I prefer a 48" pole that goes bang on one end.baboon,
FY, when my knee as REALLY "messed-up" & "HURT LIKE H" (after a tumble down the stairs), I found that a LIGHT/THIN polycarbonate ski-pole (cut down to about 48") WORKED WELL for the same purposes, whether as a walking cane, a handy tool to expend my arm-reach or as a defensive weapon.
KJQ6945,Your best defense against snakes, or thugs, is situational awareness. Look, and know what is going on around you at all times.
I’ll keep that in mind if I find another one like that.KJQ6945,
i know that this comment may be a bit OFF TOPIC but yesterday afternoon I talked to a Supervisor out at The Nature Center & she said that she wished that we had the "pastel-colored " Cottonmouth that you took photos of, as those natural color variations are QUITE RARE & that IF we had the snake, we would have put it on display.
KJQ6945,I’ll keep that in mind if I find another one like that.
That is juvenile/adolescent Copperhead. You can see the discoloration at the tip of his tail still. When they are young, it’s yellow. Definitely not something you want on your porch.Found this one today. It wasn’t being aggressive so I took the opportunity to cut loose with #4 shot out of a Ruger Blackhawk. Good riddance.
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