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Posted: 6/4/2014 6:18:03 PM EDT
Excellent day for herping.
Saw a few Copperheads, Black Rat Snakes, Box Turtles, and this fellow. No worries fellows, all were unharmed.
Sorry about the photo quality but all I had was my phone.


Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:19:26 PM EDT
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Needs moar fire.
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:19:40 PM EDT
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He looks well fed.
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:23:06 PM EDT
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Wipe in hide with Vaseline before making your new hatband.
 
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:23:32 PM EDT
[#4]
This is ARF, where snakes are the libtards equivalent to guns. They are icky and dangerous.
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:24:43 PM EDT
[#5]
Can you get a macro pic of it's fangs for me please!
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:24:53 PM EDT
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Start at 1:10



       


 
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:25:06 PM EDT
[#7]
Yummy.  Looks like a tasty meal and a hat trim!
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:25:08 PM EDT
[#8]
Sure, the herping is always good. But more importantly, how was the derping?
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:26:01 PM EDT
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I can't decide whether you should have killed it with fire or nuked it from orbit....get both.
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:27:49 PM EDT
[#10]
Nice find!

Did a rattlesnake presentation at work today. Had a yearling western diamondback and an adult Black-tailed rattler with me, good day!
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:28:12 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:29:35 PM EDT
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While I will be the first to admit that I turn into a 10 year old girl when confronted by a snake, the fact that they are really very pretty and fascinating doesn't escape me.  That is a good looking rattler.
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:29:54 PM EDT
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That's a timber right?
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:30:27 PM EDT
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Canebrake...southern version of a timber.
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:31:30 PM EDT
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Velvet tail? Protected species, so no to the hatband.

I would soooo kill it and kill it and kill it......in self-defence.
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:32:59 PM EDT
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It's a keeper
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:34:10 PM EDT
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Please,  this place turns into a PETA meeting when snakes come up.
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:35:39 PM EDT
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No that is not wood, and it needs to burn like it.....
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:36:06 PM EDT
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Needs more dead.
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:38:20 PM EDT
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Ironic avatar.
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:39:31 PM EDT
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looks like he wants some cuddles.
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:39:52 PM EDT
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Canebrake...southern version of a timber.


I can see why you said Canebrake, but it is indeed a Timber. Found it about 100 yards down from their main denning site. We do have Canebrakes on the coast and they are offered a measure of protection due to rarity here in Va.. I find it somewhat odd however that we have no protection for the highland form since they are both still classified as Crotalus horridus.
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:41:08 PM EDT
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Thanks for not killing it. Snakes are cool.



Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:41:15 PM EDT
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I can see why you said Canebrake, but it is indeed a Timber. Found it about 100 yards down from their main denning site. We do have Canebrakes on the coast and they are offered a measure of protection due to rarity here in Va.. I find it somewhat odd however that we have no protection for the highland form since they are both still classified as Crotalus horridus.
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Canebrake...southern version of a timber.


I can see why you said Canebrake, but it is indeed a Timber. Found it about 100 yards down from their main denning site. We do have Canebrakes on the coast and they are offered a measure of protection due to rarity here in Va.. I find it somewhat odd however that we have no protection for the highland form since they are both still classified as Crotalus horridus.


Thanks for the clarification. I's a beauty.
I thought Timbers were protected throughout their range?
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:45:01 PM EDT
[#25]
this thread is useless without the after shotgun pics
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:47:21 PM EDT
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Thanks for the clarification. I's a beauty.
I thought Timbers were protected throughout their range?
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Canebrake...southern version of a timber.


I can see why you said Canebrake, but it is indeed a Timber. Found it about 100 yards down from their main denning site. We do have Canebrakes on the coast and they are offered a measure of protection due to rarity here in Va.. I find it somewhat odd however that we have no protection for the highland form since they are both still classified as Crotalus horridus.


Thanks for the clarification. I's a beauty.
I thought Timbers were protected throughout their range?


Here in Va. we can posses up to 5 of the highland form, but as mentioned, none from the eastern population. Not quite sure how that makes any sense to the state since, as you know, they are classified as one and the same.
I still keep a few hots, but prefer CBB whenever possible.
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:48:02 PM EDT
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Who goes herping (especially in crot habitat) without a DSLR?  


Crots are meant to be shot close up.  

ETA:  Sounds like you had a productive day OP, nice job.  


Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:49:14 PM EDT
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Ditto
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:50:15 PM EDT
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The first one doesn't look very friendly.

