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    Re: Gator attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Slingshot Bob View Post
    Copperheads are very closely related to moccasins, the young are almost, completely indentical. IIRC, the copperheads occur over the entire SE except the southern part of FL AFAIK never heard anyone here talk of seeing one.
    I believe copperheads handle cooler weather better. They can be found in the Appalachians. Moccasins are swamp critters and loooooong the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    I believe copperheads handle cooler weather better. They can be found in the Appalachians. Moccasins are swamp critters and loooooong the water.
    This is true. I had a friend claiming he had seen copperheads around here, I always said BS. One day I was digging fossils in the river, he came walking down and told me he saw a dead copperhead a 100 yards or so upriver, I had him point the area out and I went to fetch it, come to find out, it was a dead eel !

    lol. I told him, "Not only do you not know what a copperhead looks like, but you cant tell the difference between a snake and a fish"

    I never let him live it down.
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    Re: Gator attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Slingshot Bob View Post
    Well, almost every day, I go to the river to swim, brink beer and sling rocks (my ritual). A kid was bit by a gator on the foot Friday (thankfully, minor)

    This kid has a twin brother and I had been down at the river swimming with these kids and other people, for the last week. They were jumping off the bridge (no no).

    I saw this gator 2 days before the attack and warned the boys, you cant tell kids nothing.

    The attack took place on the other side of the bridge, pictured. I have jumped off this bridge about 10 times, but I don't anymorehttp://www.nbc-2.com/story/35851263/10-year-old-bit-by-alligator-while-vacationing-in-arcadiaAttachment 67219897
    Just popping in to tell you your new avatar and signature is awesome, Boss Hog FTW!!

    I don't have much to say about the alligator, other than "HELL NO, I would NOT be swimming where there are gators"... But we don't have them up here, so I'm probably overly afraid...just like folks coming up here and wondering how we fend off the expected multitude of bear attacks, when we never think about it...hehe...
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    Salty? Come on...be serious for a second. Its like an occupation. EVERYONE knows all the people from Ontario are repulsive pedophiles. Are you kidding? Hamilton...Lowertown...its like the world is shipping ALL of their pedophiles there.

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    Re: Gator attack

    Quote Originally Posted by OlNate View Post
    Just popping in to tell you your new avatar and signature is awesome, Boss Hog FTW!!

    I don't have much to say about the alligator, other than "HELL NO, I would NOT be swimming where there are gators"... But we don't have them up here, so I'm probably overly afraid...just like folks coming up here and wondering how we fend off the expected multitude of bear attacks, when we never think about it...hehe...
    The urinating chimp was not without it's charm, but I mean, come on it's Boss Hog, the hog with the big nuts! lol

    We have black bears hear, but attacks are rare as hens teeth, plus they are not very numerous and not much bigger than a large dog, but i'm sure they can do some damage. Gators normally are no threat until idiots feed them. The biggest threat around here is low class morons letting bull dogs run loose in the city. In the woods, feral hogs can be aggressive but all I have encountered ran off.
    Even sounders #ing 20-30 with young present.
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    Re: Gator attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Slingshot Bob View Post
    The urinating chimp was not without it's charm, but I mean, come on it's Boss Hog, the hog with the big nuts! lol

    We have black bears hear, but attacks are rare as hens teeth, plus they are not very numerous and not much bigger than a large dog, but i'm sure they can do some damage. Gators normally are no threat until idiots feed them. The biggest threat around here is low class morons letting bull dogs run loose in the city. In the woods, feral hogs can be aggressive but all I have encountered ran off.
    Even sounders #ing 20-30 with young present.
    This is what we do with bears up here....lol

    Sudbury man punches black bear in face - Sudbury - CBC News

    Just kidding, that guy was excessively badass. Most of the time we don't see them, though there's been a 300 pounder roaming around our town being tracked in the local FB group. Mostly you never see them, though...we're still south enough for the bears to be cautious.

    Ontario is a good place for cowards - not too many things that can kill you, and I like that just fine...haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Salty? Come on...be serious for a second. Its like an occupation. EVERYONE knows all the people from Ontario are repulsive pedophiles. Are you kidding? Hamilton...Lowertown...its like the world is shipping ALL of their pedophiles there.

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    Re: Gator attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Slingshot Bob View Post
    This is true. I had a friend claiming he had seen copperheads around here, I always said BS. One day I was digging fossils in the river, he came walking down and told me he saw a dead copperhead a 100 yards or so upriver, I had him point the area out and I went to fetch it, come to find out, it was a dead eel !

    lol. I told him, "Not only do you not know what a copperhead looks like, but you cant tell the difference between a snake and a fish"

    I never let him live it down.
    Copperheads are actually pretty mellow snakes.. they don't bite just for the heck of it. I caught one once when I was a kid and ignorant.I wouldn't try it again. Rattlesnakes are around here, but not very common. No coral snakes at all near here.
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    Re: Gator attack

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMOSS View Post
    Copperheads are actually pretty mellow snakes.. they don't bite just for the heck of it. I caught one once when I was a kid and ignorant.I wouldn't try it again. Rattlesnakes are around here, but not very common. No coral snakes at all near here.
    Here's a protip for you with regards to coral snakes. They are very similar in design to a scarlett snake so they taught us a poem to alert us to which is poisonous.

    Red on black is a friend of Jack.
    Red on yellow may kill a fellow.

    snakerhyme.jpg

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