Timber rattlesnakes

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by snakebite, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. snakebite

    snakebite Spike

    80
    34
    Oct 11, 2018
    mccreary county
    I know many on here will probably hate me for this but I will give it a try. I have always had a great interest in snakes, particularly rattlesnakes have worked on many research projects in the past. Were are the best areas in Eastern Kentucky to photograph rattlesnakes , and if you are a landowner with problem snakes feel free to pm me, I am more than happy to safely remove them from your property. Try not to bash me to hard I just like finding snakes in the wild, I am not killing or selling them just like to photograph them. Ok now everyone can start beating me up.
     
    Nock, HuntressOfLight, aaronc and 3 others like this.
  2. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

    8,458
    3,679
    Jan 2, 2009
    raised n Bullitt Co.
    I'd want a telescopic lens for my "close ups".
     
    KY MountainMan and MoMan like this.
  3. predator1

    predator1 12 pointer

    2,309
    309
    Dec 25, 2008
    Glasgow,Ky
    Friend killed this one the other day in Georgia. Huge rattler. 65 1/4” and 11 9/16” in diameter. 02FF476A-A56A-4E29-8341-03AD65335EDE.jpeg
     
  4. snakebite

    snakebite Spike

    80
    34
    Oct 11, 2018
    mccreary county
    Eastern Diamondback Crotalus adamanteus I went to school in Valdosta Georgia do you know what part of Georgia by any chance
     
    HuntressOfLight and drakeshooter like this.
  5. snakebite

    snakebite Spike

    80
    34
    Oct 11, 2018
    mccreary county
    Its a female just for the record
     
    HuntressOfLight likes this.
  6. predator1

    predator1 12 pointer

    2,309
    309
    Dec 25, 2008
    Glasgow,Ky
    Somewhere in Baker County. He was cleaning out a brushpile with a big loader.
     
  7. RLWEBB

    RLWEBB 12 pointer

    5,629
    2,209
    Nov 30, 2005
    Staffordsville, KY
    Not sure but I think that’s a Booner!!!! Huge snake!
     
  8. predator1

    predator1 12 pointer

    2,309
    309
    Dec 25, 2008
    Glasgow,Ky
    I literally thought the same thing, lol. He put a screwdriver next to it for perspective. E6965A4F-A249-4DE8-A6FF-A6070185EA1E.jpeg
     
    buzzbaiter83, hotdog and RLWEBB like this.
  9. aaronc

    aaronc 10 pointer

    1,516
    1,313
    Jul 21, 2009
    Leitchfield
    Welcome aboard snake man. I don't have a spot for ya,.wrong part of the state......but if I did I'd let ya. Far as I'm concerned your price of admission is posting the snake pics you take :).

    ,............and here is something I saw on yahoo yesterday. The cool bit of information I got out of reading about it ( I read a couple different articles) is that copperheads are known to climb trees to catch cicadas o_O,........I wasn't aware.

    https://nypost.com/2020/01/18/unluckiest-guy-in-america-bitten-on-head-by-venomous-snake/
     
    Nock and FOWLER2671 like this.
  10. snakebite

    snakebite Spike

    80
    34
    Oct 11, 2018
    mccreary county
    yes I saw that article also. Have seen them in bushes at chest level. Radio tracked a timber years ago that was about 7-8 feet up in a tree, probably waiting on a squirrel. Like any animal sometimes they do some bizarre things.
     
    aaronc likes this.
  11. aaronc

    aaronc 10 pointer

    1,516
    1,313
    Jul 21, 2009
    Leitchfield

    You radio tracked a Timber Rattler o_O :eek: ?? Holy crap man,.........your serious.
     
  12. luvtohunt

    luvtohunt 10 pointer

    1,251
    638
    Sep 1, 2011
    Eubank, Ky
    I’m no longer in Eastern Ky but there used to be quite a good population in the Buckhorn area of Perry county and I personally saw several in the Caney Creek area of Knott county while surveying properties in that area. I don’t have any properties for you to access but knocking on a door never hurts. All they can say is no.
     
    RLWEBB likes this.
  13. Brody

    Brody 6 pointer

    377
    347
    Apr 7, 2019
    No place like home
    Beaver Creek wma in McCreary co ,where you are from is full of copperheads and rattlersnakes
     
  14. JR PORTER

    JR PORTER 10 pointer

    1,002
    801
    May 1, 2014
    KNOTT CO. KY
    Pine Mountain in Whitesburg used to be full of rattlesnakes, that would be in Letcher Co. Just watch out for bears.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2020
  15. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

    12,437
    4,677
    Aug 23, 2011
    BG
    Revelation is crawling with copperheads. I’m sure there are plenty of rattlers too. Have killed several rattlers on and around Booven.
     
    RLWEBB likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice