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But lookey here what's inside ... a cottonmouth water mocassin!

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But lookey here what's inside ... a cottonmouth water mocassin!

Comments for: But lookey here what's inside ... a cottonmouth water mocassin!
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 22, 2007 09:48PM

cottonmouths are one of the most agressive snakes around. if you see one run for 100 yards before lookin' back. eye popping
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Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: August 22, 2007 09:50PM

I walked outside while ago and managed to catch Mr. Sneak-E-Snake with about 10" of his slimy self hangin outta the speaker box, but he'd retreated back inside once I got back out with my camera and had wound himself all around the speaker.

I managed to run him outta the speaker box with a healthy dose of the best critter/bug chasin concoction I had on hand, the tried and true carburetor cleaner.

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Placelowerplace Report This Comment
Date: August 22, 2007 10:41PM

did you try playing the music real loud? with heavy bass and all?
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 22, 2007 10:58PM

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bouncing smiley didn't think of that. smiling
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Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: August 22, 2007 11:40PM

Nah, the speakers weren't hooked to anything and with Mr. Cottonmouth that close I waddn about to try hookin 'em up either. I couldn't even see inside the speaker to see where he was till I took the pic.

Like fossil posted these sumbitches are very aggressive snakes and poisonous. Even worse I've always heard the younger a snake is (like this one was) their venom is even more potent ! Could be an old wives tale for all I know, but I waddn in the mood to find out eye popping
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fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 22, 2007 11:42PM

that's very true especially with cottonmouths and rattlesnakes
woberto Report This Comment
Date: August 23, 2007 12:37AM

FD, these snakes are very passive, I know because I saw it on TV.
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I saw a doco where some religious nuts in the south (usa) use them in some kinda ceremony to show that God is protecting them. Bullshit.
The documentary maker went into the bush to find some and torment them. He had to basically grab one and yank it backwards before it took a strike. He used a mechanical arm, it wierd but a very conclusive test in the end.
The first reaction was always to show their mouth and try to scare you, then make a hasty retreat. If you follow one then get bit it's your own damned fault.
Anyway I hate snakes.
Although I consider the Rattle Snake the most intimidating I have to say that Australian snakes are the meanest mothers you will ever find. Most times they stay out of humans way but when they feel cornered lookout. With the drought we have had over the last 7 years they are turning up in the cities more and more often. There was a 3 meter Eastern Brown found in a factory in Heidelberg (VIC) a few weeks ago. One that size has enough venom to make entire species extinct.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 23, 2007 12:48AM

shit! tell that to the 3 or 4 that chased my ass at least 50 feet. all of them were at least 4 feet long. maybe it's the Texas weather that makes 'em mean. nevertheless the ones i've seen were all pissed! and it seemed i was the one that pissed 'em off.

what i know of australian snakes is only that damn near every snake you find in australia can kill hundreds with one bite. Texas also has the widest variety of venomous snakes of any state in the U.S.
Placelowerplace Report This Comment
Date: August 23, 2007 01:10AM

any one who says "I saw it on TV" loses all creditability. TV lies.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 23, 2007 01:13AM

was that on croc hunter 'berto? smiling
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ORLANDO399 Report This Comment
Date: August 23, 2007 01:29AM

yeah,i have to agree with fossil on this one.I used to live in okeechobee[which by the way if you look at a map of florida its that big lake down south]my cousin was swimming one day and lord and behold he saw a mocassin coming right at me,luckily he was right by the dock.Now you want to talk about good fishin fossil,thats the place to be!thumbs
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Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: August 23, 2007 01:44AM

Gotta tell ya Woberto, there's plenty of people who live around this lake that'll tellya a cotton mouth's the meanest snake in Texas. Lots of folks carry pistolas while fishin just for the cottonmouths and hell yeah they'll get right in the boat with ya eye popping
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I hate snakes with a passion and luckily this is only the 2nd one I've seen in 3 yrs here, but the other one was a copperhead. Though copperheads have a rep as bein mean, it's largely unfounded, but ... they do carry some bad mojo if you get bit by one.

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woberto Report This Comment
Date: August 23, 2007 09:45AM

I reject your reality and substitute my own.
I saw it on TV so it must be true.
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Meanest snake I ever saw on TV was the Russel's Viper in India. They kill around 10,000 people every year. Scares the crap outta me just watchin'
woberto Report This Comment
Date: August 23, 2007 06:24PM

Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: August 23, 2007 10:44PM

Yeah you cats down under have some waaaaay more venomous snakes than we do here in the states woberto.

Unfortunately for us Texans though, we have every kind of venomous snake, lizard and poisonous spider native to North America within our borders.

S'aight though, I have plenty enough shells to help keep the population down at any opportunity to do so smileys
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fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 23, 2007 11:24PM

2 words...eastern diamondback.
but if i remember right australia has like the top 4 or 5 venomous snakes? could be wrong.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: August 23, 2007 11:53PM

Australia and Texas are a good match for reptile proliferation.
Australia has all the records for venom.
Snakes, sea-snakes, spiders, octopus and jellyfish.
In some areas we really need the snakes to keep the immigrant (fauna) population down and it is an offense to kill them. Texas sounds like there is a bit of a problem but I don't condone mindless killing of snakes unless there is some science behind it.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 24, 2007 12:09AM

we had a rattlesnake round-up a few years back unlike any other i've seen. we caught as many as we could, tagging them as to their capture site, weather, length, and as much data as we could gather. then they were milked for venom twice each and returned to their homes.
venom was sold for anti-venom production and the data passed on to several universities in the area. we then came back the next year and did the same. the third year interest died off and the major financial supporters found other "projects" to amuse themselves. oh well, it was fun while it lasted. grinning
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woberto Report This Comment
Date: August 24, 2007 04:38AM

Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: August 24, 2007 08:02PM

My personal science is all in never finding that sucker on my patio again, like at night when I often head outside to get somethin outta the car or maybe go out to dinner. It's so dark here at night (especially when it's overcast), when you come outta my place you can hardly see your hand in front of your face, much less a snake !

We have a generous population of water mocassins 'round here so I have NO qualms about killin any of 'em I find around my place tongue
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woberto Report This Comment
Date: August 24, 2007 11:07PM

Ahem.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: August 25, 2007 12:52AM

Can't even imagine a sight like that on my patio door eye popping
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fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 25, 2007 05:54PM

i'd be out there trying to catch him 'cause they're worth some cash. eye popping
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