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They caught a world record Western diamond back near Mesa, Az. 15 feet long. I wonder if it has kids?


 

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That pole ain't long enough.

And it doesn't have a 12 gauge attached to the end of it...:)
 

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Get that snake back into Prairie Dog city!
Looks like a serious population control system to me!
Geoff
Who has been to the Copperas Cove round up and never saw one that big!
 

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phantom4570,

I suspected as much. - The largest rattler that i've ever seen was a couple of inches under 8 feet & was captured alive near Humble,TX.
(Unless he has died of old age, "Ole Bob" resides at one the biology labs at TAMU.)

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Good catch on that phantom4570. 7' 3" is still one big snake though. :-?
 

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Someone sent me the wrong info, Thanks Phantom. Here's one from Oklahoma that is supposed to be eight feet.

 

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That should be good for a belt and a hatband or three. Looks big enough to feed a family of four for a day or two. Rattlesnake hash perhaps? How is it with chipotle peppers?
 

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phantom4570.

FYI, Rattle-tail made into chickenfried-snake, with home-fried potatos, homemade biscuits and cream gravy is truly hard to beat!
(Head & shoulders over chicken-fried steak, imVho.)

Ask me to tell you sometime about "The Great Ft Stockton Rattlesnake Feed of 1986".
(It started out to be a planned "cook-out for 5" & ended up feeding about 10x that number.)

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I'm almost afraid to ask, but does rattler actually taste like chicken?
 

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Tommy Gunn,

NOPE. It tastes just like rattlesnake. - people, who think that it tastes like chicken, have not eaten either one.

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Tommy Gunn,

NOPE. It tastes just like rattlesnake. - people, who think that it tastes like chicken, have not eaten either one.

yours, sw
I haven't had rattler, but I would be interested in trying it should I ever be in a place where it's available. Don't know if I would like it .... but I am curious.
I was sorta joking about the "tastes like chicken" thing.....
but......
When I was possibly ten our so years old my family was traveling and we were somewhere on the east coast midway between Connecticut & Alabama at a restaurant. On the menu was "hossenfeffer" which I was told was rabbit. Out of curiosity I ordered it, somewhat surprising my parents who feared I wouldn't like it. But it was actually pretty good.
And dang it.... it tasted like chicken!!!:mrgreen:

Well, not exactly....but I think I did surprise my parents by eating it and liking it.
 

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TommyGunn,

Actually, rattlesnake is about 30.oo a pound at the markets that sell it, so unless I can catch it I don't eat it.
(It's GOOD but NOT that good.)

It has a texture a lot like channel catfish.

Also, I used to buy a lot of hossenfeffer in BRD when i was stationed there. - That is good, too.

yours, sw
 
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