Rattler

Discussion in 'Nature Photography' started by daveosok, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. daveosok

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    Here's some pics of a rattle snake on the way to our hunting lease.
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  2. Craig Dodd

    Craig Dodd Active Member

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    Too bad you couldn't get a "closeup" photo! I liked the last one best. However, I would need one of them "anti-shake" lenses just to be near that critter. Good photos!

    Craig Dodd
    in SE Idaho
     

  3. devildoc

    devildoc Well-Known Member

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    That's a heck of a good lookin' diamondback. Great pics!
     
  4. daveosok

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    It's a canebrake or timber rattler depends on where you're from. We have diamondbacks but haven't seen one yet.

    Amazing technology those digital cameras the close up was about 2 foot away. Notice it isn't coiled up so striking distance is going to be very short. Never rattled or got upset even when I tailed it to the woods.

    Great specimen though good color size was a bit small can't make a real determination on how old it was rattles don't always equate to age.
     
  5. redbone

    redbone Well-Known Member

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    Dave

    What did you do with it ,Kill it ,Eat It ,or Leave it alone ?

    What state is this in ?


    Redbone
     
  6. daveosok

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    I never kill them. I removed it from the road by tail and a stick. Georgia.
     
  7. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Nice shot!
     
  8. eshell

    eshell Well-Known Member

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    You should feed that poor skinny bugger something . . . ;-)

    IMHO, he's a canebrake, the timber rattlers I've seen (between 1,600 and 3,000 ASL in western MD and eastern WV) have all had yellowish to greenish pigmentation.

    A few of the sources I found said they were the same species, others maintain they differ. . . I did a quick search and found this:

    Canebrake Rattlesnake - American International Rattlesnake Museum

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  9. daveosok

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    Scientifically they are both the same species Crotalus horridus.

    The last one I caught was tan and light brown. Wife saw a diamondback they are a bit thicker in the middle section.

    According to what I've read the timber/cane are less aggressive and I tend to agree both snakes I've handled have been really cooperative. Course I always keep an eye on the head at all times.

    I am just fascinated by them and the various color combinations can vary within our 12,000 acre hunting lease. I can only imagine what other colors can be chosen by nature. I need to get my own digital camera as the one I used is the wifes lol.
     
  10. HeskethPritchard

    HeskethPritchard Well-Known Member

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    A bit small!!!!

    A bit small!!!

    I'd hate to see a bigun' Thank god we don't have them here or I would be packin a 12 bore up the hills with me. I have to say I would eat it after I'd dispatched it tho' I ate snake in the far east, yummy!
     
  11. davidontheridge

    davidontheridge Well-Known Member

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    That is A awesome critter from A distance ! David :)
     
  12. BigDaddy0381

    BigDaddy0381 Well-Known Member

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    Dave what part of Georgia you from?
     
  13. daveosok

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    Warner Robins but the hunting camp lease is northeast of Sandersville about 15 miles or so and thats where I took the pics of this snake.

    Where r u located in Ga?
     
  14. BigDaddy0381

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    Daveosok,
    I'm in Douglasville.it's west of atlanta but i work down town atlanta and hunt in alabama,I have land i can hunt in Jefferson county and glasscock county it is close to sandersville if i'm not mistaken