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    I posted a brief story about this under highlight of the day. Yesterday I was at a friends house for his son's birthday party, with about 15 kids from ages 2 to 10. They are all playing outside when my daughter runs up to me and says "We were chasing the cat and it's by a big snake". We all walk out of the kitchen and expect to see a garter snake or something, but no, we all hear lot's and lot's of rattling. We send the kids up to the house, and I tell my buddy I'm gonna shoot the snake. So I shoot it twice, once in the head, and again just in case. Nine Millimeter hollow points did a very nice job on this guy. I'll go with Timber rattler as the general consensus. I stand 5'8", and you can see it was nearly as long as me. It was about 5 inches in diameter. My buddy said there had been lot's of rabbits in the area, which explains it's size. Luckily all of the kids stayed far away from it and came to get an adult. I cut the head off and buried it, and opted not to keep the skin, because of the bullet holes.

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    Man that's a big one! One question. It had rattles? Kinda looks like a timber rattler from the pic.

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    Glad no one was hurt.

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    Nasty critters, rattlers. Glad no-one got hurt (except the snake of course).

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    Yep, Looks like a timber rattler! Was stationed at Bragg for years, and only saw a couple of rattlesnakes when in the field. Ran into Copperheads quite frequently and they dont have rattles and dont give a warning. I hate snakes with a freakin passion, but some of the nasty ones have nice looking patterns.

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    I was at Bragg for 12 years and never saw a rattler.. (thank goodness) Good job to the kids on getting an adult..

    You guys should have skinned it and ate it.. Every kid wonders what snake tastes like

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    That most definitely is NOT a Copperhead!!


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    I'm sure Mac would be happy to eat that for you Glad no one got hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by werewolf won View Post
    I'm sure Mac would be happy to eat that for you Glad no one got hurt.
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    The same thought had crossed my mind Wolf LMAO


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    Not to be rude, but I was raised to know what kind of critter it was that I was killin', before I did it. Just sayin'.

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