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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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How old were you when this occured? I remember thinking that the hill out behind mowmows house was a mountain as a kid. Perspective changes as you get older.
Have you seen first grader's school chairs and the chairs in the elementary lunchrooms?






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4X4DEMON
Northwestern St. Fan
NWLA
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I went to Donuts with Dad at my kids school the other day and couldn't get my over grown arse on those little stools at the lunch table.





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faxis
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La.
Member since Oct 2007
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About 12. And I had killed hundreds if not thousands of snakes by that age. Hell I'd probably killed a hundred out of that single pond. This wasn't an illusion. We called it 8 feet because he was doubled up about four feet long on the log but could have been 7. All black/brown mud colored. The thing that was so striking about it was the body being so huge. It was like a triangle with fat arse snake falling off the sides towards the water.

I've never seen a cottonmouth anywhere near that big since then. shite I killed a four footer last year and was impressed as hell. Only snakes I've seen that long since then were chicken snakes.






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braindeadboxer
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Utopia
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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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Looks more like a dark phase Eastern Diamond Back.





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mikeytig
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NE of Tiger Stadium
Member since Nov 2007
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He hates this one got killed, and has advice for anyone who encounters one in the future.

"They don't want nothing to do with you, so leave them alone. They got a right to live too," he explained.






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jorconalx
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alexandria
Member since Aug 2011
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i still don't see 87 lbs there, do you?





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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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re: 87 lb cottonmouth?


I have my doubts, but I also have zero experience weighing snakes.





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4X4DEMON
Northwestern St. Fan
NWLA
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Snake is inches away from the camera while the tractor is many feet away. Optical illusion if ever I seen one.





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Nodust
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i still don't see 87 lbs there, do you?


That's what I was saying. That would be 1 pound per inch. Unless its 8" diameter, its not likely






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jorconalx
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alexandria
Member since Aug 2011
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so he was hoisting?





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tigerfoot
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Alexandria
Member since Sep 2006
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they had to use a loader to hoist.....definitely 87 lbs.

As a professed snake hater, I must ask. Is it okay to kill them when they can eat a toddler?

Needless to say, no deer has entered that county in a while, 87 lb snakes will now be added to the list that includes bears.






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OldSouth
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Folsom, LA
Member since Oct 2011
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Best hoist ever.





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4X4DEMON
Northwestern St. Fan
NWLA
Member since Dec 2007
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Like propping up a 400# tuna on its nose while stabilizing with one hand?





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Nodust
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87 lb snakes will now be added to the list that includes bears.






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Pintail
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"It's one of the biggest moccasins I've ever seen."


So it's not the biggest.?













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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
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re: 87 lb cottonmouth?


member of the water moccasin family.





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jorconalx
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alexandria
Member since Aug 2011
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i think they used the loader cuz no one wanted to touch it

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It's one of the biggest moccasins I've ever seen.


yea heard that, where was this again, just want to make sure i avoid this area.



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tigerfoot
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Alexandria
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Unless its 8" diameter, its not likely


Snakes are like mercury. Very dense and heavy.






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tigerfoot
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Alexandria
Member since Sep 2006
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re: 87 lb cottonmouth?


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think they used the loader cuz no one wanted to touch it


I would not have touched it, other than to cut off its rattles...which I bet is what happened and it was found dead next to the road.

The Bloody stump tailded cottonmouth. A new species.






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