rattlesnake re-introduction

Discussion in 'Fish & Wildlife Questions' started by oracle, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. ribsplitter

    ribsplitter Cyber-Hunter

    Jan 19, 2004
    rush, ky, USA.
    Pot heads or rattlesnakes? [emoji2]
  2. GSP

    GSP 14 Pointer Staff Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Potheads. You can keep rattlesnakes in check
  3. keith meador

    keith meador Got the Spotted Fever

    Today's forum winner!:eagerness:
  4. philipfleek

    philipfleek 12 pointer

    Feb 24, 2008
    philville, KY
  5. Sharpbees

    Sharpbees Fawn

    Oct 19, 2014
    They didn't drop them from helicopters! They started crossing them with copperheads for snakehead fish control. They did it so that when the snakes swim the rattling attracts the fish giving the snake a chance to strike the fish. When not in the water, where they gather by the 100's, these hybrids hang out in the tops of trees and drop on anything that walks beneath them; giving them a better chance to spit their venom into the eyes of their unsuspecting victims, That's why people thought they were dropping them!
  6. keith meador

    keith meador Got the Spotted Fever

    I heard they were also using the Navy reserve submarine unit. Seems they are sneaking them into areas along the rivers of EKY at night.
  7. CSS archer

    CSS archer BBBC Members

    Dec 13, 2001
    Central KY
    Turkeys eat a lot of snakes. I wouldn't think coyotes would have a significant impact, but lots of turkeys could. If you don't have young snakes, you don't have big snakes later on...
  8. trust me

    trust me Troubled Loner

    Nov 27, 2004
    Jerkwater, KY
    If I showed them the hole where I dropped Pap's Zebco 33, you think they could find it for me?
  9. Xi Bowhunter

    Xi Bowhunter 12 pointer

    Nov 17, 2002
    Goetz Farm
    They can start stocking rattle snakes on my farm any time they want.
  10. Coot_Meurer

    Coot_Meurer 10 pointer

    Nov 4, 2006
    Not here anymore
    I'm ready to start up a chapter of Copperheads Unlimited and sue the KDFWR! It is totally unfair that they are stocking rattlers and not copperheads (or water moccasins). Florida Fish and Wildlife has been stocking pythons and boa constrictors, maybe we need to use to get those stocked also!
  11. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

    Jan 2, 2009
    raised n Bullitt Co.
    yep, first piece of strategy in a lying contest, go last.
  12. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    I heard the stocking went bad, the snakes had to wear little parachutes to keep from getting killed from the fall from the helicopters and once they hit the ground couldn't get them off and the cords got tangled in the brush and they died right there from starvation.
  13. Birdman

    Birdman Cyber-Hunter

    Feb 26, 2002
    Paintsville, KY, USA.
    Did they have Blue Tags in their ears? If so those were turned loose about ten years ago.
  14. trust me

    trust me Troubled Loner

    Nov 27, 2004
    Jerkwater, KY
    I've seen'em with leg bands, but no ear tags.
  15. dxtsniper

    dxtsniper 12 pointer

    Nov 7, 2009
    Turn around!
    I've heard the ears are the best eaten...

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