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Have this new snake tong coming in today for use at the ranch we manage, prairie rattlers. Any of you have them, how do they work for you?
We relocate the snakes or just move them from out of our way if possible. Our prairie rattles rarely get longer than about 4 ft but we do have a couple of 68 inchers skinned out from years ago.

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Re: Snake sticks [Re: Wytex] #7152773
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I have one similar to that one, same length but no lock. It works well and I always wished it had a lock on it. I have used it on rattlers over 5' with no problem, any longer stick makes it difficult to hold up the weight of the larger snakes.

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I bought mine about 18 yrs ago from Maverick Trading Post in the DFW area. My snake catcher is about 4.5' in length and made very similar just not with the serrated jaws.




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Re: Snake sticks [Re: Wytex] #7153118
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Iíve used the tongs before, but usually preferred a hook for relocating or keeping.


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My snake stick says Remington 870 on it.

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I made one out of an old ski pole and small cable. Just a noose type catcher..

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Originally Posted By: MClark
My snake stick says Remington 870 on it.

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My snake stick says Remington 870 on it.

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I sharpen up my tool regularly and it makes it easier to "relocate" the snakes.

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We have a hook also but thought tongs would work best in some instances.

Can't believe all you big 'ol guys are afraid of a little snake.

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Originally Posted By: Wytex
We have a hook also but thought tongs would work best in some instances.

Can't believe all you big 'ol guys are afraid of a little snake.


It is nice to have both.


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I think tongs will be an advantage when we move the little guys too. We were getting one out of the highway one time and that little 16-18 in" bugger could propel itself off of the hook. It was the most aggressive one we've ever moved.

Unfortunately folks up here like to cut the rattles off and leave the snake alive, makes for some jumpy encounters when they can't buzz to warn you.Those snaKes sometimes get sacrificed.

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If there are enough of them around you need to "relocate" them last years dove loads really work well. Water Moccasins always get the benefit of #8 shot if I see them! I have a snake hook I made out of a 4 inch wide paint roller on a 4 foot extension handle. Took the roller stuff off of it and it works just fine. I will say I quit fooling with them (snakes) a couple years ago. The truth is I don't fear the snakes I just don't like them around my dogs or kids.

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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Iíve used the tongs before, but usually preferred a hook for relocating or keeping.

I carry a pair of the cheap grabbers for small snakes....only use hooks for any snake big enough to use them


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Here's what we're dealing with, some nice prairie rattlers. They are not very aggressive by nature and eat lots of mice and rats, good thing for the remote ranch. The hook works well on these snakes but hoping tongs make moving them a little easier. They are usually anywhere from 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 ft long. These are all different snakes in different places on the ranch and road in. Spouse handles them pretty well as is just looking for the right tools for the job.






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Nice pictures.


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Saw these at Walmart today. Would work for catching and moving snakes, just no sure how long they would last. They show a lot more options on their website.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Folding-Pick-...acher/195970785



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Super looking guys!

Thanks for the pics.

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Nice pictures.
X2....beautiful snakes!


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These prairie rattlers are not aggressive and that's why we relocate, lots of mice and rats for them to help out with.
We keep the house a rattler free zone, a big bull snake takes of business there.

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I have a pair like STX. Don't like the serrated jaw on the ones you posted, it's easy to hurt a snake with regular tongs that don't have teeth.

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I made my own out of a mop handle, fence staples and a piece of cord. It works.


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