Does this snake look three or four foot long? Maybe two? This is the rattlesnake John killed recently. Rattlersnake killers always stretch the truth like fishermen. See how they blend in with our dry parched land. John ask me if I wanted the rattles off the snake and I said no. I used to collect them when we killed, not we, him a rattlesnake. He would cut them off with his pocket knife and I would pick them up with a kleenex or napkin, take them home and put them in a metal box with a lid. Won't my girls be surprised? I turned this one down as I was afraid it may have not been completely dead and wheeled around and stuck a fang into John's hand. As I age I'm getting wiser and wiser. Doesn't matter how long it is it can be just as deadly. We had a friend summer before last who was bitten by a baby rattler as she was moving a stepping stone. It took her a long time to get over it.