I got back about 45 minutes ago from my first snake call of the year a roughly-3-foot Crotalus atrox . It was on the front porch of the people's house, right under a girl's bicycle! With all these unseasonably-warm temps we've been having, I guess the snakes are poking there heads out to see what's going on. The people said they killed 2 in their yard just a couple of weeks ago too.
I told them the larger rattlers don't do too well in relocation, and that I'd probably end up eating it (this one's nice and heavy), but I just talked to another member of my herp club and he'd like to have it for our Scouting demonstrations he asked if it had a decent rattle; I told him I could hear it from the street as soon as I got out of my car!

Pic forthcoming on www.fieldherpers.com
Chris

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I got back about 45 minutes ago from my first snake call of the year a roughly-3-foot Crotalus atrox .

Pic at http://www.fieldherpers.com/fieldherping/messages/22963.html
I got back about 45 minutes ago from my first snake call of the year a roughly-3-foot Crotalus atrox .

Pic at http://www.fieldherpers.com/fieldherping/messages/22963.html

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GAD, I miss South TX.
So, what's your favorite recipe?
LOL
DC
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== GAD, I miss South TX. So, what's your favorite recipe?

I'd love to know, too! Emotion: smile
That's a gorgous specimen... ahhh I'd love to have something that had the looks of a rattler but the temperament of a corn snake!

fr0glet
GAD, I miss South TX.

It was 80 degrees yesterday!
So, what's your favorite recipe?

I'd love to know, too! Emotion: smile

I'd just batter it up and deep-fry it, I guess. I've never eaten snake before. The only herps I've eaten are American Alligator and Nile Crocodile.
That's a gorgous specimen... ahhh I'd love to have something that had the looks of a rattler but the temperament of a corn snake!

There are some pretty benign rattlers, and some pretty feisty corns. MOST of the rattlers I've encountered don't strike, or even coil they just try to leave.
I got back about 45 minutes ago from my first snake call of the year a roughly-3-foot Crotalus atrox . ... hear it from the street as soon as I got out of my car! Pic forthcoming on www.fieldherpers.com Chris

ok here is a dumb question:
is there any way that you might be able to send me a Crotalus atrox. mind you i don't care to have a live one. but i sure would like to grill one up and have the head stuffed.
john
p.s. email me if you think we can work something out.
is there any way that you might be able to send me a Crotalus atrox. mind you i don't care to have a live one. but i sure would like to grill one up and have the head stuffed.

Not a dumb question, but I'm not really in the know on how to do stuff like that (sending venomous snakes etc). I'd just as soon not do so. Emotion: smile
I'd just batter it up and deep-fry it, I guess. I've never eaten snake before. The only herps I've eaten are American Alligator and Nile Crocodile.

So, what did they taste like?
is there any way that you might be able to ... like to grill one up and have the head stuffed.

Not a dumb question, but I'm not really in the know on how to do stuff like that (sending venomous snakes etc). I'd just as soon not do so. Emotion: smile

thats cool
it was just a thought really.
john
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