rattle snakes

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  1. Brian Kowalski

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    Hello everyone, fished SanV today and had a 4' rattle snake who climbed on board, this could have gone real bad real quick, long story short, pay attention out there, the water is high and so are the rattlers, do not just go about fishing for awhile without a boat look see ,especially those fishing the up and coming night tournament
     
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    It got in your boat? fk that!
     
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    Oh hell no !!!
     
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    Hey.. All that swimming could make a snake tired or something! You didn't evict the poor fellow while he was resting on your boat did you? *horrified look*
     
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    Maybe it would catch the rogue mouse In my boat , if I could grab thay little basterd he would be on a hook
     
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    Oh man, it "climbed" onto the boat? That is nuts.
     
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    Since reading this last night I've b33n trying to 5hink of what I would do if one attempted to board my boat , so far I have capturing it in my net and throwing 5he whole thing into the lake
     
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    No just no !
     
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    I used to float tube back in m6 younger days , neve4 3ven thought about a snake trying to climb on my tube
     
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    Chill guys, it's just a snake! It is not hunting you as prey! Like @Werfless said, probably looking for a dry place to rest. Just get close to shore and nudge him off. Net handle, oar, even your rod will do the trick. Do not use the net end! Get him tangled up and he could get angry.
     
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    I know back east when I float tubed a lot, we would have 3 - 5 ft water snakes climb on all the time. Even though they are harmless, they still can give a good bite. I never even thought of a rattlesnake climbing on or hitching a ride on a float tube which makes sense and totally could happen because i always see rattlesnakes in the water all the time whether it be at Barrett, Diamond Valley Lake, Lower Colorado, El Cap or any other body of water. Only make sense for the snake to try to get out of the water and get on something dry. I just never though of it. Now I have another legit reason why I don't float tube Southern California waters.
     
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    What's a lowly float tuber like me supposed to do about this information? I think I'd soil my waders if I saw one of those things swimming near me!
     
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    Great, just in time for the Barrett opener! Now how am I supposed to focus on fishing when all these snakes are trying to board my float tube!
     
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    Years back at san v .when u rented a boat u had to check for rattlers before u hopped in. Sure enough, had 1 curled up under the seat towards the bow. . U never know .
     
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    This should probably make all you tubers think twice about even going to Barrett!:rolleyes:
     
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    Everyone knows you just got to rub their belly till they go to sleep, oldest trick in the book.
     
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    Back in the mid 90's when I used to tube Hodges I had several encounters with rattlesnakes trying to get in my tube. I just kicked away fast and pushed them away with my rod tip. I don't think they can see very well and they think we are a rock or something they can rest on.
     
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    Hit it in the back with a stiff pole or something and break its back end of problem
     
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