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Big, nay, HUGE Water Cottonmouth

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BoonDocks36, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    patriotoutdoornews.com/12048/worlds-largest-cottonmouth-found-duck-hole-video

    Watch to the end.. To see a comparison size...

    Philip
     
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  2. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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  3. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Big damned snake.
     
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  4. 44mag2ndamend

    44mag2ndamend Round the ole tree stump, Down by the crick Well-Known Member

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    Dispatched at 12, no doubt!
     
  5. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Back in my childhood days in NC, Ga & Mississippi I caught many many cottonmouths, water moccasins and rattlesnakes. I never got bit but came close a lot of times, just have to be confident in what I was doing.

    That being said, THAT'S A FRIGGIN MONSTER!!!!
     
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  6. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    Probably have snake nightmares after seeing something that big. We have Rattlers here no real biggie but that snake is huge.
     
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  7. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's a BIG AZZED SNAKE! Swimming anyone!
     
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  8. beavertonbuck

    beavertonbuck Beaverton Active Member

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    Growing up in Mississippi I hated cottonmouths. They were more aggressive than rattlesnakes. Every time I got in a boat they would come and see who was invading their territory.
     
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  9. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yeah & you had to watch going under trees on the rivers & lakes, them SOB's will drop in your boat & make you shoot a hole in the bottom of it. (don't ask me how I know this).....o_O
     
  10. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Wouldn't like it a bit if that big mother dropped in my boat! Ambush predator anyone!?!?!:s0143:
     
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  11. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    You heard about the fisherman who was bass fishing in Cottonmouth waters. He was using frogs as bait but ran out. He saw a Cottonmouth swimming by with a frog in his mouth so he got the snake behind the head and wrestled the frog away form it. To make up for his harsh treatment of the snake he poured some of his moonshine down its throat.
    He went back to fishing. after about 15 minutes he felt a tap-tap on his leg. He looked down to see the same snake with two frogs in its mouth.

    Sheldon
     
  12. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    Sheldon, I like your mind's thinking process!!!!

    philip o_O
     
  13. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    When we were moored on a certain river one night I went topside to check shore power cables and found that one of those damn snakes had swum aboard and was basking in the heat that the black hull had absorbed from the sun.
     
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  14. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    ROFLMAO
     
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  15. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Fat and kinda short.
    Length never was my biggest asset.
     
  16. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    My Uncle was quite skittish of snakes when that happened he indeed shot a 12 ga hole in the bottom of his john boat!!! we was able to plug it with my tee shirt...
     
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  17. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    CavemanJim, recall, please, that the Snake Charmer, 410 Bore, was from the Start, designed SPeeSifically to take care of Water snakes, that get in boats, or whilst walking in the bad Country, defined by this one, as ANY Friigin Country, where poisonous Snakes are allowed to exist.

    And Yes, I know they are Part of the Natural Order of Assaulting badder things like Mice, Rats, and other Vermin. o_O

    It is only that, So far up to This point in Time, no one has been able to Train them Snakes for a more specific understanding of "their duties" as outlined in the "We Iz SNAKES" Union Contract. :rolleyes:

    philip,

    one of My Earliest memories, is watching a PG&E Employee, attack a Rattle Snake, coiled under my Mothers OUT DOOR Laundry Drier :eek: he used a Hoe... And hoed, and Hoed & HOED... :confused:

    Me. I like and have Dozens of 22 Bird Shot, for the Four Inch Bird Shot Revolver, that I once had... It was an old H&R 999, if I recall correctly... I do recall that it would Shave Solid Lead rounds, due to its ~Very Exacting~ Revolving Cartridge Holding Device... :oops:

    I mean 40 grains in, and maybe 25 grains Down the Barrel, is not my idear of an Accurate Revolver! But it brought home Snake for Dinner, Just Fine... That same cartridge I used in dispatching Skunks, inside a City Limit, with Approval by the Animal Control people... In that use, I carried one magazine for my 10-22, as I would typically get called by the Apartment Manager, to RESCUE, Little Old Ladies, from DII-Stress. :D

    I was given PLATES of COOKIES, for this extra task, my main duties being Maintain the Apartments, painting and Lawn Mowing...

    Almost turned Clothing BROWN, One time, when a King Snake woke up, to explain that IF I was to be in his Area, that in the Future, I was to Provide him Fourteen Days Notice.

    Me LOVING Snakes Like I do, ( :oops: ) I Xeroxed a thousand copues of the Approved Form, I will be in Your Area ( Fill in the Date ) ... True Stories, exactly as they are remembered in my Mind, Un-Embellished, in ANY MANNER :rolleyes:
     
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  18. beavertonbuck

    beavertonbuck Beaverton Active Member

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    When I was a kid we had a couple of ponds on our property that we would fish in but were infested with cottonmouths. Being teenagers we would find interesting ways to kill them. We would take our fishing line and run it over the snake to snag it with the hook. Then we would quickly bring it to the bank and dispatch it.

    Well one day we are walking the dam looking at the edge of the water. My friend had the fishing pole and I had the .22. I was so intent on looking at the water that I stepped on something that was all of a sudden moving under my foot. Fortunately between jumping 15' in the air and trying not to drop a load in my pants I didn't get a shot off or I would have probably gotten the nickname of "4 toes".
     
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  19. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yeah Phillip the .410 was perfect for that scenario but we were actually running a trot line & bush hooks in the river and would occasionally shoot at a passing duck....:cool:
     
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  20. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    The only way to be sure that sucker is good 'n dead is to nuke it from orbit. I would shart myself and probably have a heart attack finding that whopper of a cottonmouth. The bit in the comments on that site about the cottonmouth's range not extending beyond east texas is BS - I know for a fact they are present in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Oklahoma. As a kid we used to vacation in those states every couple years - visiting family, doing a lot of fishing. Saw plenty of the buggers - thankfully never got close enough to get bit. I watched one cottonmouth hang out at the base of a jetty attacking sunfish I had previously caught and thrown back - a 2 foot long cottonmouth trying to eat a 6 inch long bluegill was interesting to say the least.

    When running trot lines or jug lines, we would see them swimming near the boat a lot too. Not to keen on that behavior either. I love the fishing the midwest states have to offer but some of the other wildlife (like cotton mouths and copperheads and rattlers) need to go. I'd rather have feral cats than snakes around - especially poisonous snakes.