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17 Rattlesnakes Found Being Kept in One Home
« on: August 28, 2018, 12:00:48 PM »
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/08/28/west-virginia-man-arrested-after-17-rattlesnakes-found-in-home.html

Who knew that in West Virginia you could keep one rattlesnake in your home if it was at least 42 inches long?

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Re: 17 Rattlesnakes Found Being Kept in One Home
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2018, 12:49:37 PM »
And good luck trying to measure them.  :hide:
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Re: 17 Rattlesnakes Found Being Kept in One Home
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2018, 01:00:31 PM »
Back a couple of decades ago, my uncle (a fairly well-to-do farmer) found that someone, or something, had overnight slain a few dozen large cottonmouth / water moccasins (pit vipers related to rattlesnakes for those who don't know American poisonous snakes), and laid them out straight, one after the other, up the long straight driveway leading up to his house, like rungs on a ladder. (That happened less than half a mile from the office where I'm sitting, but his crew had removed them by the time we and our crew had gotten to work, so we couldn't go out and see them.)

It looked SERIOUSLY cultish. But we never did find out who had done it, or perhaps what had done it, or why. They weren't particularly eaten yet. I'm not sure I ever heard how they were killed. Were they slain nearby, or brought there??

Can't say I was unhappy that that many large poisonous snakes were decisively disposed of -- which is a state-level crime in Tennessee, by the way. But the creepypasta factor was unsettling.


(That said, I suppose it could have been worse. A guy in a Georgia swamp several years ago found three cottonmouths tied in french knots to a tree branch over the water, still alive, with their spines somehow disjointed so that they couldn't wriggle free. And that was in the back side of nowhere. What the hell did that? --  whatever it was, apparently from the gator tracks dragged an alligator out of the water the next day, backward by the tail, while walking across a log not far away.)  :o
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Re: 17 Rattlesnakes Found Being Kept in One Home
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2018, 08:40:15 AM »
Back a couple of decades ago, my uncle (a fairly well-to-do farmer) found that someone, or something, had overnight slain a few dozen large cottonmouth / water moccasins (pit vipers related to rattlesnakes for those who don't know American poisonous snakes), and laid them out straight, one after the other, up the long straight driveway leading up to his house, like rungs on a ladder. (That happened less than half a mile from the office where I'm sitting, but his crew had removed them by the time we and our crew had gotten to work, so we couldn't go out and see them.)

It looked SERIOUSLY cultish. But we never did find out who had done it, or perhaps what had done it, or why. They weren't particularly eaten yet. I'm not sure I ever heard how they were killed. Were they slain nearby, or brought there??

Can't say I was unhappy that that many large poisonous snakes were decisively disposed of -- which is a state-level crime in Tennessee, by the way. But the creepypasta factor was unsettling.


(That said, I suppose it could have been worse. A guy in a Georgia swamp several years ago found three cottonmouths tied in french knots to a tree branch over the water, still alive, with their spines somehow disjointed so that they couldn't wriggle free. And that was in the back side of nowhere. What the hell did that? --  whatever it was, apparently from the gator tracks dragged an alligator out of the water the next day, backward by the tail, while walking across a log not far away.)  :o
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Re: 17 Rattlesnakes Found Being Kept in One Home
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2018, 11:11:03 AM »
Heh. There were some unnerving rock-throwing incidents with the Georgia river-fisher.

Nothing like that here. Not at that time anyway (late 80s, early 90s), and very little before or since.

Then again, maybe it was Dogman visiting down from Land Between the Lakes!  :o
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