I gotta parrot everyone else. Need to learn your snakes. For safety sake.
But he was just a harmless corn. They're pretty docile pets actually.
I keep reptiles myself, but realize some people really don't like the scaled creatures.
SwampStalker, I could be mistaken but I don't actually think there are any native venomous or dangerous snakes in RI. I can see how maybe you're a little on edge because the previous owner kept snakes and who's to say what kind he had or if he had any escape his care. I'd prob be a little concerned aswell knowing that.
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I took everyone's advice and looked up the snakes in my hunting area. Found out we have 4 venomous snakes. Always thought my dad was pulling my leg when he said to watch out for rattle snakes cotton mouths and copperheads. Definately a little freaked out to know there is a real possibly of coming across one of these. They aren't common but they are in my area.
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Sometimes it is best if you conquer your irrational fears rather than beating harmless reptiles with a shovel. I'm pretty sure the corn snake wasn't going to eat any children. If you conquer the fear and show the children the snake, maybe you won't pass on the misconceptions.
All fears can be overcome. But hunters, of all people, should understand conservation and the balance of nature. I don't think being indiscriminate killers at any level is in our best interest. Respect for our resources, etc....
sorry if i snapped at some people or took some responses as an "attack". I'm pretty new to the forum, and was welcomed nicely, and have really enjoyed posting and seeing friendly responses, making me feel welcome and enjoy my time here. I guess when i saw some what seemed like negative responses to a question i asked,,,i got pissed off because i was told to "ask away, many knowledgeable people on here" response. i came here to this forum from another forum that has gotten way out of hand with bashing of people and immediately thought....here we go again.
I love the outdoors, i live and breath whitetails year round, and i love talking anything and everything whitetails, and truly enjoy coming here to talk about all of it. remember, hindsight is always 20/20. its easy to say what "should" be done when not in the situation, but reality is, you never know how you will react until you are in the situation. this applies to war...and almost everything in life. again my apologies, and lesson learned with snakes......lol!!
BRIANWI....please tell me how to overcome my fear of heights if all fears can be overcome!!!
My daughter likes catching them and walking around the year with them much to the horror of the wife. She didn't fall to far from the tree. LOL
I know how to get over a fear of heights! I used to have it but I needed work, got hired on as a high rise window cleaner. Sitting on a board hanging off the side of a building either learn to control an stop the fear or pee your pants and cry those are your two choices 60 floors up haha. I used to get sketched by spiders so I bought myself some tarantualas (can't spell sorry) I learned how to care for them an everything now I don't mind spiders at all I like mine an ill now nicely move wild ones I find in my house with out killing them first, big step to how I was couple years ago they got smushed ASAP.
I'm kinda like Indiana Jones when it comes to snakes, I hate 'em. It's not that I am really afraid of them I just think they're weird. And I've owned lizards/chameleons when I was younger so I don't know why I hate them so much. Maybe it's because Satan took form of a snake in the Bible. Who knows...
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Carlson gave you some advice, sounded pretty good. Knowledge is power.
If you still can't overcome your fear, seek a professional. It is worth doing I would think, if the alternative is living with intense fear you don't need to have.
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I really don't see the need to seek help for my fear of snakes. I see a snake, I freak out then I kill said snake. I still don't see it being a problem. They aren't endangered and I haven't killed one in 3 years. You are welcome to your opinion but I'm perfectly happy with my fear of snakes because I could have a fear of something totally stupid then I WOULD have to seek help.
Did I hear someone say something about bowhunting?
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