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anybody know what kind of snake this is?????

Discussion in 'Reptile Taxidermy' started by kurtro08, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. kurtro08

    kurtro08 New Member

    I was in my shop working all morning on a deer and turned around and this snake was near my leg. I jumped really quick and immediately started yelling at my father sayinh you got me. He replied "what do you mean i got you?" i "said with this dang snake" as im reaching down to pick up think it was rubber he says "i dont know what your talking about i didnt have a rubber snake" I snatched my hand back it moved so i killed it... i have been searching and cant find anything similar to it anywhere online anybody else have any ideas ???

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  2. kurtro08

    kurtro08 New Member

    this is the bed like a burnt orange ... i found one called a red belly black snake but they are saying from australia so i dont know what it is..lol anybody want it? would look neat swimming in water with fish coming up to hit it

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  3. It looks like a mud snake to me. How much damage does it have?
  4. pyeager1

    pyeager1 Active Member

    Yep, that would be my guess. Last summers young mud snake.
  5. ArBowhunter

    ArBowhunter New Member

    mud snake. haven't seen any around here in several years. pretty snakes
  6. kurtro08

    kurtro08 New Member

    well After posting this i pulled the inners out through mouth then tanned the snake ... and filled it with a caulk that doesnt shrink ...and wired it for a quick mount job curious to see if it turns out if so i am going to make a master mold of it.
  7. kurtro08

    kurtro08 New Member

    dont know if it is going to work or not but i guess we will see

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  8. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    When you say..............

    When you say "i pulled the inners out" are you meaning you tubed skinned it, then fleshed it?

  9. kurtro08

    kurtro08 New Member

    meaning i tubbed it yes but i did not flesh out the head or clean the skin a ton as i didnt want the scales to start popping it worked really well..i have tried this on larger snakes before and it didnt work at all but for a smaller one its no problem
  10. timberlandtaxidermy

    timberlandtaxidermy Taxidermy Instructor NTA Certified Judge

    Re: anybody know what kind of snake this is?????

    It's a dead snake!, so in my book, it's a "good snake" :D
    I don't like snakes, can you tell?
    Still had to look at the pic, though.
    If Perry says it's a mud snake, I'll have to go with that. Thank God, it's dead!
    Did I mention, I don't like snakes?
  11. gade04

    gade04 New Member

    Cool looking snake.
  12. kurtro08

    kurtro08 New Member

    I wish that i had some way of freeze drying instead but all in all this is probably the better as far as quality