Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Around the Campfire
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-10-2016, 01:14 PM   #1
BTLowry
Pope & Young
 
BTLowry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lindale
Hunt In: Behind the house and public in Texas; Kansas Unit 5
Default Fat copperhead

Went to watch fights at a buddies house last night. Wife called and said she had shot a snake


Pic I took this morning. At least 30" long and very fat
Think it either ate a whole family of mice or was full of baby snakes. Leaning toward the latter but covered in ants this morning so I just threw it across the fence.
Tried to get her to put it in a bag last night and freeze it but she was not cooperative
I do have to repair the sprinkler that she blasted in the process of killing snake
BTLowry is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-10-2016, 01:18 PM   #2
HoustonHunter
Pope & Young
 
HoustonHunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Conroe, TX
Hunt In: Houston/Angelina/Trinity Counties
Default

Do they eat other snakes? Almost looks like he devoured another.
HoustonHunter is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-10-2016, 01:22 PM   #3
LWD
Ten Point
 
LWD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Grapevine
Hunt In: Young County and anywhere else I can
Default

Good on your wife. Many would have called you shrieking demanding that you COME HOME NOW. She just gave it the good news. Fixing the sprinkler is a minor price to pay for that.

LWD
LWD is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-10-2016, 01:35 PM   #4
okrattler
Pope & Young
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oklahoma Panhandle
Hunt In: Oklahoma
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HoustonHunter View Post
Do they eat other snakes? Almost looks like he devoured another.
They will. I'd say that was just a really fat snake or is getting bloated from being dead. It doesn't take long for a snake to spoil. The reason I say that is because it's fat all the way up from its tail.

Last edited by okrattler; 07-10-2016 at 01:38 PM..
okrattler is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-10-2016, 01:54 PM   #5
BTLowry
Pope & Young
 
BTLowry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lindale
Hunt In: Behind the house and public in Texas; Kansas Unit 5
Default




It was fat when she shot it
BTLowry is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-10-2016, 01:55 PM   #6
IowaHunter
Pope & Young
 
IowaHunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Harris County
Hunt In: Iowa
Default

I love it - wife called and said she shot a snake!
IowaHunter is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-10-2016, 01:58 PM   #7
okrattler
Pope & Young
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oklahoma Panhandle
Hunt In: Oklahoma
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BTLowry View Post



It was fat when she shot it
Snakes can be obese. I'd say that looks to be the case here. Typically it's just pet snakes that get more food than they should that get that way. There must've been plenty of groceries around.
okrattler is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-10-2016, 01:59 PM   #8
DRT
Pope & Young
 
DRT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Hunt In: Jones County and Missouri
Default

That's a huge copperhead. I need a couple like that alive for snake avoidance ting for dogs.
DRT is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-10-2016, 02:03 PM   #9
smokeless
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Rockdale
Hunt In: Llano
Default

She did good. The only thing that mine can say is I caught another armadillo for you. She's an armadillo trapping machine.
smokeless is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-10-2016, 02:06 PM   #10
Strummer
Ten Point
 
Strummer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Edna Tx
Hunt In: At Gary's place ,and the backyard
Default

Big one . We have kill 11 in 6 days at our house .
Strummer is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-10-2016, 02:09 PM   #11
BTLowry
Pope & Young
 
BTLowry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lindale
Hunt In: Behind the house and public in Texas; Kansas Unit 5
Default

DRT she called after she had killed it and refused to put it in freezer

I am 110% sure she would not attempt to take it alive
BTLowry is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-10-2016, 02:16 PM   #12
Drycreek3189
Pope & Young
 
Drycreek3189's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Troup
Hunt In: Wyoming and Texas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by okrattler View Post
Snakes can be obese. I'd say that looks to be the case here. Typically it's just pet snakes that get more food than they should that get that way. There must've been plenty of groceries around.
OBESE ? Did you say OBESE ?
Drycreek3189 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-10-2016, 02:39 PM   #13
be12hunt
Ten Point
 
be12hunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Lake Jackson, TX
Hunt In: Montell, TX
Default

Looks like the snake version of my wife
be12hunt is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-10-2016, 03:02 PM   #14
okrattler
Pope & Young
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oklahoma Panhandle
Hunt In: Oklahoma
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drycreek3189 View Post
OBESE ? Did you say OBESE ?
Lol Well that's my best guess. It could have been pregnant though. Male copperheads are normally bigger than the females so I figured that's what it was. Large females can have around 20 little ones though so it would have been interesting to see if that's what was in it. If you were to pick it up by the end the head is on and that mass slid towards the tail that would be a good indication that it was full of babies.

