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Big pig 05-19-2018 10:29 PM

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Spent the last couple of days in Leon county doing chores.
Spent the last 33 years hunting, clearing brush, planting, trimming, mowing there and saw my first copperhead there Friday.

I have seen a few snakes there, but this was a surprise.
I was raised around them in Harris co and hate those ill tempered little _____s!

BP

okrattler 05-19-2018 11:13 PM

It's been years since I've seen one. Saw a big one in Missouri probably 15 years ago. They're cool looking snakes I think. The one I saw just got away from me as quickly as possible. It was surprisingly fast is one thing I remember about it.

MasonCo. 05-19-2018 11:16 PM

My buddies ranch in West Columbia is covered in them... Kill one just about every trip...

Playa 05-19-2018 11:27 PM

Glad we don’t have them in Coleman Cty, at least none I have ever seen in 30 yrs of hunting the area

Strummer 05-19-2018 11:50 PM

I have a lot of them at my place . My peacock kill a lot of them .


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Black Ice 05-20-2018 12:17 AM

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Originally Posted by okrattler (Post 13383407)
It's been years since I've seen one. Saw a big one in Missouri probably 15 years ago. They're cool looking snakes I think. The one I saw just got away from me as quickly as possible. It was surprisingly fast is one thing I remember about it.



As a kid I used to catch all kinds of snakes and knew what a water moccasin was and to stay away from them. We were visiting my aunt and uncle in Vidor and I came back to the family BBQ with a copper head and boy did it make a scene.


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Hardcortex 05-20-2018 05:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Black Ice (Post 13383448)
As a kid I used to catch all kinds of snakes and knew what a water moccasin was and to stay away from them. We were visiting my aunt and uncle in Vidor and I came back to the family BBQ with a copper head and boy did it make a scene.


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I used to catch copperheads as kid too. I have grown completely out of that bad habit! ;)b

I hunt in southern Limestone Co., and have been surprised that I have never seen on there. They would be perfectly camouflaged in post oak leaf litter and could really give you a scare. I have almost become complacent and assume I won't see any.

cva34 05-20-2018 07:06 AM

They seem to prefer wetter counties...I can assure you we got our share in Matagorda county

bullhead44 05-20-2018 07:32 AM

Killed Obe about 8 inches long on the porch last night. Usually kill 3-4 every year around the house

MQ32Shooter 05-20-2018 08:28 AM

Got a mobile home at our place in Cisco. They live under it. Grandson and I killed 11 one night that were out eating crickets or something underneath our telephone pole mounted guard lights. Suckers were everywhere!

Mexico 05-20-2018 08:49 AM

My dad has a place in Leon County, he kills a bunch every year

Geezy Rider 05-20-2018 08:56 AM

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Dry Bones 05-20-2018 08:59 AM

Killed one right behind my house a couple weeks back here in Navarro County. Yesterday, I was working on a property near Palestine, which my boss has owned for 6 years and we found our first copperhead in the barn. They are ill manured little jerks. Hoping I do not run into more.

rut-ro 05-20-2018 09:24 AM

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We are in Normangee and kill them every year. Big ones too. This one was from a couple years ago

SuperExotics 05-20-2018 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Playa (Post 13383421)
Glad we don’t have them in Coleman Cty, at least none I have ever seen in 30 yrs of hunting the area

I’d kill 10 or so a year in Burkett.

Playa 05-20-2018 09:39 AM

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I’d kill 10 or so a year in Burkett.

Sheesh man, don’t tell me that. I’m only about 5 mi west of Burkett. We have never seen one. And according to this map no “official confirmation” for Coleman Cty.

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SuperExotics 05-20-2018 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Playa (Post 13383734)
Sheesh man, don’t tell me that. I’m only about 5 mi west of Burkett. We have never seen one. And according to this map no “official confirmation” for Coleman Cty.

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That map is a joke! They are all over those green counties. There are tons in eastland Co.

Ilik2hunt 05-20-2018 10:15 AM

[QUOTE=SuperExotics;13383714]I’d kill 10 or so a year in Burkett.[/QUOTE

Our place is just south of Cross Plains and we have our share of Copperheads and rattlesnakes,killed a copperhead on the back porch last weekend

Playa 05-20-2018 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by SuperExotics (Post 13383745)
That map is a joke! They are all over those green counties. There are tons in eastland Co.

Just realized there was no legend on the map. Orange counties represent new confirmed, all other colors represent previously known counties prior to a 1998 date. White counties are no confirmation

Sounds like we have just been lucky. We have plenty of hardwood bottom for them to hide amongst the leaves, several seasonal creek bottoms and 2 stock ponds. Habitat a plenty I would think

Stan R 05-20-2018 10:34 AM

I'm 8 miles west of Madsionville off 21 owed my place over 6 years. Lived there full time 2.5 years only killed 2 in that time

okrattler 05-20-2018 11:58 AM

I have a few buddies that have caught Copperheads around Waynoka,Oklahoma. They're not supposed to be there. I've found and caught a few different species of snakes that aren't supposed to be in this part of the country that were. Whether they got carried here on the river or what happened there's no telling but you just never know.

I have another friend that swears he caught one in the Panhandle but he put it in the same tank with a king snake he had and the king snake ate it. So I never got to see it. If he did in fact catch a Copperhead here I'm guessing someone had it and let it go or something.

overcomer401965 05-20-2018 01:34 PM

We do have them in Coleman County, killed 2 this week just south of Burkett. Been killing off my place for years.


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