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  1. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    9457D983-A751-4A59-A486-013F0934604D.jpeg funny thing about this rattlehead I killed Sunday; I was standing there looking around for seng. U ever hear something at first and really not pay any attention? That’s what happened here. I heard it but didn’t react. After a few secs I was like thst sounds like a jar fly. Then I thought, could be a snake. So I got to looking out in front of me and low in behold there it laid stretched out facing me. If he hadn’t rattled no telling how close I woulda got to him. And don’t think they all rattle when they sense u because they don’t.
     
  2. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    Looks like your aim was way off. Might have to put some sights on the ol' 'seng hoe.
     
  3. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    I actually shot it with a 9mm about 15’ away and yes, I didn’t hit where I was aiming lol
     
  4. childersb24

    childersb24 6 pointer

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    Funny you say that about them not rattling. My in-law owns 600 acres in bradfordsville ky and I found my first and only rattler. It’s eyes were solid white like it just shed or was fixing to shed its skin. I picked it up with a stick and couldn’t get make it rattle. I’m not trying to take over your post but here is a picture of it. I didn’t kill it either although I do regret it
     

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  5. KYDEERCHASR

    KYDEERCHASR 10 pointer

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    I own some ground in bradfordsville also.
    I have never seen a rattler on it, but we do kill a couple copperheads every year.
     
  6. Genesis 27:3

    Genesis 27:3 10 pointer

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    Dead is dead.that's how I like em
     
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  7. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

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    I’m jealous.
     
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  8. wv67

    wv67 10 pointer

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    Post this on the Maryland whitetail site and they will attack LOl I killed a copperhead this Turk season and posted it I never seen so many fake country boys cry in all my life , That’s a pretty rattler We killed a bunch when I was working around the mines on those Ol reclaims and your right they don’t always rattle
     
  9. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Is it just the light, or does that snake have a lot of green hues?
     
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  10. FOWLER2671

    FOWLER2671 12 pointer

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    I talked to a friend this morning who mentioned a guy getting hit by a copperhead while in the yard at night...

    Vials of anti venom were $30,000 each... and he had eight! Insurance lady questioned why he needed it???
     
  11. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    The color in the pic is pretty true. Kinda a greenish/ yellow tint. It was very pretty. I just hate not rid of something that is that dangerous. I’m sure there’s thousands more but that one won’t be biting anybody.
     
  12. MikeKy

    MikeKy 10 pointer

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    My first thought when I saw the pic was that it didn't look ripe yet. Never saw one with that coloration. Good job on whacking it.
     
  13. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 10 pointer

    The green looks just like the refracted and filtered light from the trees and leaves to me. The axe handle also has a green hue for instance.
     
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  14. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    Gives me the heebie jeebies, I don't even put long pants on or boots till it gets below 60°
     
  15. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    For a copperhead? That is odd. Usually just give you benadryl....
     
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