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Fairfax Co. police offer snake safety tips
Posted by: ?????????????? ()
Date: July 05, 2017 02:00PM

Fairfax Co. police offer snake safety tips
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WASHINGTON — Summer is a popular time to visit parks for picnics, games and nature walks. But it’s also a time when snakes are active.

Police say people are most likely to see snakes that are crossing roads, moving through the backyard or perhaps taking in the sun near habitat edges, near water or the forest line.

Police say it’s wise to give a snake safe distance — room to move away on its own. When walking or hiking, stay on trails, sidewalks and clear paths. Wear boots or closed shoes and long pants.

Simple awareness when outdoors also helps. Most snake bites happen when snakes are accidentally stepped on or touched.

Most of the snakes in the D.C. area, including northern black racers, eastern rat snakes and northern water snakes, are harmless to humans.

The northern copperhead is the only venomous snake species that is found in the D.C. area, and while its bite is rarely deadly, it can cause tremendous swelling that requires an emergency room visit.

About 2 to 3 feet long, the Copperhead is best identified by its triangle-shaped head and copper color.

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Re: Fairfax Co. police offer snake safety tips
Posted by: David in FC ()
Date: July 05, 2017 08:24PM

Good advice.
I've had a few run-ins with some snakes in the past. Most of them non-venomous, but not always. Luckily the Copperhead that we saw was still cold, in late April, so wasn't moving much.
I will say that I did have either a rat snake, or an eastern racer, chase after me and my dog once. We were minding our business, and gave the thing a good distance, but it had a bad attitude and came after us anyway. If I hadn't had my walking stick to distract it, one of us would have been bitten. Not venomous, but I still didn't want to have a couple holes bitten into me, or my friend.

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Re: Fairfax Co. police offer snake safety tips
Posted by: snake man ()
Date: July 05, 2017 08:32PM

Have you noticed that nearly everybody who sees a snake in the water instantly claims "cottonmouth"...or "water moccasin"...

Have you also noticed that according to many experts, they are found predominantly in swampy areas, North Carolina and south, and parts of Dismal Swamp in the tidewater area of Va. and not fast flowing rivers like the Potomac?

Yep, every northern brown water snake becomes a mocc...northern brown water snakes can indeed be nasty and aggressive, though.

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Re: Fairfax Co. police offer snake safety tips
Posted by: FFXU lawn butt-hurt brigade ()
Date: July 05, 2017 08:35PM

David in FC Wrote:
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> Good advice.
> I've had a few run-ins with some snakes in the
> past. Most of them non-venomous, but not always.
> Luckily the Copperhead that we saw was still cold,
> in late April, so wasn't moving much.
> I will say that I did have either a rat snake, or
> an eastern racer, chase after me and my dog once.
> We were minding our business, and gave the thing a
> good distance, but it had a bad attitude and came
> after us anyway. If I hadn't had my walking stick
> to distract it, one of us would have been bitten.
> Not venomous, but I still didn't want to have a
> couple holes bitten into me, or my friend.


I put snakes on my lawn to keep dogs off.

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Re: Fairfax Co. police offer snake safety tips
Posted by: Snackable ()
Date: July 05, 2017 08:51PM

Pythons love to snack on small children

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Re: Fairfax Co. police offer snake safety tips
Posted by: Nickthedick ()
Date: July 05, 2017 09:25PM

Wegman's housewives absolutely love to snack on my pit viper. These girls love to see it spit on their faces.

Nickthedick is back in town!!!!

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Re: Fairfax Co. police offer snake safety tips
Posted by: .44 Mag Snake Shot ()
Date: July 05, 2017 11:40PM

Very Effective..on any snake up to 15 feet and some..for those who have a CCW..and can pack a .44 N Frame

.38 Special Snake Shot does wonders too..Lil lightweight J Frame S&W 642 snub will do the job..to 6-8 ft away..with 4 more 158 gr LSWCHP..+P FBI loads in the cylinder.. as a back up..for rapists.. Ladies..

DAJAX "NO One Ever Raped a .38.."

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Re: Fairfax Co. police offer snake safety tips
Posted by: David in FC ()
Date: July 06, 2017 09:36AM

.44 Mag Snake Shot Wrote:
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> Very Effective..on any snake up to 15 feet and
> some..for those who have a CCW..and can pack a .44
> N Frame
>
> .38 Special Snake Shot does wonders too..Lil
> lightweight J Frame S&W 642 snub will do the
> job..to 6-8 ft away..with 4 more 158 gr LSWCHP..+P
> FBI loads in the cylinder.. as a back up..for
> rapists.. Ladies..
>
> DAJAX "NO One Ever Raped a .38.."

