posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 08:59 PM
reply to post by visualmiscreant
good chance it's from Florida or close by.
I have seen them that big before (and would steer a wide path around them) That one is full grown, meaning as far as I know it would'nt have gotten
any bigger. I used to see them that big sunning themselves on the sand trails on cool days. my horse would usually spot it first and give out a snort
and stomp. That was enough to get it moving off the trail and into the palmettos. It didnt want anything to do with a big horse and possibly armed
human so they stayed hidden back in the brush.
iIgrew up with the skin of one a little(not much) smaller than that one hanging in the family utility room. My dad killed it in 1967 when I was only
7y/o. didnt save the head. I remember looking at it though and still remember the number my dad's Ruger MKI .22 did on it (like he was know to say
"It's the same kind of pistol that mafia hitmen use"
Oh the memories of fish camp on the Saint Johns River and fishing at Sykes Creek
Growing up in the woods and waters of Florida
Now water moccasins.........