Cotton Mouth (Graphic)
This is a discussion on Cotton Mouth (Graphic) within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Shot the snake this past evening with the PM9 and the P380. Both guns were loaded with Hornady Critical Defense ammo. I didn't have enough ...
July 5th, 2010 03:19 AM
July 5th, 2010 03:19 AM
July 5th, 2010 04:01 AM
Round eyes indicate that it is probably a water snake.
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July 5th, 2010 08:09 AM
I think that you killed one of those dangerous garter snakes...
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July 5th, 2010 09:09 AM
That is not a cottonmouth or even poisonous you murderer.....LOL
seriously, snakes like that are your friend man. Let them be, they do way more good than harm.
If I gave a crap about what you think about my guns.....it was early this morning and I already flushed it!
July 5th, 2010 09:11 AM
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July 5th, 2010 10:02 AM
If I remember my snakes that's a Pilot Black snake, notice the keeled scales.
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July 5th, 2010 10:19 AM
Definitely "NOT" a Cotton Mouth!
The round pupils, missing "pits" and lack of the "white" lining of it's mouth (that gives the "CottonMouth" it's name), tells me this is just a water snake.
However, it is a common mistake to mis-identify this species.
July 5th, 2010 10:32 AM
a poisonous snake would have a larger head than its body to accommodate for venom glands.
Originally Posted by Agave
+1 not a pit viper
-1 for killing the harmless
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July 5th, 2010 10:51 AM
Well one thing for sure, while the debate of identity goes on, this one will neither bite anybody to death nor scare anybody to death. LOL!
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July 5th, 2010 10:53 AM
Good shooting man I dont think the species is endangered
July 5th, 2010 11:06 AM
That wasn't a poisonous snake:
Round eyes= Not poisonous
Cat-like eyes= Bad, poisonous
Although I have a deep profound hate for all snakes.... I've still failed to see one to call out: "Here snakey snakey... let me check out your eyes before shooting you..."
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July 5th, 2010 11:08 AM
Here's a cottonmouth:
The pattern can sometimes look as rust colored & as well defined as a copperhead. They can also have a less distinct pattern & be much darker all over.
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July 5th, 2010 11:29 AM
I hope he was at least a good meal...
BTW...that doesn't look like any cotton mouth I've ever run into...and I ran into a lot in the south.
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July 5th, 2010 11:53 AM
Ouch....not a cottonmouth. Get a good lawyer, cuz his family is gonna drag you into civil court with a wrongful death suit. LOL I'm on your side though. As much as I love all animals...if a snake is not positively ID'd as NOT poisonous, ka-blooooeyy!
Does anyone know if snake shot will in any way harm or scar the rifled barrel of a pistol? I throw my PM9 in my bag when I mountain bike or go fishing, and i wouldnt mind having some snake shot in there. As long as firing off a few wont hurt the rifling of my barrel.
July 5th, 2010 11:57 AM
Does anyone know if snake shot will in any way harm or scar the rifled barrel of a pistol?
Nope, not at all. Shoot as much of it as you want.
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