Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes & A Rattlesnake Roundup

In Opp, Georgia, just north of the Florida border.

Didn't know that there were any rattlesnake roundups involving Eastern Diamondbacks. That qualifies as today's Learn Something New Every Day.

They're probably the handsomest of all rattlesnakes, in my opinion. I lived in Florida my first 17 years and only saw two in the wild during that time: my father killed one that was swimming in the lagoon of our Lake Santa Fe house, and I killed one myself by the side of the road. That's what you did back then, you killed all the ones you came across; these days when I see a venomous snake I tip my hat and let him go on his way.

Sure would like a belt made of Eastern Diamondback hide, though.

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