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    Cool Have you ever seen a Poisonous Snake in Indiana?

    Have you ever seen a Poisonous Snake in Indiana? If so Where?

    There are tons of Timber Rattlenakes here along the Kentucky/ Tennessee border. But it appears that their numbers are growing in Indiana.


    Here are some Cool Videos.

    YouTube - ‪Families encounter lethal rattlesnakes in Brown County‬‏




    YouTube - ‪Indiana Vipers‬‏



    YouTube - ‪Eastern Timber Rattlesnake‬‏



    YouTube - ‪Eastern Timber Rattlesnake Southern Indiana‬‏



    YouTube - ‪Northern Copperheads‬‏



    YouTube - ‪rattlesnake‬‏



    YouTube - ‪HerpQuest!-Early spring herping and Timber Rattlesnake‬‏















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    Yep,,,walk in the weeds and your eventually steping on a copperhead around me,,,lots of them,,and I have even seen timber rattlers around here. I have 3 black snakes occasionally crawling under the house and thats fine by me,,they kill copperheads.

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    Copperheads . I know we have rattlers around us but have never seen one. Hope it stays that way.

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    That first video was an interesting piece, since I live in this area. I've always heard there was a rattlesnake den fairly close to the campground in BC state park and most campers don't know about it. While growing up, I knew kids that seem to cross paths with Rattlesnakes quite often. Some lived just outside the southern edge of the park like near Gravel Creek, and others lived around Nebo and Berry Ridge areas. It was quite common for them to spot rattlesnakes around their homes each summer. I've never seen one myself....but occasional copperheads. If I smell cucumbers and I am not in the garden, I go on high alert !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Hog Daddy View Post
    If I smell cucumbers and I am not in the garden, I go on high alert !!!

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    Why cucumbers? Interesting

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    Years ago,,,got into a den of copperheads mating in the springtime,,that is when they are meanest..you really need to be aware of your surroundings mushroom hunting southern indiana..also a friend of mine killed a timber rattler,,in the residential district of Shoals,,about 3.5 ft long ,,with a hoe,,as all the kids play in everybodys yards too,,and DNR came down after they found out about it and gave him a 150.00 ticket for killing an endagered species so you want to watch out eradicating any rattlers in Indiana. I killed one last yr. in my driveway,

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    I had a conversation last month with a Game Warden down at Ferdinand State Forest and he actually told me Copperheads are extremely rare and that he hadn't seen on since he was a child. After viewing the videos, I believe the Game Warden's wrong. It seems that those videos were made by people who KNOW how and where to look for these poisonous snakes and they find them rather easily.

    The one video seems to be done mostly at night, and they found a bunch in that segment. The amazing thing to me is how friggin big those Rattlesnakes get, I would sh!t my pants if I came across a five foot Rattler or a three foot Copperhead for that matter. Cottonmouths are known to exist in exactly one swampy area around Jasper, I find that hard to believe that they would be contained to just that particular area though.

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    Nope, never have up in my neck of the woods. Although my Grandfather killed a rattler in the area back in the 50's.
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    Brown Co State park camping area, copperhead. My uncle killed it right outside our camper door about 15 yrs ago.
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    I look at all snakes the same!

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