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This snake was recently found at the J & S Quik Mart located just south of RR 3014. That's just west of Burnett. It measured 9' 1" in length and hit the scales at 97 pounds.
 

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Its still a very large rattler.. I saw one in Mcmullen county when I was a kid that was at least as fat as that one.. not sure how long..

So all you guys going turkey hunting this weekend be on the lookout for snakes.... they are out and hungry.
 

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I received the pic via email. I agree that the old fart holding it must have drank some whiskey before stretching his story. After a couple of weeks the snake grew many times.

I went to a zoo site. This is a fact. A 8' rattlesnake weights 23 pounds. A 7' is 17 pounds. This one is more like 7' because that old geezer is a probably a stub of a man. It's funny how a story stretches over time.

I have killed rattlers in the 6-8' range many times. They stink real bad when skinning them. The do taste fairly good when deep fried. They will also stick their head up off the ground about 18" when they hear footsteps. There is nothing more frighting then to be walking through thick grass looking for a quail and see a rattlers head above the grass looking at you.
 

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Many years ago a magazine (Outdoor life?) published a picture of a diamond back that was killed in Florida in the 30's. If my memory is correct there were 12 men standing side by side holding that monster.
BTW: That was pre Photoshop...Hell, it was almost pree computer period.
 

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This snake was recently found at the J & S Quik Mart located just south of RR 3014. That's just west of Burnett. It measured 9' 1" in length and hit the scales at 97 pounds.

That same picture was circulated here in NC a while back claiming a guy near Wilmington had killed it. Either way, that's a big old rattler! Hate to see those things get whacked for no reason
 

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I am a little bit hill billy....well truthfully I am full blood hill billy from cedar hacker ancestory, anyway I digress. What that looks like to me is heck of a fine meal. Rattle snake is quite tastey cooked on the grill. It also makes for some interesting wallets, belts, buckles and etc...

No possible way it weighs 97 lbs. It could be over 6 foot long and is obviously a very heavy snake for its length. Probably been dining on the neighborhood kittens and small cats.
 
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