Apparently the rattlesnakes in Oklahoma’s southern foothills are taking steroids during hibernation.
Oklahoma radio station 92.9 NIN recently shared a video that shows some massive rattlesnakes hunters have recently caught. Now that it’s springtime, the snakes are leaving their dens feeling hungry and frisky.
According to the station, these snakes were found in the Slick Hills south of Carnegie, Okla. The hunters captured the rattlers for the Apache Rattlesnake Festival, an annual Oklahoma event that draws thousands of visitors.
Average rattlesnakes are usually between 3 1/2 – 4 1/2 feet long, but they can grow more than seven feet. Some of these snakes appear to be more than seven feet long, but it’s tough to say because the hunters admitted they couldn’t get the wily reptiles to hold still against a measuring tape. Also, if you’ve ever taken a fishing photo, you know that the farther you extend your arm while holding the fish, the bigger it looks on camera.
That being said, it’s safe to say these rattlesnakes are well above average size.