What kind of snake is this?

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  1. Owsley

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    Timber rattlesnake is the first snake. The second snake is unidentifiable based on the quality of the photo, but it does not appear to be a cottonmouth.

    Please don’t kill snakes. That animal has more right than you do to be in its natural habitat and if treated with respect it presents zero threat to those trespassing in its home. It’s a stunning creature and just depressing to see it in such a state for no reason.
     
  2. Tiffin

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    How the fuck are you going to go into the woods and kill shit that you don't have a hunting permit/license for? I'm not even sure that's legal in a fucking wildlife management area. Goddamnit. :facepalm:
     
  3. electronic

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    Hey Owsley you like snakes right? Well I went into their habitat and killed some, and here are the pictures of their carcasses! Cool right?
     
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  4. Tiffin

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    dblplay1212 can we get an addition to the thread title that says "don't kill snakes you dipshits" or something similar?
     
  5. DriveByBBQ

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    Guess we should of left the rattlesnake on the trail for the next hiker or off leash dog to run up on for a medical emergency in an extremely remote location.
     
  6. dblplay1212

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    Look, I fucking HATE snakes. They make my skin crawl. If one is around my house, I'm likely to kill it and ask questions later. But if you tromp out into the woods, you should expect to come across snakes and you shouldn't kill them just to kill them. The next guy on the trail should be expecting to come across snakes too. That's part of going into the woods. If you don't want to see snakes, don't go into their habitat. I hate snakes therefore I don't play in the woods.
     
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  7. DriveByBBQ

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    We definitely debated it, but it was within a 100 yards of our campsite on the hike in. I guess we should of flung it off the trail in the opposite direction of our campsite? What's the proper protocol here when you don't want to camp in the immediate vicinity of a venomous snake for the next two days?

    Edit: I realize they were all around us anyway, but it's a little different when you've got eyes on one.
     
  8. El Tiburon

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    Did you try blowing the snake first?
     
  9. dblplay1212

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    Don't camp in the woods. I guarantee you that wasn't the only venomous snake in the area.
     
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  11. LetItSoak

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    Do you kill every shark near the beach if you plan to swim? What if you saw a bear while hiking in? Would you shoot it?
     
  12. Owsley

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    I think dblplay1212 has the best response. If you’re that worried about them, maybe rethink your camping experience if you aren’t able to share their space peacefully with them.

    Being within 100 yards of your campsite is a world away for an animal that instinctually follows chemical cues in search of 3 things - food, water, and reproductive opportunity. There’s a 99.99% chance that had you left that snake alone, or gently shepherded it off trail with a limb or hiking stick, that it would have continued on with its life never to be seen by your group (and hopefully humans in general) again. But unfortunately that’s not what happened, and in doing such not only did an innocent creature lose its life, you put yourself in far greater danger of suffering a venomous snakebite in a wilderness area that may not be in close proximity to a hospital capable of properly treating it.
     
  13. dblplay1212

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    If I had seen that snake, I would have done a 180 and gone back to the truck. Fuck that.
     
  14. DriveByBBQ

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    Noted, regretting our collective decision and won't be killing any snakes moving forward.
     
  15. Jake Scott

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    I worry about finding cool venomous snakes bc I will not run.

    I will, in fact, observe too closely and ultimately end up dying from a bite.
     
  16. Owsley

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    Thanks. I’ve found over the years that education works much better than anger and accusation in terms of getting people to understand that killing snakes, wether venomous or not, isn’t something that needs to be done and why they’re such fascinating and important creatures in the web of life. I appreciate you listening and understanding where I, and others itt are coming from. It’s refreshing.
     
  17. dblplay1212

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    I'd go with creepy and scary as fuck but I still wouldn't kill them out in the woods.
     
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  18. electronic

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    I think venomous snakes are awesome, but they still freak me out (probably mostly due to shitty education on them growing up). I therefore don't camp in rattlesnake country during warm seasons.
     
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  19. Jake Scott

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    you made a difference today
     
  20. Jake Scott

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    I read somewhere(maybe here) that rattlesnakes have evolved to humans so much that they’re no longer rattling. Thanks to humans killing them after they’ve alerted you that they’re there and to move on. Now you have no idea where they are until it’s too late.
     
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  21. Zebbie

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    Some are theorizing that they don’t rattle as much due to all of the damn wild boars roaming around, at least here anyway
     
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  22. dblplay1212

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    Owsley Tiffin

    Buddy found this in hid kitchen. Kill it or na?

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  23. gus_chiggins

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    Going waaayyy out on a limb and say they will definitely say not to kill it
     
  24. Jake Scott

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    Don’t kill it.
     
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  25. bigred77

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    Either that is a little bitty guy or that tile is like 36"
     
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  26. dblplay1212

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    Ok I'll rephrase.

    Call a snake guy to handle him or just not worry about him and hope he goes away? He has a toddler at home. Snake was in the kitchen but worked his way into another room before he got home (wife called him and he went home) and now he can't find him.
     
  27. Owsley

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    Can’t give you a positive ID based on the picture, but I can positively say it’s non-venomous.
     
  28. Imurhuckleberry

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    well this is something you don't see everyday.
     
  29. Barves2125

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    To take the general passiveness towards snakes a little further, your friend should move out of his house and legally deed it to the snake first thing tomorrow morning.
     
  30. billdozer

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    Had posted this in the gardening thread, but found this guy out at the barn yesterday

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  31. Tiffin

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    With a full belly. Nice.
     
  32. Vince Benedict

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    Looks like someone has been eating well.
     
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  33. Jake Scott

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    Eating rats out of the barn?
     
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  34. billdozer

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    Yep. There are a few rat holes under the chicken coop, so we've seen this guy around for a while. Our dog gets a rat every week or so also.
     
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    We had them everywhere in the barn on my farm growing up. They would always climb up the wood columns. I mean we'd see them almost daily. I loved taking people with me to feed the cows and a snake be wrapped around a column right next to me. Then lowkey be "watch the snake" and people lose their mind because they had no idea it was there. :loldog: I'm stupid :facepalm:
     
  36. billdozer

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    A few years ago there was one that was around 3 inches in diameter hanging around. Biggest Kingsnake I've ever seen.
     
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  37. Imurhuckleberry

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    Was my favourite book for a bit as a little kid. No idea who gave it me as not alot of Zo interest in my family and Amazon wasn't a thing yet.
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  38. DriveByBBQ

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    Owsley what brand is this guy?
     
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  39. Jake Scott

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    Water snake?
     
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  40. FadeMe

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    Someone in the comments said it looks like Patrick Reed.
     
  41. Jake Scott

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    That’s fantastic.
     
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    I thought so too.
     
  43. LetItSoak

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    Looks like what we always called a corn snake or rat snake
     
  44. electronic

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    The head and markings make it look like a copperhead at first glance, but the round eyes make me think not venomous.

    Verdict: I wouldn’t fuck with him.
     
  45. Owsley

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    It’s a midland water snake, Nerodia sipedon pleuralis. Patrick Reed got a good laugh out of me though :laugh:
     
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  46. Jax Teller

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    Alright Owsley and you other experts. Let's put your avian knowledge to the test. Just found this in the backyard. It's about 13" long.
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  47. Whammy Business

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    Joe Exotic’s quill pen.
     
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  48. El Tiburon

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    Looks like a French tickler.
     
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  49. Tiffin

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    I thought it was a turkey feather at first, since I found one last fall.

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    But then I saw this:
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    Basically, idk.
     
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  50. Owsley

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