97 lb Eastern Diamondback found in ...

97 lb Eastern Diamondback found in Bourbon County

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Concerned Citizen - PKY

Lexington, KY

#1 Jul 23, 2009
Does anyone know if this is true or not? E-mail circulating about this snake. I did not see this in the paper, but several have said it was in the paper.

Date: July 1,2009

A 97 lb Eastern Diamondback was found yesterday in Bourbon County, KY slithering down the Clintonville Rd. with Beckie Hatton in hot pursuit.

When she caught up with it and realized the size, she quickly called in the Clintonville Volunteer Fire Dept. The Chief said it the largest rattlesnake ever captured in KY. Thanks Beckie - You probably made everyone's 4th of July much safer.
mongoose

San Antonio, TX

#2 Jul 23, 2009
sure looks impressive in the picture
Come on

Middleville, MI

#3 Jul 23, 2009
That is one of the dumbest things that I have ever heard.... No Eastern Diamondbacks in KY, None so large anywhere... C'Mon...
Concerned Citizen - PKY

Lexington, KY

#4 Jul 23, 2009
Come on wrote:
That is one of the dumbest things that I have ever heard.... No Eastern Diamondbacks in KY, None so large anywhere... C'Mon...
Well, e-mails are going around Paris and lots of people were talkng about it.....so, as dumb as it may seem to you that is the story......GEEZ - just trying to see if it was true or not.
Duh

Berea, KY

#5 Jul 23, 2009
snake

Winchester, KY

#6 Jul 23, 2009
the only thing her fat a$$ was in hot pursuit of was the dinner table when they rang the COW bell! LOL!
MaryBeth Brown

Mount Sterling, KY

#8 Jul 24, 2009
snake wrote:
the only thing her fat a$$ was in hot pursuit of was the dinner table when they rang the COW bell! LOL!
Excuse me!!??!! But I know Becky personally. How dare you talk about someone that I'm sure you don't even know!! I am sure you think this is funny, however it is not. She is not a fat a$$ as you put it, she is acutally thin so do not slander someone like that just to be funny. She is the 1 of the kindest people I have ever been lucky enough to meet! My son takes music lessons from her and I couldn't ask for a kinder more Christian woman to be his teacher. She did see a snake at her house, however it was just some type of harmless brown or black snake and her husband took care of it.

I, unlike you, am not scared to hide behind an alias on the computer. It's very easy to slander someone when you can do it anonymously, isn't it??? Shame on you!!
Concerned Citizen - PKY

Lexington, KY

#9 Jul 24, 2009
Duh wrote:
I did look on snopes.com , but not the others. If it's not true, it's not true.....
snake

Flemingsburg, KY

#10 Jul 24, 2009
poor snake
snake

Cincinnati, OH

#11 Jul 25, 2009
snake wrote:
poor snake
which one? LOL
ctaylor0052

Ransom, KY

#12 Jul 25, 2009
I would have to see this snake to beleive it was that big. The guy holding it must be pretty strong because 97lbs on the end of that pole would be hard to hold like that.
hoax

Lexington, KY

#13 Jul 27, 2009
truestory

United States

#14 Jul 27, 2009
i dont know of the actual weight of this snake but i saw the pic in the flemingsburg newspaper. the rattlesnake was huge the biggest i have ever seen. as someone else has already noted though 97 lbs. would take one helluva man to hold in the position pictured in the newspaper. but nevertheless there was a huge rattler caught on clintonville rd last week
Nope

Berea, KY

#15 Jul 27, 2009
truestory wrote:
i dont know of the actual weight of this snake but i saw the pic in the flemingsburg newspaper. the rattlesnake was huge the biggest i have ever seen. as someone else has already noted though 97 lbs. would take one helluva man to hold in the position pictured in the newspaper. but nevertheless there was a huge rattler caught on clintonville rd last week
Did you not read the comments above? This picture has been floating around the internet for years. There might have been a snake found on Clintonville Rd but it was not this snake and I can guarentee it was nowhere near 97 pounds.
(*the picture in the links above is the picture that was attached to the email claiming the snake was found on Clintonville Rd)
Ridiculous

Somerset, KY

#16 Jul 27, 2009
There are no naturally occurring eastern diamondbacks for hundreds of miles from Kentucky. This is clearly a hoax and I knew it before I checked out the sites that show it's been floating around the internet for years.
Concerned Citizen - PKY

Lexington, KY

#17 Jul 27, 2009
Ridiculous wrote:
There are no naturally occurring eastern diamondbacks for hundreds of miles from Kentucky. This is clearly a hoax and I knew it before I checked out the sites that show it's been floating around the internet for years.
Well, they "got me"....by mentioned names of people in our community. But, when I saw the picture, I was skeptical!!! Someone has WAAAAAAAY too much time on their hands.
Hutch

Clay City, KY

#18 Jul 28, 2009
Ridiculous wrote:
There are no naturally occurring eastern diamondbacks for hundreds of miles from Kentucky. This is clearly a hoax and I knew it before I checked out the sites that show it's been floating around the internet for years.
You are wrong that there are no eastern diamond backs in Kentucky, however you are the second person to make that claim on this thread. My wife is from Leslie county, her uncle is a professional lumberjack there and in surrounding counties, his crew routinely kills them while at work, he has killed them in his yard, and just this past friday my brother in-law killed one on his cousins front steps, and I ran over one this sunday on my way home. Granted there are none there as big as the western diamond back in the picture, but they are all over eastern Ky. Biggest snake anyone the has seen has been about 5 foot long with a head the size of a mans fist and about 10 rattles on the tail, and that was unusually large.
bdbuck2

United States

#19 Jul 28, 2009
Kentucky does have rattlesnakes, but only timber rattlesnakes and western pygmy rattlesnakes according to the Kentucky Snake file from UK.

“HELLO”

Since: Jul 09

current hometown Lexington

#20 Jul 28, 2009
Hutch wrote:
<quoted text>
You are wrong that there are no eastern diamond backs in Kentucky, however you are the second person to make that claim on this thread. My wife is from Leslie county, her uncle is a professional lumberjack there and in surrounding counties, his crew routinely kills them while at work, he has killed them in his yard, and just this past friday my brother in-law killed one on his cousins front steps, and I ran over one this sunday on my way home. Granted there are none there as big as the western diamond back in the picture, but they are all over eastern Ky. Biggest snake anyone the has seen has been about 5 foot long with a head the size of a mans fist and about 10 rattles on the tail, and that was unusually large.
I found the sites that claim that there are no eastern diamond backs in Ky but I too have seen them. As matter of fact my dad had one stuffed!

“HELLO”

Since: Jul 09

current hometown Lexington

#21 Jul 28, 2009
Sorry didnt mean to put eastern diamond back on there

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