Red on yella kill a fella, red touch black friend of Jack

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by nathan8372, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. nathan8372

    nathan8372 New Member

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    Hey yall,

    I found a pic from September and thought you guys would like it:

    'Red on yella kill a fella, red touch black friend of Jack'

    ~as the saying goes

    Here's a coral snake that was hiding under the brick walkway to my cabin's front door!

    It was raining a lot and the snake must have been moving around more than usual.
     

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  2. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    For silly reasons I know alot of men & women are bothered by snakes, but I hope you didnt kill it.
     

  3. nathan8372

    nathan8372 New Member

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    uhhh yeah I killed it, its a coral snake and it was right by my house! Its a very dangerous snake indeed. It didnt let me just lay it up there and measure it while I took its picture.
     
  4. james

    james New Member

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    I don't understand why people think the only good snakes are dead snakes. If it wasn't for snakes being around your home then you would just be complaining about the mice or rats.
     
  5. bigcatch87

    bigcatch87 New Member

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    good thinking next thing you know its gona be in your house putting you and your family in harms way. how did you kill him?
     
  6. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    My guess is shovel. LOL! Look at the left side of the pic.
     
  7. MR SANDMAN 800

    MR SANDMAN 800 New Member

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    You were smart killing a very poisonous snake like that. All you'd need was you or one of your family members to get bitten. Better safe than sorry. Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. bigcatch87

    bigcatch87 New Member

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    O yeah i didnt see that. prefer the 45cal. aproach myself shoot them in head and they curl up like a cinnamon roll:lol:
     
  9. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    Its a shame you couldnt relocate it instead. I used to catch copperheads (real ones). Now talk about fiesty.
     
  10. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

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    Red on yellow, shotgun barrel, red on black, dog attack.
    :smile2:
     
  11. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Now that funny:lol: :big_smile: :lol: :big_smile: :lol:
     
  12. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    Coral snakes are burrowers. Spend most of their life underground. The rain probably saturated the ground and forced him up.

    As for kill/no kill. I love snakes and have never had to kill one, but right next to the house is a hard call. Don't want to risk harm to your family or pets. If it was me I'd prolly catch him and relocate him somewhere he wouldn't harm anybody.
     
  13. greasemonkey07

    greasemonkey07 New Member

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    Nathan, I think you made the right call. Besides i would rather deal with mouse traps then snakes anyday.:004:
     
  14. TomV

    TomV New Member

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    If it weren’t for snakes we (you) would be knee deep in rodents.
     
  15. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Be carefull. We may have the rodent police on board. LOL!
     
  16. SpaceAce

    SpaceAce New Member

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    You did the right thing, it was not like you went into the woods looking to kill snakes like some on here are acting like. It was an extremely dangerous snake next to your house.
     
  17. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    yeah id have killed it to its easier to relocate a dead snake than a live one :lol: i thought coral snakes ate other poisenous snakes or is that the king snake ?
     
  18. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    I would have killed it in a heart beat, no questions asked.

    A guy on some nature show one time said:

    "Red on Yellow, Kill a Fellow - Red on Black, Venom Lack"

    Stuck with me. Never know when you're gonna need to remember it. Or was it, Red on Yellow, nice little fellow, Red on Black, Heart Attack? Dangit.
     
  19. TomV

    TomV New Member

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    My post was in reference to " i would rather deal with mouse traps then snakes "
    You are right, my post was talking about snakes in general, most have a diet of almost exclusive mice and rats. Coral as well as king snakes eat other snakes and lizards while coral (very poisonous) won't likely take a mouse, king snakes can eat mostly mice with an occasional snake.
     
  20. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Dead or alive, it was a beautiful snake. As much as I love snakes, i gotta admit that you made a good decision seeing as how close it was to you and everyone else who might traffic the area it was in. Better safe...