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Author Topic: Another Big Texas Snake  (Read 2462 times)

Offline russcat

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Another Big Texas Snake
« on: October 21, 2010, 09:17:25 PM »
From an email I received today:


My fellow friends and family,

We have killed 57 rattlesnakes on two separate ranches this year. 24 @South bend & 33 @ Murray , since mid May. Not one has buzzed! We provoked one fair sized boy with a stick and he coiled & struck at the stick a couple of times before he buzzed up and rattled. The purpose of this explanation is that I have been hearing the same from fellow ranchers and hunters in regards to the lack of warning with rattlesnakes.
I had lunch with a friend today and he offered a theory about the fact that these bugs aren't rattling anymore. He raised pigs for years and reported that when he would hear a rattlesnake buzzing in the sow pen, the sows would bee line to it and fight over the snake. For the uninformed, pigs love to eat rattlesnakes. Therefore, the theory is they are ceasing to rattle to avoid detection, since there are plenty of pigs roaming the countryside. I have a neighbor ranching lady who was bitten 3 weeks ago 2 times by the same snake without any warning....she spent 5 days in ICU, after 22 vials of anti-venom she is back at the ranch and still may lose her foot or worse yet her lower leg.
The days of perceived warning are over. Keep your boots on and use a light when out and about. As you all know, one can pop up just about anywhere! You may wish to forward this to anyone that would be interested.
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Re: Another Big Texas Snake
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2010, 09:38:48 PM »
Good advice....  we went all summer and not seen any then Bam 3 killed in one week....
Last year we had one trail one of my Members and try to climb the Ladder stand he was in....
he shot him with a crossbow.

Russcat does Boots won't stop that Snake that one would strike you in the head as big as it is....
That's one Bad Bad Bad Snake send chills up my spine....
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« Last Edit: October 22, 2010, 07:14:36 AM by Possum »
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Re: Another Big Texas Snake
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2010, 09:46:18 PM »
That is one huge snake, good to see he is out of breath  @--0--0123
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Re: Another Big Texas Snake
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2010, 09:52:30 PM »
I was thinking the same thing possum. With a snake that big I don't even know if the boots would help if he struck you there!  --7-8-9
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Re: Another Big Texas Snake
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2010, 08:08:14 AM »
In middle GA we killed several 4' timber rattlesnakes on our lease 3 years ago.  None of them rattled before being shot.  I wear chaps every time I am out in the woods. 
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Re: Another Big Texas Snake
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2010, 08:38:21 AM »
That is a big snake. I have seen that pic before but cant remember were!
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Re: Another Big Texas Snake
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2010, 08:38:35 AM »
wow, I don't like snakes --7-8-9
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Re: Another Big Texas Snake
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2010, 10:05:01 AM »
What are you guys feeding those snakes in Texas?
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Re: Another Big Texas Snake
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2010, 03:25:46 PM »
russcat, I have gotten that picture in an email also but with a different story and location....I think it might be a photo shop deal or something ! @--0--0117
Thanks for warning folks, tho, we all need to be on the lookout !
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Re: Another Big Texas Snake
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2010, 09:23:17 PM »
I think it's a spoof Russcat (sorry!). The pic was posted in another thread here on TH not long ago as being from Georgia.

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Re: Another Big Texas Snake
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2010, 07:43:11 PM »
I think it's a spoof Russcat (sorry!). The pic was posted in another thread here on TH not long ago as being from Georgia.

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Re: Another Big Texas Snake
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2011, 09:15:11 AM »
Thats one heck of a snake.

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Re: Another Big Texas Snake
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2011, 09:51:03 AM »
I saw that picture in an Arkansas newspaper as being from there also.   I think this picture has made its round.
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Re: Another Big Texas Snake
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2011, 09:57:09 AM »
Texas, Arkansas, Georgia... hah... someone even sent me that picture saying they killed it in Alabama at a hunting club down south.  Amazing how things travel and stories get told.  @--0--0123
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