Her husband, Randy Whitt, said he's killed about five snakes over the years. Take a look at the enormous timber rattlesnake found in Rob Freeman’s backyard in Cheatham County. Rattlesnake round-ups (or roundups), also known as rattlesnake rodeos, are annual events common in the rural Midwest and Southern United States, where the primary attractions are captured wild rattlesnakes which are sold, displayed, killed for food or animal products (such as snakeskin) or released back into the wild.Rattlesnake round-ups originated in the first half of … The video was shot in Lamar County and shows what appears to be a large rattlesnake slithering across a road. The snake in the picture is an Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Crotalus adamanteus. [8] [6] Maximum reported lengths are 8 ft (2.4 m)[7] and 8.25 ft (2.5 m). 244: 1182: 0: 1426: 117: 801: 0: 918: 0: 0: 0: 0: 2344: Total: 4225: 89106: 0: 93331: 2892: 76446: 0: 79338: 0: 0: 0: 0: 172817 This is apparent because of the black and gold diamond-patterning and, of course, the rattle. This species does not reach eight and a half feet long. The eastern diamondback rattlesnake is the largest species of rattlesnake in the world. The woman who shot the video said she thought it … An Arkansas man borrowed a hot pink snubnose revolver from his wife to shoot this one after it bit one of his dogs. "The biggest one I shot was this big around, and it was over … The biggest western diamondback rattlesnake ever caught? This rattlesnake was killed right on the edge of our hunting club outside Ridgeland, SC on Wednesday July 28th. This is the largest rattlesnake species and, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is the heaviest venomous snake. The largest American alligator ever caught - which broke a world record - can now be viewed in an Alabama museum. The heaviest known specimen, measuring 7.8 ft (2.4 m) in length, and weighing 15.4 kg (34 lb) was shot in 1946. A man in southern Sebastian County, Arkansas may have killed one of the largest western diamondback rattlesnakes ever seen after it allegedly attacked several of his dogs. That would be the world’s largest rattlesnake ever known to science. 9.7 ft long and over 100 lbs…confirmed.” Now a closer look Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes do occur in South Carolina, but we can easily dismiss this bogus claim based on the outrageous length and weight claimed for this specimen. His wife and son were playing in the yard right before the venomous monster showed up.