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#3327664 - 08/19/13 08:52 AM Re: Timber Rattler [Re: AndyW]
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Cool snake. Looks like he may have a drinkin' problem though. Probably why he was docile.
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#3327683 - 08/19/13 09:12 AM Re: Timber Rattler [Re: AndyW]
WGK
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Is a canebreak and a timber rattler the same snake.
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#3327689 - 08/19/13 09:15 AM Re: Timber Rattler [Re: WGK]
Diehard Hunter
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 Originally Posted By: WGK
Is a canebreak and a timber rattler the same snake.


Yes, that is another name for them.

Maybe the contents of that bottle had mellowed him!
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#3327692 - 08/19/13 09:17 AM Re: Timber Rattler [Re: AndyW]
Bone Collector
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Awesome! i almost stepped on a 3 1/2 ft black racer scouting Sunday. I can't repeat what I said either \:D but it just slithered away, so everything turned out ok.
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#3327774 - 08/19/13 10:17 AM Re: Timber Rattler [Re: AndyW]
BuckWild
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 Originally Posted By: AndyW
Nice one! Sad to see the trash on the ground though.


This part of the refuge is below the high water mark of Kentucky Lake and the river takes a 90 degree turn north. When the river floods, everything you can imagine washes up into this area. There are navigation bouys lying up here that broke their anchor lines. If it floats it's laying up in this area. A shame to see it but I don't think it could be cleaned up. It would take a massive undertaking to do it.
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#3327830 - 08/19/13 10:59 AM Re: Timber Rattler [Re: Bone Collector]
de novo
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 Originally Posted By: Bone Collector
Awesome! i almost stepped on a 3 1/2 ft black racer scouting Sunday. I can't repeat what I said either \:D but it just slithered away, so everything turned out ok.


I almost stepped on a 10 inch chicken snake in my garage last week and can't repeat what I said, either.

The camera would have been shaking too much for anyone to identify what was in the picture if I was that close to that rattlesnake.
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#3327839 - 08/19/13 11:11 AM Re: Timber Rattler [Re: easy45]
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 Originally Posted By: easy45
That's awesome, I have yet to see one in the wild

And hope I never do!
Beautiful snake that has my respect
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#3327841 - 08/19/13 11:12 AM Re: Timber Rattler [Re: AndyW]
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#3327858 - 08/19/13 11:29 AM Re: Timber Rattler [Re: gator-n-buck]
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Here's one I found on the road near my place a couple of years ago. I was able to measure him by laying a stick down near him to get a reference, and then measuring the stick. He was right at 5' 8", which is theoretically as big as they get.



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#3327865 - 08/19/13 11:33 AM Re: Timber Rattler [Re: BSK]
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BSK, a snake bite from that could hurt for a while!
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