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Old    SamIngram            03-03-2011, 7:50 AM Reply   
This is making its rounds on the internet... I thought I would post it in case some of you haven't seen it yet.

St. Johns County Sheriff, St. Augustine, Florida

This is why you shouldn't go looking for the golf balls hit 'Out of
Bounds' in Florida!!!

THIS IS NOT A PYTHON!

This is a 15 foot Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake - the largest ever
caught on record, in fact.

This snake was found Near the St. Augustine outlet, in a new KB homes
subdivision just south of Jacksonville FL.

A little research revealed the following:

One bite from a snake of this size would contain enough venom to kill over
40 full grown men.

The head of this snake alone is larger than the hand of a normal sized
man.

A bite from those fangs would be comparable to being stabbed by two
curved, 1/4 inch diameter screwdrivers.

The knife being used to draw out the fangs for the bottom picture has a
blade around 6 inches long.

This snake is estimated to have weighed over 170 pounds. (How much do you
weigh?)

Notice the girth of this snake as compared to the cop's leg in the first
picture (and he is not a small man).

A snake of this size could easily swallow a 2 year-old child (and dogs,
pigs, etc).

A snake this size has an approximately 5 1/2 foot accurate striking
distance. (The distance for an average size rattlesnake is about 2 feet.)

This snake has probably been alive since George Bush Sr. was President.

Now just ask yourself these questions: What has this snake been feeding
on and where are its offspring?
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Old    Jarrod Perkins (jperkinsttu)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-03-2011, 8:06 AM Reply   
If it is real screw all of that. I can't stand my old roommies 8ft python. 5-1/2' striking range is enough to creep me the eff out. It was one thing when they would have to catch and coil but now they are that big and have venom. It would be awesome to see it in action though at a zoo or something.
Old    Steve Williams (jsw)      Join Date: Apr 2009       03-03-2011, 8:13 AM Reply   
It's definitely real, but it's definitely 15 feet long. All the articles I read said it measured in at 7' 3". The longest ever Eastern Diamondback caught measured in at 15 feet. Either way it's still one helluva snake. Nice find.
Old    Jarrod Perkins (jperkinsttu)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-03-2011, 8:15 AM Reply   
Yeah i just saw where they said the snake was closer to the photographer than the officer. Still pretty crazy.
Old    sperbet            03-03-2011, 9:51 AM Reply   
that thing looks way bigger than 7'3"
Old    Taylor Jensen (wakeboardertj)      Join Date: May 2005       03-03-2011, 12:20 PM Reply   
WTF! That is insane. I would love to hear the rattle on that thing, could probably hear it a block away!
Old    Jonathan Bay (john211)      Join Date: Aug 2008       03-03-2011, 1:40 PM Reply   
fake ... no geo. bush sr. president

anyway, even if just 17 pounds, still fearsome.
Old    Justin (wakesk8er2)      Join Date: Mar 2002       03-03-2011, 8:53 PM Reply   
10 minutes from my house. Awesome.
Old    Baitkiller (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       03-04-2011, 7:06 AM Reply   
Lets see now.

two new pairs of boots for me.
matching hand bag for the wife.
belt, wallet, brief case and passport wallet.


Naw, too redneck even for me. I'll keep the boots though.

All snakes make me uncomfortable. Did you hear about the douche bag last year that had a big (pet) python in the house (trailer?) that ate his infant? Florida of course I just cant see the pet quality in snakes.
Old    Bruizza (bruizza)      Join Date: May 2009       03-04-2011, 2:22 PM Reply   
Wow that thing is impressive and incredibly terrifying.
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-04-2011, 2:31 PM Reply   
Here is Snopes take on it http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/15ftrattler.asp
Old    Chris G. (chris4x4gill2)      Join Date: Sep 2009       03-07-2011, 11:54 AM Reply   
The perspective in those pictures make it look much bigger than it actually is.
Old    Chris G. (chris4x4gill2)      Join Date: Sep 2009       03-07-2011, 11:55 AM Reply   
oh, and that blade in the last pic is closer to 2" long than 6" it claims
Old    Jonathan Bay (john211)      Join Date: Aug 2008       03-07-2011, 12:48 PM Reply   
The dude in the middle picture ... is his weapon of choice is a 7 iron ?
Old    Brian Wynn (quik876)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-09-2011, 6:03 AM Reply   
You're absolutely right man, this photo came around about Summer of '09 if I recall right. so yeah this pic's been circulating for awhile. that's a biiiiggg snake alright.
Old    Mike (mike3500)      Join Date: Jun 2008       03-10-2011, 8:34 AM Reply   
That snake has nothing on this guy.... check out the link. This story has been around for a while too, but it never gets old looking at it. Just freakin' amazing!!

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/fencesnake.asp
Old    Jeff C (greenbass86)      Join Date: May 2010       03-16-2011, 9:24 AM Reply   
Snakes are freaky as heck, I can't stand them, and I defiantly wouldn't go anywhere near this snake, alive or dead

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