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THEY GROW 'EM BIG IN GEORGIA


97 lb rattlesnake found in just north of Savannah
 
9 feet, 1 inch - 97 lbs.  - Biggest rattler found since Ross Allen captured one in 1969
that measured 9 feet, 1 inch but only weighed 78 lbs.
 
This old guy was found inside a open water tank near an abandoned chicken house.



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Just think, a 3 foot Coral Snake is more deadly than that snake, and I've killed a few of them.

Luckily they're just not as aggressive, right Chrissy?






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THEY GROW 'EM BIG IN GEORGIA


97 lb rattlesnake found in just north of Savannah
 
9 feet, 1 inch - 97 lbs.  - Biggest rattler found since Ross Allen captured one in 1969
that measured 9 feet, 1 inch but only weighed 78 lbs.
 
This old guy was found inside a open water tank near an abandoned chicken house.




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Yeah except coral snakes must hang on for a brief period to achieve significant envenomation in us humans [yup copied and pasted].. People are bitten from mishandling.. A rattle can strike what 1/3 their body length I believe?? Im more scared of a rattler that strikes quickly, then a snake that has to chew your hand. 


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Just think, a 3 foot Coral Snake is more deadly than that snake, and I've killed a few of them.

Luckily they're just not as aggressive, right Chrissy?






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THEY GROW 'EM BIG IN GEORGIA


97 lb rattlesnake found in just north of Savannah
 
9 feet, 1 inch - 97 lbs.  - Biggest rattler found since Ross Allen captured one in 1969
that measured 9 feet, 1 inch but only weighed 78 lbs.
 
This old guy was found inside a open water tank near an abandoned chicken house.



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Maybe the "Bee Man Dan" can help us out with killer bees or something crazyy.
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When I lived in Trout Run, PA, (basically out in the middle of nowhere!!) we lived in a house known for it's rattlers (was nicknames the rattlesnake house). They would bask on the rocks behind the house, or den in the caves up on the side of the mountain. We killed quite a few of them only because they would go after our dog. We did kill quite a few big ones, one being over 54" long... and yes, we ate it too. Now that I know God says not to eat them, I wouldn't today... but back then we were all into the eat-it-if-it-moves theme...lol


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Just look at the hits to this story!!!! WOW! Send me more snake stories folks!
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Cause people have to see if its true. I've looked but only found the one in FL I sent you a while back.
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Still no way even though I don't know if this will post....try holding 100 lbs of anything at chest level with a snake pincher.  It could probably be done, but not by that guy.

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New to here, awesome website!  Just found this photo WOW!
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Welcome. You should sign up so we know who were talking to
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Actually the way he is holding it, arms and elbows close to his body and his forward hand is turning extra white around edges, shows that what he is holding is pretty heavy. His stance and body language say a lot. I definitely think it is a real photo.
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The rattlesnake is not from Georgia I can assure you of that. Being an outdoorsman of over 30 years I know my snakes. Take a good look at the snakes tail. Notice the rings on it? Those rings are classic markings of a western diamond back. The eastern Diamondback or Timber Rattler do not have those markings. One of about the same size was posted at http://www.tennoutdoorsman.com yesterday. Id say this snake in the pictures here is actually about 6 maybe 7 feet and more like 40-50 lbs. We are interviewing the guy who sent us his pictures so we can verify them. I found this post while doing some research on large rattlesnakes.
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The folks from Tennessee Outdoorsman are going to update this story soon. They have found the mother of this guy so far.
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This is a big rascal, but I still think the camera angle makes it look bigger.
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There was one killed in Virginia a month ago that was over eight feet long and about 80 lbs.
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Here is the best link debunking all of these photos:


Return of the Giant Killed Rattlesnake (2/23/11 Updated with Wiarton Rattler)

My original column regarding commonly circulated rattlesnake pictures is below the addendums, which I add as I am made aware of additional photographs.  Want to see rattlesnakes in their natural habitat instead of dead in a driveway?  Click here. If you're here because you received the picture on the right with some text about pigs or feral hogs influencing rattling behavior, you need to read this.

Let's make something clear right off the bat.  There are no ten foot rattlesnakes...There are no eleven foot rattlesnakes.  There are no fourteen foot rattlesnakes.  They don't exist.  Period.  If an eight foot rattlesnake is found, there needs to be compelling proof presented because it is one of the top two or three biggest rattlesnakes ever found in the history of humans or rattlesnakes.


http://davidasteen.blogspot.com/2009/07/return-of-giant-killed-rattlesnake.html

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Tammy, Bob, ... the only good snake is a DEAD snake!!  Kudos to you, Tammy, for the courage to kill the Coral snakes.  Around the farm I used to live on, I killed and identified 7 kinds of snakes but only one was dangerous - the water moccasin!  I shiver at the sight of them - they remind me of satan!
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I can not believe how many views this story has received! Before long it will be at 21,000!! WOW
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