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Prairie rattlers #9056154 06/02/24 07:03 PM
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Looks lime it is going to be a busy summer with snakes.
We relocate them all when needed.
3 so far and a couple of nice bull snakes, green racers have been all over the roads too.

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Nice ones….. cheers


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Pretty snakes!

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Originally Posted by dredd
Pretty snakes!

I dredd snakes…..


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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
Nice ones….. cheers

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I like to relocate them with a shotgun.



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Wytex, what is the highest altitude that you find rattlesnakes.


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Thanks for not killing them.

If not in an area where they pose a hazard to people, pets or livestock, they serve a useful purpose.


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That shovel is begging to put in some proper rattlesnake work.

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Originally Posted by ntxtrapper
That shovel is begging to put in some proper rattlesnake work.


It was used to raise the snaked for the pic, properly- lol.

About the highest elevation I've seen one is at 7,000 ft or so. Got it off the highway just below Morton Pass, 7167 ft.

We relocate all of them if possible, even the ones in the barn and around the house.
No fun when they get in the ditches and get wet- no rattling then.

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I live at 6,00 feet in Texas. They’re here.

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Originally Posted by ntxtrapper
That shovel is begging to put in some proper rattlesnake work.

My second choice.



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Originally Posted by Wytex
Originally Posted by ntxtrapper
That shovel is begging to put in some proper rattlesnake work.


It was used to raise the snaked for the pic, properly- lol.

About the highest elevation I've seen one is at 7,000 ft or so. Got it off the highway just below Morton Pass, 7167 ft.

We relocate all of them if possible, even the ones in the barn and around the house.
No fun when they get in the ditches and get wet- no rattling then.


I’ve had several encountered rattlers while archery elk hunting in NW Colorado at just over 7,000 ft but not at higher elevations.
I always wondered if they were present, just never encountered one in higher elevations.


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I used to be butt deep in them. But, even they couldn’t make it through a 4 year drought. Now, if I see one, I leave it alone unless at the house. Then, it gets relocated.


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We do not have them here around Laramie or over near Saratoga. You have to get a little lower in elevation but not much. Laramie is at 7220 and the ranch sits about 6200 ft I think.
Go North about a hour to get back into rattler territory. We see them all along Sybille Canyon area up to Morton pass at 7167 ft.

Should see a bunch along and on the highway this weekend going up to Casper for the Machinegun shoot. Shirley Basin has a ton of them. We stop and move them if possible.


Last year we saw a nice one on the highway in Sybille area and turned around to get it off the road. Along came this travel trailer and truck and ran right over the head, it had TEXAS plates, lol. Made me laugh a bit, some of you all are deathly scared of snakes it seems.

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No, not deathly afraid. We just have many more snakes and a wider variety. Can't have my sons tangling with a copperhead, water moccasin or a rattler. There's plenty of them around for those that want to save the snakes. It's not fear, its common sense.

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The highest elevation I have run into them here in Idaho is just about 6000-6500 feet. The Snake River plain and desert has a LOT of them around 5200 feet.

While hunting muzzy antelope in Unit 52 NM, I found two at about 9000 feet on San Antonio Mtn.


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I stopped "relocating" them many years ago when I caught one in the yard and relocated him about a mile and half away. I gave him some blaze orange on top with some surveyor's spray just to be courteous for the next person. I found him back in my yard in about 2 weeks.

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I kill every rattlesnake I can.

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Prairie rattlers are [censored] of the US snake world. atleast at my ranch they are. It’s like they go around looking to FAFO. aggressive is an understatement


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Originally Posted by Blank
The highest elevation I have run into them here in Idaho is just about 6000-6500 feet. The Snake River plain and desert has a LOT of them around 5200 feet.

While hunting muzzy antelope in Unit 52 NM, I found two at about 9000 feet on San Antonio Mtn.


I found one at 8500’ish k in CO outside of Durango, wasn’t a prairie though think it was a massasauga


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I was axis hunting around Sonora a couple of years ago and ran across this guy......I've been in TX most of my 63 years of life and this rattler was a first for me. Anyone know what kind it is? It was about 2-1/2ft long.

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Crotalus lepidus
blue rattle snake, Texas Rock rattlesnake


Cool looking snake, thanks for sharing.


Google image search gave me the info

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