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  1. #1
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    Default Yep, Everything really is bigger in Texas

    Hambone and others, do sharpen your snake ID skills. This evening my little brother shot a 63" black snake...thinking it is a Water moccasin but not sure. The bugger was slitering by our cows and breeder bucks in the pasture by the water trough..not good as that is close to the yard! Will get a pic uploaded ASAP.

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    Default Re: Yep, Everything really is bigger in Texas



    Yes that is a full size shovel...and a full size 870 with 26" barrel....
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    Default Re: Yep, Everything really is bigger in Texas

    Looks like a king snake. Not a "bad" snake as far as snakes go.

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    Default Re: Yep, Everything really is bigger in Texas

    I've killed 2 rattlesnakes so far this season. One the western diamond back was on the back porch . The other a sidewinder was in the driveway. I also seen a very large Diamondback about 100 feet out in the desert from the house. Went to get a tool by the time I got back it was gone...

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    Default Re: Yep, Everything really is bigger in Texas

    Just a rat snake. They have a pretty bad temper but overall are good snakes to have around. When you corner them the will rattle. It's pretty cool. The Mockingbird's were mad as could be last Sunday in my backyard. Went to check and there was a 3' Yellow Belly Racer out and about. Now that is a mean snake! Harmless though. If you can't tell I love snakes.
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    Default Re: Yep, Everything really is bigger in Texas

    if you shoot snakes in your crocks. ya might be a red neck.
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    Default Re: Yep, Everything really is bigger in Texas

    Chris, That typifies the one that shot the snake LOL
    I have a no snake policy here as they eat eggs, bees, or are poisonous...they all fall into one of those categories. Haha
    This thing had fangs and a triangle head...would that still be a rat snake?

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    Default Re: Yep, Everything really is bigger in Texas

    Yeh I dont care for snakes either no matter if a good snake or a bad snake all the same specially in my yard around my kids. Sounds like a Moccasin maybe a close up of the head would be better .

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    Default Re: Yep, Everything really is bigger in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingfisher Apiaries View Post
    This thing had fangs and a triangle head...would that still be a rat snake?
    mike
    Being a larger snake it may have had what you thought were fangs which where just its standard teeth. Rat snakes do have a large head which can look diamond shape. Out in East TX. If you are going to run into a poisonous snake it’s most likely to be a Copper Head, Timber Rattler, Water Moccasin. It’s defiantly not those.
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    Default Re: Yep, Everything really is bigger in Texas

    Yea a 63 inch water moccasin aint likely biggest i ever saw was about 40 inches and it was big around as my arm and ive got a big arm. Im over 6 foot and bout 280lbs (all of me not my arm) point is they are not long and slender snakes. You got a rat snake or possible just a water snake which sometimes look alot like water moccasins in their colorings.

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    Default Re: Yep, Everything really is bigger in Texas

    With the drought your having in Texas I 'spect' you'll see a lot of snakes at man made water sources before long.
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