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Old 06-13-2018, 10:39 PM   #1
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Default Timber Rattler got my dog

This dog was s snake killing machine, ended up costing him his life. RIP Cactus you were a loyal companion and I will miss you.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:40 PM   #2
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Dang man. Hate to hear that
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:45 PM   #3
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Sorry for your loss, R.I.P. Cactus.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:46 PM   #4
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Man Im sorry to hear that.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:47 PM   #5
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Ugh. Sorry amigo
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:47 PM   #6
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That's tough. RIP Cactus. Did that happen around Madisonville?
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:52 PM   #7
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Yes, we live about 5 miles south of Madisonville
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:54 PM   #8
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Man that sucks, hate to hear it
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:55 PM   #9
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I knew they were in the area. I hunt near Lake Limestone, close to Jewett, and have been wondering if I would ever run into one. They sure would be camo'd in the woods I hunt.

Sorry for your loss.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:58 PM   #10
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Really hate to hear that. RIP Cactus
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:05 PM   #11
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****. Sorry to hear, man.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:05 PM   #12
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Prayers up for Y'all. sad deal there.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:07 PM   #13
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Sorry brother...I've been there & do get the pain.

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Old 06-13-2018, 11:09 PM   #14
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Feel for you, it's so tough to loose a great friend, my prayers are with you and cactus. Hopefully you will meet again.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:10 PM   #15
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Sorry for your loss. RIP Cactus.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:13 PM   #16
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Sorry to hear that, RIP Cactus
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:52 PM   #17
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Dam*
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:15 AM   #18
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Very sorry to hear about Catcus. I have a coworker’s lab that got bit today by a western.
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:32 AM   #19
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Sorry brother...I've been there & do get the pain.

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first person I thought of ^^^ ... prayers and support sent to the OP
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:34 AM   #20
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Dam^, sorry for your loss.
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:36 AM   #21
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tough... i am sure he will be missed... Timbers pack a wallop!
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:41 AM   #22
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Aw man! So sorry!
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Old 06-14-2018, 01:03 AM   #23
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Sorry for your loss. RIP Cactus.
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Old 06-14-2018, 02:22 AM   #24
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Sorry for your loss of your best friend
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Old 06-14-2018, 02:26 AM   #25
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Sorry for your loss. RIP Cactus.
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:14 AM   #26
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Sorry for your loss. RIP cactus. R u sure it was a timber rattler? All rattles look the same when they coiled up rattling.
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:51 AM   #27
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I know how you feel. I recently lost my chocolate lab (Lilly)
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:55 AM   #28
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Sorry for your loss.
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:12 AM   #29
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Sorry that happened looks like he had a long adventurous life that many dogs would wish for. Glad y'all had lots of good memories.
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:31 AM   #30
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Sorry for your loss. RIP cactus. R u sure it was a timber rattler? All rattles look the same when they coiled up rattling.
Yes, Iíve never seen any other kind of rattle snake on our place.
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:38 AM   #31
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Hate to hear it! Sorry for your loss.
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:45 AM   #32
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Sorry for your loss

We had a catahoula when I was growing up, think he hunted copperheads. Face was swole several times each summer
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:47 AM   #33
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I am really sorry for your loss. Prayers up for you during this difficult time.
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:51 AM   #34
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:17 AM   #35
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Sorry for the loss. I have a female pit bull that is also a snake killing machine. She has been bitten twice by copperheads. She has learned to circle them and grab them in middle and shake them so quickly and violently that they usually fly apart. She used to meet them head on, that's how she got bit. She hasn't met up with a rattler yet. I wish she could read, I'd show her this thread so she'd be careful..
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:24 AM   #36
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Really sad.
Sorry about your loss
I have owned land 33 years in Leon co and no rattlers yet.

More copperheads this year than ever before.

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Old 06-14-2018, 08:26 AM   #37
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Sorry for your loss.
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:35 AM   #38
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That's tough. Sorry for your loss
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:37 AM   #39
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Sorry that this happened!
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:53 AM   #40
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That sucks, sorry to hear. I overheard someone a while back talking about a shot you can give your dogs beforehand that makes them immune to the venom in case they get bit. They were saying their hunting dogs had it so should be good just in case. Is this a thing?
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:44 AM   #41
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Sorry to hear that. Sorry for your loss
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:55 AM   #42
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Sorry for the loss, sounds like Cactus was a tough dog. Rip
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:00 AM   #43
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Sorry for your loss.
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:10 PM   #44
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I knew they were in the area. I hunt near Lake Limestone, close to Jewett, and have been wondering if I would ever run into one. They sure would be camo'd in the woods I hunt.

Sorry for your loss.
I hunt the river bottom below Lake Limestone around Marquez and have a place on the Jewett side of the lake. We have seen 2 Timbers on the river bottom but none around the lake. We have seen a few copper heads around the lake.
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Old 06-14-2018, 01:40 PM   #45
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Sorry for your loss.
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Old 06-14-2018, 01:53 PM   #46
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Sorry for your loss, just wondering had he been getting rattlesnake vaccination and booster each year. My lab's been getting it and wondering if it really helps. Vet says sometimes it will, sometimes not.
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Old 06-14-2018, 02:54 PM   #47
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Very sorry to hear this!!
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:39 PM   #48
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Very saddened to hear about your dog.

Pay my way there, feed me and give me a place to sleep, and I will do nothing but kill rattlers until the cows come home. I am not an enemy of snakes, but I LOVE dogs. Stopped traffic today in a busy street and saved a terrier and a Schnauzer from certain death and got them back home to a crying Mom.

Coyotes and rattlers can all take the dirt nap as far as I am concerned.

On a side note, I had a friend tell me one of his buddie's dogs got bitten by a rattler and to save him the vet gave him a blood transfusion. Now I am not a vet, and I don't know his friend, but if this is true it would certainly be less expensive than antivenom.

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Old 06-14-2018, 03:47 PM   #49
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Very saddened to hear about your dog.

Pay my way there, feed me and give me a place to sleep, and I will do nothing but kill rattlers until the cows come home. I am not an enemy of snakes, but I LOVE dogs. Stopped traffic today in a busy street and saved a terrier and a Schnauzer from certain death and got them back home to a crying Mom.

Coyotes and rattlers can all take the dirt nap as far as I am concerned.

On a side note, I had a friend tell me one of his buddie's dogs got bitten by a rattler and to save him the vet gave him a blood transfusion. Now I am not a vet, and I don't know his friend, but if this is true it would certainly be less expensive than antivenom.
Timber rattler's are protected in Texas, so if you go on a Timber rattler killing spree, you might want to keep it on the down-low.

Very sorry to read about your dog redfishted. We have a small poodle that loves to hunt. We won't let him out without keeping an eye on him because we fear he will come across a venomous snake.
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:47 PM   #50
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Sorry to hear of your loss. Hate loosing a good friend.
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