Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 38

Thread: I just shot another attacker

  1. #1
    Accomplished Advocate peter nap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    13,580

    Post imported post

    Damn Copperheads are everywhere this year.

    BTW, I shoot a lot more of these snakes than two legged ones. We all OC for different reasons.






  2. #2
    Regular Member ODA 226's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Etzenricht, Germany
    Posts
    1,598

    Post imported post

    What load did you use?
    Bitka Sve Rešava!
    B-2-10 SFG(A)/ A-2-11 SFG(A) 1977-1994

  3. #3
    Accomplished Advocate peter nap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    13,580

    Post imported post

    ODA 226 wrote:
    What load did you use?
    22lr snake shot.

    This is at the burb house and anything louder spooks the soccer moms.

    I loaded up some 38 spl light loads using a buck shot and it was almost silent and very accurate...but it bounced around so mucjh I was afraid to use it here. I have houses 250 feet away now:X

  4. #4
    Regular Member ProShooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    www.ProactiveShooters.com, Richmond, Va., , USA
    Posts
    4,671

    Post imported post

    good shootin' !
    James Reynolds

    NRA Certified Firearms Instructor - Pistol, Shotgun, Home Firearms Safety, Refuse To Be A Victim
    Concealed Firearms Instructor for Virginia, Florida & Utah permits.
    NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer
    Sabre Red Pepper Spray Instructor
    Glock Certified Armorer
    Instructor Bio - http://proactiveshooters.com/about-us/

  5. #5
    Regular Member ProShooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    www.ProactiveShooters.com, Richmond, Va., , USA
    Posts
    4,671

    Post imported post

    good shootin' !
    James Reynolds

    NRA Certified Firearms Instructor - Pistol, Shotgun, Home Firearms Safety, Refuse To Be A Victim
    Concealed Firearms Instructor for Virginia, Florida & Utah permits.
    NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer
    Sabre Red Pepper Spray Instructor
    Glock Certified Armorer
    Instructor Bio - http://proactiveshooters.com/about-us/

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Gloucester Point, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    899

    Post imported post

    My question isn't WHAT did you shoot it with...but WHY did you shoot it?

  7. #7
    Accomplished Advocate peter nap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    13,580

    Post imported post

    bayboy42 wrote:
    My question isn't WHAT did you shoot it with...but WHY did you shoot it?
    It was on my back walk and I stepped on it. One of us was going west.
    I generally don't shoot snakes unless they are too close to the house. This year I've had a bumper crop of Copperheads too close to the house.

  8. #8
    Accomplished Advocate peter nap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    13,580

    Post imported post

    peter nap wrote:
    bayboy42 wrote:
    My question isn't WHAT did you shoot it with...but WHY did you shoot it?
    It was on my back walk and I stepped on it. One of us was going west.
    I generally don't shoot snakes unless they are too close to the house. This year I've had a bumper crop of Copperheads too close to the house.
    I shot this one a couple of weeks ago in almost the same spot.



  9. #9
    Regular Member 1000ydshooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Formerly Kwajalein atoll, and Iraq. Now Zuni Va
    Posts
    173

    Post imported post

    you've got a nest on your property or your neighbors place.any stumps or large dead logs close by?
    FREEDOM ISNT FREE. BUT THE UNITED STATES MARINES ARE MORE THAN WILLING TO PAY YOUR SHARE!!

  10. #10
    Accomplished Advocate peter nap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    13,580

    Post imported post

    1000ydshooter wrote:
    you've got a nest on your property or your neighbors place.any stumps or large dead logs close by?
    Lots!
    I have 2 acres of yard and 8 acres of woods and 2 streams.
    I have looked for a nest, just can't find it and it could be anywhere. My guess is a small section between my nearest neighbor and me. Lots of honeysuckle, Ivy but surprisingly, not many logs.

    This seems to be the area they come from in the evening though.

    The worst part about Copperheads is they will just lay there until you step on them or come close.


  11. #11
    Regular Member 1000ydshooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Formerly Kwajalein atoll, and Iraq. Now Zuni Va
    Posts
    173

    Post imported post

    need to import a couple of king snakes or black snakes.
    FREEDOM ISNT FREE. BUT THE UNITED STATES MARINES ARE MORE THAN WILLING TO PAY YOUR SHARE!!

  12. #12
    Accomplished Advocate peter nap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    13,580

    Post imported post

    1000ydshooter wrote:
    need to import a couple of king snakes or black snakes.
    That's not a bad idea. I might catch a blacksnake or two at the farm this weekend.

    The real problem is people. I now have subdivisions all around me and everything is being driven into my woods.

    I have to shoot at least two rabid coons every year and it's because I have every coon in the area, living by my streams.

    To make it worse, my wife feeds them vanilla pudding when I'm not looking.



  13. #13
    Regular Member 1000ydshooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Formerly Kwajalein atoll, and Iraq. Now Zuni Va
    Posts
    173

    Post imported post

    i went to hanover this past summer for dixie days,saw the boom going on there.Thats why i love living in the country.
    FREEDOM ISNT FREE. BUT THE UNITED STATES MARINES ARE MORE THAN WILLING TO PAY YOUR SHARE!!

