I killed this one on the edge of a swamp, which is why they are usually called canebrake rattlers around here, instead of timber rattler. They tend to be found in those areas, where the diamond back is usually found on higher ground. This one was pretty big for this area, too, although sometimes a larger one is killed.
i agree with gator, nice rattler, but would rather see you handling it while it was still alive. do you intend on eating it? one of my dad's friends is a logger and i have seen a couple of rattlers that he has killed in the past. he would cure the skin and actually eat them
yeah that is a good size rattler , iran over one last season that was stretched acrossed the road turned out to an eastern diamond back about 6 feet in length. we also come across the pigmy rattlers quite a bit sometimes to much....i still am a firm beleiver that a dead snake is a good snake (can't stand them or spiders....yuck :cursing: ...)