Jerkstring wrote:petrotk40 wrote:If that really is a timber rattler, you probably don't want to talk about it on a public forum. I'm pretty sure they are a protected species.
Not sure where you found that info your passing. They are legal to hunt or kill in the case of nuisance as far I know.
It's illegal to kill them in Texas
Although many timber rattlers meet their deaths at the hands of people or by automobiles, the fastest way to kill timber rattlesnake populations is by destroying or altering the places they need to hunt, hibernate and live. Today, every state inhabited by timber rattlesnakes has laws protecting the species, including Texas. In Texas, it is listed as a threatened species. This means that people cannot take, transport, have in their possession or sell timber rattlesnakes.