Imagine this for a pet. Its dangerous in my home state!
I know they get this big. WAYYYYYYYYY back when I was like 16 or so I was on a little place called Fleming Island in Orange Park Florida. This was before Eagle Harbor was developed and country folk owned everything. Well, my Uncle and Dad and I were at a property we just bought and they asked me to walk out through the woods looking for the survey sticks and I said no problem. About 100 feet from the orange flags I heard a distinct rattle. Rattler??? It was as big as the one in this photo and not happy with me at all. I told my Uncle and Dad and they said "Aw go on ya sissy. There aint nuttin out there" I moved a few feet and heard it again and came running back. So then they went out there to show me how stupid I was. I stayed behind and then they came running back hollerin' RATTLER!!! lol My Uncle went to get his gun which was no help because Barney Fife could not find his bullets... By the time he did all we saw was the snakes tail vanish into the brush weeds... That was a scarey snake story. You had to be there.The snake in this photo is located in St. Johns county, Fl. Scarey part is it also is at a very large commercial outlet where you can buy anything you want, so kids need to be on the lookout. As a kid I grew up like this, but now I have kids so y'all know how it goes!