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Rattlers #6593220
08/12/19 04:41 PM
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Rattlers (timber rattlers) seem to be increasing their movement earlier. They usually move more in early fall but early August is a bit unusual.

Had a 3 footer kill the wife's rooster and a hen. Killed the rooster DRT with bite on head. Hen died about 2 days later with bite on her side under her wing. Wife discovered rattler at chicken pen one morning last week... rattler didnt survive.

The one in the pic above was crossing a dirt road a few days ago. He got to live as it was not near my stomping grounds.


Thank God For Your Blessings!

Re: Rattlers [Re: Swamp Wolf] #6593227
08/12/19 04:54 PM
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Pretty. I miss catching snakes up here in Alaska. Nothing but ice snakes up here.


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Re: Rattlers [Re: Swamp Wolf] #6593231
08/12/19 04:59 PM
08/12/19 04:59 PM
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Idaho, Lemhi County
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To my way of thinking, that is a real handsome snake. We've got Prairie rattlers and Pacific rattlers, but neither are as vividly marked as the one you show in the photo. Thank you for sharing the photo, Sir.

Jack

Re: Rattlers [Re: Swamp Wolf] #6593250
08/12/19 05:30 PM
08/12/19 05:30 PM
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Great pic SW, if legal he'd been on my grill lol.


Disclaimer: I am currently drunk, yet still confident that this makes sense.
Re: Rattlers [Re: Swamp Wolf] #6593287
08/12/19 06:12 PM
08/12/19 06:12 PM
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Robert Lee, TEXAS
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You best not kill them in TEXAS..

Protected...


Good Luck and God Bless you and yours,

bulletbox,
TEXAS



Even sheep are smart enough to shade up when it gets over 100....
Re: Rattlers [Re: Swamp Wolf] #6593328
08/12/19 06:45 PM
08/12/19 06:45 PM
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northern New York
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Don't kill them in New York, fully protected

Re: Rattlers [Re: Swamp Wolf] #6593333
08/12/19 06:50 PM
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Coldspring Texas
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Bullet.....I’ve only ever seen a few here in the wild in east Texas, and they were young....the Lufkin zoo has one with a head the size of a softball lol.... let that one rise up from the other side of a stump from me and there wouldn’t be enough protection in the world to keep me from drawing and firing all six in that thing lol


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Re: Rattlers [Re: Fisher Man] #6593337
08/12/19 06:53 PM
08/12/19 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Fisherman
Don't kill them in New York, fully protected



That's because they don't want regular folks confusing them with the Politicians.

Re: Rattlers [Re: Swamp Wolf] #6593361
08/12/19 07:19 PM
08/12/19 07:19 PM
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I know it is wishful thinking Butttt , maybe we are gonna have a early fall . This 100 plus heat is rough on this old fat boy .


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Re: Rattlers [Re: Gulo] #6593363
08/12/19 07:19 PM
08/12/19 07:19 PM
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Georgia
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Originally Posted by Gulo
To my way of thinking, that is a real handsome snake. We've got Prairie rattlers and Pacific rattlers, but neither are as vividly marked as the one you show in the photo. Thank you for sharing the photo, Sir.

Jack


Pictures don't do them justice. A well marked timber seems to play tricks with the light.

Re: Rattlers [Re: Swamp Wolf] #6593371
08/12/19 07:40 PM
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[Linked Image]


They do got some great colors, I stepped on that bottle and they started rattling. Good thing I had on my snake boots. This one was 47" not counting the rattle, the other one was well over52" but guessing it was a female and I didn't mess with that one. Both were let go.

Re: Rattlers [Re: Swamp Wolf] #6593373
08/12/19 07:44 PM
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You know, I think I will quit griping about 40 below zero if it keeps those things away!


I have nothing clever to put here.





Re: Rattlers [Re: Swamp Wolf] #6593381
08/12/19 07:55 PM
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Run aground in TN
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They look best right after they shed their skin. If you look close up then the scales shimmer in all the rainbow colors.


I do all my own stunts ..... but never intentionally
Re: Rattlers [Re: bulletbox] #6593382
08/12/19 07:56 PM
08/12/19 07:56 PM
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Sagle, ID
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Originally Posted by bulletbox
You best not kill them in TEXAS..

Protected...


I thought the only thing in Texas that's protected was whoever Chuck Norris is hanging out with at the time?


Real name = Eric
The sharpest hammer in the box of crayons.

Re: Rattlers [Re: Swamp Wolf] #6593443
08/12/19 08:38 PM
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Our mornings and evenings have seemed like early fall even though it heats up quickly in the mornings. The sun angle and shadows in the evenings are very fall-like. More so than past Augusts.

All poisonous snakes in Georgia are NOT protected by law. There has been some recent talk about protecting the Eastern Dbacks.

All non-poisonous snakes are protected.


Thank God For Your Blessings!

Re: Rattlers [Re: Swamp Wolf] #6593461
08/12/19 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Wild_Idaho
Originally Posted by bulletbox
You best not kill them in TEXAS..

Protected...


I thought the only thing in Texas that's protected was whoever Chuck Norris is hanging out with at the time?


Last edited by boncoon; 08/12/19 08:49 PM.
Re: Rattlers [Re: Swamp Wolf] #6593472
08/12/19 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
Our mornings and evenings have seemed like early fall even though it heats up quickly in the mornings. The sun angle and shadows in the evenings are very fall-like. More so than past Augusts.

All poisonous snakes in Georgia are NOT protected by law. There has been some recent talk about protecting the Eastern Dbacks.

All non-poisonous snakes are protected.


I wish protection would be extended to all and enforcement for those dummies that kill all snakes on sight.

Re: Rattlers [Re: Swamp Wolf] #6593478
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They're all pretty much protected except your allowed 1 rattler and copperhead a year.

Re: Rattlers [Re: warrior] #6593501
08/12/19 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by warrior
Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
Our mornings and evenings have seemed like early fall even though it heats up quickly in the mornings. The sun angle and shadows in the evenings are very fall-like. More so than past Augusts.

All poisonous snakes in Georgia are NOT protected by law. There has been some recent talk about protecting the Eastern Dbacks.

All non-poisonous snakes are protected.


I wish protection would be extended to all and enforcement for those dummies that kill all snakes on sight.

If they ever put protection on water moccasins then I'll just have to be an outlaw.

Re: Rattlers [Re: Fisher Man] #6593509
08/12/19 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Fisherman
Don't kill them in New York, fully protected


Same here in Minnesota but I remember when there was a bounty on them

They seem to be on the rise here in Mn at least I have seen more then in years when I am down in the southern part of the state and they seem to be moving more as well





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