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  1. Chicken Snake Acted Like He Was Venomous

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    While leaving the house this evening to make a trip to the store I spotted a rather large chicken snake laying across the road. Rather than running him over I stopped the car, got out, and tapped him on the tail to get him moving. Instead of slithering off the road he coiled up and acted like...
  2. Video: Dogs and I find a Cottonmouth Snake

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    A timber company is cutting trees near the farm, so saturday afternoon the dogs and I made a trip over to where they are cutting. I wanted pictures of skitters, and other timber cutting equipment for an article I am writing for AllOutdoor. On the way home the dogs were getting hot, so I took...
  3. Video: Found a Copperhead on a creek bank

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Was walking along a creek that flows through the farm, walked over to the bank to look at some muscadine grapes, and there was a copperhead. The other day I posted a video and thread about muscadine grapes growing in a hayfield. Thi8s was supposed to be a follow up video showing a wide range...
  4. Walked up on this bad boy

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Dogs and I were hiking around a pond that is off in the woods when I walked up on this snake. I was walking straight at it, but saw it before I stepped on it. Spoiler: Even though it looks mean, it is just a water snake. It blended in perfectly with the undergrowth. That is the reason why...
  5. Video: Texas Rat Snake

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Putting this in the hiking / camping section because the snake was not in the chicken yard. This is a Texas Rat Snake, also known as the Chicken Snake. It is pretty much harmless. However, I have heard of bites getting infected. The snakes are also supposed to carry E. Coli. Which means you...
  6. Rat snake in the chicken house, plus update on the fig trees

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    A couple of weeks ago I saw a rat in the chicken house. Since then I have been trying to trap it, but it keeps getting out of the live traps. Next logical thing to do? Let nature take its course. Few days ago I saw a rat snake (chicken snake) in the chicken house. It was between the pallets...
  7. Video - Hognose Snake

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Almost stepped on a Hognose snake the other day while walking over to a shed here on the farm. The Hognose, aka Spreading Adder, is supposed to be harmless to humans. But, bites may swell. As far as I know, nobody has ever died from a Hognose snake bite. I usually see these around April -...
  8. Video - Cottonmouth Encounter While Hiking with my Dog

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Buster and I were on a nature walk along a local creek when I walked up on a Cottonmouth. Luckily, Buster did not see the snake and it was able to get into a clump of leaves. If Buster had seen the snake, I had a walking stick to put between the two. I have heard people say the Cottonmouth...
  9. Article - Camping Near Bogs, Bayous, and Sloughs

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Let’s take a few minutes and talk about camping near bogs, bayous, and sloughs. From the early 1980s until the late 1990s, I primarily camped around the bogs, bayous and sloughs in Southeast Texas. Sometimes my buddies and I would hike to the camp location, sometimes we would take a boat. We...
  10. Almost stepped on a coral snake barefooted

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    One of personal rules is you always wear shoes outside. Copperheads and coral snakes are rare around here but they are here. I especially get onto the grandkids about wearing shoes. One of my biggest worry is a grandbaby stepping on a coral snake or copperhead and the snake biting the child...
  11. Southern USA- 'Tis the season: snakes

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    While salvaging some lumber and building materials, I found these two curled up in a rotted bowling ball bag. One died by repeated 2x4 blows and the other took a direct hit of CCI 9mm shot. Watch out because this pair makes three copperheads killed in the past week. FYI: I'm in Alabama.
  12. Chicken snakes are out

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I killed two chicken snakes last weekend. One was only about 2 feet long, the other one was 6 feet long. That 6 feet is with a tape measure and not estimated. I first spotted the larger chicken snake on top of the rabbit hutch monday morning of memorial day. Before I could get the snake it...
  13. rattlesnake and dog

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    please tell me a dog would let you know if it got bit by a rattle snake. would the dog at least yelp? would the dog be licking the bitten area? would there be some sign that dog got bit? my dog and i were hiking this afternoon and we both walked right passed a rattler... my friend pointed it...
  14. What kind of snake is this

    Urban Survival
    I'am posting this in the urban survival section, because this snake was found under of piece of tin. My wife and I picked up a piece of tin to move it, and out crawls this snake.
  15. snake bite

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    What to do if bitten by a Snake or venomous type critter in the wild.Is there anti venom medicines that should be kept or is it a death blow if you can't make to hospital quickly. ???
  16. Rattlesnakes

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Any close encounters? I live in Arizona and come across them often, the closest "accidental" encounter came as we were climbing over a small rocky hill, we were about 1/2 way up and stopped to rest, after about 10 min, I stood up , there on the rock next to me was a "BIG" diamondback...
  17. Snakes...eastern diamondback rattlesnake

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Help! I really don't like Snakes.:eek: I just had one like this next to my screen room by the door 45 min ago. Rattlin away at the cat through the screen. about 4 or 5 feet long. By the time I got the 22 out he split. Anyone know how to get rid of these so they don't come back? Besides the...
  18. Thoughts on Hammock Camping

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Sometime around 1994 or 1995 a couple of my buddies and I went on a camping trip in the bayous of Orangefield, which is just north or Bridge City, Texas. It was like any of the other dozens of trips we had been on, expect for the amount of snakes we saw on that trip. We pulled the 14 foot...
  19. Snakes as snacks

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    How many of you have run into a snake or two while hiking or camping in the wilderness? It never fails that when I’m on or off the trail I usually run into one. I have me a corn snake I ate in the picture attached but I was curious as to how many others eat the snakes they find. Even if I am...
  20. Survival Quiz - ID this snake

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    These pictures were taken up at the camp. My son in law and I were going to check on a Jeep of mine, when TJ almost stepped on this snake. The trailer hitch of the jeep is visible in the first picture. If you came across this snake in the woods, would you have anything to worry about? The...
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