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Thread: 9.5 ft GA rattlesnake
11-12-2013, 05:35 PM #1
9.5 ft GA rattlesnake
Have you guys seen this? It was emailed to me today.
Near Midway, Georgia. 9-1/2 ft. Snake. Manís name is Pat Long. He was sitting in a ground blind with his son and they were hunting hogs. The snake stuck its head inside the blind and Pat shot it in the head with a .22 pistol. The head is 5-1/2 inches wide. Fangs are 2-1/2 inches long. There are 22 rattles. Inside its stomach were bones of three small hogs.NRA lifer "The best reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort against tyranny in gov't". TJ
11-12-2013, 05:36 PM #2
I call shenanigans until proven otherwise.
11-12-2013, 06:02 PM #3
Looks like 6-7 feet. It looks longer because of the way the photo is taken."The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living."
11-12-2013, 06:04 PM #4
I think the last time I seem this picture it was killed in Mississippi lol
11-12-2013, 06:05 PM #5
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6, 7, 9 who the hell cares?! All that matters is that sucker is dead!!!Thanks,
11-12-2013, 06:09 PM #6
11-12-2013, 06:11 PM #7
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That same picture has been floating around the net for a while. I have seen it a few times. I think it came from Florida one time and Alabama the next.
11-12-2013, 06:13 PM #8
Read it from Louisiana once...its not thay big...camera trick. Guys do the same thing with fish...ODT...Home of the $1000 RARE OD Glock.
11-12-2013, 06:41 PM #9
Yup. BS.Lock up your daughter. Lock up your wife. Lock up the back door, AND RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! - Bon Scott
11-12-2013, 06:51 PM #10
This one says Florida.
I was still curious
This is the largest rattlesnake species and, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is the heaviest venomous snake. The heaviest known specimen, measuring 7.8 ft (2.4 m) in length, and weighing 15.4 kg (34 lb) was shot in 1946. Maximum reported lengths are 8 ft (2.4 m) and 8.25 ft (2.5 m). However, the stated maximum sizes have been called into question due to a lack of voucher specimens.
Specimens over 7 ft (2.1 m) are rare, but well documented. Klauber (1998) included a letter he received from E. Ross Allen in 1953, in which Allen explains how for years he offered a reward of $100, and later $200, for an 8-ft specimen, dead or alive. The reward was never claimed. He did receive a number of 7-ft specimens and some 8-ft skins, but said such skins can be taken from a 6-ft snake. A 7.3-ft specimen was caught and killed outside a neighborhood in St. Augustine, Florida in September 2009.
The average size is much less: lengths of 3.5 to 5.5 ft (1.1 to 1.7 m), and 2.75 to 6 ft (0.8 to 1.8 m) are given. One study found an average length of 5.6 ft (1.7 m) based on 31 males and 43 females. The average body mass is 2.3 kg (5.1 lb). Few specimens can exceed 5.12 kg (11.3 lb), although exceptional specimens can weigh 6.7 kg (15 lb) or more.
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