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Timber rattler #8002085 10/08/20 01:15 AM
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Saw this one dead on the road yesterday [Linked Image]

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Huge

Re: Timber rattler [Re: Mako My Day] #8002198 10/08/20 02:36 AM
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That guy looks dangerous...........

Re: Timber rattler [Re: Mako My Day] #8002211 10/08/20 02:47 AM
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That’s a good one! DEAD

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Pretty skin tho!!!

Re: Timber rattler [Re: Mako My Day] #8002310 10/08/20 05:07 AM
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Re: Timber rattler [Re: Mako My Day] #8002317 10/08/20 05:28 AM
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We found this one a couple weeks ago on our travels. Was very recently hit. Saddened to see it dead. Beautiful snake

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I believe in science and I’m an insufferable dickhead
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Actually, BBC is pretty damn good

"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"
Re: Timber rattler [Re: Mako My Day] #8002341 10/08/20 09:40 AM
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They are beautiful snakes .


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Re: Timber rattler [Re: Mako My Day] #8002343 10/08/20 10:03 AM
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Re: Timber rattler [Re: Mako My Day] #8002345 10/08/20 10:13 AM
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Beautiful snakes, but glad I didn’t meet it on the way to my stand, in the dark... Never seen one around here until this year, this was the second one found in the area in the last 3 months.

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All my years of dealing with Rattle Snake's and hunting all over Texas, I've yet see a Timber Rattler.


Yes! A Weatherby does kill them deader.
Re: Timber rattler [Re: Mako My Day] #8002364 10/08/20 10:55 AM
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They have a cool coloration to them.


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Re: Timber rattler [Re: Mako My Day] #8002409 10/08/20 11:50 AM
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Re: Timber rattler [Re: Mako My Day] #8002427 10/08/20 12:14 PM
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I have seen one in the Sabine River bottoms and that is it. The ones in the pictures above are huge compared to the little one I saw.

Re: Timber rattler [Re: Mako My Day] #8002444 10/08/20 12:27 PM
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I've found several around Fairfield....a couple that made the first one look small...


Originally Posted by Sneaky
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Originally Posted by beaversnipe
Actually, BBC is pretty damn good

"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"
Re: Timber rattler [Re: Mako My Day] #8002458 10/08/20 12:34 PM
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Two good rattlesnakes on this thread!
So both are the same species yet have very different coloring and pattern.


Here is another really good one! I let my Judge sentence it straight to hell yesterday at our place. 5' & 14 buttons. 6th in the last 12 days, 18th for the year, and nearly 30 now since the spring of 19'.
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Re: Timber rattler [Re: RTW] #8002466 10/08/20 12:42 PM
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Im with you on this one boltnope nope nope


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Re: Timber rattler [Re: Mako My Day] #8002577 10/08/20 02:19 PM
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Here's a post I made a few years ago. I currently don't have any captive snakes but still catch and release a few now and again....

Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
I mostly deal only with native Texas stuff...luv em! Right now I have 4 diamondback rattlesnakes, two grey-banded kings, a bull snake, and a california king. These are my pet collection but I catch and release all the time - venomous and non-venomous. Last week I caught a banded watersnake and a rough green snake (grass snake) on an oil well we were working on. I move them to keep rig hands from killing them. I will release them to a non-populated area this weekend.

My new home for the rattlesnakes...
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One of my babies...
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Another baby!
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Nice timber I removed from the road a few years ago...
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Close-up of the end to avoid!
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Originally Posted by Sneaky
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Originally Posted by beaversnipe
Actually, BBC is pretty damn good

"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"
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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
Here's a post I made a few years ago. I currently don't have any captive snakes but still catch and release a few now and again....

I mostly deal only with native Texas stuff...luv em! Right now I have 4 diamondback rattlesnakes, two grey-banded kings, a bull snake, and a california king. These are my pet collection but I catch and release all the time - venomous and non-venomous. Last week I caught a banded watersnake and a rough green snake (grass snake) on an oil well we were working on. I move them to keep rig hands from killing them. I will release them to a non-populated area this weekend.




Well, to each his/her own and I do respect your opinion but just don't agree with letting rattlesnakes go!

I sincerely hope that neither you or anyone else is ever bitten by one that you handled or released.....
or a dog for that matter.


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Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS


Well, to each his/her own and I do respect your opinion but just don't agree with letting rattlesnakes go!

I sincerely hope that neither you or anyone else is ever bitten by one that you handled or released.....
or a dog for that matter.


Where I take them they have little to no chance of encountering anyone.....but as you say, to each his own. I can’t understand killing something that isn’t being a threat to you and is beneficial to the habitat.


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"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"
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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler


Where I take them they have little to no chance of encountering anyone.....but as you say, to each his own. I can’t understand killing something that isn’t being a threat to you and is beneficial to the habitat.



Glad to hear you are releasing them where there is little to no chance of encountering any people. But honestly, if there is a .00001% chance of it biting someone or even a dog, cow, goat, etc, I'm still against it!
Are these areas you release them on private property and if so, does the owner(s) know and allow it?

Isn't a threat to me or my family? We have a small place and have killed nearly 30 rattlesnakes on it in the past 18 months or so and had several others get away before killing them. Please explain how one, much less this many are not a threat to us or our animals.

And as far as a beneficial animal to the habitat, maybe. But the risk far outweighs the reward with them! Not to mention there are plenty of snakes in Texas that can take care of rodent population so I'm not buying that one a bit.


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This one was hanging out at my front gate, coiled right below the lock. When I backed off to the truck it came after me... very aggressive. No other choice than to feed it a 10mm....
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I would love to go Rattlesnake hunting. Just beautiful animals, they earn all the respect in the world.

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Originally Posted by bronco71
This one was hanging out at my front gate, coiled right below the lock. When I backed off to the truck it came after me... very aggressive. No other choice than to feed it a 10mm....
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Timber Rattlers are on the Texas and US threatened and endangered species list and thus are protected by state and federal law.

Please do not kill them. Killing them is a crime and could easily result in the loss of hunting and fishing rights for years at a minimum. Fines and jail time are also possible.

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

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Originally Posted by jeffbird

Timber Rattlers are on the Texas and US threatened and endangered species list and thus are protected by state and federal law.

Do not kill them. Killing them is a crime.

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


Not if he killed it to protect himself which it sounds pretty much like he did!


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