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willie
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snake bites anyone?

Post by willie » April 13th, 2019, 7:07 pm

any body here ever been bitten by a poisonous snake.if so what kind and what was the experience like.

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Post by WAGinVA » April 13th, 2019, 8:04 pm

Bit on the toe by a copperhead. Very painful and significant swelling. Had to keep my foot elevated for 5 days. Whenever I got up my foot immediately swelled. Took about 5 weeks until was all the way back to normal.

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Post by MKW » April 13th, 2019, 8:27 pm

I got bit by a 18" Copperhead on the heel of my right hand when I was 19 yrs old. (Yes, I was playing with it) I immediately sucked the bite and then soaked it in diesel fuel. I worked on a farm and the diesel was handy and seemed like a good idea at the time. It hurt like hell for several days, but there were no other complications. I suspect it was a pretty dry bite because I had been handling him for a little while and I think it was more of a reactionary bite than a defensive one.
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Post by Grumpy » April 13th, 2019, 9:16 pm

Got bit by a small rattlesnake once, snake died within minutes
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Post by Rockhound » April 14th, 2019, 7:17 am

Got popped by the same copperhead twice while before I knew what was going on, while I was digging ginseng. My snakebm boots saved me

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Post by BrowningGuy88 » April 14th, 2019, 7:54 am

Been hit twice by large cottonmouths, but both times had on snake chaps.

A girl my wife is friends with got hit by a copperhead and had a miserable time and a very expensive hospital stay.

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Post by Cut N Run » April 14th, 2019, 8:16 am

Bit above the ankle by a 29" copperhead in my own garage. I was wearing tall rubber boots and my leg was towards the back of the boot. He punctured the boot and venom was on my Levi's. He died by a blow from a hockey stick.

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Post by Spuriosity » April 14th, 2019, 8:18 am

My hunting buddy was bitten on the ankle by a timber rattler a few years ago. Pain almost made him pass out. In the hospital the leg began swelling from the bite site and slowly worked its way up his leg. They flew in the required antivenin but did not want to use it if possible due to the potential for very serious side effects. But as the swelling made it to the top of his thigh he began to get worried about the boys and told them to go ahead and use the very expensive antivenin. Spent a week in the hospital, two weeks in a wheelchair, and another two weeks on crutches. He is of course now deathly afraid of snakes.

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Post by spider316 » April 14th, 2019, 9:49 am

Incredible stories everyone. Got bit as a very young boy by a boa constrictor that a kid scared me with. You want to see a berserk "Fight or Flight" reaction, let me see any snake at all :violent1: !

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Post by Hobbes » April 14th, 2019, 10:03 am

I've been lucky and never bitten, but I can still jump like a track star and scream like a little girl if I'm surprised by a snake up close.

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Post by SwampDrummin » April 14th, 2019, 10:38 am

I’ve often wondered how close I have come to unseen snakes over the years while walking hundreds of miles in the sometimes dark woods. How many times maybe a snake has struck out and whacked my knee high boots without me knowing. Reading these posts seems like wearing rubber boots as a matter of course is the right way to go.

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Post by decoykrvr » April 14th, 2019, 11:43 am

While squirrel hunting over 50 years ago, I was struck in the leather boot by a small copperhead as I sat on a log scanning the trees. My boot got struck and I looked down to see the snake strike again. I jumped up and ran a few yards down the ridge when I heard thrashing in the leaves around my left foot and realized the snake's fang had penetrated the leather and was hooked on my boot. I did a "Mexican Hat Dance" on the snake then ripped off my boot and sock to check my ankle which fortunately wasn't penetrated. However, I was bitten by a small copperhead on the leg a few years ago when I stepped on him in the dark while wearing sandals. A trip to the ER, numerous blood pressure checks and no swelling confirmed that it was a dry bite. The ER Doc, who had just recently come to the hospital from Bluefield, W. Va, had seen a lot of copperhead and timber rattler bites and was very concerned about giving me a tetanus booster and kept me in the ER for over 8 hours for observation. The bite site developed a slight infection and I ended up with a small nickel shaped depression on my leg. I really like snakes, have not harmed one in over 45 years, and will catch and relocate both poisonous and non-poisonous snakes whenever necessary.

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Post by GLS » April 14th, 2019, 12:16 pm

A man I know didn't want to hassle with snake boots one day while deer hunting from stand and was on his way back in the dark to where he parked and was snake-bitten by a rattler. He spent days in the hospital. The chances of getting bit by a snake are probably less than getting struck by lightning, but I still don't fly kites in electrical storms. If you have snake boots or leggings, wear'em. What put me back in snake boots was when a buddy shot a bird and reached down to grab him while he flopped and an unseen timber rattler struck at the flopping turkey. He hasn't been out of snake boots since then. The rattler struck the wrong animal which wasn't holding a shotgun.

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Post by brobi9 » April 14th, 2019, 5:01 pm

Not to hijack, but anyone have experience with turtle skin gaiters?

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Post by GLS » April 14th, 2019, 6:31 pm

brobi9 wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Not to hijack, but anyone have experience with turtle skin gaiters?
I wear them over my LeChameau Chasseurs. I like them. Gil

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Post by brobi9 » April 14th, 2019, 8:21 pm

GLS wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 6:31 pm
brobi9 wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Not to hijack, but anyone have experience with turtle skin gaiters?
I wear them over my LeChameau Chasseurs. I like them. Gil
How loud are they?

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Post by KyKRAZEE » April 15th, 2019, 3:55 am

VENOMOUS....not POISONOUS. Just a pet peeve of mine!!!

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Post by Longspurs » April 15th, 2019, 4:07 am

brobi9 wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 8:21 pm
GLS wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 6:31 pm
brobi9 wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Not to hijack, but anyone have experience with turtle skin gaiters?
I wear them over my LeChameau Chasseurs. I like them. Gil
How loud are they?
They sound about like a windbreaker when rubbed together. I wore mine under my hunting pants there very light and you’ll forget your wearing them. I ended up getting someone to cover them in soft camo material now I wear them on the outside of pants

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