Hope this is not a bad sign - 1st snake of the year

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Its way too early to be messing with these guys.

Yes, I'm a caveman. Bashed its head in with the rock. All I had on me was a .40cal and that would have been too loud.
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jason812 wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:39 pm Its way too early to be messing with these guys.

Yes, I'm a caveman. Bashed its head in with the rock. All I had on me was a .40cal and that would have been too loud.20210311_192419.jpg
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We use to see them at the deer lease all the time. Seeing the darn things would make me so jumpy I would get air born every time a shrub would brush my leg while walking to the stand in the dark. I admit to giving the "caveman" treatment to a few of them myself.
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I haven't run across any snakes so far this year, but I imagine with it being so warm, after the deep freeze, they will be moving around looking for food.

I have never found a rattler on my property. The only venomous snakes I ever find, are copperheads. They usually get the shovel, or hoe, treatment. Any other snakes, I just leave alone.
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I wish it were just copperheads. I got one of those last year too, along with 4 rattlers, and a coral snake. We get a coral snake every couple of years and if I had year round water, I would probably be messing with cotton mouths too.

I can't stand it when you're picking them up, they wrap around touch my forearm. Even though they are dead, I drop them every time. But I will step on one and cut it's head off no problem. Just hate touching them.
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this guy was hanging on the branch at the gate leading to the deer lease yesterday, and yep i think he is over 8 feet. thank goodness after looking at pics i was happy he was only a rat snake. scared the do ooddddooo out of me yesterday as i looked up from the gate to see my wife waving her arms and yelling through the window
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Surprisingly this is only #2 but its the biggest I've killed but not seen. 51" without a head but you can stretch them out. I could feel the vertebrae popping so I put it about 4ft with a head. I need to make sure I have a stick or something with me. All I had was a 2ft piece of drill stem in the back of the truck so I put it on its head and squished it. Almost put in plugs and got it with the .40 but there's too many rocks around. About the same spot as the one earlier this year. Too bad the trophy was broken.
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I don't mind snakes, even venomous ones (except cottonmouths... screw those guys).

I also don't miss them.

New Hampshire has a small, endangered, very isolated population of timber rattlers in two very remote colonies. Other than that, we don't have any venomous snakes.
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