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Snake enthusiast bags first rattler

by on August 01, 2014 10:50 AM

After several years of casual snake watching, Dustin Learn, of Home, got his first official Pennsylvania venomous snake-hunting permit in June and caught his first official timber rattlesnake in Cambria County on Thursday, the final day of the Fish and Boat Commission’s 2014 designated season for hunting rattlesnakes.

The season begins each year on the second Saturday of June, and the bag limit is one.

Learn, 32, said his snake meets the requirements: It’s a male, and it’s at least 42 inches long.

Learn said his 51-inch rattler (with eight rattles) will become dinner and a trophy for his wall.

Photo Gallery - Rattlesnake hunter shows his catch

Teri Enciso is a photographer for The Indiana Gazette.
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