Anonymous on 2013-09-09
Is this a joke? come on people we should have at least three plans, a,b,c, and sometimes d. fumbling around kicking rocks and other debris is not wise obviously agitating the snake worse
Kevo on 2013-07-25
Not one to judge,but I caught many venomous in the field ,I never tubed one in the wild,but I tubed many under better conditions in a container of some sort and not around things I can trip and fall over
Hypodermix on 2012-11-21
first 30 seconds of the video are bothersome, did not bother to watch the rest. Pin, bag and tube at facility.
jabshier123 on 2012-06-19
poorly handled!.. that worst way to get bitten, I always scooped the snake over to my boot , put my foot on snake to hold it there Light pressure on boot (don't step on it hard)..just enough to hold snake there then insert snake's head into tube....of course all rattlers are ticked off when you first find them in wild.. put them in a sack or small box for about 1 hour in shady area.. they calm down pretty quickly enough to handle them on tip of a hook... I've tubed many of wild caught Timber rattlers through years.. Timber rattlers are my passion...
RattleAbe on 2012-06-15
I think handle a snake with a hook is much easier ( especially with big venomous snakes)
I think Tubing venoums snakes is quite dangerous if you not an expert
isn't a very easy way to catch a snake, especyally when are you face to face with a stout body snake
i had saw it sometimes ago about BushMastee, using telemetry and also about snake charmer
herps1318 on 2012-01-15
First of all,Ptk is right, why did you want to
tube the snake?, just because of handle it or
it was really needed?... second, that snake was
really angry, just let it calm down and take it
to a facility with a table so that might be
easier to work with.
Anonymous on 2011-12-22
Place snake in deep container(bucket,box,tub,ect),let the snake climb up the side and place the tube over the snake .I've done it 100s of times and never once had a problem.
gaboon1970 on 2011-12-03
Set the snake in a small bucket. When the snake goes up place head in tube.>
pritim82 on 2011-12-01
I was taught to wear a pair of snake boots and to
LIGHTLY step on the snake to control the movement.
Typically we step on the upper 1/3 of the body. Then
tube the snake on the outside of your boot. This works
well for most crotalus species (especially timbers.)
Some larger species like eastern Diamondbacks there
may be better ways. This may seem unconventional to
some or most, but has worked 1000s of times and
never resulted in injury to snakes or handlers if done
properly. I do not recommend this for novices or on
extremely steep terrain. WEAR SNAKEBOOTS!
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