Canebrake and Timber rattlers are the same snake. Just 2 different names.surehuntsalot said:timber rattlers...simpson co. scott co. rankin co. sharkey co.
cane break rattlers...copiah co.(copiah co. wma is full of them)
eastern diamondback...scott co. (caney creek wma) delta national forest
Stringwacker,Stringwacker said:Well fellows...now you got me thinking about rattlesnakes. Honestly, the idea of them seems farfetched having never seen one. Ranks right up there with panthers...until now.
I knew that they were in southwest Ms from the experience I shared that happened 25 years ago. To Kmbrown's point, I heard our mutual friend "Bob" tell me that St Catherine had them. Yet the reports from Scott County (30 minutes from me), Barnett, Noxubee, and Kemper county surprises me. I could also see them in the Delta areas for some reason.
Still, it's odd that I have hunted clubs in several counties (including SW Ms) and never saw one. The club I am in that I spend most my time is in Montgomery and Choctaw counties and I'm most certain one has never been spotted...and that place is nearly 5,000 acres!
I would like to ask JCrob1 has he ever seen one near Decatur? (as I grew up in Union and still live near there)
Lastly, Jacob thanks for the offer on the skins but I'm not sure if I could deal with having a skin on my bow that actually bit someone; alternates between the mental concept of really cool.... and really creepy![biggrin] [biggrin] (LOL). You need to keep them and put them on YOUR traditional bows one day.
I guess I've learned a thing or two today. Thanks guys!
I'm 45 and live in Hinds County. I hunt, fish and do every thing short of running around naked in the woods. I've never seen a Rattlesnake. They're here though! I just thought I would add to your request for people who have never seen one, and I hope I don't.Stringwacker said:I am also interested in hearing from people who have never seen a rattlesnake. I think it's likely the majority of people. Just curious.