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Mar 30, 2018 16:31 |  #1

These are some really mean (but non-venomous) snakes, I had a larger one attack me that morning, luckily I was wearing my snake protectors, because even though they aren't going to kill you, they can make a really bad infection should you get bitten. The one that attacked me was solid brown, larger, and meaner, he was striking anything at all that swam or went by him. They are SUPER territorial. Later I returned to this area walking through over knee-high grass and felt a HEAVY thumping feeling on my shin, I looked down and that snake had wrapped itself around my ankle and was repeatedly striking my plastic snake guards. It was actually pretty cool to feel and witness, startling, but cool! I hope that his teeth were O.K., I didn't plan on hurting one.

I have a pair of knee-high snake boots now too, and a pair of snake protectors that are fabric with plastic inserts, I NEVER go in any tall grass or snakey places without them!

This one was 'probably' around 4 to 4-1/2 feet long, it's kind of hard to tell when they are all coiled up on a log, but he was really big. There were maybe 6 of these large snakes in one small pond, they hung or laid in the trees right next to you if you weren't careful.


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Mar 30, 2018 16:34 |  #2

Great story and great advice.
The image is pretty cool too. :lol:
Glad you made it out unscathed.



  
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Mar 30, 2018 16:37 |  #3

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Great story and great advice.
The image is pretty cool too. :lol:
Glad you made it out unscathed.

Thanks, :lol: I appreciate that! I love snakes, but I have a lot of respect for them.


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Mar 30, 2018 16:49 |  #4

recrisp wrote in post #18597226 (external link)
These are some really mean (but non-venomous) snakes, I had a larger one attack me that morning, luckily I was wearing my snake protectors, because even though they aren't going to kill you, they can make a really bad infection should you get bitten. The one that attacked me was solid brown, larger, and meaner, he was striking anything at all that swam or went by him. They are SUPER territorial. Later I returned to this area walking through over knee-high grass and felt a HEAVY thumping feeling on my shin, I looked down and that snake had wrapped itself around my ankle and was repeatedly striking my plastic snake guards. It was actually pretty cool to feel and witness, startling, but cool! I hope that his teeth were O.K., I didn't plan on hurting one.

I have a pair of knee-high snake boots now too, and a pair of snake protectors that are fabric with plastic inserts, I NEVER go in any tall grass or snakey places without them!

This one was 'probably' around 4 to 4-1/2 feet long, it's kind of hard to tell when they are all coiled up on a log, but he was really big. There were maybe 6 of these large snakes in one small pond, they hung or laid in the trees right next to you if you weren't careful.


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Neat pic!

Snake protectors - is that what they call gaiters? If I am visiting a place where there might be snakes, where could I get a pair of them? We don't need them up here in the north, so I don't have any to bring, and they would be too bulky anyway.


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Mar 30, 2018 18:24 |  #5

Archibald wrote in post #18597239 (external link)
Neat pic!

Snake protectors - is that what they call gaiters? If I am visiting a place where there might be snakes, where could I get a pair of them? We don't need them up here in the north, so I don't have any to bring, and they would be too bulky anyway.

Thanks, Arch!
The snake protectors I bought gaitors, but they go by the name of "Crack Shot Snake Guardz" on Amazon, where I got mine. I think this is the same brand, they got good reviews and I saw some that didn't.
https://www.amazon.com …=snake+protecto​r+for+legs (external link)

I wear logging boots for my foot so they can't get me there. I once had a 6" baby copperhead strike at me on my tennis shoe years ago, he struck me about 20 times before he decided to leave. His teeth were so small that I didn't have to worry, although they are more dangerous because they lack control over their venom. Anyway, I really believe in protection when it comes to snakes.

I have only worn this style once, they are not as slim fitting as in the pictures, they are more bulky, but they still do the job. You do have to make sure that they fit your leg size though, as in, Lg, Med, Sm...


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Mar 30, 2018 19:10 |  #6

Nice find for sure. Coiled on the log in the water is a real bonus. The green color of the water really accents the color of the snake. It does look like its been eating well.:-)


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Mar 30, 2018 19:29 |  #7

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Nice find for sure. Coiled on the log in the water is a real bonus. The green color of the water really accents the color of the snake. It does look like its been eating well.:-)

They were always laid out on logs in that water, or like I said, in the trees. The green color is actually moss, that fine/fibrous stuff, not the slimy stuff. There was only a few paths in the water really, probably made by them, you can see that one in the shot. This place was only about 100'x120'.
They ALL eat well, I bet, they sure were healthy.

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Apr 01, 2018 14:13 |  #8

Love the texture to this shot


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Apr 01, 2018 14:27 |  #9

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Love the texture to this shot


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That's good of you to say, Bill, texture makes a big difference to me. :)


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