Have you ever been?

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  1. Mac-b

    Mac-b Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Have you ever been treed by an animal, reptile or other creatures? Well, I have been on serveral occassions!

    The first time was in the early 80's and I was out fishing for whatever would bite my bait. It wasn't long before I got one heck of a bite and it was pulling drag (line) like crazy. I did not know what I had hooked for quite awhile, but when it got to the boat I knew. It was a snapping turtle, a big mean one. It was hissing and snapping. I netted it and put it in the front of my john boat and left the net on it and placed some items on it to keep it from getting out of the net. I then go about rebaiting and casting the bait out and then I have a smoke and then all haydees breaks loose. That dang turtle had gotten out from under the net and all that stuff that I had on it and was heading to the back of the boat, just a hissing and mad as you know what. I got up on my swivel seat to get away from it and there I was. Me standing on a swivel seat that was not steady and a madder than "H" snapping turtle wanting a piece of me. After about ten minutes, seemed like hours to me, another boater came by and wanted to know what the problem was. I told him and he almost laughed and said "no s---" and when he got his composure back, he got his net and pulled it up to the front of the boat and we put a piece of wire around his foot and attached him to the boat. I thanked him and then went back to the campground and showed him off and then released him. That night around the campfire, I told all the guys and gals what happen and we laughed and had some adult beverages until the wee hours of the night.

    I will tell another one after I left my fingers rest and let my grey matter reload. Mac
     
  2. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    just my wife HA HA :smile2:
     

  3. bigwhiskers

    bigwhiskers New Member

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    Howdy Mac,
    Yep, I got treed. I worked as a meat/poulty inspector for the NCDA as pathology specialist in an abitior that specialized in large mammals. The particular slaughter floor that I was assigned to had a contract with a buffalo producer in Asheville. The producer raised buffs and ostrich and brought five to ten of each specie every other month. Part of my duties was to perform antemortum inspection on each animal when they were offloaded. Buffs are very exicitable when placed into tight quarters and the largest bull weighed approx. 1900 lbs. As I was finishing my inspection, he must have not liked my company and busted through the gate in his stall. Let me tell you, the sight of an enraged buffalo bull charging you at ten paces aint very comforting. I had just enough time to climb up the rail divider and thought I was in the clear. Nope, he didn't think much of that either, as he continued to tear the divider into kindling. I knew I wasn't fast enough at my spritley weight of 280, to make it to the main gate out of the barn. I ended up climbing into the rafters and staying untill the floor guys missed me. About thirty mins. later (seemed like a week) the guys showed up laughing and asking me what I did to p*** him off. They were able to convince him to run up the "lane" that led to the knocking box and I was able to leave the barn with only bruised pride.
    PS-a steak was procured "for further inspection".
    I won.
    Bigwhiskers
     
  4. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    been kept up a tree by moma bear with 2 cubs on 2 occauseions when i was bow hunting.both times till way after dark.i was in no danger cause she had no idea i was there but when i came off the mountain in the dark i really come off that mountain.i could here her at ever step and the faster i went the faster she went.lost some eyebrows on limbs but made it ok.
     
  5. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    I was bowhunting in the hills of Tennessee one time. I heard something coming towards me and growling. I seen them coming from a short distance and was able to jump up in a tree. It was 2 large Red Chows and they were hungry. I had to sat there for about an hour before they lost interest and left. I got the heck outta there and have never returned. I guess I could've shot them, but just didn't feel like feild dressing them....LOL:embarassed:
     
  6. baitchunker

    baitchunker New Member

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    the hunting season b4 last i was sitting in a ground blind watching a green field. nothing special walked out just a couple does and a lil button buck. i sat till after dark got out and started heading back. i was only about 20 yards from the food plot when i heard something behind me. i turned around and there stood the 70# button buck staring at me. i chuckled and kept walking. the more i walked the more he followed, so i figured somebody must of shot his mamma and he was just confused. i turned back around and looked at him (only about 5-10 yards behind me at this point) and i said out loud "go away dumba$$). well he must have been insulted cause he took a couple more steps towards me and sorta made this wierd sound. i said again out loud " are you f---ing kidding me?"... he started pawing the ground and throwing his head around. i decided not to turn my back on him so i continued walking "backwards" down the road. every time i moved he would get closer and madder. i though about shooting him thinking he must be crazy or deranged, but i couldnt figure out how to explain shooting this lil bitty deer after dark. after about 250 yards of cat and mouse i finaaly decided i was gonna have to make a stand. i pulled out my knife and got ready. i had it all planned out, when he rushed in i was gonna side step and stick him in the throat, then i was gonna try to get him in a headlock and wrestle him to the ground untill he bled out. he made a false charge and it actually rattled me a lil bit. just then it hit me, "what if he is blind?" i thought about it fast and i knew what to do. i unzipped my pants and took a p!$$ right in the middle of the road with him about 10 ft. away. he blew real loud and hauled tail... guess he just got scared.
     
  7. Catgirl

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    Nope Mac, can't say that I ever have been; but my mom got treed by a black racer snake once, as a child. That's one of her favorite stories to tell :big_smile:. My sister treed HERSELF when she was about five or six. Always the daredevil, she climbed WAY too high in a maple tree. We didn't know where she was, until we heard her hollerin' and cryin'. Grandaddy had to climb all the way up to get her :smile2:.
     
  8. Mac-b

    Mac-b Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, here goes maybe the best one that I have experienced.

    Sometime this past summer, I had a morning guide trip and the day before I went down to my dock and caught some bream. I already had some blue backs and shiners in my bait tank and knew I could not put the bream in there with them. So, I filled up my live well and put the bream/gills in there as soon as I caught them. When I caught all that I needed, I put an air hose into the live well to give them some oxygen during the night. Decided I better put a small piece of wood under the livewell lid to keep it from cutting off the oxygen hose.

    Next morning about 5 AM, I go down to my boat and turn my stern light on so I can get everything setup. Within minutes I hear a thrashing sound going on in my live well, which I was standing pretty close to at the time. I jump back a little bit and crap, here come a copper head out of the livewell with a bream in its mouth. I am not afraid of snakes, unless they surprise me and this one did. By leaving the livewell open a tad, that dude had crawled in there and ate several of my bream, plus the one it had in his mouth. I grab my landing net swung at it and pi$$ed it off big time. He curled up to strick me and up on the console seat I go. I swung at him again and to the front of the boat he goes and then stops, I nudge him with the landing net hopeing he will crawl out of the boat. No luck, he heads back to the rear of the boat and gets behind the livewell. I get my flashlight and look all around and no snake. By this time mother nature is telling me that my IBS is getting ready to act up. Thus, I make it up the hill to the bathroom, just in time. Gain my composure and head back to the boat. Take flashlight and look all around the boat, including the area back of the livewell, no snake to be seen. Leave my dock a little late and head out to pick my party up for a catfish guide trip. I do not tell anybody a the copper head on the trip.

    That night, a buddy, who was bass fishing at or close to my dock under the lights, called me and said, "Mac, you will not believe what I just saw coming out of your boat". I said, "Scott, don't tell me it was a snake" and he said " 10 4 good buddy and it was a nice one".

    Can you'll imagine what would have happened if that snake had came out of its hiding place during the guide trip. I don't believe I would have had enough toliet paper for all of us.