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How to catch a Texas coral?


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Posted by Sepultura4Ever on October 16, 2002 at 18:49:41:

I just found this area that I think would be great for Texas Coral Snakes. My question is what would be the best way to catch them? I have only seen one in the wild and observed someone else catching it by pinning it with a pinning stick and catching it using the 2 finger method with the thumb and index finger on either side of its head. I have also been told by very reputable sources that tailing them is the best and most efficient way to catch them. Is it the safest though and can they go up their entire body length to get you? I have experience with vipers and catch cottonmouths and copperheads on a regular basis by using the the 3 finger hold, but i get kind of nervous when thinking about catching elapids. Any help would be much appreciated?


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