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Rattlesnake! #5567059 01/27/15 04:05 PM
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fishing for bass about 5 years ago this rattlesnake started going after his stringer of fish so he put on a different hook and caught him on the first cast and killed him. Papaw will be gone 3 years this july 4th he was a hunting and fishing sonofagun! wanted to share his pic with yall!



Re: Rattlesnake! [Re: NewGulf] #5567065 01/27/15 04:07 PM
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Good pic to remember your Papaw with, thanks for sharing.

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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Good pic to remember your Papaw with, thanks for sharing.

Yup, looks like a Canebrake ( Timber ). Yes they are ..... I know.


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I did not think canebrake rattles got that big

Re: Rattlesnake! [Re: NewGulf] #5567230 01/27/15 05:28 PM
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Timber rattlers are the second largest venomous snake in Texas and third largest in the United States. Adult timber rattlesnakes reach a length of 36 to 40 inches (91 to 101 cm), and weigh 1.3 to 2 pounds (0.58 to 0.9 kg).


https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/species/timberrattlesnake/

Re: Rattlesnake! [Re: NewGulf] #5567233 01/27/15 05:29 PM
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The timber rattlesnake is the only protected species of venomous snake in Texas and can not be collected without a scientific collecting permit.
http://www.herpsoftexas.org/content/timber-rattlesnake


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Originally Posted By: kry226
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Timber rattlers are the second largest venomous snake in Texas and third largest in the United States. Adult timber rattlesnakes reach a length of 36 to 40 inches (91 to 101 cm), and weigh 1.3 to 2 pounds (0.58 to 0.9 kg).


https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/species/timberrattlesnake/


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Although many timber rattlers meet their deaths at the hands of people or by automobiles, the fastest way to kill timber rattlesnake populations is by destroying or altering the places they need to hunt, hibernate and live. Today, every state inhabited by timber rattlesnakes has laws protecting the species, including Texas. In Texas, it is listed as a threatened species. This means that people cannot take, transport, have in their possession or sell timber rattlesnakes.


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Re: Rattlesnake! [Re: NewGulf] #5567264 01/27/15 05:48 PM
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Legality should be another thread. That's a great pic and story to remember your gpa! cheers


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Good pic for good memories of Pawpaw. He did good work on that snake


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That is an awesome pic! up

I agree, don't hijack the thread, I think Pawpaw has exceeded the statute of limitations.

I saw one up in Howe a few years ago, was over 4 ft.

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We have plenty of them at my place in Red River Co, 4' is pretty common but I've seen one just over 5'.


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Originally Posted By: LarryCopper
Legality should be another thread. That's a great pic and story to remember your gpa! cheers

Originally Posted By: kdub
That is an awesome pic! up

I agree, don't hijack the thread, I think Pawpaw has exceeded the statute of limitations.

I saw one up in Howe a few years ago, was over 4 ft.


Totally agree!!!

Great picture to remember your Papaw up


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Well played by your PaPaw. Great pic. cheers


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Originally Posted By: jeh7mmmag
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Timber rattlers are the second largest venomous snake in Texas and third largest in the United States. Adult timber rattlesnakes reach a length of 36 to 40 inches (91 to 101 cm), and weigh 1.3 to 2 pounds (0.58 to 0.9 kg).


https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/species/timberrattlesnake/


From the same site:
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Although many timber rattlers meet their deaths at the hands of people or by automobiles, the fastest way to kill timber rattlesnake populations is by destroying or altering the places they need to hunt, hibernate and live. Today, every state inhabited by timber rattlesnakes has laws protecting the species, including Texas. In Texas, it is listed as a threatened species. This means that people cannot take, transport, have in their possession or sell timber rattlesnakes.


Thanks for the info. I guess I'll eat the next one I kill. up


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Re: Rattlesnake! [Re: NewGulf] #5568170 01/28/15 01:48 AM
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Thanks guys he was 86 when he got that sob! the reason he's at the golf course is because between golf matches he would go fish for an hour or so or check his throwlines all he ever did was play baseball, hunt/fish and play golf! cheers

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Timber Rattlesnake (aka Cane Break). Protected by the State of Texas and the Feds. Otherwise I'd have a dozen of them as pets.... Same snake as on the "Noli Me Tangere" flag meaning "don't tread on me!"


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Thanks for sharing New Gulf. Awesome memory!

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awesome pic and story , memories are priceless !

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Great story! Sounds like he lived the good life getting to stay active.

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Originally Posted By: LarryCopper
Legality should be another thread. That's a great pic and story to remember your gpa! cheers


Exactly. Awesome pic!!

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I will always be the first to admit when I'm wrong, it's just not very often!
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Thanks guys he's surely missed around the campfire.

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