An unusual and deadly find in Tensas Parish

Deer hunters all over the state are preparing their land for the season and are naturally on the lookout for snakes. Hayden Theriot was on a work weekend in Tensas Parish clearing land for a box stand when he saw a particularly large snake stretched out on a lane of fresh cut grass.

“I was following behind the bush-hog with a four-wheeler and the snake was stretched out across the lane that my friend had just cut with the bush-hog and I shot it with my 22,” Theriot said.

The somewhat common Canebrake Rattlesnake ended up being 5 feet 8 inches long and weighed in at around 12 pounds. This was the first rattlesnake that Theriot has seen in the area.