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Interesting squirrel hunt.

NNNN Senior MemberNCPosts: 25,221 Senior Member
This AM I went to the National Forest out behind the neighborhood.
It is a marginal area that can have a few squirrels and was the spot
that I shot the white squirrel some years back.


I did not shoot one in there, but, saw one and tried to move in on
it and got cut off by some flooded land along a creek branch.
I then tried to get out of the spot by walking along the trunk
of a blown down tree and as I got to the small branches that
would have been the top of the tree, I noticed something not right.

So there I was with one foot in the air with a cold moccasin coiled
up just about where I wanted to put my foot. The snake would not
leave and decided to show me it's cotton mouth and fangs.

Needless to say, I did not put my foot there and backed up and
sat down on the log and the snake just held it's perch in the branches.
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  • shushshush Senior Member This Sceptical Isle.Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    Squirrel 0- Ned 7 smiley-score010.gif

    Cold moccasin coiled 1- Ned 0 smiley-score001.gif


    Take care young man!:yikes:
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Eastern NebraskaPosts: 8,155 Senior Member
    It's funn you bring up such a story, Ned. I spent my whole time in the mountains this past week highly concerned about just such an encounter with a buzzbutt because of the unseasonably warm weather. Not the kind of thing I'd want to deal with miles from a real hospital and I'm glad you got away unscathed.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member God's countryPosts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Interesting mount Ned. We have a few areas here that are known for black ones. And those cotton mouths are by far the most aggressive breed I've ever encountered.
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    A cottonmouth is very easy to control. All you need is a J.P.Sauer 16ga SXS and a Rat Terrier to help you:wink:
  • NNNN Senior Member NCPosts: 25,221 Senior Member
    A cottonmouth is very easy to control. All you need is a J.P.Sauer 16ga SXS and a Rat Terrier to help you:wink:
    Yeah, I remember that issue; but, the dog would scare me to death.
  • NNNN Senior Member NCPosts: 25,221 Senior Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    It's funn you bring up such a story, Ned. I spent my whole time in the mountains this past week highly concerned about just such an encounter with a buzzbutt because of the unseasonably warm weather. Not the kind of thing I'd want to deal with miles from a real hospital and I'm glad you got away unscathed.
    I had one of those crawl out from between my feet
    once.
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Kaniksu Nat'l Forest, IDPosts: 5,486 Senior Member
    After 20 years of hunting in California and more than a few encounters with rattlers, it is comforting to know that there are no vemonous snakes up here.

    You didn't kill it?
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Colorado SpringsPosts: 7,823 Senior Member
    I hate snakes. All snakes. But cottonmouths worst of all. After living in Louisiana for forty years, I assure you I left a wide and deep swath of dead cottonmouths in my wake. And I don't apologize for it.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • bklysenbklysen Member Posts: 521 Senior Member
    Linefinder wrote: »
    I hate snakes. All snakes. But cottonmouths worst of all. After living in Louisiana for forty years, I assure you I left a wide and deep swath of dead cottonmouths in my wake. And I don't apologize for it.

    Mike

    I have never seen one...but I still want to see a pic of a dead one. And another dead one....Just because.
  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    If I knew how to post photos I would show you a typical dead Cottonmouth, but I don't have the know-how. Maybe Teach will throw one of the photos back up of the one my Rat Terrier and I got out from underneath the house :wink:
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