Even a little .22 Magnum with snake shot, shot out of a Ruger Single-Six, will take care of them. If nothing else, it will leave them deaf for the rest of their lives.
If you ever thought a .22 Magnum was cute, and wanted to shoot one without hearing protection,,,, DON'T!!!!

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Re: Fairfax Co. police offer snake safety tips
Posted by: SteveBannon ()
Date: July 06, 2017 05:46PM

I will always know what a copperhead looks like bc of all the fun times I had with my B.B. Rifle air pump by crossman! I had the copper bb speedloader and I think my rifle held 25bbs in the chamber.

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Re: Fairfax Co. police offer snake safety tips
Posted by: Dog Walker1 ()
Date: July 06, 2017 05:52PM

Years ago, when my dog was still alive, we came upon a copperhead on the trail from Great Falls Park to Riverbend Park. The snake froze when he felt the vibration of the ground (snakes don't have ears).

Fortunately, I spotted the copperhead from about 15 feet away, despite the snake's camo pattern which blended well with the dirt and leaves on the path. Makes it hard to see, especially when the snake freezes, which they often do when people are near. My dog and I just stayed still until the snake slithered away into the tall grass.

This statement seems questionable to me: "The northern copperhead is the only venomous snake species that is found in the D.C. area . . ."

I've not seen rattlesnakes loose in the area, but I recall seeing a timber rattlesnake in a terrarium in a local park. The sign said that the rattler was from the area.

Checking on wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timber_rattlesnake the map (click on to zoom in) it seems to show the timber rattlesnake range extends to at least Loudon County and possibly Western Fairfax.

Also, someone posted a sign at a local park in which he reported seeing a rattler at the park. Accurate report or mistaken id? Who knows?

TIMBER RATTLESNAKE

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It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice. - John Cassis on manners

Ignoring juvenile attacks and remarks on the internet for over two decades.

Arguing by deflection or name-calling is an admission that you don't have a rational argument.

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Re: Fairfax Co. police offer snake safety tips
Posted by: Big Dick Firearm Owner ()
Date: July 06, 2017 08:01PM

.44 Mag Snake Shot Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Very Effective..on any snake up to 15 feet and
> some..for those who have a CCW..and can pack a .44
> N Frame
>
> .38 Special Snake Shot does wonders too..Lil
> lightweight J Frame S&W 642 snub will do the
> job..to 6-8 ft away..with 4 more 158 gr LSWCHP..+P
> FBI loads in the cylinder.. as a back up..for
> rapists.. Ladies..
>
> DAJAX "NO One Ever Raped a .38.."

My 12 ga semi auto shotgun holds 15 shells, and when loaded with 00 Buckshot I can kill any snake in the village.

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Re: Fairfax Co. police offer snake safety tips
Posted by: happy_herpetologist ()
Date: July 07, 2017 01:06AM

Beware coral snakes in some of the changing rooms at Tysons Galleria. They like to sink their rather short fangs into toned young tush. If they get a good bite into you, you'll be dead in 43 seconds. Neurotoxins.

They especially like MILFs.

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Date: July 07, 2017 01:39AM

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/09/2017 03:54AM by chuckhoffmann.

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Re: Fairfax Co. police offer snake safety tips
Posted by: Snakes don't chase people! ()
Date: July 07, 2017 07:57AM

The dickhead with the dog is full of shit! No snake has ever chased you, unless it was your lover's trouser snake. The more likely scenario is that you were in between where it was coming from and going to. Once a snake, even a venomous one, sees a human it typically lays low or goes in another direction.

The obvious exception to this are man eating snakes. None of them have been mentioned yet. None of them live in Maryland, Virginia or DC.

The dickhead with the dog probably imagines that women are chasing him too!
LMMFAO!

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Re: Fairfax Co. police offer snake safety tips
Posted by: David in FC ()
Date: July 08, 2017 12:12PM

Snakes don't chase people! Wrote:
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> The dickhead with the dog is full of shit! No
> snake has ever chased you, unless it was your
> lover's trouser snake. The more likely scenario is
> that you were in between where it was coming from
> and going to. Once a snake, even a venomous one,
> sees a human it typically lays low or goes in
> another direction.
>
> The obvious exception to this are man eating
> snakes. None of them have been mentioned yet. None
> of them live in Maryland, Virginia or DC.
>
> The dickhead with the dog probably imagines that
> women are chasing him too!
> LMMFAO!

