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Old 10-30-2022, 05:39 PM   #1
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Old 10-30-2022, 05:40 PM   #2
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Old 10-30-2022, 05:44 PM   #3
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Old 10-30-2022, 05:47 PM   #4
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Dang things will make you hurt yourself. We have a bunch on our place. I give them a pass in the woods but they get killed in the yard.


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Old 10-30-2022, 05:49 PM   #5
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Iíve been going to our place in Edna for 36 years. First one Iíve ever seen, looks like he just had a meal!


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Old 10-30-2022, 05:50 PM   #7
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Old 10-30-2022, 05:50 PM   #8
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Iíve been going to our place in Edna for 36 years. First one Iíve ever seen, looks like he just had a meal!


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Yep. Probably a rabbit or squirrel. Hell, who knows, things look they could swallow a calf.


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Old 10-30-2022, 06:10 PM   #10
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Dang! Didn’t know we had those it the area.
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Old 10-30-2022, 06:15 PM   #11
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Old 10-30-2022, 06:26 PM   #12
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Yep. Probably a rabbit or squirrel. Hell, who knows, things look they could swallow a calf.


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They're eating squirrels under oak trees . .
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Old 10-30-2022, 06:29 PM   #13
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Where abouts in Edna ? Been here most of my life and never seen one around . Heck I been on my place 21 years and never seen a rattler .
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Old 10-30-2022, 06:41 PM   #14
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Old 10-30-2022, 06:42 PM   #15
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((shudder)) I hate snakes!
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Old 10-30-2022, 06:44 PM   #16
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Awesome and beautiful snakes. As docile as they come.

They get the pass from me as well.
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Old 10-30-2022, 06:57 PM   #17
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Awesome snakes, ive never been fortunate enough to see one in the wild.
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Old 10-30-2022, 06:59 PM   #18
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Where abouts in Edna ? Been here most of my life and never seen one around . Heck I been on my place 21 years and never seen a rattler .

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Old 10-30-2022, 07:40 PM   #19
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Pretty one. One of my favorite snakes of all time.
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Old 10-30-2022, 08:12 PM   #20
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Pretty one. One of my favorite snakes of all time.
I thought, on average, that they were larger than a Diamondback. I looked it up and just not true. Largest Canebrake is supposedly 74" and longest DB is 96". Seems like every Canebrake I see is big though. Area where our farm is, between Woodville and Colmesneil in East Texas has a healthy population. Sure make you pay attention when walking in the woods where everything on the ground matches a Canebrake's pattern.
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Old 10-30-2022, 08:27 PM   #21
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There more massive in diameter; huge snakes. They just don’t get as long as a DB.
Thank goodness they are not super aggressive
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Old 10-30-2022, 08:48 PM   #22
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I was told their primary diet was squirrels, looks like about a squirrel sized lump in it

Have seen a few here, they get a free pass as they never seem to be mad. Cottonmouths and copperheads on the other hand are always mad and they all get beheaded
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Old 10-30-2022, 08:53 PM   #23
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I have seen some in Ganado.
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Old 10-30-2022, 08:56 PM   #24
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Old 10-30-2022, 09:05 PM   #25
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Where abouts in Edna ? Been here most of my life and never seen one around . Heck I been on my place 21 years and never seen a rattler .
I seen one about 6 years ago In Morales.
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Old 10-30-2022, 09:05 PM   #26
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I thought, on average, that they were larger than a Diamondback. I looked it up and just not true. Largest Canebrake is supposedly 74" and longest DB is 96". Seems like every Canebrake I see is big though. Area where our farm is, between Woodville and Colmesneil in East Texas has a healthy population. Sure make you pay attention when walking in the woods where everything on the ground matches a Canebrake's pattern.

Yes now Iím wondering how many I pasted by and never seen. I have a pair of snake boots for my wifeís side of the familyís lease in Three Riverís but I will be wearing them a whole lot more at our place now. I walked to the bow blind in sandals a few weeks ago never again.


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I seen one about 6 years ago In Morales.