Last edited by okrattler; 07-10-2016 at 03:04 PM..
okrattler is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-10-2016, 03:23 PM   #15
DRT
Pope & Young
 
DRT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Hunt In: Jones County and Missouri
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BTLowry View Post
DRT she called after she had killed it and refused to put it in freezer

I am 110% sure she would not attempt to take it alive
Most sane folks wouldn't. I'm a little off that way.
DRT is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-10-2016, 04:37 PM   #16
ShawnG
Ten Point
 
ShawnG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Abilene
Hunt In: Callahan County
Default

I'm glad she got him!!
ShawnG is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-10-2016, 04:39 PM   #17
IowaHunter
Pope & Young
 
IowaHunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Harris County
Hunt In: Iowa
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by be12hunt View Post
Looks like the snake version of my wife
That will get you in trouble.
IowaHunter is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-10-2016, 05:00 PM   #18
White Falcon
Pope & Young
 
White Falcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Holly Lake Ranch
Hunt In: East Tx. and Anywhere I can!
Default

Brian, If you had two, you could have put them on your bow.
White Falcon is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-10-2016, 05:14 PM   #19
TXHunter12
Ten Point
 
TXHunter12's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Spring, TX
Default

Even the snakes these days are out of shape
TXHunter12 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-10-2016, 05:22 PM   #20
Burnadell
Pope & Young
 
Burnadell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Default

Wow! That copperhead is really obese!
Burnadell is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-10-2016, 06:04 PM   #21
neilmc70
Six Point
 
neilmc70's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Weatherford
Hunt In: Jack,Parker,Tarrant County
Default

Seen some stubby ones but that is a toad!
neilmc70 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-10-2016, 10:51 PM   #22
Bowtech32
Ten Point
 
Bowtech32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Collinsville
Hunt In: Quanah, Hardeman Co.
Default

That is about the biggest I have seen. I usually don't want to raise trophy snakes, if it is brown it is down when it comes to snakes
Bowtech32 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-10-2016, 11:54 PM   #23
Hix
Ten Point
 
Hix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: North Longview
Hunt In: East Texas- Gregg Co. & Marion Co.
Default

That's a fat one!
I killed a 41" one two years ago. Big enough to make me research the state record which was 52" I believe.

Last edited by Hix; 07-11-2016 at 12:00 AM..
Hix is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-11-2016, 12:00 AM   #24
Hix
Ten Point
 
Hix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: North Longview
Hunt In: East Texas- Gregg Co. & Marion Co.
Default

Here's a pic
Hix is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-11-2016, 12:46 AM   #25
Thumper
Pope & Young
 
Thumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Magnolia Texas
Default

In 60yrs of snake catching/killing I've killed just two that were over 3'. And no sprinklers were harmed.......

One here in Houston along White Oak Bayou, killed it with a rock. The other one was in grandmaw's chicken coop, Redwater Tx.
Thumper is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-11-2016, 08:48 AM   #26
BMowatt
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Florida
Default

Healthy one
BMowatt is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-11-2016, 08:59 AM   #27
Ouch
Pope & Young
 
Ouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Noonday
Hunt In: a ribbed tank and a sombrero
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hix View Post
That's a fat one!
I killed a 41" one two years ago. Big enough to make me research the state record which was 52" I believe.
That's correct.

A friend of a friend killed one at the gate into their lease 10 or so years ago. Without the head it was 46 inches long. Stretched the better part of the way across his Tacoma tailgate. Henderson County.

I've seen the pic, but I don't have it.
Ouch is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-11-2016, 09:26 AM   #28
tonyterry
Four Point
 
tonyterry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Long star state
Default

Nice hatband


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
tonyterry is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-11-2016, 09:34 AM   #29
CSIceman
Eight Point
 
CSIceman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Parker County
Hunt In: The Farm & Tha C
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by be12hunt View Post
Looks like the snake version of my wife


Very underrated comment...glad I did not have a mouth full of coffee when I read this.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
CSIceman is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-11-2016, 10:22 AM   #30
CHurleyhunter
Four Point
 
CHurleyhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Lake Jackson, TX
Hunt In: Montell, TX or Liberty, TX
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IowaHunter View Post
That will get you in trouble.
He says things like this all the time...I pretty much just ignore him by now lol
CHurleyhunter is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com