It is currently October 23rd, 2017, 6:18 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: 55" Timber Rattlesnake Killed and Eaten
PostPosted: January 23rd, 2017, 10:35 am 
User avatar

Joined: June 8th, 2010, 11:13 pm
Posts: 2386
Location: Greater Houston TX Area
Researching a different topic, I happened across this thread from approx. 4 years ago (warning, graphic photos):

http://www.aldeer.com/forum/ubbthreads. ... 668&page=1

If you read the thread, there are some large overall lengths reported, and in a pleasant departure from the standard "fisherman's lie" photos we've all seen and debunked, the featured snake in the thread appears to be accurately depicted.

Interesting comments on how to best prepare and cook rattlesnake, for those inclined. Note: I'm not advocating going out and killing rattlesnakes, but I did find it of interest.


Top
 Profile WWW 
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: 55" Timber Rattlesnake Killed and Eaten
PostPosted: February 7th, 2017, 2:52 pm 
User avatar

Joined: June 7th, 2010, 1:59 pm
Posts: 45
Location: Edmond oklahoma
ive thought about frying up a fresh road kill :lol: Maybe ill give it a try this year.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: 55" Timber Rattlesnake Killed and Eaten
PostPosted: March 16th, 2017, 11:10 pm 
User avatar

Joined: June 7th, 2010, 10:41 am
Posts: 4706
Location: "Buy My Books"-land
That is not a 55in. rattlesnake...more like 36 inches...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: 55" Timber Rattlesnake Killed and Eaten
PostPosted: March 17th, 2017, 3:58 am 
User avatar

Joined: June 8th, 2010, 11:13 pm
Posts: 2386
Location: Greater Houston TX Area
Brian Hubbs wrote:
That is not a 55in. rattlesnake...more like 36 inches...


I think all that birdwatching has thrown off your mental-calibration skills. :lol:

Let's say the measurement across the guy's fist is a not-very-impressive 4 inches (I'm using his fist as a reference, since he's holding up the snake in one of the photos so it's at the same distance from the camera as the snake is). Using this reference, the snake is about 48 inches long.

Or, you can use the bricks on the wall of the house as a reference. Assuming they're only 6 inches long (erring conservatively--those would be short bricks), the snake is at least 48 inches long.

I don't think 55 inches is unreasonable.


Top
 Profile WWW 
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: 55" Timber Rattlesnake Killed and Eaten
PostPosted: April 20th, 2017, 8:11 am 

Joined: September 22nd, 2012, 5:13 pm
Posts: 437
BlakeMolone wrote:
ive thought about frying up a fresh road kill :lol: Maybe ill give it a try this year.


Made a himalayan possum stew on account that you found himalayan in the road?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: 55" Timber Rattlesnake Killed and Eaten
PostPosted: June 15th, 2017, 10:09 am 
User avatar

Joined: June 7th, 2010, 7:39 am
Posts: 3482
I've tagged and taken home a road-killed deer. It was "very" fresh though (as in it the back of the pickup within minutes of it's last heartbeat).

A family member was once driving down a highway and definitely didn't see a large road-killed elk there, then saw one on the way back. Knowing it couldn't have been their more than an hour, he cut out the tenderloins and took them home.


Top
 Profile WWW 
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: 55" Timber Rattlesnake Killed and Eaten
PostPosted: June 23rd, 2017, 2:48 pm 
User avatar

Joined: June 7th, 2010, 10:41 am
Posts: 4706
Location: "Buy My Books"-land
I still say it is not 55 in. More like 40" at the most...

I hear tell those taste like chicken...or was it tuna? I can't remember... :lol:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


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: