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How to Kill a Rattlesnake with Your Bare Hands

Rattlesnakes can be dangerous and even terrifying. If you plan on killing one, this is a very effective way… you just have to catch it first.

Some states are blessed with rattlesnakes, others are not. But everyone seems to be intrigued by them. If you encounter one and need to dispose of it, this guys way seems pretty legit.

The only issue is you have to catch the live rattler first. (That is not just an issue; that’s a big and dangerous issue that we advise not doing). However, should you find yourself with a hand full of rattler, here’s one way to dispose of it.

That man bravely picked up the disturbed rattler and snapped it like a bull whip.

The neck breaks and it instantly kills the snake. This is actually very effective and could be considered one of the safest ways of killing a rattler, because the snake dies instantly and loses mobility.

Sometimes if the head is severed, the snake can still bite and the venom will still cause damage.

If you are looking to save the skin for a pair of new boots or a cool taxidermy mount, this method allows the snake to remain in good shape.

Although he shows it works very well, we encourage you to just walk the other way and don’t risk being bit by the snake while attempting to catch it.

Kudos to you sir, even if you are a little crazy.

NEXT: This is Why You Don’t Stick Your Head Into a Bow at Full Draw

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How to Kill a Rattlesnake with Your Bare Hands