Cow Sucker?

Discussion in 'Community Forum' started by Backwoods Boy, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. Backwoods Boy

    Backwoods Boy 6 pointer

    Sep 14, 2005
    What's the biggest Cow Sucker (snake) you have ever seen? Several years ago I saw one in Owen County crossing a two lane road that stretched from one side to the other! Anybody got any pictures?
  2. keith meador

    keith meador Got the Spotted Fever

    i'm not an engineer, or an employee of the dept of transportation, but if memory serves, isnt a two lane road normally 16' across? you probably saw the worlds longest cowsucker and let it get away:D
  3. quackrstackr

    quackrstackr Welcome to Fantasy Island Staff Member

    Nov 19, 2003
    The Island
    I saw one that crossed one and a half lanes of an old country two lane and was still coming out of the grass once. I figure it was a big black king snake.

    We have run over some of those while bush hogging in the summer that were enormous.
  4. plowboy

    plowboy 10 pointer

    Ya'll need to quit drinking them ol' beers and smokin them ol' left handed cigarettes whey you are driving. :D
  5. GSP

    GSP 14 Pointer Staff Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    I have caught 2 over 7 foot. The biggest was 7' - 3"
  6. chadwimc

    chadwimc 10 pointer

    Oct 29, 2004
    Don't know what a "cow sucker" is, but I was at the inlaws a few years ago. I got this one out of the neighbor lady's kitchen. About 4 1/2 feet...:)

    I got one out of a copier machine at work a while back that went just under 6 feet. I think he was somebody's pet that got loose. He's living under my shed now...
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2007
  7. Rob

    Rob Cyber-Hunter

    Dec 9, 2001
    Murray, KY, USA.

    Are you sure that wasn't Shagari Alleyne & Woo? They would be about the right size & both spent most of their time laying around...
  8. turkeytalker

    turkeytalker Banned

    Nov 3, 2004
  9. Backwoods Boy

    Backwoods Boy 6 pointer

    Sep 14, 2005
    It was a narrow two lanes, but two lanes just the same. It was along the Kentucky River so nothing would bother it. I wish I would have had a cell phone with a camera!
  10. Art

    Art 12 pointer

    Nov 27, 2004
    Lexington, KY
    I saw a black rat snake on a 1 lane country road here in Fayette county that was approx. as wide as the road. I'd say 7-8 feet. I stopped the car and nudged his tail with my foot just as he was going into the weeds. As soon as I touched him, he turned around real quick and went HISSSSSSSSS! I was GONE!!!:D The guy that owns the land I hunt on at the Boyle/ Casey county line killed a 7'2" rattlesnake. I wasn't there, but I've seen the pictures.

    You always need to be careful when dealing with snakes if you are not sure what species it is. I saw an article in Kentucky Afield where a biologist was called to remove a snake from a garage in eastern KY and it turned out to be a Cobra.:eek: You just never know, but it's not the right thing to do to kill every snake you see.
  11. Rat

    Rat 8 pointer

    Oct 9, 2006
    Largest native snake in North America is the Eastern Indigo snake at just under 9 feet. You may find some larger snakes in warm southern states including Burmese Pythons, but they were pets that were released. The Everglades is having a really big problem with the Burmese Pythons that are starting to breed down there.

    I've found my share of 5-6 foot black rat snakes. They don't bother me much. It's the little garters that usually try to bite me.

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