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    canebrake rattlesnake

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    me and my brother went into the woods by the house today to look for a certain kind of worm to fish with that are in the swamps of the low country of SC. I looked about 8ft. away and saw this. he was 5ft 3in. my charter arms 44 boomer is in the photo for scale. I am taking him to my taxidermist Monday to have the hide tanned. he will go on my cabin wall. oh yea he has 14 rattles and a button, click on the photo for a better view,,,,,,,,,
    I have never harvested an animal but I have KILLED QUITE A FEW !

    I would rather have a gun in my hand than a cop on the phone,,,,,,,,,

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    yikes!!

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    when I was a kid, my dad worked with this wildlife biologist. his two boys were my best friends growing up, and our hunting places adjoined each other.

    he shot a pair of honest to goodness 8 footers early one fall. i don't know what the record in Louisiana is for them, but they were well past "normal long" of maybe 5-6'.
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    I shot a 6 footer back in 75 in Florida. Was in a fish camp and was my turn to take out the garbage and saw it from 15' away. Had to run back to shack to get a 22 to shoot it. It didn't have nice rattles on it, some were missing. I skinned it and tacked hide to shack. I called it a Diamond Back a local said it was a Swamp Rattler? I dont know the difference of them down south. Up here we call them timber rattlers. We have very few in this area. There was a big one 52" killed 40mi north of here 1st of Nov. That is out of the hill region and I think it was a stow away from the south that came in oil field supplies. Ohio DNR took it to OSU to check DNA to see if it was a
    native snake. WVa and Pa have them but not common here in the hills and unheard of in flatlands. It's uncommon to see any snake up here as late as Nov.image.jpeg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drm50 View Post
    I shot a 6 footer back in 75 in Florida. Was in a fish camp and was my turn to take out the garbage and saw it from 15' away. Had to run back to shack to get a 22 to shoot it. It didn't have nice rattles on it, some were missing. I skinned it and tacked hide to shack. I called it a Diamond Back a local said it was a Swamp Rattler? I dont know the difference of them down south. Up here we call them timber rattlers. We have very few in this area. There was a big one 52" killed 40mi north of here 1st of Nov. That is out of the hill region and I think it was a stow away from the south that came in oil field supplies. Ohio DNR took it to OSU to check DNA to see if it was a
    native snake. WVa and Pa have them but not common here in the hills and unheard of in flatlands. It's uncommon to see any snake up here as late as Nov.image.jpeg
    that rattle snake is a cane break. the difference in them and a timber rattler is mostly the color. timber rattlers are almost black around here, my daddy use to call them "woods rattlers" no such thing as a "swamp rattler" but I did kill this one near a swamp so I guess he qualifies,,,,,,,,,,,
    I have never harvested an animal but I have KILLED QUITE A FEW !

    I would rather have a gun in my hand than a cop on the phone,,,,,,,,,

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    I don't like snakes ,as far as I'm concerned the only good one is a dead one!
    Good job, That is a big one!
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    That should look good on the wall. I wouldn't want to be surprised by one of those!

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    Rattle Snakes & Copper Heads don't bother me much. The Cotton Mouth is the ornery one in my opinion. Maybe it's because I don't have much experience with them but they worry me when I'm around them. The areas I've had run ins were water or swamp that makes them hard to pin without chance of a screw up.
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    Snakes. I hate the pretty ones!


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