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#3330504 - 08/21/13 12:11 PM Re: Timber Rattler [Re: AndyW]
WGK
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I am not sure why we never hear of these snakes here in Loudon Co. They sure seem to be everywhere else in this state, not that I am complaining.
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#3330534 - 08/21/13 12:34 PM Re: Timber Rattler [Re: WGK]
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i heard someone talk about the "cottonmouth" they saw in watts bar lake. \:D
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#3330555 - 08/21/13 12:52 PM Re: Timber Rattler [Re: Brisco Darlin]
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 Originally Posted By: Brisco Darlin
i heard someone talk about the "cottonmouth" they saw in watts bar lake. \:D


Yeah, some people think every snake they see near the water is a cotton mouth and as you know there are none in east TN, but
I've seen an unusually high number of copperhead bites in the dog population this year...

I wonder if the increased rainfall is contributing to this?

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#3330753 - 08/21/13 04:10 PM Re: Timber Rattler [Re: gatodoc]
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might be. i've seen alot more snakes this year.
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#3331418 - 08/22/13 07:37 AM Re: Timber Rattler [Re: gatodoc]
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 Originally Posted By: gatodoc
 Originally Posted By: Brisco Darlin
i heard someone talk about the "cottonmouth" they saw in watts bar lake. \:D


Yeah, some people think every snake they see near the water is a cotton mouth and as you know there are none in east T..


I think the coloration of the common water snake (and its tendency to be aggressive), fool people into thinking they're seeing cottonmouths. I've been bitten numerous times by common water snakes. Those things are mean!
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#3331462 - 08/22/13 08:08 AM Re: Timber Rattler [Re: BSK]
Brisco Darlin
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: gatodoc
 Originally Posted By: Brisco Darlin
i heard someone talk about the "cottonmouth" they saw in watts bar lake. \:D


Yeah, some people think every snake they see near the water is a cotton mouth and as you know there are none in east T..


I think the coloration of the common water snake (and its tendency to be aggressive), fool people into thinking they're seeing cottonmouths. I've been bitten numerous times by common water snakes. Those things are mean!
there were a bunch on the lake i grew up on . i caught one in a minnow trap one time. i was trying to let him loose and he was mad and kept striking at the cage.
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#3331699 - 08/22/13 10:35 AM Re: Timber Rattler [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: gatodoc
 Originally Posted By: Brisco Darlin
i heard someone talk about the "cottonmouth" they saw in watts bar lake. \:D


Yeah, some people think every snake they see near the water is a cotton mouth and as you know there are none in east T..


I think the coloration of the common water snake (and its tendency to be aggressive), fool people into thinking they're seeing cottonmouths. I've been bitten numerous times by common water snakes. Those things are mean!


many banded water snakes have been killed as "copperheads". and they have the same attitude as their cousins.
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#3331706 - 08/22/13 10:40 AM Re: Timber Rattler [Re: Unicam]
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 Originally Posted By: Unicam
 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: Unicam
 Originally Posted By: BSK
I almost got the chance to see how a cottonmouth bite feels. Thank you Rocky snake boots!


Same here, but it was a Timber, got the shank of my boot as I stepped over a small dip. He never ratteled until after the strike!


I didn't even know I had been struck until the second time!


Funny, I would have never known either had he not rolled down the embankment and started to rattle. Very similar.


Snake boots or not there'd have been some drawers in need of disposal for me


Edited by Kimber45 (08/22/13 10:41 AM)
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#3331760 - 08/22/13 11:14 AM Re: Timber Rattler [Re: Kimber45]
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 Originally Posted By: Kimber45
 Originally Posted By: Unicam
 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: Unicam
 Originally Posted By: BSK
I almost got the chance to see how a cottonmouth bite feels. Thank you Rocky snake boots!


Same here, but it was a Timber, got the shank of my boot as I stepped over a small dip. He never ratteled until after the strike!


I didn't even know I had been struck until the second time!


Funny, I would have never known either had he not rolled down the embankment and started to rattle. Very similar.


Snake boots or not there'd have been some drawers in need of disposal for me


Oh yea. If you have not heard the rest of BSK's story of the snake bite, you need to read/hear it. First time I read it I was crying from laughter. I can still see him, 3 feet above the ground, running in thin air! \:D \:D \:D \:D
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