Thankfully when Gregory Scott happened upon this snake, it was asleep. This wasn't just a snake you see...it was an enormous rattlesnake. Honestly, I had no idea rattlesnakes could grow this big.

Scott says he almost stepped on the sleeping rattlesnake that was almost a foot off the ground as it was coiled up sleeping. Luckily his brother Clayton Scott was able grab a gun and take care of it before the behemoth rattlesnake took Smith out.

Smith tells msnnewsnow.com he counted 16 rattles on the snake.