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Kevin Fowler posts rattlesnake bite pictures on Facebook after criticism

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  • The singer shared photos on Facebook of a rattlesnake he encountered in his shed last week
  • He also shared gruesome pictures of his friend’s hand after he was bit last year, who is still undergoing surgery and rehab
  • In the post, Fowler said ‘rattlesnake sympathizers’ will change their tune after one of their kids gets bit while playing in their backyard

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Myriah Towner For Dailymail.com


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22:35 EST, 26 October 2015

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00:51 EST, 27 October 2015

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Country music star Kevin Fowler posted horrific rattlesnake bite pictures on social media.

The singer shared photos on Facebook of a rattlesnake he encountered in his shed last week along with gruesome pictures of his friend Tommy’s hand after he was bit last year.

As one not to feel guilty about killing rattlesnakes after witnessing the pain they can cause, Fowler said that all of the ‘rattlesnake sympathizers’ will change their tune after one of their kids gets bit while playing in their backyard.

Country music star Kevin Fowler posted horrific rattlesnake bite pictures on social media (one of the pictures above of his friend's hand after he was bit)
In the picture above, it shows Fowler's friend Tommy's hand after he was bit last year by a rattlesnake

Country music star Kevin Fowler posted horrific rattlesnake bite pictures on social media. In the pictures above, they show his friend Tommy’s hand after he was bit last year by a rattlesnake

The singer shared photos on Facebook of a rattlesnake he encountered in his shed last week (shown above)

The singer shared photos on Facebook of a rattlesnake he encountered in his shed last week (shown above)

‘Ran into this little fellow in my shed this week. Third one this month,’ he wrote in the Facebook post on Saturday.

‘All of you people who cry about folks killing rattlesnakes have probably never seen what it looks like when you get bit by one. 

‘The other two pics are of my buddy Tommy’s hand after getting bit last year. He’s still going through surgeries and rehab. 

‘All of you rattlesnake sympathizers will change your tune when your kid gets bit playing in your backyard.’

One person wrote in response to Fowler’s post saying that it is ‘stupid to take over a creature’s habitat and then complain about the consequences’.

As one  not to feel guilty about killing rattlesnakes after witnessing the pain they can cause, Fowler (pictured during a show in 2010) said that all of the 'rattlesnake sympathizers' will change their tune after one of their kids gets bit while playing in their backyard

As one not to feel guilty about killing rattlesnakes after witnessing the pain they can cause, Fowler (pictured during a show in 2010) said that all of the ‘rattlesnake sympathizers’ will change their tune after one of their kids gets bit while playing in their backyard

‘Wonder if the snakes friend is posting pics of his dead buddy and convincing every one to kill humans? Kinda stupid to take over a creatures habitat and then complain about the consequences,’ the comment read.

‘I’m sorry your friend got bit, but that’s the risk you take when move into their territory which is getting smaller every day. Hope your friend recovers soon.’

Another person commented saying that even though venomous snakes can bite it does not mean to be ‘redneck Neanderthals and kill them all. Learn to be a real country boy and coexist.’

'All of you people who cry about folks killing rattlesnakes have probably never seen what it looks like when you get bit by one,' Fowler (pictured) wrote on Facebook

‘All of you people who cry about folks killing rattlesnakes have probably never seen what it looks like when you get bit by one,’ Fowler (pictured) wrote on Facebook

While several suggested that rattlesnakes are an important part of the ecosystem, some in support of Fowler’s message commented with the idea ‘only good rattlesnake is a dead one.’

‘”Sympathizers” are obviously not dealing with them on a daily basis as we do here in North Texas?! That’s all I can assume based on these comments,’ a person wrote. 

‘My brother got barely SLICED on his toe, and almost lost his whole leg. Going on 12 years ago and he STILL deals with muscular damage all the way up his thigh. 

‘No, he wasn’t trying to kick it, it struck with NO warning, because YES they are adapting and no longer give a “warning rattle”.’

Steve Lightfoot from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department told SF Gate that rattlesnakes are ‘secretive, shy and not usually aggressive creatures.’

He advised that if a person should encounter a rattlesnake, it is best to remain still and to not make any sudden movements, and determine the vermin’s attitude, giving it the chance to leave.

Lightfoot said 99 times out of 100, the rattlesnakes are going to try and get away.

‘They’re part of the landscape as well so it’s best to be educated and informed so you can be aware of your surroundings,’ he said.

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