Be warned - it may be a bad year for snakes.
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 59
Like Tree183Likes

Thread: Be warned - it may be a bad year for snakes.

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1
    Charter Member
    us
    Nov 2012
    Maryland
    XP Deus, Tesoro Cibola, Full sized shovel
    18,620
    34929 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (8)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Be warned - it may be a bad year for snakes.

    Or a very good year if you are a copperhead. The 17 year locusts will be hatching soon and the copperheads think it's a gift from God and will come out and gorge on them. So...be extra vigilant where you step!
    SD51, Fat, GA1dad and 11 others like this.

  2. #2
    us
    Jan 2017
    Western ny
    equinox 800, Whites mx sport, Garrot carrot, bounty hunter time ranger
    3,700
    5925 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Sometimes for reasons like this, I enjoy living in ny where the only venomous snake will warn you its there.
    smokeythecat and billb like this.

  3. #3
    Charter Member
    us
    Nov 2012
    Maryland
    XP Deus, Tesoro Cibola, Full sized shovel
    18,620
    34929 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (8)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    I thought copperheads were in parts of New York...my neighbor supposedly killed one over a year ago before they moved, however, I think it was a northern water snake. His description made it too big for a copperhead.

  4. #4
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Fisher F75, XP Deus, Fisher 1270
    8,682
    11249 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
    I like to gorge on locusts. Good source of protein. Fry em in a pan and dip em in butter
    smokeythecat, billb, Fat and 3 others like this.
    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 20
    Half Reals = 32
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
    Other Early Silver Coins
    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars
    Civil War Plates
    VA Militia Cross Belt, CS Tongue, CS Wreath, VMM, US Box, Model 1851 Sword, Militia Plate w/Star

  5. #5
    us
    Treasure every day!

    Aug 2005
    Beautiful Florida
    2,408
    4181 times
    Relic Hunting
    It's the 2 legged snakes that scare me.
    Fat, smokeythecat, billb and 8 others like this.
    It would seem we are now up a famous tributary without any means of locomotion.

  6. #6
    us
    Jan 2017
    Western ny
    equinox 800, Whites mx sport, Garrot carrot, bounty hunter time ranger
    3,700
    5925 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    I thought copperheads were in parts of New York...my neighbor supposedly killed one over a year ago before they moved, however, I think it was a northern water snake. His description made it too big for a copperhead.
    Nope, at least there are none in western ny.
    smokeythecat likes this.

  7. #7
    Fat
    Fat is offline
    us
    Mr. finishup all the leftovers

    Oct 2020
    Nebraska panhandle/NE Colorado
    I took the battery out because I like my bacon crispy
    1,367
    3973 times
    Dark skinned women digging there toes in white sugar sand beaches
    Quote Originally Posted by newnan man View Post
    It's the 2 legged snakes that scare me.
    Election year or not, can’t ever get rid of them all.....
    smokeythecat, billb, AARC and 1 others like this.

  8. #8
    us
    Apr 2009
    Cumberland Va
    T-2-SE
    1,663
    3549 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    I see dozens of snakes every year ,I raise chicken which attract snakes. the snakes love eggs ,baby chicks and the mice that are drawn to the lost feed.
    here's one from last year I got out of the chicken nest box and it bit me good. I'm getting old and slow but I can still go.
    The only snakes I kill are copperheads near yard. I wear boots year round and watch what I'm doing.Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20190523_093912.jpg 
Views:	50 
Size:	2.44 MB 
ID:	1916432
    Fat, billb, McKinney_5900 and 7 others like this.

  9. #9
    us
    Bill B

    Sep 2010
    Upstate NY
    Excalibur2,,silver sabre
    1,114
    1468 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Yes copperheads are here in NY..A while ago I was fishing and sitting on a rocky bank replacing a hook and a large one crawled inches behind me,,seeing it so so close was incredible,,

  10. #10
    Charter Member
    us
    Nov 2012
    Maryland
    XP Deus, Tesoro Cibola, Full sized shovel
    18,620
    34929 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (8)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    I just bought my fishing license today. Don't know when I'm going. Playing tag with contractors these days.
    pepperj likes this.

  11. #11
    us
    TunaTonker

    Nov 2016
    Whites, Garrett, Minelab
    1,213
    2673 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    We have Timberback Rattlesnakes here in South East Minnesota. They are pretty majestic creatures and won't bite unless heavily provoked or stepped on. They usually warn you too if you get too close. My son almost stepped on one and i heard the rattle and something instinctual in that noise that kicked in and i grabbed him back before it even registered it was a rattler, as he was ahead of me as we were walking along the edge of the field. He was all coiled up there, waiting for some prey to walk by.
    Resident De-Bunker. I'm blunt because I don't have time to indulge your fantasies. Treasure is found down here on Earth, not on Google Earth.

  12. #12
    us
    Jan 2017
    Western ny
    equinox 800, Whites mx sport, Garrot carrot, bounty hunter time ranger
    3,700
    5925 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by billb View Post
    Yes copperheads are here in NY..A while ago I was fishing and sitting on a rocky bank replacing a hook and a large one crawled inches behind me,,seeing it so so close was incredible,,
    Where in ny are you? Gotta be further east i guess? A lot of people mistake milk snakes or water snakes here in western ny for copperheads.

  13. #13
    us
    eye man

    Jan 2020
    East Tennessee
    Whites, Radio Shack, Metrotec, peach tree fork
    209
    296 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Most rattlesnakes make a warning, rattling. BUT Timber rattlers usually do not make a sound. THUS "Don't Tread On Me" is the motto. They strike without warning!

  14. #14
    us
    Cherry Picker

    Apr 2004
    Southern Appalachia
    Whites CM2 BFO, Harbor Freight 9 function, BH Pioneer 202, Fisher F22
    1,058
    1172 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Or a very good year if you are a copperhead. The 17 year locusts will be hatching soon and the copperheads think it's a gift from God and will come out and gorge on them. So...be extra vigilant where you step!
    Also be careful where you put your hands when berry picking or cutting brush, as copperheads are climbers, and they will be in the brush and trees looking for cicada larvae.
    smokeythecat and pepperj like this.

  15. #15
    us
    Matt

    Feb 2016
    Maryland
    Garrett AT Pro/ Garrett Pro Pointer AT
    225
    330 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    There are definitely copperheads in NY. I used to put them in my baseball glove to move them off the field! Haha! Being in MD I always look out for cottonmouths and copperheads. Good thing we have shovels if needed! Haha!
    smokeythecat, Fat and newnan man like this.

 

 
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Snakes, snakes, eveywhere! and buttons too. 5 Buckles!
    By smokeythecat in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: Mar 27, 2018, 05:20 PM
  2. Good snakes verses bad snakes
    By texan connection in forum Everything Else
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Sep 19, 2008, 05:20 PM
  3. "Snakes! Why did it have to be snakes?" - Indiana Jones
    By halfdime in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: Apr 13, 2007, 04:16 PM
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0