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Old 10-15-2017, 05:55 PM   #1
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Pulled cards at one of my pens this evening and saw what appears to be a rattle snake strike at a doe. I saw a rattle snake earlier that day when I was mowing that pen but by the time I made off the tractor he was gone.
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Old 10-15-2017, 06:05 PM   #2
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Either that or they didn't see it and it scared the crap out of em.
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Old 10-15-2017, 06:09 PM   #3
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My son's hunting that pen this evening. He's on the look out for a swollen faced doe.
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Old 10-15-2017, 07:05 PM   #4
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I would be killing that snake
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Old 10-15-2017, 07:09 PM   #5
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Definitely keep an eye on the ground anytime your near that pen
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Old 10-15-2017, 07:14 PM   #6
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I do. They love pens for some reason. Got three in the last two months.
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Old 10-15-2017, 07:22 PM   #7
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Cool pics.
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Old 10-15-2017, 07:30 PM   #8
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I do. They love pens for some reason. Got three in the last two months.
Lots of prey around them. I have been blessed with few rattlesnakes on my leases (except for one at freer many years ago)
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Old 10-15-2017, 07:48 PM   #9
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I just came within an inch of stepping on a 4' one Saturday in a feed pen.
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Old 10-15-2017, 07:54 PM   #10
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Came face to face with one at the house last week while changing the element in my hot water heater. (Also had to change my pants)

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Old 10-15-2017, 10:04 PM   #11
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I do. They love pens for some reason. Got three in the last two months.
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Hope your son (and you) is fully alert when he is going to a stand
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:11 PM   #12
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That sucker looks as big around as the feeder leg in that first picture. Big son of a gun.

Keep him around. He's big enough he'll be eatin the raccoons around the feeder.lol
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:20 PM   #13
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The one that eluded me Thursday while mowing was about 5'. Tried to back over him with the bush hog but he made it out of the pen. And by the time I caught up to him he was in the tall stuff. When they make it in there they got lucky with me.
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:30 PM   #14
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I don't see the snake
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:38 PM   #15
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I don't see the snake
In the first picture you can see him really good. Look at the base of the feeder leg on the front left. Not the feeder leg furthest to the left.
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:10 PM   #16
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The one that eluded me Thursday while mowing was about 5'. Tried to back over him with the bush hog but he made it out of the pen. And by the time I caught up to him he was in the tall stuff. When they make it in there they got lucky with me.
If that's him you shouldn't have any trouble seeing him so that's a plus. You don't step on snakes that big,you trip over them.
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:15 PM   #17
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You know how I feel about it..... burn it down
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:44 PM   #18
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About 500 yards to the east of that pen I walked up on a 4.5ft snake last year. It wasn't aggressive but you just never know what might set those snakes off. In 3 years I saw one rattle snake on that place.
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Old 10-16-2017, 08:00 AM   #19
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Yeah I think all this water has them looking for higher ground which is where this pen is. Lots of standing water around it.
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Old 10-16-2017, 08:05 AM   #20
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cool pics
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Old 10-16-2017, 08:07 AM   #21
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I dont see a snake. Maybe b/c i’m on my phone
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Old 10-16-2017, 08:34 AM   #22
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I dont see a snake. Maybe b/c iím on my phone
Yeah its kinda of difficult to see. I took the pics off my laptop with my phone but dasically it's the dark long spot on the ground. Have another pic when the snake it heading back under the feeder where you can make out the stripes on his tail pretty good.
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Old 10-16-2017, 11:09 AM   #23
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I don't see a snake.
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Old 10-17-2017, 08:52 PM   #24
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Boy they were moving tonight. Third snake I seen this evening. This dude almost got me.
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:07 PM   #25
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You know how I feel about it..... burn it down
x1000. Burn it all to the ground. Find somewhere else to hunt.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:34 PM   #26
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Old 10-18-2017, 07:04 AM   #27
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Yep had two smaller ones scoot off the road ahead of me walking to the blind. I saw this guy scurry off with in pretty close proximity of my brush blind. Put a couple rounds in him as he moved off.

Went ahead and sat anyway. I could here him in the grass about 20' from me. Then had a few does come out. Finally decided on which one to shoot when the grass behind me starting moving alot closer than I cared for. As I turned it was the same snake heading right for me at 4' from my chair. It was at this point I put the deer thing on hold.

I stood up and turned to shoot the thing, but my chair was in the way. So in one motion I was backing up and emptying my clip at the same time. Hit him about three times. None in the head. Now he's ****** and I'm out of ammo. So I quickly grab my fold up double bull chair and went to wailing on this dude. Pretty comical looking back on it. But in the end I prevailed.
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Old 10-18-2017, 07:16 AM   #28
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Yep had two smaller ones scoot off the road ahead of me walking to the blind. I saw this guy scurry off with in pretty close proximity of my brush blind. Put a couple rounds in him as he moved off.

Went ahead and sat anyway. I could here him in the grass about 20' from me. Then had a few does come out. Finally decided on which one to shoot when the grass behind me starting moving alot closer than I cared for. As I turned it was the same snake heading right for me at 4' from my chair. It was at this point I put the deer thing on hold.

I stood up and turned to shoot the thing, but my chair was in the way. So in one motion I was backing up and emptying my clip at the same time. Hit him about three times. None in the head. Now he's ****** and I'm out of ammo. So I quickly grab my fold up double bull chair and went to wailing on this dude. Pretty comical looking back on it. But in the end I prevailed.
Thatís a fat SOB.
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:21 AM   #29
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Good to hear the good guy won! It is pretty funny to think of the scene though. Full mag dump snake still coming and peoed, wacking at it with a chair. I like to carry the Judge for times like that. .410 nice pattern up close get's em.
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:27 AM   #30
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What a fatty!
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:33 AM   #31
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That’s a $20 bill laying there .
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:38 AM   #32
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This small one came out on a Sunday afternoon last year....IN DECEMBER.
I almost broke a new shovel trying to make sure I hit him in the head as hard as I could so there would be no counterpunch back!


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Old 10-18-2017, 08:44 AM   #33
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Thatís a $20 bill laying there .
Plus $200 possibly. Big son of a gun.
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