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    They were removing a HUGE Bull Snake at a HT one weekend...
    A guy picked it up, and was carrying it off away from the test..

    I said" if you drop that thing, and it comes anywheres nearme, I am headin straight to the water!"

    The guy told me, "Gooser, they can swim"!

    I said " I know, but I cant, and hopefully I will drown before the bastard bites me"

    I Hate snakes!!!

    And to think our government here banned High capacity Magazines!!!

    I get so shook up,, it takes me 80 rounds firing at point blank range,, before I even come close!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MooseGooser View Post
    They were removing a HUGE Bull Snake at a HT one weekend...
    A guy picked it up, and was carrying it off away from the test..

    I said" if you drop that thing, and it comes anywheres nearme, I am headin straight to the water!"

    The guy told me, "Gooser, they can swim"!

    I said " I know, but I cant, and hopefully I will drown before the bastard bites me"

    I Hate snakes!!!

    And to think our government here banned High capacity Magazines!!!

    I get so shook up,, it takes me 80 rounds firing at point blank range,, before I even come close!!


    I hate snakes!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coachmo View Post
    One of the ways to quickly tell if it's a cottonmouth or a water snake if it is swimming is how their body is in the water. A water snake swims with more of its body underwater with it's head out of the water and a cottonmouth is more buoyant and swims with more of it's body on top of the water. I realize most people aren't going to wait to see but if you're in a boat or have time this is usually a good indication. PS I'm not a snake lover!
    This is correct. On our lake we actually have more cottonmouths than banded water snakes; although they are hard to tell apart. One thing I've noticed while fishing is that cottonmouths tend to swim along the bank while banded water snakes are the ones usually found 'sunning' on tree limbs. They both can be pretty aggressive at times.

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    The biggest cottonmouth I've ever seen measured 52 inches long. I'm sure it was a cottonmouth because we pulled it out of the water and saw its white mouth & fangs. Boy, do they stink!

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    Sorry to those who have encountered these. A friend had his dog bit over the weekend. Head was the size of a basketball. Came out of surgery perfect.

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