I need a group hug.
I have learned I need these dogs much more than they need me. Tim Bockmon
If you really want to feel guilty, just think of the snakes still alive. They CAN'T hug.
[QUOTE=Rick Hall;1112410]Fwiw, this is a water snake, perhaps trying to pose as a "triangle shaped" headed venomous snake:
And these are some little cottonmouths showing their signature flattop, like the old hair cuts with straight sides and flat top meeting at acute angles:
(Another "signature" that one displays is that they frequently, though not always, swim or float with much of their bodies out of the water.)
(Those last two wee ones also show the yellow tail tips they sport as babies.)[/QUOTe
OMG !!! I am not afraid of snakes but do you get these alot??? How can you safely train the dog?? Making me think twice about the south. Are they out in the winter when it is cooler???
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[QUOTE=Laird's Retrievers;1112606]Originally Posted by John Kelder
Attachment 13482Friendly neighborhood that Demopolis is
I dont believe this is a WM. or the one on the left in the first picture. Looks more like a banded water snake. Also, in most states it is against law to just kill snakes unless you are in danger.
The picture of snake listed in master c is not a cottonmouth. It is a nonvenomous water snake.
I'm sure the woman who was surprised in the holding blind will be glad to hear that It was left at Master C for that YANKEE judge to check his grit !! who promptly hung it out of the trunk of his rental car like the EXXON tiger tail . And after that , I was told I could come back anytime I left it like I found it , DEAD.....regards.....
SEMPER FI . FROM MY COLD , DEAD HANDS .
Sometimes, a fellow grad student or two would come along when I did my vegetation transects. Invariably, they'd ask beforehand if I ever saw snakes. Virtually never, I'd say, which was true. And danged if we didn't see snakes practically everytime someone came with me. Maybe I should have explained that I don't see worth a darn.
Interesting that cottonmouths make it to San Angelo. That's pretty far west and must be close to the western limit of their range.
Kelly Cassidy (person)
HR Maple Cassidy CDX JH RE (golden retriever)
Alder Cassidy CDX RE (standard poodle chipmunk chaser)
plus whacked-out weird Burka (elderly mix-breed rescue girl)
You were correct, there werent many, but one year when the water came way up to the bottom of the IH35 bridge,it flooded within a mile of the house, it was great for duck hunting because we shot a ton of birds in areas that were usually high and dry, but we had snakes for about a year afterwards...I also hear there is an occasional sighting of a gator in the lake...Wont comment on the Lewisville Fighting Farmers, but I do miss the Grandy's Fried Chicken