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Old 10-30-2022, 09:17 PM   #28
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Yes now Iím wondering how many I pasted by and never seen. I have a pair of snake boots for my wifeís side of the familyís lease in Three Riverís but I will be wearing them a whole lot more at our place now. I walked to the bow blind in sandals a few weeks ago never again.
I'll tell you what really made me start paying attention. I was building a road through my place a few years ago and the people delivering and placing the base material told me the most chilling story about one of their own guys. They were doing a clearing job north of Colmesneil. It was before daylight and the crew arrived for work. Well, one ole boy's coffee kicked in and he had to go find a tree to squat against. Picked the wrong tree, because a big ole Canebrake bit him on either his fun stick or his kid bag, but either way it was a very, very, very bad situation. Now if that won't make you look real good while in the woods, nothing will.
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Old 10-30-2022, 09:21 PM   #29
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It was about a 3 1/2 to 4 feet. It was laying on a pile of split oak. At that time, I did not think they were in that area of Texas. If driving from Edna - it was about 2 miles past the Morales Store.

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Old 10-30-2022, 09:25 PM   #30
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I'll tell you what really made me start paying attention. I was building a road through my place a few years ago and the people delivering and placing the base material told me the most chilling story about one of their own guys. They were doing a clearing job north of Colmesneil. It was before daylight and the crew arrived for work. Well, one ole boy's coffee kicked in and he had to go find a tree to squat against. Picked the wrong tree, because a big ole Canebrake bit him on either his fun stick or his kid bag, but either way it was a very, very, very bad situation. Now if that won't make you look real good while in the woods, nothing will.

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Old 10-30-2022, 09:58 PM   #31
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I thought, on average, that they were larger than a Diamondback. I looked it up and just not true. Largest Canebrake is supposedly 74" and longest DB is 96". Seems like every Canebrake I see is big though. Area where our farm is, between Woodville and Colmesneil in East Texas has a healthy population. Sure make you pay attention when walking in the woods where everything on the ground matches a Canebrake's pattern.
I haven't personally seen a Canebrake much over 4 feet in length but yes the record was 74.5" I believe. Supposedly the longest Eastern Diamondback ever found was said to be 8 feet in length.

Western Diamondbacks are generally 5 to 6 feet in length depending on where you're at. The largest Western Diamondbacks on record were 92" and 92.5" in length. Both were found in Dallas County.

I have no doubt that there are some record Canebrakes in Texas because they were classified as endangered for the longest time. There's gotta be some huge ones down there I would think.

All of the Canebrakes I've handled were very docile,really didn't even rattle unless you pinned their head down. But my buddies had one that was close to 6 foot long that they said was the meanest rattlesnake they'd ever caught. I never did see it but they said it was one that made them nervous to take out of the box they had it in.

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Old 10-30-2022, 10:29 PM   #32
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Would look good on my longbow, nice looking snake.
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Old 10-31-2022, 01:16 AM   #33
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I'll tell you what really made me start paying attention. I was building a road through my place a few years ago and the people delivering and placing the base material told me the most chilling story about one of their own guys. They were doing a clearing job north of Colmesneil. It was before daylight and the crew arrived for work. Well, one ole boy's coffee kicked in and he had to go find a tree to squat against. Picked the wrong tree, because a big ole Canebrake bit him on either his fun stick or his kid bag, but either way it was a very, very, very bad situation. Now if that won't make you look real good while in the woods, nothing will.
I can't imagine how painful that was. When I got bit on the hand it felt like it got smashed with a hammer and set on fire. So I have an idea what it'd be like I suppose. Way worse than getting bit on the hand. Lets put it this way, if there wasn't permanent swelling it wouldn't be worth it.

That's what makes Canebrakes dangerous. They rely on their camouflage more than their attitude to defend themselves. That gets them stepped (and apparently sat on) sometimes. And that's when they bite.

You ever seen those people that handle snakes in church? They primarily handle Timber Rattlesnakes and Copperheads for a reason. One, Timber Rattlesnakes are easy going and will put up with a lot. And two, Copperheads are the least toxic of any venomous snake in North America. If you sent those people a box of Massasaugas or Prairie Rattlesnakes like we have where I live they'd all get bit. It don't matter to them how strong your faith in Jesus is. They'll bite ya and it hurts.

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Old 10-31-2022, 08:55 AM   #34
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Old 10-31-2022, 08:58 AM   #35
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Old 10-31-2022, 09:05 AM   #36
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3rd person in the past year I have heard that has seen or killed a Timber rattler in the Hallettsville area. Obviously they have moved that way.
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Old 10-31-2022, 09:09 AM   #38
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I thought, on average, that they were larger than a Diamondback. I looked it up and just not true. Largest Canebrake is supposedly 74" and longest DB is 96". Seems like every Canebrake I see is big though. Area where our farm is, between Woodville and Colmesneil in East Texas has a healthy population. Sure make you pay attention when walking in the woods where everything on the ground matches a Canebrake's pattern.

