Snake myths - Let's hear 'em

bigdrumnc

Ten Pointer
I heard a good one just this last turkey season . Local guy was complaining that there where no turkeys in the area of Hanging Rock park because the game department had been dropping copperheads and rattlesnakes from helicopters . This was done to restock the snakes but unfortunately the snakes had killed all the turkey !!:eek:
I heard last year eastern diamond backs were being stocked via helicopter. I have no clue how they would survive the drop. I heard that from a few different people.
 

Bailey Boat

Twelve Pointer
Copperheads can bite underwater as a childhood friend can testify. We rolled a big, hollow log off into the creek and took turns swimming through it. I was first and he went second, I got through fine, he got bit.

I can't smell ALL snakes, but I CAN smell a Water Moccasin from a good distance away. I don't know about I-95 but we had Moccasins in Arkansas.

Black snakes will bite the hell out of you, ask me how I know.....

I won't/don't kill a venomous snake in it's own territory. Once it comes into mine the rules change.

Gathering worms by rubbing a board against a stake in the ground works well to gather worms, AND snakes.... They seem attracted to the vibrations or the noise, I don't know which.....
 

wncdeerhunter

Old Mossy Horns
Contributor
Speaking of baby copperheads, the myth that they can’t control their venom and are more dangerous than adults
 

Eric Revo

Old Mossy Horns
Contributor
For those that say a snake won't chase you they've obviously not been around many coachwhips, those mean rascals taught lessons to the water snakes on how to be aggressive. They will try and find a reason to bite you and will certainly chase you, and they are FAST !
Years ago, many years ago when it was kinda legal, we used to pull gopher tortoises from their holes as a source of some seriously good meat. Now they'd put you under the jail for doing it, but it was a lot of fun and a good reason to ride the woods and drink beer. We used to pull out lots of snakes, usually either rattlers , indigos or coachwhips. The coachwhips were always trying to bite us.
 

DBCooper

Old Mossy Horns
Contributor
For those that say a snake won't chase you they've obviously not been around many coachwhips, those mean rascals taught lessons to the water snakes on how to be aggressive. They will try and find a reason to bite you and will certainly chase you, and they are FAST !
Years ago, many years ago when it was kinda legal, we used to pull gopher tortoises from their holes as a source of some seriously good meat. Now they'd put you under the jail for doing it, but it was a lot of fun and a good reason to ride the woods and drink beer. We used to pull out lots of snakes, usually either rattlers , indigos or coachwhips. The coachwhips were always trying to bite us.
What is wrong with you people?????!!!! :panic: :panic: :panic: :panic: :panic: :panic:
 

nccatfisher

Old Mossy Horns
Contributor
What is wrong with you people?????!!!! :panic: :panic: :panic: :panic: :panic: :panic:
Well I can tell he is talking Fla. They are special.

I spent some time down there. One of the big things in the late 50's and early 60's was to soak cut lemons in gasoline and roll them in those gopher holes. You wouldn't believe the stuff that would come out of there. They would put your butt in jail for messing with them now.
:ROFLMAO:
 
Last edited:

witler

Ten Pointer
- Kill and hang snake in a tree, it will rain.
- Black snakes keep Copperheads away.
-A dead snake will show movement until sunset.
 
Top