97 lb Eastern Diamondback found in ...
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Pikeville, KY

#42 Aug 5, 2009
get real

Berea, KY

#43 Aug 6, 2009
there is no records even close to that weight, not to mention, this is a diamond back you are talking about. they don't get even close to that size. it's all bs to grab a headline.

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#44 Aug 16, 2009
The photo and story are fake ... but it is a fact that Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes DO most certainly live in KY, along with the smaller timber rattlesnakes. My forester who encounters them all too often, reports seeing one that was longer than the ridge road was wide and the ridge road is 8' wide. I have captured and moved 8 timber rattlesnakes this summer alone and they all ranged from 4 to 5 feet in length and 10 - 11 inches in circumference ... I didn't weigh them. I also do not kill rattlesnakes and hghly recommend that nobody kills one. They are not aggressive toward humans or livestock and they are becoming rare due to the fact that they do not reproduce until they are 9 years old and then only about every three years. Live and let live!

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#45 Aug 16, 2009
I don't know where the "Tamaroa, IL" came from in my post ... I live in the knobland of central KY.

United States

#46 Aug 19, 2009
that snake is fake, no way that old man could hold 97lb snake, it's trick photography

Versailles, KY

#47 Aug 23, 2009
they r lien

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Springfield, MO

#48 Aug 24, 2009
ask anyone that has spent time at camp Mckee the boy scout camp in montgomery county.they catch em all the time.eastern diamond backs and timber rattlers.we caught a 6 1/2 foot diamondback
in camp site 12 in 1986.so reguardless what anyone says thay are in Kentucky.


#49 Feb 16, 2010
MaryBeth Brown wrote:
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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!!
She should beware of Whitesnakes..ha ha ha

Cincinnati, OH

#50 Jan 22, 2013
Breckinridge KY wrote:
I know for a fact there are eastern diamondbacks, they are all over the place down here. And I know what the UK people said there aren't any but they sure didn't come down here and walk around.
I have pics of eastern diamondbacks in kentucky. one between 6 and 7 feet. eastern ky by grayson lake. they are here for sure.
Old man

Hyden, KY

#51 Jul 24, 2013
Kentucky has timber rattlesnakes ONLY, except for the little Pygmy rattler.

Chicago, IL

#52 Jul 24, 2013
The record is 60inches in Kentucky. That was posted on WKYT FB page a couple days ago.
Silent Man

Paris, KY

#53 Jul 26, 2013
There are eastern diamondbacks in Ky..I have killed several of them when I lived in the hills...

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