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Old 05-16-2014, 06:19 PM   #1
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Well, we just arrived at Lake Tawakoni SP here in Texas and I'm going about setting up coach.... Levelers, open slides, plug in electric and open the door on the water hook up and out falls a 3' snake.... Must admit, I did some pretty quick high stepping getting out of his/her way..... Got a stick and escorted it to the woods ..... Been MHing for 40 years and never had that before.... Lesson learned...
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Yes, lesson learned...always bring plenty of clean underwear.
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:46 PM   #3
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DW and I watched a 4' long Texas Rat Snake slithering across our yard early this week. It went to our TT parked under a shed. We watched it climb (is that a good enough verb?) up the steps - gave DW the willies. The last we saw, it was crawling over the tops of the tires.

I'm not sure where it went... hoping not to see it again!
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Well, we just arrived at Lake Tawakoni SP here in Texas and I'm going about setting up coach.... Levelers, open slides, plug in electric and open the door on the water hook up and out falls a 3' snake.... Must admit, I did some pretty quick high stepping getting out of his/her way..... Got a stick and escorted it to the woods ..... Been MHing for 40 years and never had that before.... Lesson learned...
Ewww no one told me snakes might be involved with camping....correction GLAMping (that's what my 15 yr old daughter and friends call it).
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I'll bet you have a "snake in the camper"...... At least he'll keep the mice under control... Be sure to check under the covers because they like warm places....
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That'll wake you up real quick.

That looks like a really nice state park, going to add it to the must visit list. How's the fishing there?
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Ranked as one of the best catfish lakes in the state.... I'm a Bass guy so I'll probably walk the shore dome tomorrow.... ( left the bass boat at home this trip )Click image for larger version

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Well, we just arrived at Lake Tawakoni SP here in Texas and I'm going about setting up coach.... Levelers, open slides, plug in electric and open the door on the water hook up and out falls a 3' snake.... Must admit, I did some pretty quick high stepping getting out of his/her way..... Got a stick and escorted it to the woods ..... Been MHing for 40 years and never had that before.... Lesson learned...


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Ewww no one told me snakes might be involved with camping....correction GLAMping (that's what my 15 yr old daughter and friends call it).
OK LOL Wazzat mean?
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Still going to come out for a little meet and greet. Presume those dogs in your pic will keep us safe from the snakes!
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Ranked as one of the best catfish lakes in the state.... I'm a Bass guy so I'll probably walk the shore dome tomorrow.... ( left the bass boat at home this trip )Attachment 52595

Let me know if you catch any bass, I'll haul my kayaks up there when we go. Nice spot by the way, nicely tucked in the trees.
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Glamping is a contraction of the two words 'glamor' and 'camping'... not your average tent and stick fire camping!
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I'll bet you have a "snake in the camper"...... At least he'll keep the mice under control... Be sure to check under the covers because they like warm places....
Oh, thanks, Ernest!
Suddenly I'm not sleepy!

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Ernest, What kinds of snake you all got in Texas?? I just have small non-poisonous snake here!! Do I need to bring "snake boots" when I come to the Texas FROG Rally in October??? Regards, Craig
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Many years ago on one of our yearly trips to Disney World, just after setting up our motorhome I looked up at a tree that was just past the power pedestal. The tree was growing in the shape of a 'Y' and in that 'Y' which was about 10' up was a snake coiled up and just sitting there. Needless to say I wasn't too happy about that and I notified the Disney people. So, my point is, it looks like the snakes are not limited to Texas.
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My wife would've had a heart attack and beat me until the snake was gone.Every snake to her is a rattleheadedcoppermoccasin!
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I'll take a rattler anytime before dealing with a cottonmouth. At least the rattler will let you know it's there. Cottonmouths have some really bad attitudes.
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Ok. I will say it!!! The only good snake is a dead snake.
A couple years ago my dogs killed a 39" copper head(yes, they get that big in Arkansas)...not before it bit 2 of them.
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My wife and I both have been bitten by Copperheads.... Nasty little snake .... BUT a snake bite will move you to the front of the line at the emergency room as I found out....
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So, do I understand correctly that there are only 4 species of venomous snakes in Texas, but there are several subspecies of these snakes (10 rattlesnakes, 1 cottonmouth, 3 copperheads, 1 coral snake).
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