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    I hear there are so many of these snakes right now in south florida
    that people are running them over in alligator alley.
    which leads me to the question?
    is anyone here gettin any?
    what would a green skin skin go for? for say a 17 footer or so?
    lokking for some material for knife sheaths.
    right now i have some genuine artifical python skin i got off a pair of boots.
    gotta start somewhere i guess.
    coyotes listen to them, like children of the night what music they make.


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    It's easy to get a permit. A 17 footer skin will fetch a couple of hundred bucks.
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    If you come down and go after the big ones, hayshaker, bring a friend just in case. Just saying. I heard it's hard to cut your way out of one. And the stomach juices aren't good for your complexion.

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    If you let the snake eat you...you have to maintain your composure...but once he gets to your waist then you can stab him in the head. NOW, I read that right here on the forums. It's actually a tip for Anacondas but my guess is it will work for Pythons as well. At least I hope it does. Anyway....on the list. Oh, yeah. Green Anaconda, green anaconda. Gotta end the year right.

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    i have some genuine artifical python skin i got off a pair of boots.
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    I bought a bullwhip from the gift shop at Fort Dells...in Wisconsin Dells as a young man.

    Was made from "genuine imitation cowhide".....Made in Japan from "genuine imitation cows"
    The first try....blew up...

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    Does bring back memories of years gone past and the magnificent troll toss of 2013.
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    Aw waht the heck......
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    I just knew that somebody would post it. I'll be humming it all night.
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    How big ya want?

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    Now the is a big Freeking snake......!!!!
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    honest to goodness what hunter said.
    all kiddig aside there have been anacondas spotted in the
    amazon. many moons ago near 90,ft or so.
    the one on the truck ahhhhh the scales are too big for knife sheaths.
    oh and as far as stomach juices, max said i don't plan on eating the entrails anyhow.
    another thing krat mentioned a troll toss, ok so how little are they then?
    coyotes listen to them, like children of the night what music they make.

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    The big scales they use for shields.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    It's easy to get a permit. A 17 footer skin will fetch a couple of hundred bucks.
    I'll ask around. But, I am not sure what the snake catcher gets. But, if it is like gators, it all depends on how much work you want to put into processing it. A lot of people swap the hides on their tags. I get meat from gators for helping people get big gators.

    The South Florida Water Management District pays a bounty. $8.50 an hour and $50 the first 4' and $25 each additional foot. I think the average catch is right at 6'. A 17' is a monster and would fetch $375 before what ever you can sell it for.

    Damn, I might have just talked myself into going snake hunting. LOL Again though an average snake is about 6' and so it would pay $100.

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    Wait. What? Someone pays $100 bucks for a dead snake? Seriously? If I didn't have the list I'd be all over that in a New York second. (You don't have to look real hard to see what I did there)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Wait. What? Someone pays $100 bucks for a dead snake? Seriously? If I didn't have the list I'd be all over that in a New York second. (You don't have to look real hard to see what I did there)
    Rick...the flat dead ones in the road....don't bring as much......Just wing'em.
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    did i miss something here? the state will pay you for your time and the snake
    and still let ya have it? honest to goodness. such a deal.
    coyotes listen to them, like children of the night what music they make.

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    I have been wondering if there was a good way to finance winters in the Sunshine State and now I may have found just that!

    A walk in the woods down Alligator Ally, removal of an invasive python or Boa every two or three days and the bill at the RV camp is paid.

    What I could not cover with snake hunting I would save in the cost of the electric bill up here in the frozen north.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyratshooter View Post
    I have been wondering if there was a good way to finance winters in the Sunshine State and now I may have found just that!

    A walk in the woods down Alligator Ally, removal of an invasive python or Boa every two or three days and the bill at the RV camp is paid.

    What I could not cover with snake hunting I would save in the cost of the electric bill up here in the frozen north.
    Problem is....you still need heat in the frozen north or stuff freezes.......that happen whether you are there or not....
    Otherwise a good plan.

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    Only a problem if there is anything left to freeze!

    Shut off the water, drain the water heater, drip some antifreeze into the drains and walk away and forget it for the winter.

    Snake rifles are no problem.

    I think I would prefer a snake-shotgun for pythons. I have killed snakes before and they are tough critters and do not die quickly. A python could probably choke you to death after you officially killed it.

    I think a mix of #00 and #4 out of a short barrel full choke from about 15 feet away would be my choice.
    If you didn't bring jerky what did I just eat?

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