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Posted: 9/29/2004 7:43:31 PM EST
Anyone have the old black and white photo of the black male timber worker holding the large Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake he killed while clearing land? This photo was suppossed to be from the 30-40s and had a very large but dead rattlesnake hanging on a limb held by the man?

Just checking to see if someone had it or knew where I could locate it.

Thanks,
ASO
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 7:46:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 9:25:28 PM EST by EricTheHun]
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:24:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 9:26:49 PM EST by barkley-addict]
I've seen it before at the barber but never online. I read somewhere it was fake though, who knows.

Have 1 of a rattler up on the mountain a few weeks ago though. Somewhat smaller than the 1your mentioning, but big enough.
This rattler was beautiful, very dark overall despite having a pattern, black was the dominating color and toward the head it was almost all black.

Link Posted: 9/29/2004 11:42:36 PM EST
I know where that picture is, it hangs in a gun store I frequent. People are always commenting about the size of the snake. I have heard it is real and I have heard fake.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 9:06:30 PM EST
Yeah,

Someone said it was a popular e-mail within the last year but I can not find it on the internet anywhere. I was hoping that someone here might have it saved or know of a location to download it.

I think the picture was an optical illusion but it was sure neat and quite a conversation piece. Still hoping someone will chime in with some info.

ASO
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 12:41:16 AM EST
My old barber in La had that pic. Didn't look photoshoped to me.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 2:11:39 AM EST
Here's one of a 5 foot timber rattlesnake skin. It's my G-23 in the pic. North Alabama, 2004:

www.rocketcityrockcrawlers.com/trailpicts/fork/IMG_1707.htm

Thanks,

Merlin
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 2:17:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By Merlin:
Here's one of a 5 foot timber rattlesnake skin. It's my G-23 in the pic. North Alabama, 2004:

www.rocketcityrockcrawlers.com/trailpicts/fork/IMG_1707.htm

Thanks,

Merlin



Dang Merlin --- that was a big snake
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 2:21:50 AM EST
This is the time of year where I see the most snakes. I have stepped on 3 rattlesnakes so far this week


I don't kill them though, no point in doing so.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 2:22:34 AM EST
I hate snakes.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 2:27:10 AM EST
We recently saw a rattle snake crossing the road when we were heading out to the local shooting range. It was awesome to see it. We just let it go. It was beautiful!
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 2:48:47 AM EST
I remember one with an old man in overalls holding a snake on the end of a hoe with children standing around him. The snake was touching the ground on both ends and the man was holding it up in the air. Is that the one?
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 3:26:33 AM EST
i caught a Western Diamondback in Commiefornia in 1964, it was 7"3" weighed 11.7 lbs.., i gave it to the San Diego Zoo, it was in their Serpentarium for about 5 years..., any one ever seen it ???
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 6:19:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By m193:
I remember one with an old man in overalls holding a snake on the end of a hoe with children standing around him. The snake was touching the ground on both ends and the man was holding it up in the air. Is that the one?



No. It's an old black-n-white photo of a negro(big dude at that) with both arms out craddling a rattle snake that touches the ground with its tail and its head. Not just long but fat also. The guy is standing in what looks like a freshly plowed feild.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 8:57:08 PM EST
Thats the one!! I was hoping someone had it on their computer or knew where to download it. Very interesting photo.

ASO
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 9:02:36 PM EST
I've seen some pretty large rattlesnakes, especially around springtime. Does anyone go to the rattlesnake roundup in freer, tx, I try to make an annual thing. Meat taste like chicken, and spice it up with a little powdered venom. hmmm mmm
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 9:22:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
This is the time of year where I see the most snakes. I have stepped on 3 rattlesnakes so far this week


I don't kill them though, no point in doing so.



i got a point for you.............................so you won't fucking step on them again!!!!!!!!!!!

if it slithers, it dies...........period.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 9:33:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2004 9:37:41 PM EST by the_ak_kid]

Originally Posted By cyanide:

Originally Posted By Merlin:
Here's one of a 5 foot timber rattlesnake skin. It's my G-23 in the pic. North Alabama, 2004:

www.rocketcityrockcrawlers.com/trailpicts/fork/IMG_1707.htm

Thanks,

Merlin



Dang Merlin --- that was a big snake




if i had a dime for every time ive heard that...i wouldnt have any money or nuthin im just sayin...
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 9:36:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By m193:
I remember one with an old man in overalls holding a snake on the end of a hoe with children standing around him. The snake was touching the ground on both ends and the man was holding it up in the air. Is that the one?




Bet that poor girl was scared shitless...
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 9:38:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By nchapa:
I've seen some pretty large rattlesnakes, especially around springtime. Does anyone go to the rattlesnake roundup in freer, tx, I try to make an annual thing. Meat taste like chicken, and spice it up with a little powdered venom. hmmm mmm




Damn near every year...
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 9:57:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By the_ak_kid:

Originally Posted By nchapa:
I've seen some pretty large rattlesnakes, especially around springtime. Does anyone go to the rattlesnake roundup in freer, tx, I try to make an annual thing. Meat taste like chicken, and spice it up with a little powdered venom. hmmm mmm




Damn near every year...



I came out in a parade there once, in 96 or 97, I was with the Marine Color Guard
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:11:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By nchapa:

Originally Posted By the_ak_kid:

Originally Posted By nchapa:
I've seen some pretty large rattlesnakes, especially around springtime. Does anyone go to the rattlesnake roundup in freer, tx, I try to make an annual thing. Meat taste like chicken, and spice it up with a little powdered venom. hmmm mmm




Damn near every year...



I came out in a parade there once, in 96 or 97, I was with the Marine Color Guard



Ooorah! Cant say i like this phrase though....
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 8:17:31 AM EST


Here's one from a place in south TX where I've hunted a few times, about 7-1/2 feet. Never saw one there myself but I look before I step down there.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 8:28:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By Powergen:
www.mariposaranch.net/images/snake0201-sm.jpg

Here's one from a place in south TX where I've hunted a few times, about 7-1/2 feet. Never saw one there myself but I look before I step down there.



There was a pic I used to have of a Border Patrol Agent that killed one about that size near Rio Grande City, I guess bad guys are not the only ones they have to look out for.

Near the mid valley there is alot of farm land and I haven't seen any rattlers in the last 5 yrs
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 8:50:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By Merlin:
Here's one of a 5 foot timber rattlesnake skin. It's my G-23 in the pic. North Alabama, 2004:

www.rocketcityrockcrawlers.com/trailpicts/fork/IMG_1707.htm

Thanks,

Merlin



Goood LORD would that have ever caused me to shat my pants.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 8:53:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By nchapa:

Originally Posted By Powergen:
www.mariposaranch.net/images/snake0201-sm.jpg

Here's one from a place in south TX where I've hunted a few times, about 7-1/2 feet. Never saw one there myself but I look before I step down there.



There was a pic I used to have of a Border Patrol Agent that killed one about that size near Rio Grande City, I guess bad guys are not the only ones they have to look out for.

Near the mid valley there is alot of farm land and I haven't seen any rattlers in the last 5 yrs


This one was in Falfurrias - that's Brooks County if I remember right.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 8:57:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By Powergen:
www.mariposaranch.net/images/snake0201-sm.jpg

Here's one from a place in south TX where I've hunted a few times, about 7-1/2 feet. Never saw one there myself but I look before I step down there.




[Monty Python] Jesus Croist! [/Monty Python]


- BG
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 9:02:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 9:06:46 AM EST
I found these on Google...Whoa!




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