September 16, 2013 at 9:13pm
It's actually Great eatin Nance but like we said, they are protected now so be careful..The Diamondback is very protected and that may have been the cause of the said citation?...Here's a little info I found on a NCWRC site, BTW, Don and myself encountered a Hognose snake during Turkey season and that was a Cool Cool Deal...I have a video if you would like to see it...Cool Snake no dount and we let it be...It's all in how people are raised I guess as far as being spooked of any snake...I don't mind them if they don't mind me but I have seen people turn around on the highway just to go back and run 1 over??? Senseless to me but like you, some only like Dead snakes lol:
The addition of the timber rattlesnake and southern hognose snake to the state’s protected animal lists in NCAC 10I makes it 'unlawful to take or possess any of such species at any time.' Permits may be issued 'to take an endangered, threatened, or special concern species for the purpose of scientific investigation relevant to perpetuation or restoration of said species or as a part of a commission approved study or restoration effort'. It is now therefore appropriate to develop a policy to: 1) Address the current possession of timber rattlesnakes and southern hognose snakes; and, 2) Develop a policy for the issuance of permits for collection, possession, import/export and transfer of venomous and nonvenomous snakes on the state’s protected animal lists.