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#6961700 - 11/15/17 03:16 PM Another snake post...
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One of these went into my yard drainage system and I think came out the front ditch and got run over. I am not a snake person, what is it?


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#6961702 - 11/15/17 03:18 PM Re: Another snake post... [Re: Megtwo]
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Registered: 07/21/11
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Copperhead

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#6961714 - 11/15/17 03:27 PM Re: Another snake post... [Re: Megtwo]
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Yep a nice Copperhead

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#6961739 - 11/15/17 03:47 PM Re: Another snake post... [Re: Megtwo]
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Anyway to keep them away from the house/yard? Concerned since grandkids will be around this weekend. Also have a nosey german shepherd who in the last week cornered a skunk (bad news for him and us) as well as a possum last night.

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#6961763 - 11/15/17 04:03 PM Re: Another snake post... [Re: Megtwo]
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Not a snake you want around with grandkids. Not trying to create fear, but from experience with this species at the lease theirs usually more than one snake. They can be very aggressive and hide themselves very well. I unzipped a pop-up blind in October and discovered 3 in the blind. If the floor wasn't bare dirt in the blind, things might have gotten interesting. Be on the lookout and be safe.

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#6961772 - 11/15/17 04:07 PM Re: Another snake post... [Re: Megtwo]
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There are snake repellants you can buy like sprays and pellets. Look them up on Google or Yahoo

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#6961783 - 11/15/17 04:15 PM Re: Another snake post... [Re: Megtwo]
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That was a pretty healthy copperhead. They can be aggressive and carry a pretty bad wallop. No advice other than to train the grandkids to watch where they step and to not pick up things without knowing what is under it first.
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#6961814 - 11/15/17 04:55 PM Re: Another snake post... [Re: Megtwo]
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Thatís a big dude, but they do not travel in groups,, not saying there isnít more of them but this time of year they are looking to go underground. The post above is spot on, educating the GKids to be cautios is your best avenue.
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#6961842 - 11/15/17 05:22 PM Re: Another snake post... [Re: TooLow]
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Originally Posted By: TooLow
Yep a nice Copperhead
Yup....nice looking southern copperhead.....I have two of them right now.....down to just one diamondback.....

Good looking snake.....
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#6961845 - 11/15/17 05:24 PM Re: Another snake post... [Re: TooLow]
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Originally Posted By: TooLow
There are snake repellants you can buy like sprays and pellets. Look them up on Google or Yahoo

They don't work.....Jes sayin......
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#6961889 - 11/15/17 06:00 PM Re: Another snake post... [Re: TooLow]
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Originally Posted By: TooLow
Yep a nice Copperhead
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#6961901 - 11/15/17 06:12 PM Re: Another snake post... [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Originally Posted By: TooLow
There are snake repellants you can buy like sprays and pellets. Look them up on Google or Yahoo

They don't work.....Jes sayin......


Wrangler correct me if I am wrong, Copperheads are not very aggressive dang near have to step on one to get bit, usually where there is one there are more.
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#6961905 - 11/15/17 06:16 PM Re: Another snake post... [Re: Megtwo]
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I have never had one "chase" me or try to strike at me if I wasn't messin with it. Most just stay very, very still and try to hide......

Cotton mouths are even more "docile".....non-venomous water snakes (especially diamond backed water snakes) act all billy-bad-azz and strike at you and even "chase" after you.....
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#6962005 - 11/15/17 07:26 PM Re: Another snake post... [Re: Megtwo]
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Originally Posted By: Megtwo
Anyway to keep them away from the house/yard? Concerned since grandkids will be around this weekend. Also have a nosey german shepherd who in the last week cornered a skunk (bad news for him and us) as well as a possum last night.


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#6962013 - 11/15/17 07:30 PM Re: Another snake post... [Re: Megtwo]
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Had one just like it under my chair one morning in a pop up blind in Brownwood. Ended up seeing several on that lease while hunting.

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