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06-25-2014, 11:17 PM
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Identifying Venomous Snakes
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Just thought I'd post this link for the newbies out there. Some of us on this forum would not have too much of a problem with these snakes. But some others may not be too informed and may not know which is which. So as just a precaution to everyone out there I'm suggesting this link to a very good article about the who, what and where of the North American snakes we need to be cautious of. Enjoy.

The reason I bring this up is on a trout stream wader fishing trip in the mountains, I decided to take in PA, when I lived there, I sat my tired ass down along a bank for a moment to refloat some salmon eggs and when I had to re-bait my hook, turned to the left for the bait pouch and found a five foot Copperhead lounging. I was stuck there in that general area on my bottom until he decided to cross stream an hour later. An experience I will never forget.

http://beprepared.com/blog/14959/how-to-...us-snakes/

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06-25-2014, 11:23 PM
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very good post.
a lot of us hunt the woods, and if you don`t know your snakes. it can really lead to a very bad day detecting.
rule of thumb, if you cannot 100% id a snake do not touch it.
do not rely on the slit eye round eye crap, that is hocus pocus.
coral snakes have round eyes and will hurt ya bad .

great info for all, good job ...

(06-25-2014 11:17 PM)Ohio Dirt Fisher Wrote:  Just thought I'd post this link for the newbies out there. Some of us on this forum would not have too much of a problem with these snakes. But some others may not be too informed and may not know which is which. So as just a precaution to everyone out there I'm suggesting this link to a very good article about the who, what and where of the North American snakes we need to be cautious of. Enjoy.

The reason I bring this up is on a trout stream wader fishing trip in the mountains, I decided to take in PA, when I lived there, I sat my tired ass down along a bank for a moment to refloat some salmon eggs and when I had to re-bait my hook, turned to the left for the bait pouch and found a five foot Copperhead lounging. I was stuck there in that general area on my bottom until he decided to cross stream an hour later. An experience I will never forget.

http://beprepared.com/blog/14959/how-to-...us-snakes/

I have a coral snake tattooed on my left forearm arm ... just for positive ID ...
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06-25-2014, 11:54 PM
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Thank You BONES! I actually like snakes. Venomous or otherwise. They were put here for a purpose. And just for the record, I found a clutch of Turtle eggs in my topsoil stockpile at work two weeks ago yesterday, about 100 feet from a small creek that runs through the property. I'm pretty sure they're Northern Wood Turtles. So I planted a 6' diameter snowfence around them and told my worker kids to stay away from that area until they hatch. Ain't nature great! God I love it!


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06-26-2014, 12:15 AM
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(06-25-2014 11:54 PM)Ohio Dirt Fisher Wrote:  Thank You BONES! I actually like snakes. Venomous or otherwise. They were put here for a purpose. And just for the record, I found a clutch of Turtle eggs in my topsoil stockpile at work two weeks ago yesterday, about 100 feet from a small creek that runs through the property. I'm pretty sure they're Northern Wood Turtles. So I planted a 6' diameter snowfence around them and told my worker kids to stay away from that area until they hatch. Ain't nature great! God I love it!

oh wow, that is a sweet little find. nice job on protecting them.
if its out doors or part of nature you can count me in,
love the outdoors. and all wildlife. even the " bad ones "
they are here for a reason, it is only us who have forgotten why we are here.
and that we are all part of a bigger and perfect system of life, sometimes i hate being human ... nature works in perfect harmony, we work against it, and do our best to destroy it ... one day all human life will be extinct , and the world will be in perfect balance again ... damn humans ....
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06-26-2014, 12:55 AM
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Pretty easy around my parts,we only have the northern pacific rattler...but lots of them. Had a lot of close calls,usually while fishing. Im with you guys,love nature. I work outdoors,and play outdoors.

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