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#11662868 - 06/12/16 06:40 PM Heart Attack Yak
feagins28 Offline
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Registered: 03/14/14
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Went to Brushy Creek Lake yesterday for my first trip ever fishing out of a kayak! The fish were definetly biting and all was going well until about noon... I decided to hang my foot over the side of the boat cause it was pretty hot and the water looked nice. Well I guess my foot looked nice because about 15 minites later a cotton mouth swims across my foot! Took everything I had to remain calm until I got my paddle. Couple wacks later he was on his way and I was on mine, but with my foot in the boat. Lesson learned...

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#11662880 - 06/12/16 06:44 PM Re: Heart Attack Yak [Re: feagins28]
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Actually you were just fine. Cottonmouth aggression might be slightly over rated. Holiday Inn...
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#11664812 - 06/13/16 03:49 PM Re: Heart Attack Yak [Re: feagins28]
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Loc: Hillsnowhere in Central Texas
roflmao It gave you a good lesson not to leave your feet in the water. hammer
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#11664863 - 06/13/16 04:15 PM Re: Heart Attack Yak [Re: feagins28]
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#11665005 - 06/13/16 04:57 PM Re: Heart Attack Yak [Re: feagins28]
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Registered: 04/12/12
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Loc: McKinney
I have been yaking for a good while now and have been in some snake filled waters. But this year has been the first year I have had a snake try to get into my kayak. Most of the time they swim away or will just sit there if you don't mess with them. I was fishing a river in Arkansas a few weeks ago and a snake pulled itself up onto the nose so I tapped with my paddle and he swam off. Creepy yeah but I don't let it deter me from enjoying the water. If a snake wants to bite ya he will do on or off the kayak.
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#11665069 - 06/13/16 05:29 PM Re: Heart Attack Yak [Re: feagins28]
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Loc: Grapevine
It's common for snakes to stick their head over the side of your yak and they will climb aboard if you let em.
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#11665089 - 06/13/16 05:40 PM Re: Heart Attack Yak [Re: feagins28]
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#11666370 - 06/14/16 10:18 AM Re: Heart Attack Yak [Re: Cast]
feagins28 Offline
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Any land encounter with a snake is fine by me because I'm comfortable enough around snakes to either kill or or move it away enough to safely escape. I have had a few close encounters with cotton mouths fishing rocky banks before. So I like to stick to the cautious side around snakes.

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#11666371 - 06/14/16 10:19 AM Re: Heart Attack Yak [Re: C-Frog]
feagins28 Offline
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Registered: 03/14/14
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That guy is a savage!

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#11666384 - 06/14/16 10:22 AM Re: Heart Attack Yak [Re: pelican]
feagins28 Offline
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I have no desire to just let them board my vessel.

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#11666519 - 06/14/16 11:12 AM Re: Heart Attack Yak [Re: feagins28]
Crazy4oldcars Offline
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Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 1082
Loc: Silsbee (Southeast Texas)
I would kill myself just trying to get it away from me, lol. For a cottonmouth, at any rate. Non-poisonous ones don't bother me so much.
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#11666692 - 06/14/16 12:24 PM Re: Heart Attack Yak [Re: feagins28]
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Registered: 06/03/13
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Loc: Tyler, TX
I confront any hostile boarding party with a paddle whack
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#11667176 - 06/14/16 03:47 PM Re: Heart Attack Yak [Re: Crazy4oldcars]
APynckel Offline
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Registered: 04/02/13
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Loc: Tx
Snakes have venom. You have to ingest poison.

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#11667253 - 06/14/16 04:29 PM Re: Heart Attack Yak [Re: feagins28]
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Registered: 12/15/02
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Loc: Murchison, TX, USA
if that happened to me I'm not likely to have a heart attack but I might just poop my pants! My encounters with hostile cottonmouths has shown that they secret a rather nasty odor if they're mad and disturbed. So, if you smell something, it could be either-p-


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#11667486 - 06/14/16 06:42 PM Re: Heart Attack Yak [Re: feagins28]
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Registered: 05/03/10
Posts: 43
Loc: Lake Somerville or near there!
Good lesson learned! pending an area, snakes are ever present around water, its a given, just treat them with
respect, usually they leave you alone,,,,,,, remember when i was younger folks did alot of camping went Lake Livingston
back in early 70's , 80's and remember one night dad and i running some lines, and snake fell in the boat with us, needless
to say, a paddle was a handy instrument to have that night...... i carried my .22 mag pistol for years in boats, live and learn,
2 swacks and snake was overboard!..... when we got back to camp my uncle asked why didnt we keep the snake for cut bait
later that weekend!....


keep the lines out!....
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