Don't worry, little shit, one day you'll grow up.
Maybe.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/08/2017 12:13PM by David in FC.

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Re: Fairfax Co. police offer snake safety tips
Posted by: Indiana Jones ()
Date: July 08, 2017 06:35PM

Only tip you'll need...
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Re: Fairfax Co. police offer snake safety tips
Posted by: Dr. Memory ()
Date: July 08, 2017 08:13PM

Most times, humans have to work at it to get snakebitten. That's not to say one shouldn't be keeping a lookout for snakes when outdoors around here. Copperheads disappear in undergrowth, including flower beds and borders.

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Re: Fairfax Co. police offer snake safety tips
Posted by: David in FC ()
Date: July 08, 2017 09:51PM

Thanks.
I was only telling about an incident that happened to me and my friend once.
I wasn't lying. I was only telling the truth. I was only hoping that the same thing that happened to me, didn't happen to someone else. With more serious results.
Excuse me for being honest.

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Re: Fairfax Co. police offer snake safety tips
Posted by: Woodysporter ()
Date: July 08, 2017 10:31PM

I follow all safety tips for one eyed trouser snakes.

1. Always use a condom.

2. Don't put it in a dirty little street urchins, YOu WILL get a dose.

3. Make sure if a chick plays with it she knows how to keep the teeth away. One eyed trouser snakes don't like teeth.

4. If you're going to put it in a post-meno lady, stop at CVS and buy some KY

5. Buy KY if you're going to put it in a chick's butt.

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Re: Fairfax Co. police offer snake safety tips
Posted by: ZstrikeS ()
Date: August 31, 2020 03:35AM

Really helpful advice considering how many people get bitten by snakes over the summer. Many simply do not understand how dangerous snakes can be, and in my opinion it is very much in vain. Although there are species of snakes that look very cute and can be kept as pets. I really don't know how to tame a snake to be friendly. Most likely, such a snake needs to be bought in a special store so that it is tamed in advance. As I read through http://reptilepetsrock.com/, a snake is fairly easy to care for and even easier than a dog or cat. True, I think it will be a little more difficult to get used to a snake than to ordinary pets. Well, in any case, in my opinion, having a snake at home is an interesting experience.

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Re: Fairfax Co. police offer snake safety tips
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: August 31, 2020 04:42AM

>> .38 Special Snake Shot does wonders too..Lil
>> lightweight J Frame S&W 642 snub will do the
>> job..to 6-8 ft away..with 4 more 158 gr LSWCHP..+P
>> FBI loads in the cylinder.. as a back up..for
>> rapists.. Ladies..

> My 12 ga semi auto shotgun holds 15 shells, and when loaded with 00 Buckshot I
> can kill any snake in the village.

Don't forget the Snake Slayer IV...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJSv9HRioP0&t=1839s

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Re: Fairfax Co. police offer snake safety tips
Posted by: Ringneck ()
Date: August 31, 2020 07:28AM

Found one of theses in my Farm home a week ago. According to Wikipedia completely harmless, but freaked me out. Having to get use to country life. Apparently a widespread snake in the US, but I hadn’t heard of them previously.
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Re: Fairfax Co. police offer snake safety tips
Posted by: freaked by that? ()
Date: August 31, 2020 09:25AM

Dude, if you get freaked out by a ringneck snake (they get to be around a foot long, absolute max!), then it is quite possible you shouldn't be living in the country.

Probably need to be on the 20th floor of a high-rise.

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Re: Fairfax Co. police offer snake safety tips
Posted by: SnakeLoverz ()
Date: September 03, 2020 04:24AM

ZstrikeS Wrote:
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> Really helpful advice considering how many people
> get bitten by snakes over the summer. Many simply
> do not understand how dangerous snakes can be, and
> in my opinion it is very much in vain. Although
> there are species of snakes that look very cute
> and can be kept as pets. I really don't know how
> to tame a snake to be friendly. Most likely, such
> a snake needs to be bought in a special store so
> that it is tamed in advance. As I read through reptilepetsrock.com, a snake is fairly easy to care
> for and even easier than a dog or cat. True, I
> think it will be a little more difficult to get
> used to a snake than to ordinary pets. Well, in
> any case, in my opinion, having a snake at home is
> an interesting experience.
I really love snakes too!

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