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I took some family members down to Alligator River NWR. My truck was full so I didn't take my Nikon camera. These are cell phone pics of a very large Canebrake Rattlesnake that we came across.






 
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Very nice pix, even from a phone. I'm sort of used to rattlers here in AZ, including the most poisonous of all, the Mohave. Still that canebrake looks mean.



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Wow, that’s quite the rattler.

Since moving back here almost two years ago, I have yet to come across one. I’m hoping that Mrs. Cooker is with me if I do. She’s never seen one in person and really wants to.




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Beautiful timber rattler. When I lived in NE Alabama I got to see one track a bitten chipmunk, locate it, and swallow it. Great pics.




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Beautiful animal! Thanks.




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That's a good looking animal
Those are some great looking pictures also

I am jealous because i can say without a doubt, my camera doesn't take pictures that clear and vivid.
 
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A beauty.




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No thanks. Nice pics though.



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The time I took a picture of a rattlesnake with an iPhone it kind of freaked me out. The distance from me to snake seemed smaller with the iPhone. Beautiful pictures of the Canebreak.
 
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Very pretty! Great pics! The quality of cellphone cameras is really remarkable these days. Thanks for sharing.


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Nice pic's, but please keep them in your part of the state Big Grin
 
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A very healthy looking guy..or girl.


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Great pics. Funny how most of the beautiful snakes are the dangerous ones.

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Great pics. Funny how most of the beautiful snakes are the dangerous ones.

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Agree 100%. The dangerous ones are the gorgeous ones. I so wanted to pick this up. Canebrakes/Timbers are fairly easy going when it comes to rattlers. In fact, they are far less spastic than a lot of nonvenomous varieties. The problem is that one that decides to prove that notion wrong. Then you have to live in the hospital for a month, pretty much loose whatever it bites, live with tingling and burning in your lips the rest of your life, and end up with a $150,000 hospital bill.
 
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Beautiful and deadly. I am amazed at how beefy these things can get. I had one that slithered it's way across my road years ago and it was about 7 feet long and seemed like it was eating well.
 
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do those go away for the winter, like in the midwest?





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Yes. After about mid October, you really don't see much of them. They are pretty active right now trying to fatten up for hibernation.
 
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My thought exactly! Very cool pics Micropterus!
 
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Magnificent...
 
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Nice pic's, but please keep them in your part of the state Big Grin


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