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Visitor to my shop lost his head #7982573 09/21/20 05:50 PM
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This large coral snake was in my shop in east Texas (Houston County) when I opened the door. As I went to get a shovel he slithered outside under my Can-Am just as my wife was walking up IN HER SANDALS with our French bulldog and she was right up against the driver side frame trying to put the bulldog into the seat. I about had a heart attack when I saw what was going on with the already excited coral snake under the vehicle. Just as I warned her he slithered back out into the shop and I was able to find him under some feed buckets. He was much larger than the ones I have killed at my home in Victoria County.

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That's a dandy. It looks big enuff to skin it and make a hat band. You'll be wearing red next to yellow . . .

Re: Visitor to my shop lost his head [Re: Ringtail] #7982599 09/21/20 06:06 PM
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I’ve never seen a coral snake that big before, good job!


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Wow! Only one I've ever seen was dead by the side of the road.


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Re: Visitor to my shop lost his head [Re: Ringtail] #7982860 09/21/20 09:45 PM
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They don’t bother me as much as copperheads and cotton mouths. Cool snakes and i have had 3 in the last 5 years at my house outside of Nacogdoches. Got one with the shredder, it was definitely big enough for a hat band too!

Now reaching into the nesting box to find an egg sucking chicken snake in the dark... man i hate that!

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Used to see those when we lived down in the Valley.

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Re: Visitor to my shop lost his head [Re: Ringtail] #7982959 09/21/20 10:55 PM
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Killed one the other day on the back porch, but that one there is a monster!


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Re: Visitor to my shop lost his head [Re: Ringtail] #7982967 09/21/20 11:04 PM
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Shiver me timbers! That's a Wower!

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Killed one under our porch last week!



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The never scare me until I see one. Red on yellow kill a fellow


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A couple have been killed around here in the past few days. I guess the storm have them out moving.



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Originally Posted by bill oxner
Red on yellow kill a fellow


Yep.


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I have killed 19 copperheads and 3 rat snakes in my yard this year but have not seen one of those. Snakes bite my dog, eat my eggs, and scare my wife, they die. Cool looking snake!

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Originally Posted by BassBuster1
I have killed 19 copperheads and 3 rat snakes in my yard this year but have not seen one of those. Snakes bite my dog, eat my eggs, and scare my wife, they die. Cool looking snake!


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I used to be butt deep in snakes of all kinds, And then too many pigs moved in. Recently saw a big black snake of some kind in the front yard and got kinda excited. Wife said to kill it but I declined.


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Originally Posted by Ringtail
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This large coral snake was in my shop in east Texas (Houston County) when I opened the door. As I went to get a shovel he slithered outside under my Can-Am just as my wife was walking up IN HER SANDALS with our French bulldog and she was right up against the driver side frame trying to put the bulldog into the seat. I about had a heart attack when I saw what was going on with the already excited coral snake under the vehicle. Just as I warned her he slithered back out into the shop and I was able to find him under some feed buckets. He was much larger than the ones I have killed at my home in Victoria County.


I've never seen a coral snake that large. I've seen a bunch in my life, but never one like that!!!


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That's a big one! Glad you took care of it.

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ringtail you getting it tanned?

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Unfortunately, nope! Guess I'll have to wait for his big brother!

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Originally Posted by adkhunter
Cool snakes and i have had 3 in the last 5 years at my house outside of Nacogdoches.


I've only seen one on our property (also outside of Nac) in the 30+ years we've been here, but I have no shortage of Copperheads.


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Not a coral but came across this guy while using my skid steer the other day. Customer wanted his pile of rocks saved. I figured there'd be one in there so I moved slow. It was AM so I'm not sure he was fully warmed up yet but coiled like that I'm not sure it would've taken much to get my hand.

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