I'm here in Warren. I know they are around, but luckily I've only seen them on the highway. We're on 60 acres and I'm sure they're around.
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Old 10-31-2022, 09:30 AM   #39
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I can't imagine how painful that was. When I got bit on the hand it felt like it got smashed with a hammer and set on fire. So I have an idea what it'd be like I suppose. Way worse than getting bit on the hand. Lets put it this way, if there wasn't permanent swelling it wouldn't be worth it.

That's what makes Canebrakes dangerous. They rely on their camouflage more than their attitude to defend themselves. That gets them stepped (and apparently sat on) sometimes. And that's when they bite.

You ever seen those people that handle snakes in church? They primarily handle Timber Rattlesnakes and Copperheads for a reason. One, Timber Rattlesnakes are easy going and will put up with a lot. And two, Copperheads are the least toxic of any venomous snake in North America. If you sent those people a box of Massasaugas or Prairie Rattlesnakes like we have where I live they'd all get bit. It don't matter to them how strong your faith in Jesus is. They'll bite ya and it hurts.
There is ZERO chance of me handling any of them. God gave me good sense and I ain't testing Him.
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Old 10-31-2022, 09:38 AM   #40
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I wouldn't say that too loud, they are protected in Texas.
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Old 10-31-2022, 09:44 AM   #41
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RIP to that squirrel in her belly! Man what a beautiful specimen of a snake, big girl!
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Old 10-31-2022, 09:46 AM   #42
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I wouldn't say that too loud, they are protected in Texas.
Not anymore...they can be killed legally, but I like seeing people give them a pass. There is a place for them in the ecosystem, and they're a dang pretty snake and almost always docile unless you step right on one or jack with it.
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Old 10-31-2022, 09:56 AM   #43
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I wouldn't say that too loud, they are protected in Texas.
They haven't been protected in Texas for a few years. January 2020, I think is when they came off the list.
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There is ZERO chance of me handling any of them. God gave me good sense and I ain't testing Him.
That's understandable. Everyone has their thing. Heights is my thing. Don't like them, never have.
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That's understandable. Everyone has their thing. Heights is my thing. Don't like them, never have.
I'm not really scared of snakes, I just don't mess with venomous snakes. I ain't scared of heights, but rats give me the **** heebeejeebee's. That's why I don't kill snakes. They eat rats. Enemy of my enemy is my friend.
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Old 10-31-2022, 01:17 PM   #46
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They haven't been protected in Texas for a few years. January 2020, I think is when they came off the list.
All that means is we should be killing more of them until they are back on the list. The challenge is killing all of them before the state figures out what's going on and makes it illegal again.
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Old 10-31-2022, 01:22 PM   #47
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We found one several years ago just a ways down the road from Edna at McFadden.
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Old 10-31-2022, 02:13 PM   #48
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I'll tell you what really made me start paying attention. I was building a road through my place a few years ago and the people delivering and placing the base material told me the most chilling story about one of their own guys. They were doing a clearing job north of Colmesneil. It was before daylight and the crew arrived for work. Well, one ole boy's coffee kicked in and he had to go find a tree to squat against. Picked the wrong tree, because a big ole Canebrake bit him on either his fun stick or his kid bag, but either way it was a very, very, very bad situation. Now if that won't make you look real good while in the woods, nothing will.
The rest of the story is his fun stick swelled up to four times its normal size. When he finally got to the ER he showed it to the nurse and said, "What can you give me for this?" She retorted, "My Toyota Corolla, home cooked meals every night and whatever else you want."
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Old 10-31-2022, 02:48 PM   #50
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I'm not really scared of snakes, I just don't mess with venomous snakes. I ain't scared of heights, but rats give me the **** heebeejeebee's. That's why I don't kill snakes. They eat rats. Enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Oh no I'm scared of heights.LOL I'll pick up a rattlesnake any day of the week. Put me on an extension ladder 20 feet in the air and I'll be wanting the fire department there to come help me get down. I used to roof houses and had nightmares frequently.

Rats and mice are disgusting. The only one that ever really freaked me out was a pack rat my brother and I found under a sheet of tin. I shot it with a .22 pistol in the guts and it ran off. Biggest rat I've ever and hope I ever see. There ain't a snake big enough around here to eat one that big. I wanted to dig it out of the hole it went in to prove how big it was. My brother wouldn't help me. If I told you how huge it was you wouldn't believe it. I still can't believe it. When I picked that tin up I screamed and dropped it. My brother thought it was a big snake I saw.
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