"She said she is a country girl, but she's ready to move to town today," Lucas said with a chuckle.
Lucas, the pastor of Princess Chapel, said he is not a "snake handler," Nike Air Force Black Low Cut
"You can look at its tail right here and see," he said, offering the semi transparent skin for closer examination and inspection. "This pattern Nike Air Force 1 Low Red October
"Sam Jenkins and Alfred Sexton, both of Rush . I would go to them for information about snakes. They're both dead now," Lucas said, later adding the names of John Morrison and Jack Thornsbury among the local men who were known for their knowledge of nature, including where to find ginseng, and trapping and hunting.
"Can you guess what it was? It was a 52 inch copperhead that had shed its skin," Lucas said.
Looking at the snake skin, and noting the accordion like folds in the skin where the snake appeared to have difficulty slipping out of the covering, Lucas remembered a pair of local experts he once would have called upon to identify his find.
"Rush is known for snakes," he said, recalling a 56 inch rattlesnake that was once killed as it made its way out of the green bean plants in his garden. "If you're looking for Nike Air Force 1 Low Timberland a big snake come to Rush."
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closer examination Lucas said the shed skin was "at least" 54 inches long, and was almost certainly a rattlesnake.
right here is also exactly like the snakeskin boots the truckers all wear. That's the diamond shape right there."
He said his wife, Bonnie, wasn't as amused with the discovery as he was.
but adds he is no stranger to encounters with serpents.
Theorizing about the skin's former owner, Lucas said, "It is probably still there."
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