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#6961727 - 11/15/17 03:40 PM Watch Out For Rattlesnakes
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Had one coiled up in the road as I was walking to the stand a few minutes ago. Their still out with this warm weather.
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#6961734 - 11/15/17 03:45 PM Re: Watch Out For Rattlesnakes [Re: Stompy]
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We killed a nice size one opening weekend up there. Kids found it so they got to shoot it. It was coiled at least.

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#6961740 - 11/15/17 03:47 PM Re: Watch Out For Rattlesnakes [Re: Stompy]
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I watch out for rattle snakes year around
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#6961741 - 11/15/17 03:47 PM Re: Watch Out For Rattlesnakes [Re: Stompy]
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I found a good stick, picked it up and put it in a brushpile about 20 yards off the road.
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#6961748 - 11/15/17 03:52 PM Re: Watch Out For Rattlesnakes [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
I watch out for rattle snakes year around

I have seen them every month of the year here on the ranch over the years.
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#6961785 - 11/15/17 04:20 PM Re: Watch Out For Rattlesnakes [Re: Stompy]
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Havenít seen as many posted on here this year. I personally havenít seen one this season, but know theyíre there.
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#6961855 - 11/15/17 05:31 PM Re: Watch Out For Rattlesnakes [Re: Stompy]
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Originally Posted By: Stompy
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
I watch out for rattle snakes year around

I have seen them every month of the year here on the ranch over the years.

Texas is a year around snake state.....especially the farther south and west you go.....any sunny day they can be out.......
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#6961880 - 11/15/17 05:57 PM Re: Watch Out For Rattlesnakes [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Originally Posted By: Stompy
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
I watch out for rattle snakes year around

I have seen them every month of the year here on the ranch over the years.

Texas is a year around snake state.....especially the farther south and west you go.....any sunny day they can be out.......


Especially this Friday, going to be a warm one.
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#6961997 - 11/15/17 07:22 PM Re: Watch Out For Rattlesnakes [Re: Stompy]
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We have seen more this year than in the past. My dog managed to bite a rattle snake and live to tell about it last trip.

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#6962161 - 11/15/17 09:06 PM Re: Watch Out For Rattlesnakes [Re: Stompy]
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We need a good freeze to put them into hibernation!

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#6962274 - 11/15/17 10:57 PM Re: Watch Out For Rattlesnakes [Re: StephensCnty308]
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Originally Posted By: StephensCnty308
We need a good freeze to put them into hibernation!


That is somewhat a myth. They still come out on cold days when it warms to 55 or more. They just don't move far from the den so most aren't seen unless you go looking for them in the wrong places. It has been well below freezing and then when it warms up, some come out up here in Montague. You would have to jump on them for anything to happen though. I don't let the kids roam around anymore as they have ran into several in Dec when I thought they would be hibernating. Kids normally play in places we don't though. Myself, son and daughter have missed stepping on rattlebugs by inches in the past year. I have killed 5 this year.

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