  14. #14
    Regular Member TexasNative's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    856

    Post imported post

    peter nap wrote:
    To make it worse, my wife feeds them vanilla pudding when I'm not looking.
    Well, I suppose you really shouldn't shoot her, as much as it might seem justified.

  15. #15
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Northern Virginia, , USA
    Posts
    122

    Post imported post

    Remind me to bypass the desserts at your next cookout...;-)

  16. #16
    Centurion
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Midlothian, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    596

    Post imported post

    They are certainly beautiful creatures - too bad they are venemous. I guess I have just been lucky that when I go for walks at night I haven't stepped on any of them on the paved walking path.

  17. #17
    Regular Member TexasNative's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    856

    Post imported post

    That's why Texans wear cowboy boots, Philip. As you well know.

    ~ Boyd

  18. #18
    Centurion
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Midlothian, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    596

    Post imported post

    TexasNative wrote:
    That's why Texans wear cowboy boots, Philip. As you well know.

    ~ Boyd
    Hmm - I guess if I ever get bit I'll wish I had been wearing mine! :what:

  19. #19
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    US
    Posts
    3,156

    Post imported post

    When I go out through any woods or tall grass I make sure to wear my black leather boots and carry my .38 loaded with snake shot

  20. #20
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Hampton, Va, ,
    Posts
    623

    Post imported post

    I found Paint ball guns rapid fire work excelent on racoons. I use the same campground for my canoe trips every year. The Racoons are getting bolder every year. I usually take 2 canoe trips every May and use the same site. Last year we were chasing 3 of them away every 45 minutes during the night. This year on the first trip the first night we had one come in. Second and third nights we had more campers and they stayed away. On the second trip I brought a paintball gun. First night it rained. Second night I was told we were raided a couple times while sleeping. I asked why no one woke me up since they new I had brought my little friend to play with the Racoons. On the Third and finalnight one crawled up on a picnic table about 9:30 while everyone was sitting around the camp fire laughing and joking. I chased it away since the paintball gun was in my pop up trailer. I waited up after everyone had gone to bed with the paintball gun in my lap. After I went back to my pop up I was inside and heard pans falling to the ground. I came flying out of the pup and shined the light in the direction they usually come from and about 25 yards away I saw his eyes under a bush and fired him up with paint balls. I ran over to shoot again and saw him scurrying behind some tents. I ran around the tents to cut him off and fired him up again at about 20 feet while he was running up a trail. No more problems with the Racoons the rest of the night.

    The funny thing is the next morning after I got up I found out from one of my friends that someone in a nearby camp site appologized for making noise during the night. Theyhad sat on their picnic table to tie a shoe to go to the outhouse and had tipped the table. The pans I heard was theirs hitting the ground. They thought I was shooting paintballs at them when I started firing at the Racoon. :what:
    Revelation 1911 - And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

  21. #21
    Regular Member glockfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    228

    Post imported post

    RIP to all snakes killed by this evil open carrier.

    Snakes are good! Leave 'em be.


  22. #22
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Forest, VA USA, ,
    Posts
    77

    Post imported post

    I have killed two this year. I think they are coming down out of the hills looking for water. Sorry to those of you who disagree with killing them. I will let all the black snakes live in peace here but the venumous ones will die on sight. I have two kids that play in the yard.



  23. #23
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Richmond, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    830

    Post imported post

    glockfan wrote:
    RIP to all snakes killed by this evil open carrier.

    Snakes are good! Leave 'em be.

    Agree to a point. Snakes are good. Generally let them be.

    But when a Timber or Cane break rattler or Eastern Copperhead is in your backyard under foot where either yourself or a loved one(both two and four legged) can be harmed by them its time for them to go to the great beyond. Now if you are out for a nature walk in the woods this would not be called for. The only venomous snake i want in my yard is a garter snake.

    It took my brother and i years to convince my parents not to kill the black snakes that populate their yard. I think we finally got through to them with the exception of my father catching one trying to get into his blue bird houses.

    Peter, Catch a few big black rats or king snakes and turn them loose in the yard. natural selection will then take care of your problem.

  24. #24
    Regular Member celticredneck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Amelia County, virginia
    Posts
    169

    Post imported post

    I shot a copperhead about a month ago. I killed it on my back porch, just after it had bitten my wife's Boston Terrier. The Vet bills cost me more than a quality pistol would have, so the snake had to go. In the woods, I leave them alone, but biting the dogs on my back porch is a whole different thing.
    You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out of office

  25. #25
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Near The Beach, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    454

    Post imported post

    Rather than unnessarly killing an animal I would suggest just having the animal relocated. If your having a lot of run-ins with copperheads or rattlesnakes on your property please feel free to message me. I would be happy to come out and and do some relocating for you if your near me, or I could refer to someone else in your area that could help. These wonderful animals are under a lot of pressure as it is....we realy dont need to be turning them into target practice.







Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •