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#6443806 - 09/08/16 01:28 PM Massasauga Rattle Snake
YellowDog Offline
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Registered: 09/27/12
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All you dog hunters, be careful of the Massasauga RattleSnake. Have a good friend thats a Vet. He told me the antivenom is for Diamondback rattlesnakes not the Massasauga rattler. He also said the Massasauga rattlesnake is making a come back in West Texas. He's already had a few dogs in for snake bite.
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#6443814 - 09/08/16 01:35 PM Re: Massasauga Rattle Snake [Re: YellowDog]
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Never heard of them.
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#6443848 - 09/08/16 01:55 PM Re: Massasauga Rattle Snake [Re: YellowDog]
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Loc: Houston/Sealy
Heard of them, didn't know they were in Texas.
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#6443886 - 09/08/16 02:20 PM Re: Massasauga Rattle Snake [Re: YellowDog]
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Registered: 01/27/06
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WHat do they look like?
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#6443902 - 09/08/16 02:33 PM Re: Massasauga Rattle Snake [Re: YellowDog]
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Google is my friend

Picture of Massasauga Rattler
https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/02/Sistrurus_catenatus.jpg&imgrefurl=https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sistrurus_catenatus.jpg&h=2320&w=2972&tbnid=I78FjATTrWiOiM:&tbnh=156&tbnw=199&docid=KM5sgwo3cd4-pM&itg=1&usg=__I7qhSFB7E6hR2wYPl0tYC-xozMA=
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#6444525 - 09/08/16 08:57 PM Re: Massasauga Rattle Snake [Re: YellowDog]
jetdad Offline
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Registered: 03/02/13
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Loc: Grayson county
They are usually referred to as a prairie rattler. Quite common in north and west Texas.

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#6444967 - 09/09/16 09:16 AM Re: Massasauga Rattle Snake [Re: YellowDog]
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Prairie Rattler and Massasauga are two different snakes.

https://www.wildlifedepartment.com/facts_maps/archives/Snake%20Poster%20BACK.pdf
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#6445066 - 09/09/16 10:52 AM Re: Massasauga Rattle Snake [Re: YellowDog]
jetdad Offline
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Didn't say they were the same. Most people/ranchers that see a Massasauga will refer to it as a prairie rattler.

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#6448945 - 09/12/16 02:13 PM Re: Massasauga Rattle Snake [Re: YellowDog]
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I have already killed six of these at my house this year including one last night. They are little nasty tempered devils.
Everyone around here calls them ground rattlers and they love flower beds and patios.
They also have tiny rattlers that you can barely hear if you can at all.

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#6448949 - 09/12/16 02:17 PM Re: Massasauga Rattle Snake [Re: huntwest]
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Originally Posted By: huntwest
I have already killed six of these at my house this year including one last night. They are little nasty tempered devils.
Everyone around here calls them ground rattlers and they love flower beds and patios.
They also have tiny rattlers that you can barely hear if you can at all.


Man, thats crazy! Keep Lacy away from them!
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#6449735 - 09/12/16 10:13 PM Re: Massasauga Rattle Snake [Re: YellowDog]
nak Offline
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Registered: 08/26/12
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Loc: DFW
We ran into a biologist studying them at Madator WMA. He was catching Massasauga rattlers, putting radio trackers on them, then turning them loose again. locomad

I tried to get the frequency, but for some reason, he did not want to share.
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