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Herping Question

Postby Ccrestedgecko » Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:48 pm

Hi guys, I would like to go herping in central Florida, I'd like to flip over logs etc. There are only 4 venemous snakes around here, they are diamondback, pigmy rattler, Coral snake and water moccasin. What's the safest way to flip wood? Will a collapsible snake hook work? Thanks for the replies.
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Re: Herping Question

Postby Dakota » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:57 pm

Not in my experience. You mean like the ones at Petco? Those are very, very poorly made snake hooks. We bought one to try and it broke the same day used.

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Re: Herping Question

Postby NickBrahz » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:57 pm

I imagine any type of long stick like object with a hook at the end would be best to flip over wood
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Re: Herping Question

Postby Jbolar » Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:29 pm

you would want a field hook. make sure to put back anything you flip, disturbing /lifting stone is against "regulations" in some states as you are disturbing habitat. Make sure that every rock is lifted carefully and placed back in the exact same position without smashing anything. same deal with logs. loose debris and wood / metal is all fair game.
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