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Re: Timber Rattlers [Re: 68rustbucket] #8631017 06/29/22 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by 68rustbucket
Did it come out of that pipe?

Just threw down the pipe for size reference. But, I never measured the pipe, so theres that....


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Re: Timber Rattlers [Re: Blank] #8631019 06/29/22 03:22 PM
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Third one. Another hunter took this pic and didn’t measure but he said it was 6’. Zoom in and count the rattlers and you may believe it.

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Re: Timber Rattlers [Re: Blank] #8631027 06/29/22 03:30 PM
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Biggest Tiber rattler I have seen was about 5 feet. Eastern diamond can get very big, the biggest one I have seen was 96 inches and over 8 inches wide measured just holding a tape straight across its back. That 8 feet was with the head removed. A logger I know killed it in his yard as he was going to work that day. I saw pictures of a Eastern that was 10 feet with a tape measure along it, that one was from near Meridian, MS.


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Re: Timber Rattlers [Re: Blank] #8631034 06/29/22 03:40 PM
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Even if they shed 2-3 times a year, that is one old snake!! They are all beautiful, with amazing colors and patterns.

Re: Timber Rattlers [Re: Blank] #8631077 06/29/22 04:49 PM
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I can maybe understand seasons for rattlers but copperheads? Everyone in my family was bitten at least once by copperheads except for me. They were prolific back in NE Oklahoma where I grew up. Hard on our dogs also so none got a pass from me,

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Originally Posted by trapperben
I can maybe understand seasons for rattlers but copperheads? Everyone in my family was bitten at least once by copperheads except for me. They were prolific back in NE Oklahoma where I grew up. Hard on our dogs also so none got a pass from me,


Isn't that the truth. I live in Deep East Texas and we have our fair share.

But our Family has a cabin on Spavinaw Creek (not far from Grand Lake) and I've never seen so many Copperheads in one area in all my life.


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Re: Timber Rattlers [Re: freerange] #8631214 06/29/22 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by freerange
I heard they weren’t as big. Ive only seen 3(Okla) and they were 5’ish. Really big around. I don’t want any part of them or any other venomous.

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I know they're dangerous, but they're also impressive looking. Excellent picture thanks.

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Tampa Zoo. Look at the rattles!
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Re: Timber Rattlers [Re: Blank] #8631667 06/30/22 01:08 PM
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I used to be butt deep in rattlers but dang few copperheads and water moccasins. Then the pigs moved in, actually invaded. Now, seeing a snake of any kind is a ratty.


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Beautiful snake

Re: Timber Rattlers [Re: sleepyhunter] #8631820 06/30/22 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by sleepyhunter
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I heard they weren’t as big. Ive only seen 3(Okla) and they were 5’ish. Really big around. I don’t want any part of them or any other venomous.

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I know they're dangerous, but they're also impressive looking. Excellent picture thanks.


My favorite among rattlesnakes.


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Re: Timber Rattlers [Re: Blank] #8631831 06/30/22 04:34 PM
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Another off our Okla lease. Not as big.

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Re: Timber Rattlers [Re: flintknapper] #8632191 07/01/22 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by flintknapper
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I heard they weren’t as big. Ive only seen 3(Okla) and they were 5’ish. Really big around. I don’t want any part of them or any other venomous.

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I know they're dangerous, but they're also impressive looking. Excellent picture thanks.


My favorite among rattlesnakes.


Same here….beautiful snakes…


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Re: Timber Rattlers [Re: Blank] #8632295 07/01/22 09:42 AM
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In my Garage a couple of years ago. Juvenile.

We'd see 2 or 3 a year. Largest was 5' measured. The adults were always fat snakes!


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My place, just South of Bowie,used to be loaded with snakes of all kind. 2 things changed it. First was a 4 year drought that hit the wildlife population pretty bad. Even the ticks and chiggers died off. Next, the pigs showed up. Ive seen 2 rattlers in the last 10 years. Saw a long black snake last year. Snakes of any kind are a rarity.

Got excited when I saw a rattler on the road last year. I got out and looked at it. Wife went ape chit over that one.


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Re: Timber Rattlers [Re: splash556] #8632731 07/01/22 10:31 PM
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In my Garage a couple of years ago. Juvenile.

We'd see 2 or 3 a year. Largest was 5' measured. The adults were always fat snakes!


Good looking snake. Love the pattern.

Sub-adult Canebrake's around here (Pineywoods) will actually climb into trees (10'-15') at times but more often seen in shrubs. I've seen copperheads do the same. So they aren't always on the ground.


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I’m scared to death of these things

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Their skin pattern reminds me of the tiger stripe camo used by special forces in Vietnam.

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Here is one of the biggest Timbers I have ran across. I've only seen 2 here at the lease in Wood county. The other was just about 2 feet or so. This one here was pretty docile and had 11 buttons if I remember correctly. It was somewhere between 4-5 ft long. The pictures do not do this one justice. Took some pictures then moved it off the road before it could get hit.

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