Rattle snakes eastern ky

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  1. Munson

    Munson 10 pointer

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    I was enjoying a cold one on the porch Friday night when my boxer started wind checking. Off the porch she went about 10' and barked. I knew what it was bc she only barks at snakes,strangers and yotes. I put her up and by the time I got the machete it had got under the porch. I belly crawled under there and gigged it(sketchy) . It was not happy b4 it lost its head. 32" copperhead. Woulda made a nice hat band
     
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  2. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Belly crawling under a porch to gig a copperhead? Maybe this isnt as bad as what im imagining as far as mobility and visibility but i think this could have gone awefully wrong. Glad your spot and stalk was successful.
     
  3. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    Your my kind of people!
     
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  4. Dreamhunter

    Dreamhunter 8 pointer

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    It was a timber rattler.
     
  5. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

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    I’ve never seen a live one. I’d like to. I wouldn’t kill it less had to. Only seen a hand full of copperheads.
     
  6. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

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    I have seen several rattlers and copperheads. They die. If it is a non poison Snake it lives.
     
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  7. Munson

    Munson 10 pointer

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    Haha never had fear of anything much but a stinking rabid bat:eek: but in hindsight had he had a mate around it could of ended differently I suppose lol. Oktoberfest and that good ol mountain dew "may" have contributed to my bravery/stupidity :D
     
  8. zone1

    zone1 6 pointer

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    As a seventeen year old I worked a summer cutting right of way for a power company. I was on a crew of four and we killed 36 copperheads and 8 rattlers that summer. Got so I was more scared of the yellowjackets than the snakes.
     
  9. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    I hate yellow jackets makes my skin crawl
     
  10. aaronc

    aaronc 8 pointer

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    I guess my relationship with snakes is complicated.

    I think snakes are fun to watch on TV or if given the chance I will observe in the wild,..I think they're all cool to a certain degree,..especially our copperheads and timber's. They're camouflage skills are spooky good. Never seen a timber in the wild and only a few copperheads....but I dont stir much in hot weather.

    All that being said I'm just really not a reptile guy nor do I hold their life in high regard,..snakes,.turtles,..whatever. They're more cool to me on their side of the fence.
     
  11. aaronc

    aaronc 8 pointer

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    ,.....last snake I saw within any proximity was this little guy early this spring metal detecting around an old house...I let him live that day.
     

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  12. bigbonner

    bigbonner 8 pointer

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    I never thought I would ask , but does anyone know what kind of a snake this is?
    My son found it today . Looks like pits in front of the eyes .
    Almost as round as the lid on a pop can and around 5 ft long
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  13. reivertom

    reivertom 12 pointer

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    I'd say some pot growers put that sign up...
     
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  14. Brit's and Birds

    Brit's and Birds 8 pointer

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    Pine Snake maybe
     
  15. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    That's the biggest snake species in KY. A rat snake.
     

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