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Old 07-14-2021, 09:30 PM   #1
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Killed this huge rat snake yesterday evening.

Heard the chickens raising a fuss and found it in the nest box. Thought it was eating eggs but it had killed and was trying to eat my wife's baby chicken

7' measured with tape and big as my wrist (not stuffed full of eggs either)

Just in case anyone wants to try and scold or shame me for killing it --
Out in the woods they get a pass, get in the chicken house and no quarter given

I gave another rat snake and a coachwhip passes in the last week when I could have easily whacked them

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Old 07-14-2021, 09:35 PM   #2
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I'm curious what kind of pole that is Bryan.
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Old 07-14-2021, 09:39 PM   #3
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That’s a biggun!
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Old 07-14-2021, 09:42 PM   #4
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I would’ve done the same if it would’ve been in or near my chicken coop. Make no mistake, it would’ve been a crap show. They are all deadly to me!
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Old 07-14-2021, 09:42 PM   #5
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I'm curious what kind of pole that is Bryan.
A chicken whacking pole

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Old 07-14-2021, 10:02 PM   #6
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A chicken whacking pole

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Ha! Of course thatís what it is.
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Old 07-14-2021, 10:03 PM   #7
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World record snake my friend!
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Old 07-14-2021, 10:10 PM   #8
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Wow! I’ve killed them around 6ft, biggest I’ve ever seen
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Old 07-14-2021, 10:22 PM   #9
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World record snake my friend!
Close if it was 84". Longest Texas Ratsnake on record is 86".
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Old 07-14-2021, 10:28 PM   #10
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I had a huge one in under the hood of my Mule a couple weeks ago. I pulled and pulled on him but couldn't get it out. I finally got i the Mule and went and got the mail and hoped he would fall out. I never got to see how long it was but it was the biggest around of any that I had ever seen.
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Old 07-14-2021, 10:43 PM   #11
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That’s a bigun! Would of done the same.
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Old 07-15-2021, 12:02 AM   #12
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Thatís a huge rat snake. My wife and girls have killed three in the chicken house in the last month.

Here is one my daughter found when she went out to put the chickens up.




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Old 07-15-2021, 05:09 AM   #13
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Big snake.

This is the biggest I've killed in the coup. Had a golfball in the nesting box.


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Old 07-15-2021, 05:59 AM   #14
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Same here, if they’re in my chicken pen they’re dead.
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Old 07-15-2021, 06:48 AM   #15
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I'm curious what kind of pole that is Bryan.
Randy I think it is called a garden cultivator.


Missing the middle tine and the others bent from abusing it (beating snakes, using as a sling blade, etc )

Was every bit of 84" but not 86 or more either
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Old 07-15-2021, 06:58 AM   #16
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Close if it was 84". Longest Texas Ratsnake on record is 86".
Should have given him another year. With a good diet of chickens and eggs he could have been a booner.
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Old 07-15-2021, 10:24 AM   #17
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Dang! You sure you cant stretch that thing a bit and atleast tie that 86? Lol
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Old 07-15-2021, 10:40 AM   #18
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That is huge, never seen one that big before.
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Old 07-15-2021, 10:54 AM   #19
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I always wonder how old snakes are when I see one that big. It's surprising they ever do get that big. If they cross a road they dang near take up one lane so they better hurry if they attempt it.
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