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Wants to Retire

Got these two on the way home tonight. 39" & 34" w/o heads. 

 

Made for an impromptu training session with the 1 year old.

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Kansas Big Dog

Are they timber rattlers or what?

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lee sykes
23 minutes ago, Kansas Big Dog said:

Are they timber rattlers or what?

If in Wyoming,  probably prairie rattlers.

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Kansas Big Dog

I guess the big question is then, did you clean them and eat them?

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henryrski

The same way you clean and cook an eel.

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rudyc

Yep, those are prairie rattlers.

Dredge in flour, fry in butter. Bony like a small Northern Pike and chewy.

No, they don't taste like chicken.

 

They do look pretty nice on the back of a longbow.

This one is a Bull Snake.

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Wants to Retire
On 6/10/2018 at 9:09 AM, Kansas Big Dog said:

I guess the big question is then, did you clean them and eat them?

I actually gave them to a friend who asked me earlier that same day for some to eat.

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quailguy
6 hours ago, Wants to Retire said:

I actually gave them to a friend who asked me earlier that same day for some to eat.

 

How fitting that they were eaten, good job ! That 39 inch long prairie rattler, 41 with head (?) is about as big

as one normally finds. They do get bigger, interestingly enough the rattlesnake book sez they get the largest size in Montana (??) 

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Mike Connally

I’ve always found it funny when people say rattlers taste like chicken. I ate one once on a backpacking trip. 

They taste like snake...

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ruff hunter

Those snakes would ruin someone’s day lol......

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dogrunner

This is mostly the snake we have which I’m glad. It won’t hurt you or the dog. 

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Big Al
12 hours ago, quailguy said:

 

How fitting that they were eaten, good job ! That 39 inch long prairie rattler, 41 with head (?) is about as big

as one normally finds. They do get bigger, interestingly enough the rattlesnake book sez they get the largest size in Montana (??) 

 

I Killed one that was 48” in Montana.  Big girth also.  The biggest I’ve seen.

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Big Al
3 hours ago, dogrunner said:

This is mostly the snake we have which I’m glad. It won’t hurt you or the dog. 

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I was fishing a little stream up around Elk Rapids and had to get on my hands and knees to get through some brush.  While down there I came face to face with Michigan’s only venomous snake. About a twelve inch  massasauga (sp) rattler.

Fortunately he turned tail and took off.  All my years in the Michigan outdoors and that was the only one I ever saw.

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dogrunner
12 hours ago, Big Al said:

I was fishing a little stream up around Elk Rapids and had to get on my hands and knees to get through some brush.  While down there I came face to face with Michigan’s only venomous snake. About a twelve inch  massasauga (sp) rattler.

Fortunately he turned tail and took off.  All my years in the Michigan outdoors and that was the only one I ever saw.

Yep we have some around. When I was a kid we had a place by Baldwin, dad and I was cutting wood and 1 came out of a pile dad killed it with a shovel this was about 1975, it was longer than 2'.  Only one I have ever seen also but someone usually gets bite every now and then usually in southwestern Mi. 

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