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Boy howdy this is a huge timber rattler.
Clayton F. was hiking a trail in Brown County State Park, Indiana, when a snake slithered onto the path in front of him.
So that’s kind of a fun surprise.
Nope, nope, nope. This was recorded Saturday at Brown County State Park, and yes, it's a HUGE rattlesnake: http://bit.ly/2uV9xxq
Posted by RTV6 (WRTV – Indianapolis) on Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Indiana DNR identified the snake as a timber rattler. If that is indeed the case, then this particular serpent would be very large compared to others of its kind.
The typical timber rattler measures between 36-60 inches long and weighs 1.1-3.3 pounds. This guy is way bigger than that.
Park rangers told Clayton that snakes are active this time of year, but if you give them a wide berth, they won’t bother you.
So let that be a lesson. Don’t jack with timber rattlers. They’re venomous.