We featured a picture of a large rattlesnake, reported to be over 9 feet long, weighing about 97 pounds, that supposedly was killed not far from Kamiah in Lawyers Canyon. The information was forwarded to us by what seemed to be a credible source and all the geographical descriptions appeared correct.
As long-time residents of this area, we are aware of the presence of rattlesnakes in our area, especially in Lawyers Canyon, however we are unable to verify that the pictured snake was really killed here.
We recently became aware that we might have fallen prey to a “hoax” or “urban legend,” as the large snake has been reported killed at other locations, such as Texas and North Dakota, with similar, detailed geographical descriptions. You can find further information at these websites: