Arizona Holds The World Record for Diamondbacks, and It's Not Baseball!

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Mortgage Banker with SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171)

I've posted about the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake previously.  The Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum has a program to introduce people to these reptiles, native to Arizona.  We've even had what I thought was a large specimen (between four and five feet long) in our back yard for a summer.  (We knew where he was, and he wasn't a bother.)

Our son in law Fred is an avid outdoorsman and hunter, and he hunts regularly in the west.  Fred keeps an eye out for interesting articles, and sends them our way when he finds them. 

Here's his most recent find!

World record Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, courtesy of the Arizona Gazette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Robert

A shame such a beautiful specimen was killed. Should have just let it be and it wouldn't have bothered anybody. Rattlesnakes are not a threat if you know where they are and you give them space.

August 18, 2010 04:47 PM
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Robert,

I grew up with really large snakes as a kid in Suriname, South America.  We keep an eye out for rattlers in our back yard, but we don't kill them.

Rick,

The foreshortening effect by holding the snake close to the camera makes it seem larger than it really is.  Check out the name of the author...  You  Been Had!  LOL

Doreen,

See my comment to Rick.

Bruce,

Glad to oblige!

Mike in Tucson

August 19, 2010 12:36 AM
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Eric

It's sad when humans kill other animals for no reason.

It's even more sad when someone says that this animal would make a nice pair of boots. Have you no soul?

It's terribly sad when no one reads the author's name, and people just assume this is real.

September 13, 2010 05:52 PM
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Eric,

Would that be Eric in Lubbock TX?

Mike in Tucson

September 14, 2010 07:23 AM
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Abdon Stewart
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I know you posted this a while ago, but holy smokes that is a scary looking snake. I think I would have had a heart attack if I stumbled across that thing!

January 20, 2011 10:49 AM
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