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Old 10-18-2019, 02:40 PM   #1
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Went on a evening dove hunt 2 days ago. While looking for a cripple I felt something hit my leg just above my boot. I took a couple of more steps and thought I heard a rattlesnake so I stopped to listen (I don't hear well anymore). At that same moment I realized there was nothing around that should have hit me in my leg that high and felt something running down my leg. I immediately snatched my pants leg up and there it was 2 small holes and blood running down my leg. So here I am 1 hour from the nearest hospital by myself. I called my wife and got in the truck and started the trek in. It ended up being a dry bite thank God. All this being said my heart and colon are in great shape.
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Old 10-18-2019, 02:42 PM   #2
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Um yes, that would of been a big time pucker situation. Glad you are ok!
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Old 10-18-2019, 02:42 PM   #3
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How are your underwear? Thank goodness it was a dry bite!! Did you ever see the snake?
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Old 10-18-2019, 02:43 PM   #4
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How ‘bout your drawers ?
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Old 10-18-2019, 02:46 PM   #5
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You one lucky man !
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Old 10-18-2019, 02:47 PM   #6
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Oh wow!
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Old 10-18-2019, 02:53 PM   #7
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How are your underwear? Thank goodness it was a dry bite!! Did you ever see the snake?
I never looked back once I realized what had happened. I started to panic knowing how far I had to go to get to help. So I made the walk to the truck and took pics of the bite and started driving. I past a Nuclear dump site that I know has a full fledge fire dept. in it I pulled over there and checked the bite again circled it and took more pics so I would be able to show progress when I got to the hospital that's when I really started to calm down. There was no major swelling yet and I was in no pain. The ER nurse on the phone said I may not feel the pain because of adrenaline but with no swelling I felt a lot better about it.
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Old 10-18-2019, 02:54 PM   #8
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Glad to hear you’re ok !! Did you have Snake proof boots on ?How high was the bite on your leg ?
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Old 10-18-2019, 02:57 PM   #9
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Glad to hear youíre ok !! Did you have Snake proof boots on ?How high was the bite on your leg ?
I did not have my snake boots on and the bite was just about 14" up my leg just above the top of a pair of Ariat work boots. Rest assured I will have them on until it gets cold from now on. You only get that kind of lucky once in your life.
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Old 10-18-2019, 03:12 PM   #10
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did you get to see how big he was? How long? And or how close you were?
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Old 10-18-2019, 03:14 PM   #11
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did you get to see how big he was? How long? And or how close you were?
I did not see how big he was from fang to fang it was roughly 1/2" not sure on distance but it was obviously to close lol
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Old 10-18-2019, 03:24 PM   #12
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Guardian angle...been bird hunting since I could walk & never wore snake boots until way into adulthood.

They say the pain is brutal...I would have been terrified but feeling lucky if no pain ever came on. Must have been a good one to get you above the boot.
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Old 10-18-2019, 03:26 PM   #13
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Dang!!!! Thatís scary!!!!

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Old 10-18-2019, 03:28 PM   #14
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Have you some quiet time to be thankful? Glad you are okay.
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Old 10-18-2019, 03:42 PM   #15
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Holy cow. That would be so terrifying. Glad you're okay!
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Old 10-18-2019, 03:46 PM   #16
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Wow thatís a close call !!! Thank God youíre ok


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Old 10-18-2019, 03:48 PM   #17
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Lol, now that’s laughing about a scary situation. Glad all is well
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Old 10-18-2019, 03:49 PM   #18
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I did not see how big he was from fang to fang it was roughly 1/2" not sure on distance but it was obviously to close lol
That sounds like it was big enough to be serious trouble.
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Old 10-18-2019, 03:51 PM   #19
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Holy bajeezus….that's terrifying!! super glad you're ok....
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Old 10-18-2019, 05:15 PM   #20
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Like the song says And what a lucky man he was. Glad you are ok.
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Old 10-18-2019, 05:19 PM   #21
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He was just mad you took his bird.
Glad you got a dry bite. They say about 20% are.

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Old 10-18-2019, 10:16 PM   #22
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Glade your OK, wear those snake boots!!
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Old 10-18-2019, 10:34 PM   #23
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Holy crap!! Thank goodness...
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Old 10-18-2019, 11:10 PM   #24
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Glad to hear youíre alright. Dang buzzworms all need a dose of 12 gauge


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Old 10-19-2019, 12:11 AM   #25
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I've seen 7 in the past two days. They're definitely moving pretty good right now.

Judging by where it got you I'd say that snake was around 40-45" long. That's just a guess though, the fang marks are a little close together to be a 45" snake. Good thing it just fired a warning shot. Those kind of things can get expensive.

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Old 10-19-2019, 12:18 AM   #26
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Glad you are okay. You never found him after you were bit?
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Old 10-19-2019, 01:14 PM   #27
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holy cow, that could have been alot worse
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Old 10-19-2019, 01:44 PM   #28
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Glad you are OK. That could have be terrible
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:22 PM   #29
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Dang........
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:25 PM   #30
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You sure you didn't get popped with some mesquite thorns or something else? At a half an inch apart that would be a pretty small snake and to get that high up your leg would almost be impossible and hit sideways...
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:27 PM   #31
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One spring we were fishing a tank at our lease and a guy had the same thing happen. It turned out to be a dry bite but the way he was hyper-ventilating on the race to town I thought we were going to lose him before we got to the hospital!
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:40 PM   #32
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Yikes
Thats scarey
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:41 PM   #33
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Man glad your ok. Thatís scary


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Old 10-19-2019, 03:04 PM   #34
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Wow, close call there. Glad it wasn’t a lot worse!
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