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Old 05-19-2018, 10:29 PM   #1
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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!

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Old 05-19-2018, 11:13 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 05-19-2018, 11:16 PM   #3
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My buddies ranch in West Columbia is covered in them... Kill one just about every trip...
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Old 05-19-2018, 11:27 PM   #4
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Glad we don’t have them in Coleman Cty, at least none I have ever seen in 30 yrs of hunting the area
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Old 05-19-2018, 11:50 PM   #5
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I have a lot of them at my place . My peacock kill a lot of them .


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Old 05-20-2018, 12:17 AM   #6
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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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Old 05-20-2018, 05:52 AM   #7
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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!

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.
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:06 AM   #8
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They seem to prefer wetter counties...I can assure you we got our share in Matagorda county
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:32 AM   #9
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Killed Obe about 8 inches long on the porch last night. Usually kill 3-4 every year around the house
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Old 05-20-2018, 08:28 AM   #10
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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!
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Old 05-20-2018, 08:49 AM   #11
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My dad has a place in Leon County, he kills a bunch every year
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Old 05-20-2018, 08:56 AM   #12
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Old 05-20-2018, 08:59 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:24 AM   #14
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We are in Normangee and kill them every year. Big ones too. This one was from a couple years ago
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:27 AM   #15
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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.
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:39 AM   #16
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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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Old 05-20-2018, 09:43 AM   #17
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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.
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:15 AM   #18
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[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
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:29 AM   #19
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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
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:34 AM   #20
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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
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Old 05-20-2018, 11:58 AM   #21
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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.

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Old 05-20-2018, 01:34 PM   #22
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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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