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Cotton Mouth
« on: April 29, 2009, 01:44:17 PM »
My friend in TDOT sent me this image taken from a conservation easement area. Be careful out there.



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Re: Cotton Mouth
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2009, 02:21:21 PM »
was this in middle tn?
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Re: Cotton Mouth
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2009, 02:26:22 PM »
My friend's office is here in Nashville and I am assuming it was In Middle TN.... He mentioned that it was nearby.

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Re: Cotton Mouth
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2009, 02:42:44 PM »
I asked because you just don't see many of those in these parts usually. I've fished/waded creeks and rivers around here all my life and have never seen one. Lots of banded water snake look alikes but no Cotton Mouths.
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Re: Cotton Mouth
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2009, 04:41:50 PM »
I was at Walter Hill this morning doing a little wet wading -- i had a two snakes swim right by me!  They probably weren't poisonous.  Just little water snakes.
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Re: Cotton Mouth
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2009, 05:44:13 PM »
I saw one in the creek behind my parents house in Donelson when I was growing up but that was a number of years ago, have never seen another, thank goodness. I hear the bite is extremely painful.
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Re: Cotton Mouth
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2009, 09:58:19 PM »
dang, looks more like a rattler to me :o Cottonmouths have been spotted an hour west of Nashville, with the Gore warming, they're moving on up along with armadillos & a roadrunner or two(beepbeep)

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Re: Cotton Mouth
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2009, 05:27:37 AM »
dang, looks more like a rattler to me :o Cottonmouths have been spotted an hour west of Nashville, with the Gore warming, they're moving on up along with armadillos & a roadrunner or two(beepbeep)

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Re: Cotton Mouth
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2009, 06:24:05 AM »
I was at Walter Hill this morning doing a little wet wading -- i had a two snakes swim right by me!  They probably weren't poisonous.  Just little water snakes.

Well I guess I can forget fishing at Walter Hill with Jarrod now.  ;D


One thing about the venomous snakes is you'll know them when you see them. I've only seen two Rattlers, both on the remote trails in Fall Creek Falls and a Couple of Copperheads, one when I was a kid flipping rocks looking for fishing worms and another a friend found run over on the road in Gladeville. Rattlers are the gentlemen of the woods. The two I've seen were very non aggressive towards us. One of them was sunning on the trail and we had to use a stick to move him along. He just shook his tail a few times and slithered off into a rock. The Copperhead I found looking for worms was much the same. It never made an aggressive move at us at all. We were going to kill it because it was living at our fishing pond but it got away before the gun arrived.

Small or baby snakes scare me the most because you just can’t identify them easily. BD and I found a bunch of tiny banded water snakes while wading the Caney one day. They thought we were a place to get out of the water and were swimming right up to us!! 
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Re: Cotton Mouth
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2009, 06:43:14 AM »
This past Sunday, me and a buddy were floating the Buffalo in search of small jaws -- We got hung in a tree shorty after put-in so we paddled our canoe over to the tree.  My partner-in-crime reached out to grab a root on the bank, but it wasn't a root.  His hand got about 3 inches from the snake, which he swears was a copperhead, before it was startled and quickly slithered away.  It took my buddy around 5 minutes before he could fish again.
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Re: Cotton Mouth
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2009, 08:29:02 AM »
Since we have a snake thread started, I will share an image my friend from Texas sent...


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Re: Cotton Mouth
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2009, 08:51:30 AM »
Good Lord!
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Re: Cotton Mouth
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2009, 09:19:58 AM »
I hope the man holding the snake is only 5' tall ... even then that's a hell of a snake ...

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Re: Cotton Mouth
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2009, 09:43:04 AM »
I see copperheads all the time around the Harpeth.  The old-timers in Franklin call the ridge near the Natchez Trace bridge "Rattlesnake Ridge".  I took my nephews and my sons up there to walk across the bridge once, and they walked right over a 5' rattler.  He coiled up and took a strike at me since I was the last to go by, but I dodged him and then kicked him into the weeds.  That was a close one!  :o


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Re: Cotton Mouth
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2009, 03:13:02 PM »
When I see em, the only kicken I do is kicken into high gear.
I just don't care!