Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...

Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...
Stories of my hunting experiences with family, friends or whatever else I want to blog about.

A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter

Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.

Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.

Monday, March 22, 2010

15-foot Rattlesnake!




This 15-foot Diamondback Rattlesnake was caught recently at the Saint Augustine, Florida Outlet Mall.  It's the biggest ever caught on record.  Check the size of the fangs compared to the pocket knife blade. OMG!

3 comments:

Bryan said...

Sorry to blow up the post, but this snake was nowhere near 15 feet ... in fact, it was less than half that, and it was caught in October of last year. it was 6' 10". The photographs are in front of distant objects and the snake is at the end of a large pole.

Matt Elder said...

Whether that snake is 15' or 6', It's a BIG one. I would not like to run into that thing.

Bryan said...

Matt,

The reason I corrected the article is because I see it going around and around in email forwards and the like, always getting bigger, always being more aggressive ... etc. It's simply bad information, making people needlessly fearful, and then snakes like the above which could easily and safely be relocated are instead killed due to a poorly educated public.

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