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Is this a biggun? #8820980 03/20/23 03:44 PM
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My pup and i were shed hunting friday, about 53 degrees cool. Walking through woods and she stops and starts sniffing around a big log. I see something but think its an armadillo, as i get close i see the stripes. She listened when i told her to get back.
Prodded with a long stick to see if it was alive. Took a few prods before it “woke” up. Normally carry a judge in the warmer months for these guys, but it was sluggish and not a threat (yet), my wife was not happy i let it go alive. I told her it was way back in the woods where no one is going usually (not a lie).

There at least another couple sets of buttons in the shadows not shown in the pics. Wasnt getting to close once those things started shaking

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Re: Is this a biggun? [Re: Texas buckeye] #8820990 03/20/23 03:55 PM
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Re: Is this a biggun? [Re: Texas buckeye] #8821037 03/20/23 05:32 PM
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Timber rattlesnakes are protected.....
If you kill it keep it to yourself.

Re: Is this a biggun? [Re: Texas buckeye] #8821057 03/20/23 06:10 PM
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Timber rattlers in OK are protected as long as they are not threatening people or animals.

This one got a pass as it wasnt threatening anything.

Re: Is this a biggun? [Re: Texas buckeye] #8821098 03/20/23 07:25 PM
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I didnt think they were protected. Texas either. But Im often wrong.
And, yes, with those rattlers it appears to be very big.

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Re: Is this a biggun? [Re: Texas buckeye] #8821293 03/21/23 01:33 AM
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they are no longer protected in texas . they were removed from protected status a couple years ago.

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Beautiful big ol girl…..very nice snake


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No free passes in my book for them.

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Originally Posted by Texas buckeye
My pup and i were shed hunting friday, about 53 degrees cool. Walking through woods and she stops and starts sniffing around a big log. I see something but think its an armadillo, as i get close i see the stripes. She listened when i told her to get back.
Prodded with a long stick to see if it was alive. Took a few prods before it “woke” up. Normally carry a judge in the warmer months for these guys, but it was sluggish and not a threat (yet), my wife was not happy i let it go alive. I told her it was way back in the woods where no one is going usually (not a lie).

There at least another couple sets of buttons in the shadows not shown in the pics. Wasnt getting to close once those things started shaking
buttons are no indication of size or age


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I have never seen a small or young rattler with 12+ buttons.

So it means something roflmao

I am not trying to age it just based on the buttons.

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Originally Posted by breadman
they are no longer protected in texas . they were removed from protected status a couple years ago.


This is correct.


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Maybe the most intimidating part is the fact that they are so well camouflaged that it is easy to get that close without seeing them!


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Looks big! Rattle is pretty wide all the way up, guessing it's a decent age too!


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Originally Posted by flintknapper
Originally Posted by breadman
they are no longer protected in texas . they were removed from protected status a couple years ago.


This is correct.


Yes, now you can kill them AND post the pictures


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