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#6707590 - 03/17/17 12:13 AM Snakes Are Out!
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While out arrowhead hunting the lease yesterday we had a pretty good scare. After a successful arrowhead hunt (daughter found one on cattle trail) I thought we should we should check one more spot and my boy luckily stepped on top of a rock and it started buzzing right below him less than a foot away. I was right next to it wearing snake boots luckily. He retreated under a boulder but rattled for a good bit. I need to get them snake chaps! We were watching out for them but they normally see us before we see them.

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#6707612 - 03/17/17 05:49 AM Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Txduckman]
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Been seeing them for a couple of weeks now.
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#6707623 - 03/17/17 06:11 AM Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Txduckman]
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Snakes may be out any time it is warm enough. I have seen them out every month of the year at my place in north Texas. Similarly, we had turtles out sunning themselves in early February already as well.
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#6707629 - 03/17/17 06:14 AM Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
Snakes may be out any time it is warm enough. I have seen them out every month of the year at my place in north Texas. Similarly, we had turtles out sunning themselves in early February already as well.

Yup...not been much of a winter this year....
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#6707639 - 03/17/17 06:26 AM Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Txduckman]
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Whenever it gets over 70 degrees I bring my snake boots with me up
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#6707779 - 03/17/17 09:41 AM Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Txduckman]
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I've caught a couple Hognose, and a Speckled King the last couple weeks. Definitely need to pay attention.

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#6707784 - 03/17/17 09:52 AM Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Txduckman]
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Heck, they never went in this year. At least not in Webb County.

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#6707812 - 03/17/17 10:42 AM Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Txduckman]
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Biggest rattler I ever killed was the weekend before Christmas in 1996. Wasn't until I got home and kept feeling the cactus thorn in my pants leg that I realized he had struck and missed my leg, but hit my pants. The 'thorn' was one of his fangs. Been wearing snake boots ever since when it's above 50 degrees or a sunny day.
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#6707842 - 03/17/17 11:33 AM Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Txduckman]
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Yeah, I should have clarified, they are always out in Texas. We have run into more in December than any other month. It seems they are more exposed in the open and visible when it goes from cold to warm quickly. I have yet to see one in the summer but I also don't go hiking around in 100 degree weather. It was 32 degrees the day before we saw this one. Seems 50-60 degrees is the magic number where we are on a south facing rocky slope or any place the sun hits.

We need some at camp. I have never seen so many mice and rats. They are buildiing nests anywhere and everywhere.

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#6708220 - 03/17/17 08:25 PM Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Txduckman]
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Being new to TX (from PA) I have to ask. Are all snake boots created equal or are some brands better than others?

We have copperheads and rattlers in PA but sightings are rare, bites even more rare.
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#6708255 - 03/17/17 08:59 PM Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Txduckman]
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I'd say they are all pretty much equally effective but some brands are more durable and comfortable than others but like anything else everyone has their preferences. Chippewas have a big following it seems.
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#6708293 - 03/17/17 09:39 PM Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Txduckman]
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Just put the Goodyear Stomp on this dude about 30 minutes ago.
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#6708313 - 03/17/17 10:09 PM Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: HuntnFly67]
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Originally Posted By: HuntnFly67


Just put the Goodyear Stomp on this dude about 30 minutes ago.

Big snake Andy!
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#6708549 - 03/18/17 11:23 AM Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Txduckman]
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Got his twin this morning. Pretty sobering to think he is as long as my five year old is tall.
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#6709507 - 03/19/17 05:52 PM Re: Snakes Are Out! [Re: Txduckman]
redmist1 Offline
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snakes look like they're going to be out in force this year

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