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Earnest_P
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re: Snake ID
I heard rattlesnakes have evolved to stop rattling because it lets the hogs know where they are. Seems like a quick evolution.

Is it that some percentage of rattlers have always been rattle-less and now they are most of the ones living long enough to breed?


greenbean
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I heard rattlesnakes have evolved to stop rattling because it lets the hogs know where they are. Seems like a quick evolution.

Is it that some percentage of rattlers have always been rattle-less and now they are most of the ones living long enough to breed?




I've read where snake "experts" had debunked that theory, but who knows?


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rattlebucket
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Where dis shed at?


DMAN1968
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Seems like a quick evolution

Coincidence...evolution takes waaayyy longer.


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meltingman
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West Tennessee, Decatur County.


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TigrrrDad
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That’s catchin’ size right there, baw.


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deeprig9
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quote:

I heard rattlesnakes have evolved to stop rattling because it lets the hogs know where they are. Seems like a quick evolution.

Is it that some percentage of rattlers have always been rattle-less and now they are most of the ones living long enough to breed?


A pig's excellent sense of smell, stronger than a blood hound, and a snake's inherent muskiness, makes me think this is bogus. The pig knows where the snake is from 100 yards away.


AlxTgr
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A pig's excellent sense of smell, stronger than a blood hound, and a snake's inherent muskiness, makes me think this is bogus. The pig knows where the snake is from 100 yards away.

The first bow club I ever joined was called Cottonwood. After my first tour of the place, I called it Cottonmouth. Two seasons later, we got hogs for the first time. I never saw another snake.


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Criminally underrated movie.

You don't want none of this, Dewey.

-- sorry for hijacking your mutilated snake thread.


banone74
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I don’t know man, I don’t want to get a hangover


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GamecockUltimate
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Rattlesnake ID in the southeast is pretty simple. There's only three.

Diamond pattern on the back is a Diamond Back.

Spots/Blotches is Pygmy.

Charlie Brown T-Shirt is Timber/Canebrake.


For me, and I hope someone will say I am wrong if I am, I have always looked for the orange stripe down the center for a canebreak.


9rocket
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I’m sure it’s a regional thing. Years ago in the dismal swamp in North Carolina we came across a timber rattler that was very dark colored, almost black. In Louisiana the timber rattler/ canebrake is exactly like the OP’s example. That’s all I see around here.

Also called velvet tails for that last six inches or so of black tail. Once while walking along the edge of the yard that was the only think I saw, the black tail. The rest of him was camouflaged perfectly in the grass and leaves.

This post was edited on 6/30 at 2:47 pm


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