Rattlesnake supposedly killed recently on a golf course in Macon, GA. E-mail text follows (from a relative of mine):
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A little something for you golfers to think about the next time you go after a lost ball in the rough. How's this for a 'hazard' on the course?This is the golf course off Hartley Bridge Road in Macon .
This is a timber rattler killed last weekend.(4-12-08) It is by far
The biggest rattle snake I have ever seen. Although diamond back
Rattlers get this big and maybe even bigger, I did not know
Those timber rattlers reached that size. I have not talked to Ollie
About how many rattles it had or it's actual size and length was,
But since he is about 5'9' the snake appears to be at least 8 feet
Long if not longer, and is bigger around than his arms.
He killed the snake on number 8 at Oakview while looking for his
Ball. He killed the snake with a 2 iron. The man holding the snake
Is greens keeper.