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Be careful out there!

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By Tyson Anderson
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 21, 2009

WOW! That thing is huge.

By Legs Magillicutty
From: Littleton
May 21, 2009

Holy crap! I had no idea that they could get that big. A bite would be brutal!

By Doug Lintz
From: Kearney, NE
May 21, 2009

Well everything's big in Texas. www.joe-ks.com/archives_apr2007/BigRattlesnake.htm

By Tyson Anderson
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 21, 2009

wait...something is fishy here. If you do a google image search for "big rattlesnake" this thing comes up as some of the top few hits. If you click through to see the pages that they are on people are saying that this snake was found in Texas, North Carolina and Utah. I'm pretty sure it couldn't have come from all of these places so which one is true?

By Lee Smith
May 21, 2009

Fishy indeed. hossenpfeffer has been a member since...yesterday.

Rattlers in CO and WY are Prairie Rattlesnakes and rarely get longer than 6 feet.

This is clearly a Western Diamondback and they don't head north of the Pecos.

By Brian Scoggins
From: Eugene, OR
May 21, 2009

I'd wondered how long people would realize that this was all just a subtle way of scaring off all the folks who come from other states during the primo season in Lander. This is pretty similar to the people who say that Indian Creek is choss, and the Red is just boring jug hauls. The point is to keep the gullible hordes away. So take the hint, don't just swarm Sinks when the weather's good where you are.

By slim
Administrator
May 22, 2009

that photo is going to give me nightmares. it probably wasn't 96 pounds, judging by the way the guy is holding it (ie cantilevered quite a ways out from his body). still a monster though, and obviously well traveled!

By Daryl Allan
From: Sierra Vista, AZ
May 22, 2009

We see 'em that size all over in the Stronghold; but ours have lasers on their frickin heads. When they have big lumps in the middle of them, you can usually make out belay devices and cams. It's just a big choss pile out there anyway.

By Blitzo
Aug 18, 2010

I've seen this photo on google images. That thing is giant! I would love to see one that big. All the ones I've seen here in Josua Tree were small.

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Be careful out there!

Submitted By: hossenpfeffer on May 21, 2009