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20 minutes ago, 45acp said:

It wouldn't be the first time MDC made up some BS about what kind of critters don't live here.

They lied about the mountain lions for years.

I don't think they "lied"......I just think they don't know squat, but feel compelled to pretend that they do.

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3 hours ago, siusaluki said:

And statements like this solidify my belief that "fishing forum experts" are 100% full of crap about just about everything they profess to know anything about.

 

I was alot of things before I became a fishing forum expert. 

Try to learn something every day on your own and when you get close to my age you SHOULD know a thing or two.   You don't truly start "learning" until long after the books and websites end.   

Common knowledge is only adequate for commoners like you.  🖕😊

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41 minutes ago, fishinwrench said:

I don't think they "lied"......I just think they don't know squat, but feel compelled to pretend that they do.

Gas station sushi is more trustworthy than MDC.

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44 minutes ago, fishinwrench said:

I was alot of things before I became a fishing forum expert. 

Try to learn something every day on your own and when you get close to my age you SHOULD know a thing or two.   You don't truly start "learning" until long after the books and websites end.   

Common knowledge is only adequate for commoners like you.  🖕😊

Whatever you say......snake boy  🤣🤣

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5 hours ago, fishinwrench said:

Actually a few friends and I were pretty much junior herpetologists when we were young, we loved snakes, collected them and studied them Spring til Fall for a number of years.   You couldn't trip me (or them) up on a snake ID quiz even from across the creek.   The librarian knew us as the "Snake boys".   We caught a few Cottonmouths just to say we had done it but mostly we were VERY CAUTIOUS with venomous snakes.  The others we would actually let them bite us just so we could freak people out and display the bite marks 😁  We thought we were really cool.  

Now I will say that JD's pic does look more like a black snake.....but I wasn't there and the pic kinda sucks.   There are plenty of Cottonmouths on the Salt river and its tribs though, regardless of what is printed.  Now that I've lived further south for just as long as I lived up there I can even say that I've actually seen more up there then I have down here.   

Statements like the one above from MDC  just solidify my belief that biologists are 100% full of crap about just about everything they profess to know anything about.

I used to do exactly the same; had cages full of snakes caught wild in the basement.  2 4’ lengths of 1/4” rebar with a 6” “L” on one end pinned poisonous snakes down as you worked up to the head so you could grab them , make ‘em dizzy, and toss them in a gunny sack and tie it off.  Had a couple get loose in the basement one time...that was interesting.  I quit keeping venomous snakes after that.

I have wondered with the spread north of bobcats and ‘dillos whether cottonmouths and other snakes have done the same...my guess would be that is a strong probability.

Mike

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26 minutes ago, nomolites said:
5 hours ago, fishinwrench said:

 

I used to do exactly the same; had cages full of snakes caught wild in the basement.  2 4’ lengths of 1/4” rebar with a 6” “L” on one end pinned poisonous snakes down as you worked up to the head so you could grab them , make ‘em dizzy, and toss them in a gunny sack and tie it off.  Had a couple get loose in the basement one time...that was interesting.  I quit keeping venomous snakes after that.

We had leather bootlace lasso's rigged on a broom handle because black snakes were fiesty and they'd hurt ya.   We had a big "Roundup" one day in a couple of fields that were along the town branch, we filled a big Rubbermaid trash can about a foot and a half deep of assorted snakes (mostly garters, speckled Kings, blacks, and ringnecks) and then hauled the can over and dumped it out in front of a girls house that was having a birthday party.   😁  Then laid down and let them crawl all over us.  

We were little jackasses.  

Show & Tell at school was always a snake of some kind.    I have some old poloroid pics somewhere of some of our snake adventures.   It was actually really cool. 😊 

One of the guys parents would let him keep a few at home, but the other 2 of us had to sneak them to our room occasionally, keep them hid, and we didn't dare let one get away inside the house. My mom had a real good nose for that musty captured snake smell.  

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