YIKES!! - Be aware of your surroundings!!!!! - This is one thing I DON'T like about Texas!!
My next door neighbor is friends with the man who owns the land leases. They had the snake skinned and the hide preserved. He saw the finished product and said the skin stretched to almost 15 feet. He said they did not have guns and had to throw rocks because they were too scared to cut off its head with a shovel (they heard rattle snakes can strike the length of their bodies)! The head was bigger than a man's hand. They found an adult Jack Rabbit in its digestive tract! 22 rattles. Michael Hall RN, BSN