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Old 10-16-2021, 07:37 AM   #1
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Default Wake up call this morning

Had this guy waiting for me walking into my ground blind earlier. Two steps away from a not great morning down in LaSalle County. Even with Chippewas on, this would not have been a good spot to land my foot. Keep your eyes peeled, theyíre still out!



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Old 10-16-2021, 07:39 AM   #2
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Oh dang! What was the temps?


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Old 10-16-2021, 07:50 AM   #3
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Thatís not good.
Good luck to everyone and stay safe.
Iím in a double stand ladder with my grandson in Leon county.
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Old 10-16-2021, 07:50 AM   #4
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Oh dang! What was the temps?


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62į, not too low but a big change from the usual mid 90ís by 8am


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Old 10-16-2021, 08:03 AM   #5
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Dang it!!!!

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Old 10-16-2021, 08:04 AM   #6
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Natures 5 hour energy shot! Thatíll get the adrenaline pumping so there is no dozing in the stand!. Good luck!
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Old 10-16-2021, 08:08 AM   #7
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Have seen two in llano this weekend.


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Old 10-16-2021, 08:15 AM   #8
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i almost tripped over a skunk on my way in this morning.

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Old 10-16-2021, 09:20 AM   #9
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i almost tripped over a skunk on my way in this morning.

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From someone that has experienced both, I'd rather get bit by the snake than get sprayed. I freakin hate skunks.
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Old 10-16-2021, 10:23 AM   #10
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You would have been just fine wearing those Chips but I’m sure your nerves would have been shot the rest of the day. But man, what a great story to tell around the evening campfire.
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Old 10-16-2021, 10:28 AM   #11
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You would have been just fine wearing those Chips but Iím sure your nerves would have been shot the rest of the day. But man, what a great story to tell around the evening campfire.
That would leave you with 2 wet spots- one on your boots and one a little higher up
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Old 10-16-2021, 10:40 AM   #12
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Old 10-16-2021, 10:42 AM   #13
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How did you take care of it? Just curious because I am always worried about that as well and carry a handgun.....however if I shoot it, it will likely ruin my morning hunt.

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Old 10-16-2021, 11:07 AM   #14
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It was 34* when I woke up today. No worries today for us, but Iíve stuck my hand 6Ē away from one when it was 60* and I may have screamed like a little girl
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Old 10-16-2021, 11:22 AM   #15
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How did you take care of it? Just curious because I am always worried about that as well and carry a handgun.....however if I shoot it, it will likely ruin my morning hunt.
I would just sacrifice the morning hunt, none of them things get a pass from me.
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Old 10-16-2021, 11:49 AM   #16
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That is poop in your pants time!
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Old 10-16-2021, 11:58 AM   #17
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How did you take care of it? Just curious because I am always worried about that as well and carry a handgun.....however if I shoot it, it will likely ruin my morning hunt.
Kick it out of the way so you don't step on it and it'll for sure crawl away. The chances of ever seeing that same snake in that same spot ever again are slim to none.

That snake ain't out lookin for humans. It's trying to eat mice. Humans are way too big for them to eat.

I know a lot of "outdoorsman" like to go back and forth about who's the scardest of snakes but it really is as simple as kicking them out the way or going around them. They're not the brightest creatures but they're smart enough to figure out they don't want your heavy *** steppin on them.

And if I do step on a snake and get bit I don't know I kinda figure maybe......I don't know. Maybe I should have been paying attention. You kinda have to have somewhat of a survival instinct. You're going to get food essentially but you're not necessarily walking down the deli section at Wal-Mart. In fact you're walking in a secluded area perhaps.

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Old 10-16-2021, 01:55 PM   #18
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How did you take care of it? Just curious because I am always worried about that as well and carry a handgun.....however if I shoot it, it will likely ruin my morning hunt.

Stepped back, took that pic, then veered a couple feet to the right and avoided him. I donít generally kill snakes, unless theyíre venomous and right around somewhere kids are often.


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Old 10-16-2021, 02:21 PM   #19
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Yup, they are still feeling frisky. The wife saw one this morning out by the chickens coop.

By the time she got up her shotgun it was heading into the woods & away from the yard so she let it go.

I was amazed she did that , she doesnít ever give them a pass.


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Old 10-16-2021, 03:21 PM   #20
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I killed the largest diamond back I’ve ever killed in December in Duval county. Stay safe folks
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Old 10-16-2021, 09:18 PM   #21
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He was ready to git ya in that first photo! Wow!
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Old 10-16-2021, 09:38 PM   #22
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That would leave you with 2 wet spots- one on your boots and one a little higher up
And possibly a brown stainÖÖ
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Old 10-16-2021, 09:38 PM   #23
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How did you take care of it? Just curious because I am always worried about that as well and carry a handgun.....however if I shoot it, it will likely ruin my morning hunt.
Pretty easy to kill with a stick or rock. Or just go around it.
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Old 10-16-2021, 09:40 PM   #24
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Wouldn't matter about being quite killin it, I'd have stunk the place up so bad chittin down both legs.
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Old 10-17-2021, 12:13 AM   #25
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He was ready to git ya in that first photo! Wow!
X2, ready to rumble, glad you spotted him first.
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Old 10-17-2021, 08:44 AM   #26
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We killed 4 last weekend at the lease. That Friday, I went straight to camp for 2 things. I was wanting to top protein feeders off before the evening hunt so I was rushing. One thing was to turn the deep freeze on and the 2nd thing was to grab the ladder we all use to fill protein feeders. Well itís a good thing I look everywhere before I ever reach.







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Old 10-17-2021, 09:19 AM   #27
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Yikes, glad you saw him.
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Old 10-21-2021, 10:47 PM   #28
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I would just sacrifice the morning hunt, none of them things get a pass from me.
Ditto sir......I thwack them on every continent. The trackers and the PH thought I was crazy picking up this Puff Adder!

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Old 10-21-2021, 10:53 PM   #29
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Ditto sir......I thwack them on every continent. The trackers and the PH thought I was crazy picking up this Puff Adder!

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You do not seem to be crazy but that picture proves me wrong. Aint no way dead or not.
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Old 10-21-2021, 11:04 PM   #30
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Ditto sir......I thwack them on every continent. The trackers and the PH thought I was crazy picking up this Puff Adder!

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Please tell me you kept the skin off of that thing. That's awesome!
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