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Old 06-01-2008, 04:53 PM
 
Location: florida
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I Wear Snake Boots In Cooler Weather And Snake Guards In Warm Weather (look Like Shin Guards Except They Go From The Top Of Foot Almost To The Knee) When Working On My Land....then Apply The Stuff The Tinman Spoke Of Right On The Boots/guards... Provides Good Barrier Against All The Creepy Crawlys ....

I thought I was leaving the land of snakes here in Fl. What types are in Tn ?
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Old 06-01-2008, 07:47 PM
 
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i Thought I Was Leaving The Land Of Snakes Here In Fl. What Types Are In Tn ?
There Are Many Types But The Only Ones To Be Concerned With Are The Poisonous Ones .... Of Which There Are Only Four.

All Four Are In The Pit Viper Family And They Are Copperhead, Cotton Mouth (aka Water Moccasin), Timber Rattler & Pygmy Rattler.

Pit Vipers Are Pretty Easily Diferentiated From The Rest As They Have Distictive Pits (between The Eye And Nostril) Which Are Heat Sensors To Detect Warm Blooded Prey (like My Legs) In Low Light Conditions. The Other Tell Tale Sign Are The Pupils. These Four Pit Vipers Are The Only Snakes In Tn That Have Elliptical Pupils (cat Eyes) Non Poisonous Snakes In Tn Have Round Pupils.
So Don't Shoot Them Til You See The Whites Of Their Eyes!!!! Actually They're Protected, So You're Only "supposed" To Shoot Them If You Have To...........having Said That Disclaimer..... Use Your Common Sense And Be Careful Around The Wood Pile
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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Snakes (http://www.safarigreg.com/snakes.htm - broken link)
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Old 06-02-2008, 04:23 AM
 
Location: Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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I Wear Snake Boots In Cooler Weather And Snake Guards In Warm Weather (look Like Shin Guards Except They Go From The Top Of Foot Almost To The Knee) When Working On My Land....then Apply The Stuff The Tinman Spoke Of Right On The Boots/guards... Provides Good Barrier Against All The Creepy Crawlys ....
Thanks for the suggestion. Where do you buy snake guards at - hardware store, sporting goods store. Will also look for the Det.

Thanks, Grizz
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Old 06-02-2008, 06:13 AM
 
Location: florida
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Default Snake guards

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Thanks for the suggestion. Where do you buy snake guards at - hardware store, sporting goods store. Will also look for the Det.

Thanks, Grizz
here is a listing on ebay SNAKE GUARDS WEAR WITH ANY BOOT OR SHOES BULLET PROOF - eBay (item 330223485152 end time Jun-25-08 21:34:30 PDT) (broken link)

I also googled and found a number of companies that sell online.
So you better get some Grizz, and wear eye shields too, and your sun screen, have your hat on , and your water with you...
sigh... maybe you can just hire someone to do those trees.
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Old 06-02-2008, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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here is a listing on ebay SNAKE GUARDS WEAR WITH ANY BOOT OR SHOES BULLET PROOF - eBay (item 330223485152 end time Jun-25-08 21:34:30 PDT) (broken link)

I also googled and found a number of companies that sell online.
So you better get some Grizz, and wear eye shields too, and your sun screen, have your hat on , and your water with you...
sigh... maybe you can just hire someone to do those trees.

Don't you worry about me, I'll be okay. But thanks for the concern

The trees are actually already on the ground as I had them dropped by a chain gang in January. But they didn't haul them, they just dropped them and cut as much as they could in 8 hours. So I shouldn't get clobbered by any trees!
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Tenn
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I got my snake guards at Bass Pro Shops.
(We call 'em Gators down here in Fl)
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Lakes & Mountains of East TN
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The venomous variety also tend to have a triangular head, rather than an oval-shaped one, if I'm not mistaken, pretty much . With that and those vertical slits for pupils, they just plain look angry and evil.
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Pickett county Tn.
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We have ton's of copperheads. We find them in the strangest places too. Don't like em and can't seem to get rid of them.
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I must congratulate you Tennesseans for knowing a thing or two about snakes! Most snake threads I see are so full of bad information that I cant help but chuckle. The info posted thus far is accurate and to-the-point (minus the common "poisonous" term which is incorrect). Job well done!
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