Those are two bad boys, but clearly one is badder.
Cottonmouths are a type of pit viper that can be found in the southeastern United States. They can grow up to 6 feet in length.
Rattlesnakes are also a type of pit viper that can be found throughout much of North and South America and come in many different species. The largest rattlesnake species is the Eastern Diamondback, which can grow up to 8 feet, some smaller species only reach a length of 1-2 feet.
Both snakes are opportunistic feeders, meaning they will eat a wide range of prey, including rodents, birds, and other snakes. Rattlesnakes tend to prefer feeding on smaller prey items, such as mice and lizards, while cottonmouths are known to eat larger prey, such as fish and amphibians.
Cottonmouths are known to be aggressive towards other snakes if they are threatened or one is in its territory.
This rattlesnake is seen slithering along when he meets a cottonmouth.
The larger cottonmouth comes out of its hole and sits as the rattlesnake approaches. The cottonmouth attacks and immediately grabs ahold of the rattlesnake’s head before it can do anything.
The cottonmouth holds on and squeezes hard as the rattlesnake rattles. There is just not much it can do….
The cottonmouth has its way with it and is said to have eaten the entire snake.
“Cannibalism is a frequent occurrence between this species as well as the feeding on carrion. But in general its diet consists of fish and frogs. Fish are captured by cornering them in shallow water, usually against the bank or under logs.
They take advantage when bodies of water begin to dry up in the summer or early fall and gorge themselves on the resulting high concentrations of fish and tadpoles.”
That gave me shivers down my spine.
Bowhunter Takes Out Two Rattlesnakes With One Arrow
Okay, this guy is just showing off at this point…
But, nonetheless, still highly impressed by this.
Shooting double is the kind of thing all hunters dream of, usually because they saw it in a movie or wanna play Robin Hood. Although, it’s generally the kind of thing you see more with bird hunters.
But, anyone who uses weapons, especially for hunting, knows the importance of being a good and confident shot. Like anything, practice makes perfect and there are definitely worse things out there to practice because well, shooting is fun.
For bowhunters, splitting arrows is always something you want to be able to do. Putting shots in consistently is what will help you make better shots out there when a massive animal you’re after steps out.
But, shooting more than one animal with one arrow seems like an impossible feat on paper.
Bring in this guy.
The video shows him lining up a shot on a rattlesnake as two of them stand there together with their heads high up in the air.
The hunter waits for the perfect moment and releases… bingo.
He hit both snakes, pinning them together with one arrow.
Granted, he was pretty close to them, but an impressive shot nonetheless, and he seemed pretty stunned as well.
Check it out:
Florida Fisherman Pulls 22-Inch Snake From Largemouth Bass
Well that’s pretty wild.
Any avid fisherman knows that the largemouth bass survives off small creatures, like frogs, leeches, insects, minnows, shiners, suckers, and smaller fish of that nature.
However, never in a million years would I think a largemouth could consume a near two foot long SNAKE. A 10-inch soft plastic? Sure. But there’s a reason they don’t make 22-inch Strike King Bullworm…
Sounds like fiction, right?
But one fisherman discovered a snake that was roughly 22-inches long inside a 16-inch largemouth in Florida.
In the video, the fisherman begins to pull the snake from the bass’s mouth, and it feels like it goes on forever until he finally reaches the end.
He then holds the snake next to the bass to prove that the snake is a good bit longer than the largemouth.
It truly is wild to think that a fish of this size could survive swallowing a snake like this, but it’s a testament to what a largemouth can possibly consume without dying.
Followers were pretty bewildered by the 22-inch snake, saying stuff like:
“Robbed him of that hard earned (I’m sure) meal!”
“Wtf was that”
“Damn back to the drawing board”
“Just steals his meal he half digested already”
“Why did you take his food away from him broooooo?”
“That’s messed up, put a hole in her lip and took her dinner…..”
So the next time you think that 5-inch Senko or YUM Dinger is a little too big… guess again.
See for yourself:
HOWDY from @WhiskeyRiff
Bobcat And Rattlesnake Spar In High-Precision Fight
This felt like a high level boxing match.
Both sides were quick. One side had the size advantage but it was matched by the other’s one-strike power.
A match up for the ages, but one must prevail, and this time size was victorious.
A bobcat and a rattlesnake squared up in Angeles National Forest in Arcadia, California in just the right spot to be captured on a trail cam, and it’s one of the best displays of the insane reaction time of cats, especially wild ones.
Rattlesnakes strike at about 10 feet per second, which doesn’t seem very fast, but when you realize they can hit your hand from a foot away in a tenth of a second, you start to realize it’s scary fast…
But even more impressively, the bobcat is able to dodge every single attack thrown out by the snake and secure a win with a combination of strikes and one well placed bite.
Safe to say it wasn’t the first time he’d taken out a rattlesnake, and judging by the success, it won’t be the last.
Louisiana Bobcat Jumps Monstrous Gap
Now granted I’m not familiar with the World Record long jump for a bobcat, but this has to be pretty close.
Filmed in Pecan Island, Louisiana, even these crab fishermen were blown about by this display of athleticism:
“We were just out fishing for blue crab in Pecan Island, LA and this huge bobcat came out across the weir.
I grabbed my phone thinking he was about to get wet, but he surprised us all.”
According to National Geographic, a bobcat can jump about 10 feet and just from the eye test, that gap looks bigger than 10 feet.
This fella cleared it with ease…