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Old 03-09-2011, 07:10 PM
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That pic has made the e-mail rounds several months ago! I don't believe much of what I see on the internet!
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:58 AM
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That is 1 heck of a snake!!!
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:42 AM
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big rattler
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:04 AM
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I've seen a newspaper with pictures of them that size that could not have been touched up. There ARE snakes that size but not real common. I don't know about that pic.
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:27 AM
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quote from person living close to Coleman

Our place is about 30 miles north of Coleman. This article and pictures ran in the Abilene paper and all our local papers last fall. One silent rattler even struck a person in Abilene when he was going into a eating establishment. Vets, game wardens, etc. were warning everyone to beware. With warmer weather coming soon we'll again be in the target zone. I needed this reminder cuz I walk around totally unprotected all the time.
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:45 AM
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The snake's head is almost the size of the guys ball cap. Doesn't look right to me. I am betting photo work.
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:18 AM
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I dont even like to be around them dead, much less alive
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Old 03-12-2011, 05:57 PM
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could make some nice boots with it...
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:18 AM
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This photo has been around a loooong time. It is of a Timber Rattler. Officially the world record is something like 6' 2". This photo and the details are featured in a recent Georgia conservation mag. If I recall correctly, this snake was unofficially measured at 6' 6". Which if it holds up, I suppose will be a new recoprd. I forget the weight, but I thin k it was something like 40# - 45# ????

To give an idea of the barf you can come across on the "net", this particular snake has been killed in at least 7 states that I "know" of. The largest "measurement" that I recall stated as fact in these BS postings was 11' 6" and weighing 94#. I have been in the southern woods for going on 5 decades now. I have come across maybe 8-10 Timber rattlers. By far, the largest Timber Rattle snake I have come across myself, I measured at just under 56". It had 14 "rattles" and the "button". Maybe weighed 15#, but that is a guess and probably high.
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:35 PM
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it may not be real who knows but its a big ol snake i would like to see a rattlesnake up close.
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