's that day..
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#6059996 - 12/01/15 08:07 AM Re: Snakes [Re: muleymaddness]
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Only seeing them on the roads. I never wear snake boots or gators, and I survived a cotton mouth bite.
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#6060024 - 12/01/15 08:16 AM Re: Snakes [Re: muleymaddness]
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I heard of 3 different accounts of people killing rattlesnakes last week before this last cold front moved through.
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#6060067 - 12/01/15 08:29 AM Re: Snakes [Re: muleymaddness]
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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.
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#6060170 - 12/01/15 09:15 AM Re: Snakes [Re: muleymaddness]
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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)

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#6060181 - 12/01/15 09:20 AM Re: Snakes [Re: muleymaddness]
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Killed a 3 1/2' rattle bug two weekends ago in San Saba County.

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#6060188 - 12/01/15 09:22 AM Re: Snakes [Re: muleymaddness]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
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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)
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#6060271 - 12/01/15 09:58 AM Re: Snakes [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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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.

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#6061545 - 12/01/15 07:48 PM Re: Snakes [Re: muleymaddness]
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A "slow" snake is still very fast.

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#6061569 - 12/01/15 07:55 PM Re: Snakes [Re: jetdad]
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Originally Posted By: jetdad
A "slow" snake is still very fast.


...and even a dead snake can still make you hurt yourself......
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#6061999 - 12/02/15 12:48 AM Re: Snakes [Re: Western]
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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.

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#6067772 - 12/05/15 05:08 AM Re: Snakes [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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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
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