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

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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?


4X4DEMON
Northwestern St. Fan
NWLA
Member since Dec 2007
11668 posts

re: 87 lb cottonmouth?
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
7773 posts

re: 87 lb cottonmouth?
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
Member since Nov 2011
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re: 87 lb cottonmouth?


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
41065 posts

re: 87 lb cottonmouth?
Looks more like a dark phase Eastern Diamond Back.


mikeytig
LSU Fan
NE of Tiger Stadium
Member since Nov 2007
3911 posts

re: 87 lb cottonmouth?

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
4419 posts
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re: 87 lb cottonmouth?
i still don't see 87 lbs there, do you?


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
41065 posts

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
Member since Dec 2007
11668 posts

re: 87 lb cottonmouth?
Snake is inches away from the camera while the tractor is many feet away. Optical illusion if ever I seen one.


Nodust
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
19133 posts

re: 87 lb cottonmouth?
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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


jorconalx
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alexandria
Member since Aug 2011
4419 posts
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re: 87 lb cottonmouth?
so he was hoisting?


tigerfoot
LA-Monroe Fan
Alexandria
Member since Sep 2006
21123 posts

re: 87 lb cottonmouth?
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.


OldSouth
LSU Fan
Folsom, LA
Member since Oct 2011
8368 posts

re: 87 lb cottonmouth?
Best hoist ever.


4X4DEMON
Northwestern St. Fan
NWLA
Member since Dec 2007
11668 posts

re: 87 lb cottonmouth?
Like propping up a 400# tuna on its nose while stabilizing with one hand?


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Nodust
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
19133 posts

re: 87 lb cottonmouth?
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87 lb snakes will now be added to the list that includes bears.


Pintail
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2011
2893 posts

re: 87 lb cottonmouth?
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"It's one of the biggest moccasins I've ever seen."


So it's not the biggest.?









AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
41065 posts

re: 87 lb cottonmouth?
member of the water moccasin family.


jorconalx
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alexandria
Member since Aug 2011
4419 posts
Online

re: 87 lb cottonmouth?
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.
This post was edited on 12/7 at 9:38 am


tigerfoot
LA-Monroe Fan
Alexandria
Member since Sep 2006
21123 posts

re: 87 lb cottonmouth?
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Unless its 8" diameter, its not likely


Snakes are like mercury. Very dense and heavy.


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tigerfoot
LA-Monroe Fan
Alexandria
Member since Sep 2006
21123 posts

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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