The second one is just trying to figure out what is going on.
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:50:27 PM EDT
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Higher than average number of snake bites here last year, this year doesn't look either.
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:51:45 PM EDT
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Here in Va. we can posses up to 5 of the highland form, but as mentioned, none from the eastern population. Not quite sure how that makes any sense to the state since, as you know, they are classified as one and the same.
I still keep a few hots, but prefer CBB whenever possible.
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That's a timber right?


Canebrake...southern version of a timber.


I can see why you said Canebrake, but it is indeed a Timber. Found it about 100 yards down from their main denning site. We do have Canebrakes on the coast and they are offered a measure of protection due to rarity here in Va.. I find it somewhat odd however that we have no protection for the highland form since they are both still classified as Crotalus horridus.


Thanks for the clarification. I's a beauty.
I thought Timbers were protected throughout their range?


Here in Va. we can posses up to 5 of the highland form, but as mentioned, none from the eastern population. Not quite sure how that makes any sense to the state since, as you know, they are classified as one and the same.
I still keep a few hots, but prefer CBB whenever possible.


Odd, but we have odd herp laws here in Az too.
I prefer to roll my own too (cbb) but yo have to start somewhere.
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:52:24 PM EDT
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Great shot!
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:52:54 PM EDT
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More people screwin' with em?
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:53:04 PM EDT
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Running into a rattlesnake is the only reasonable excuse for bumpfiring.
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:54:30 PM EDT
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They are not protected in Alabama.  Kill at will!
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:55:34 PM EDT
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No, that would be Pit Bulls.

Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:55:40 PM EDT
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Hey Op what part of  Va ? Damn I hate snakes.
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 6:58:01 PM EDT
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They are not protected in Alabama.  Kill at will!
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I would soooo kill it and kill it and kill it......in self-defence.


They are not protected in Alabama.  Kill at will!


No
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 7:00:31 PM EDT
[#39]
I found a pretty ill tempered kitteh in the middle of the road last night.

Link Posted: 6/4/2014 7:01:07 PM EDT
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Looks like it's been eating well.
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 7:04:44 PM EDT
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I have children and animals. If on my property, I'd kill it. If I found it in the wild, I'd kill it. If it was the last breeding pair of rattlers on the planet, if kill them both three times each.

I've had a dog die from a rattler bite and a buddy nearly die from only one fang hit to the calf.
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 7:06:50 PM EDT
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Franklin Co.

Link Posted: 6/4/2014 7:08:00 PM EDT
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Say, that's a beautiful cat ya got there.
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 7:08:49 PM EDT
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I hear they like their bellies scratched.
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 7:13:00 PM EDT
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Who goes herping (especially in crot habitat) without a DSLR?  


Crots are meant to be shot close up.  

ETA:  Sounds like you had a productive day OP, nice job.  


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I usually have the DSLR with me, but I didn't expect to have time to go searching tonight so I didn't take it.




And one for the often neglected amphibians
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 7:16:40 PM EDT
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You snake guys give me the creeps
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 7:20:36 PM EDT
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Small hands.....smell like cabbage?  
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 7:21:46 PM EDT
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I had a black rat snake past a foot or so from me today. Big ass snake.
He was in my garden. I let him be. Good snake. Now down by my pond if its a cotton mouth
all bets are off.
Link Posted: 6/4/2014 7:22:09 PM EDT
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Who goes herping (especially in crot habitat) without a DSLR?  


Crots are meant to be shot close up.  

ETA:  Sounds like you had a productive day OP, nice job.  


http://i.imgur.com/16xsYt1.jpg


I usually have the DSLR with me, but I didn't expect to have time to go searching tonight so I didn't take it.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f392/Luvthemtorts/23287aa01589a7ce462c72b0750e5ac3_zpsaada4948.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f392/Luvthemtorts/b4be7c098358fe672196cc6635ccaddb_zps6b9690a2.jpg

And one for the often neglected amphibians
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f392/Luvthemtorts/935815f1158a90f89b5f632ce894518c_zps3d1033d3.jpg



Link Posted: 6/4/2014 7:26:10 PM EDT
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Who goes herping (especially in crot habitat) without a DSLR?  


Crots are meant to be shot close up.  

ETA:  Sounds like you had a productive day OP, nice job.  


http://i.imgur.com/16xsYt1.jpg


I usually have the DSLR with me, but I didn't expect to have time to go searching tonight so I didn't take it.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f392/Luvthemtorts/23287aa01589a7ce462c72b0750e5ac3_zpsaada4948.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f392/Luvthemtorts/b4be7c098358fe672196cc6635ccaddb_zps6b9690a2.jpg

And one for the often neglected amphibians
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f392/Luvthemtorts/935815f1158a90f89b5f632ce894518c_zps3d1033d3.jpg



Top pic is a rat snake, bottom pic is a copperhead.

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