DUE TO HEAVY SNOWS IN WESTERN KENTUCKY...WIDESPREAD 6 TO 12 INCH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS HAVE HAULTED AREA TRAVEL. ISOLATED 15 INCH AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED. DRIFTS UP TO A FOOT AND A HALF HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTED. THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM SITUATION AND TRAVEL SHOULD BE AVOIDED IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. (National Weather Service)
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snakeCHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (8/19/14) — A northern Christian County taxidermist got a bit rattled when opening up an old, wooden cabinet door Monday, Aug. 18.

A six-foot-long rattlesnake was waiting to greet him.

Scott Kelly of G&K Taxidermy works with his father mounting deer, turkey, waterfowl, bobcats, coyotes and fish. But dealing with a poisonous snake, especially a live one, was not in the work day plans while he was cleaning out an old barn.

The barn, near the taxidermist shop on Kentucky 189 just across the Pond River Bridge out of Muhlenberg County, was due for a clean-up and Kelly was concentrating on his chores as usual Monday. When he opened up the door to an old, wooden cabinet, the typical day became more exciting.

A quick-thinking Kelly used his 9mm Glock to kill the snake, and says that he and some friends plan on cooking and eating the meat.

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