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Arkansas Man Shoots Massive Rattlesnake



When a huge rattlesnake bit a dog owned by a Hartford, Arkansas man, he sprang into action. Outfitted in shorts and flip-flops, the man borrowed a pink, snub-nosed revolver from his wife and shot the western diamondback rattler, killing it.

When a friend of the family posted pictures of the snake on Facebook, the photos made the rounds quickly. Thus far, the post has over 500 shares. Experts say that while this isn't the largest of this species ever caught, it definitely is in the "unusually huge" category. Estimates of its size range from eight to nine feet. The most common length for the species is approximately 4 feet. 

See additional pictures, read more on this story and watch a video news report about the snake here.



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