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Old 11-13-2017, 05:30 PM   #1
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I was fishing last week with a buddy of mine at a lake near Burnet and came across this bad boy swimming across the lake.The lake was calm and the thing was so big you could see the ripples it was making swimming in the water 100 yds away.I have bow fished for 50 + years so I have seen my share of moccasins(a big one might be 3 ft) but never one this size.
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:31 PM   #2
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:31 PM   #3
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Holy son!
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:32 PM   #4
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that's a nope rope...
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:33 PM   #5
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Dang, I would not even want to pick that sucker up even with NO HEAD!
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:33 PM   #6
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I apologize for the sideways pic.I could not figure out how to correct it.
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:35 PM   #7
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Holy moccasin Batman


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Old 11-13-2017, 05:35 PM   #8
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Wow!
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:35 PM   #9
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So how long was he?
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:36 PM   #10
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That is one thick snake!
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:39 PM   #11
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I did not have a tape to measure him and regretfully I did not keep him.I already had a few snakes in the freezer and at the moment I did not want to fool with it.
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:53 PM   #12
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The biggest one I've ever seen was swimming across east Galveston bay years back, it was unbelievable the size of that cotton mouth.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:01 PM   #13
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That poor little devil. He was an old survivor. Should have let him live
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:01 PM   #14
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Hail naw! Mmm mm nope
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:07 PM   #15
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62" is the record for the Western Cottonmouth. I'd say that one had been around the block a time or two.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:11 PM   #16
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Good grief that looks big and nasty.
How did you kill it, with your bow fishing rig?
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:13 PM   #17
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Everything is bigger when you hold it out 4' in front of your body....
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:15 PM   #18
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I don't kill non poisonous snakes but I generally will not give a pass to the ones that are.There is a lot of activity on that lake and I swim there myself every now and then so I did not want a chance to meet up with him another time or hear about someone else who did.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:18 PM   #19
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Good call on killing him, dang thing has been eatin good.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:19 PM   #20
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That big boy is large and in charge.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:24 PM   #21
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I understand exactly what you mean Hawkpuppy.We have all seen that before. I really did not need to make it look any bigger than it was.I was holding away from me mainly because it is still alive when the picture was taken!My buddy has another picture angle of it if you would care to see it.Not trying to fool anybody.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:30 PM   #22
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Clark ,We were catfishing at the time.I thrashed it with the poles on the minnow seine.That is all we had in the boat at the time.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:37 PM   #23
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Now it's a good snake
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:40 PM   #24
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I would if given him one more year
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:10 PM   #25
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It's hard to tell by the picture but I'd say that snake was pushing 5 foot or 4 1/2 at least. Looks like it anyway
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:15 PM   #26
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Is that Camp Longhorn on Inks Lake in the background?


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Old 11-13-2017, 07:40 PM   #27
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lck90- you have a good eye!
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:44 PM   #28
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Hawkpuppy is on notice that any snake he kills will need to be photographed draped around his neck...lol

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Old 11-13-2017, 07:45 PM   #29
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Large snake.
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:50 PM   #30
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Iím interested to see the other pic you speak of. Would just like to get a better idea of the size not on a pole


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Old 11-13-2017, 08:02 PM   #31
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Flash-Sorry but other pic of the snake my buddy has on his phone is hanging off the pole as well but at a different angle.It is not my custom to cuddle up to live poisonious snakes for the sake of a picture.
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:06 PM   #32
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Everything is bigger when you hold it out 4' in front of your body....
Them siene poles are 6" closer to the camera than that big arse snake and they don't look terribly distorted. Full growed snake imo.
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:08 PM   #33
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Dang!
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:10 PM   #34
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Yikes
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:12 PM   #35
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What did it score?
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:15 PM   #36
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Impressive serpent!
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:19 PM   #37
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Flash-Sorry but other pic of the snake my buddy has on his phone is hanging off the pole as well but at a different angle.It is not my custom to cuddle up to live poisonious snakes for the sake of a picture.


You mean you couldnít just lay that thing over your shoulders, like a scarf for a few seconds, for the sake of science?!?!?


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Old 11-13-2017, 08:25 PM   #38
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Guys it was not my intention to get into debate over the size of a silly snake,just thought I would share a picture on the forum with you.
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:26 PM   #39
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How big is that thing?! 6 foot?! Never mind! Just get it off my computer screen!













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Old 11-14-2017, 05:42 AM   #40
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I bet a bite from that would be painful..........venom or not.


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Old 11-14-2017, 05:51 AM   #41
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HOLY **** that is one big moccasin!!!
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:53 AM   #42
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Biggest I have seen!
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:24 AM   #43
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guys i dont know how yall see snake all i see is a yote!!!!
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:11 AM   #44
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Dang! Wow that's insane!
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:26 AM   #45
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Big nasty for sure!

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Old 11-14-2017, 07:28 AM   #46
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Everything is bigger when you hold it out 4' in front of your body....


Yuuuup


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Old 11-14-2017, 07:31 AM   #47
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I hate those things, he is a big good snake now.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:32 AM   #48
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Big old stank snake.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:42 AM   #49
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Everything is bigger when you hold it out 4' in front of your body....
My thoughts exactly!
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:02 AM   #50
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I've seen a whole bunch of those snakes and that one is the biggest by a long shot!!!!
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