Cumberland University’s Dr. Danny Bryan spends a lot of time trying to dispel myths about rattlesnakes.
First of all, he says rattlesnakes don’t chase you… although he can’t say the same for copperheads.
He also tells us rattlesnakes are very shy and reclusive … and typically strike from a distance of one-third the length of their body… as he puts it… rattlesnakes can’t fly.
But for someone who handles them so often…we just had to ask…if he had ever been bitten…his answer is a story in itself.
We don’t recommend hunting for rattlesnakes…but you can find many other adventures in Tennessee if you know where to look.
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DANNY BRYAN – Cumberland University
Timber Rattlesnake (tennsnakes.org)
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