HOME | MESSAGES | ARTICLES | MAPS |LINKS | STORE | CALENDAR | CONTACT US
* Login   * Register * FAQ    * Search

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Big Ole Rattlesnake
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 12:04 am 
-
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 03, 2003 11:31 pm
Posts: 13093
Big Ole Rattlesnake
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 7:18 am 
-
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2003 9:30 pm
Posts: 33407
Location: Magnolia, TX
That is a big old rattlesnake. :shock: Was it caught in West or South Texas?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 7:43 am 
TKF 7000 Club
TKF 7000 Club
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:19 am
Posts: 7772
Location: BANDERA TX
:shock: had one strike at me close to that size in December in south TX. a few yrs ago , hit my pants leg :shock: I back peddeled about 20 ft so fast, I fell damaged my riffel , shaking from fear I drew my 9mm empted the 15 round clip . she never ratteled until after she struck , I respect snakes , I grew up in snake country ,and still respect them . :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:27 pm 
TKF 1000 Club
TKF 1000 Club
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:52 am
Posts: 1365
Location: Etoile Tx. (Lake Sam Rayburn) Piney Woods of East Texas
WATER HOG wrote:
:shock: had one strike at me close to that size in December in south TX. a few yrs ago , hit my pants leg :shock: I back peddeled about 20 ft so fast, I fell damaged my riffel , shaking from fear I drew my 9mm empted the 15 round clip . she never ratteled until after she struck , I respect snakes , I grew up in snake country ,and still respect them . :D



Thats what you call Gettin-r-dun. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:45 am 
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2005 6:58 am
Posts: 214
Location: Plantersville, TX
I hate snakes. Had a copperhead bite me on the foot about a year ago. I couldn't walk for 2 weeks...Steve


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:34 am 
TKF 10,000 Club
TKF 10,000 Club
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2003 9:19 pm
Posts: 10036
Location: Corpus Christi- (Flour Bluff)
Strange to find one that time of year, looks like deep winter, no leaves on the trees & hes wearing a jacket. Should have been in hibernation.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 9:51 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:43 pm
Posts: 439
Location: Bellville, Texas
If I recall correctly, that rattler was caught in Hamilton county which I believe is in central Texas. It was caught if my memory serves me right in early spring or late winter before green-up. I'd hate to run across that one in some deep grass. :shock:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:30 am 
TKF 2000 club
TKF 2000 club
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2004 9:12 pm
Posts: 2501
Location: Turtling in Castroville, TX
Why is it when one photographs a snake or a fish that they hold it towards the camera so it will look larger? When measuring a snake, hold it up for about 30 minutes and you can get an extra 10% in length. Lollipop


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:07 am 
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2005 6:26 pm
Posts: 790
Location: Angleton TX
That is huge! :shock: My mom would kill me if I brought that in the house!! :lol: How heavy is it? Did you eat it?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 5:07 pm 
-
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 03, 2003 11:31 pm
Posts: 13093
Fishmastr1
it's from the Great Continuum 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:44 am 
TKF 1000 Club
TKF 1000 Club
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:10 am
Posts: 1303
Location: Dickinson, Texas
They have some huge snakes up there. I used to be a deputy up there about 5 or 6 years ago in Hamilton. Just south of there in Lometta every year they hold the Rattle Snake Round up. Pretty cool if you have never seen it. They get some bigguns!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 8:34 pm 
-
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 03, 2003 11:31 pm
Posts: 13093
9' Texas Rattlesnake - They grow 'em BIG in Texas - This snake was recently found at the old Turkey Creek gas plant located just south of the Alibates turnoff on Hwy 136 south of Fritch, Texas. (just north of Amarillo)

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:37 am 
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 02, 2004 6:16 pm
Posts: 272
Location: Premont, Texas
Sorry Capt., that snake was killed 4 miles north of Premont, Tx last year. 2 miles east of my house. The plant you see there is the Seligson gas plant owned by Duke Energy. The man holding the snake is Neil Smith with Triad Energy. Known that guy all my life.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:01 am 
-
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 03, 2003 11:31 pm
Posts: 13093
I love email/the internet - nothing is as it should be :roll: 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: fake snake
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:49 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:37 am
Posts: 42
Location: San Antonio/College Station
That snake up top has been photoshoped. Email was sent to me saying it was killed in erath county around stephenville. Looks like a South texas snake to me. Maybe around Tilden


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: fake snake
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:50 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:37 am
Posts: 42
Location: San Antonio/College Station
That snake up top has been photoshoped. Email was sent to me saying it was killed in erath county around stephenville. Looks like a South texas snake to me. Maybe around Tilden


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:36 pm 
TKF 10,000 Club
TKF 10,000 Club
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2003 9:19 pm
Posts: 10036
Location: Corpus Christi- (Flour Bluff)
Man thought this old thread had already died! :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:02 am 
-
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2003 9:30 pm
Posts: 33407
Location: Magnolia, TX
The last round of posts was "only" in November of last year. :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:35 am 
TKF 7000 Club
TKF 7000 Club
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:19 am
Posts: 7772
Location: BANDERA TX
anyone up for a walk in the brush today ? :shock: :roll: :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:43 pm 
-
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2003 9:30 pm
Posts: 33407
Location: Magnolia, TX
WATER HOG wrote:
anyone up for a walk in the brush today ? :shock: :roll: :D


In thick brush, it's better on "hands and knees". This way, one can get "up close and personal" with Mr Diamondback. :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:52 am 
TKF 7000 Club
TKF 7000 Club
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:19 am
Posts: 7772
Location: BANDERA TX
Night Wing, I'll let ya lead ! :shock: :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:40 am 
TKF 1000 Club
TKF 1000 Club
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2004 8:22 am
Posts: 1265
Location: Del Rio, Texas
Ya'll come on down I'll put you on some rattlers in some of the thickest thorniest brush where everything sticks stings pokes and bites. We'll have one helluva time in the snakedens. :lol:

Image

Then we can get all liqoured up and have a Hopi Snake raindance. :shock:
Quote:
The Hopi snake dance ritual, performed as an incantation to bring rain for an abundant harvest, was one of the rituals photographed by Curtis. While the dancer clutched a rattlesnake in his teeth, he was followed by a "hugger," who calmed the snake with a feathered stick. Once the dance concluded, the snakes were released in the plaza, where women sprinkled them with cornmeal. Runners would pick up the snakes and carry them in four directions before releasing them in the desert. According to Hopi tradition, the snakes return to the underworld carrying prayers to the rain god. Examine Curtis's photographs showing different elements of the Hopi ritual dance, as well as photographs of other dances intended to bring rain:


Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Leg gators
PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 12:08 am 
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:30 am
Posts: 183
Location: Los Angeles
I bought a pair of those leg gators in case I run into a rattler while hunting. I sure feel a lot better wearing those things, they were $50, worth it to me. I tend to run into a lot of rattlers where I do most of my coyote hunting, I walked right over one about 3 weeks ago, didn't even see it, I know they blend in well with their natural surroundings and my red-green color deficiency can't help. My buddy was about 10 seconds behind me, he saw it and killed it. Don't need any type of fishing or hunting license in CA to kill a rattler, I do know though that to take any other type of snake CA requires you have a valid FISHING license. Rabbit season just opened today here and I'll be getting some bunnies tomorrow. Same place where I hunt the Coyotes, bringing the leg gators for sure. Have a good holiday weekend, LD


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: