First snake of the year

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Nock, May 3, 2018.

  1. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

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    Laying in the road in front of my driveway. Kids enjoyed seeing him.
     
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  2. Deadbeat

    Deadbeat 6 pointer

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    Good ol hognose snake, right?
     
  3. dirtstalker

    dirtstalker 8 pointer

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    My 6 year old boy found 2 black snakes beside the creek yesterday.
     
  4. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    I've never seen one of those before. Weird looking head
     
  5. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

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    Yep or as I’ve always heard them called spread heads. I see them a lot on my farm for some reason.
     
  6. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

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    Defense mechanism. Also play dead.
     
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  7. T-wil69

    T-wil69 8 pointer

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    I’ve killed 5 so far
     
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  8. huntingwildman

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    That's a "Spread Adder" snake.
     
  9. luvtohunt

    luvtohunt 8 pointer

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    We called em hog snakes growing up. Can scare the life out of you if you aren't aware of what they are. That head deal is a great defense mechanism for humans. I've seen two already this year turkey hunting, a black snake and a garter snake.
     
  10. Deadbeat

    Deadbeat 6 pointer

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    Seems it has several names. I seen one on my farm a few years ago and thought it was a black snake, me sitting in the shade drinking a beer thought it would be fun to play with it. I poked it with a stick and it raised up and flared the head out and hissed at me, I left it alone and went back to my seat in the shade. I knew what it was but it was jet black and the only one I have ever seen, I don't kill snakes that are not poisonous unless they are bothering me pretty bad.
     
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  11. bigbonner

    bigbonner 8 pointer

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    That is one mean looking snake . I would have shot first and seen what it was latter . There is no poisonous snakes where I live . I leave my black snakes alone in my barns for rodent killers .
     
  12. screamin6x6

    screamin6x6 BBBC Members

    We always called them "Blowing Vipers". I haven't seen one in a few years.
     
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  13. Recurve77

    Recurve77 8 pointer

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  14. beauhunter41031

    beauhunter41031 8 pointer

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    you find any more drop them off at my shop I'm battling rats right now and could use some snakes, they freak some people out but I like having them around,I never kill them
     
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