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Old 06-15-2009, 09:57 PM
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I got these pics in an email from my brother.. Supposedly a sheep farmer in Alton Illinois kept losing sheep so he decided to put up an electric fence.. 10 days later this is what he found.. Each wire on the fence is 10 inches apart.. That joker could swallow me whole no prob.

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Old 06-15-2009, 10:43 PM
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I cant say what im thinking
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:48 PM
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What in the ???????????? I'm assuming that the snake tried to bite the fence after it zapped him. If I were a farmer I would've crapped myself. Any word on where it came from etc?????
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Old 06-16-2009, 04:30 AM
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Takes the anticipation of hunting to an all new arena!
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:20 AM
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Oh My
I wouldn't even be a snack for that thing
hunters there may want a bigger gun
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:40 AM
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:48 PM
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What makes me wonder about these pics and story is the fact that it would have to be an imported pet that someone let go or it got out. I do know this happens but chances are slim.. There are pythons in FL now according to some sources but they all came as imported pets that were for some unknown reason let out into the wild.

I doubt I would attack that size snake with a hoe..
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:00 AM
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I saw this pic some time, maybe a year or two back. I don't believe it was from Illinois, but it sure is a big snake. Buckfever made a good point. They are finding lots of exotics in FL and the southern US. Massive pythons and even cobras are finding their way into our environment. Look at those darn snakehead fish that have flourished in the Potomac. Russian Boars are breeding with ferrel pigs and here in the east we have a problem with a new hardier breed of coyote. I think I'm gonna need more bullets!

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Old 06-29-2009, 08:25 AM
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Man I am going to have to get better snake chaps.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:24 AM
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I'm about to go to FL next week to fish with my best friend. He told me that pythons aren't the only problem. I guess there are also iguana's that are an invasive species and they are all over the place. Him and a friend talked me into catching a few and cooking them up. I'll try anything once.

I'm usually not squeamish, but that picture freaks me out. I'm not afriad of snakes but I don't like them either.
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